Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Book of the Month

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a compilation of creepy, spooky and even funny stories, collected from folklore and retold by Alvin Schwartz. Some of the stories are intended to make someone jump. There are stories of ghosts, here one minute, gone another. There are even a few songs like "The Hearse Song", well known for its lines, "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout." The illustrations by Stephen Gammell are just "to die for." This classic book has been well-loved by children for decades and will continue to be as long as kids like to get a little scared. Perfect for sleepovers or camping trips. There are also two follow ups, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones.

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