Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark


by Alvin Schwartz (Author) Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)

Book Cover for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

   Book 1   
Pages: 112
Published: 1981

Are you brave enough for Scary Stories?

Some boys and girls were at a party one night. There was a graveyard down the street, and they were talking about how scary it was.

"Don't ever stand on a grave after dark," one of the boys said. "The person inside will grab you."

"A grave doesn't scare me," said one of the girls. "I'll do it right now . . ."

Welcome to the macabre world of Scary Stories. Inside, you'll find alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and the supernatural, complete with spine-tingling illustrations that may just haunt your dreams . . .

Recognition: Grand Canyon Reader Award (1987); ALA Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books (2000-2009)

Series Summary


Series: Scary Stories
Tags: horror fantasy paranormal myth & legend culture illustrated
Series reading level: 9+
Books in series: 3
Should read in order? No
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark  (1981)
2More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark  (1984)
3Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones  (1991)