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In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories | Alvin Schwartz
21 posts | 19 read | 4 to read
Creak... Crash... BOO! Shivering skeletons, ghostly pirates, chattering corpses, and haunted graveyards...all to chill your bones! Share these seven spine-tingling stories in a dark, dark room.
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JenniferEgnor
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Happy Halloween book nerds! The Green Ribbon has long been a favorite of mine. It was so much fun doing these photos!

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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

Killing time this morning with some more Alvin Schwartz scary stories. #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick +46 pts

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aperfectmjk
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Pickpick

Tonight's bedtime stories... for myself... you know... because I'm a grown woman with no children. What? Don't judge me! ?‍♀️?

In a Dark, Dark Room certainly takes me back to childhood. There are 7 stories in that one, but it's not quite "Halloween" and it doesn't fit the team theme, so just 35 points for that one (aside from readathon pts).

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #spookoweenreadathon #wickedathon @Clwojick @StayCurious @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 👍📖🖤🎃🧡 14mo
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aperfectmjk
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A found a few books for #scarathlon2021 while on my adventures in Dayton, OH. I'm not sure if I'll be able to read them all considering all I have planned, but it's fun to add them to the list.

@Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 😍😍😍😍Goosebumps! 1y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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1. I loved scary stories as early as summer school between 1st and 2nd grade. I don‘t know that I can recall one that stands out as scarier than the others. Tagged the earliest scary story book I can recall reading.
2. Hmm... maybe the first time I read World War Z? I had zombie themed nightmares for months. 😅
3. I‘d love to see an adaptation of World War Z that isn‘t “in name only”. 🤦‍♀️😅
#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Number 1 is the book that has The Green Ribbon in it! 😂 What a coincidence! Thanks for sharing! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ozma.of.oz Lol, yes! ❤️ 2y
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Jadams1776
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This collection of stories is not so scary, but many are based on myths and urban legends. +11 (Team theme - ghosts, zombies/post) for #TeamStoker #scarathlon

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Savagebrowncoat
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My favorite kids book
#MBCreadathon #mbcfrogsread8

anygivenmemory Entered 3y
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ManyWordsLater
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The #bookworm is reading instead of taking a nap, which is fine. The funny part is that she came out of her room with the tagged book to tell me it was too scary for her.

#raisingreaders #naptime #thriller #shortstories #icanread

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JenniferEgnor
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I was inspired to do these photos by one of my favorite childhood tales: The Green Ribbon. What do you guys think?

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bookish_wookish
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#hellothursday
1. I was obsessed with the I Can Read Books! I had them all! I read them over and over.
2. Is 6th grade considered childhood? My 6th grade teacher read James and the Giant Peach to the class over a few days and it was amazing!
3. I didnt do chores. I was too clumsy 😂
4. My She-Ra and Jem action figures. Had alll those too!
5. I was creepy as a child and loved scary books. This is my all time fave since i was little.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love James and the Giant Peach too!! ❤️❤️ 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @bookish_wookish 😁 I love all books written by Roald Dahl! Do you too? 4y
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britt_brooke
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Some spooky stories with breakfast? Sure! 👻 Love this sweetie and his desire to read.

#firstgrade #raisingreaders

Emilymdxn Seeing children love reading warms my heart 💖💖💖 4y
HeatherBookNerd ❤️ 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Emilymdxn me too!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Reviewsbylola This is what I aspire my children to be like. ❤️ 4y
tammysue ♥️☺️ 4y
britt_brooke @Emilymdxn It makes my heart so happy! 💚 (edited) 4y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola ☺️💕 You are so sweet! And I bet they will be. Having parents who read is such a huge influence. 4y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
TNbookworm 4y
UwannaPublishme Awww ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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bookish_wookish
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Thanks for the tag @BookwormAHN
#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. I was obsessed with this book! I always loved the spookies and creepies.🧟‍♀️
2. Pie specifically Banana Cream and Pumpkin 🥧
3. Playing pool 🎱
4. Honestly id love to leave on a beach! 🏖
5. Tagging everyone!

BookwormAHN 😺 4y
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IamIamIam
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Pickpick

My 6 year old, who doesn't enjoy anything scary, chose this for us to read together. The Green Ribbon, in its various incarnations, is one of my favorite ghost stories! You can't beat Alvin Schwartz for a good story! 😍🧟‍♂️👻

MotionChickness My five year old looooves this book!! 4y
IamIamIam @Stephuhhnieee 😁💜👻👻👻👻 4y
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Craftylikefox
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My first book outlet order arrived!!! The top two were with my partner in mind. He is so pleased. I can‘t wait to start the Fear Streets! Plus some more Dirk Gently! #bookhaul

wanderinglynn ❤️ Dirk Gently! 5y
JoScho Awesome!!! So excited you will be doing the buddy read 🤗 5y
LibrarianRyan I've been eyeing Boneyard. 5y
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Craftylikefox @wanderinglynn I can‘t wait to read some Dirk Gently again ☺️ 5y
Craftylikefox @JoScho I am so ready for the buddy read! I can‘t wait to go down fear street again ☺️ 5y
Craftylikefox @LibrarianRyan It really interested my partner and he isn‘t as big a reader as I am so I had to get. I will be reading it too because it sounds really interesting! I will let you know! 5y
rather_be_reading rl stine!! 5y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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Jenny and that damn green ribbon! I‘m 33 and that story still haunts me lol. But this little book is a classic. I‘m only posting because buzzfeed featured a funny article about the story lol! Here is the link: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/for-everyone-thats-still-fucked-up-over-that... #books #reader #reading

shahn77 I don't think I will ever forget about the green ribbon either. I remember absolutely nothing else about these stories, but that one has stuck with me! 5y
theokiereader I made the mistake of telling the green ribbon story to my daughter. She STILL has nightmares about it two years later! We got the book a while back, and she always skips past that story. 5y
TheBookbabeblog84 @marywag08 awww poor thing; i don‘t blame her. 5y
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Aloisi_tribe
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My recently-turned 9 year old asked to go see IT this past weekend. Finally one of my kids is following in my love of horror footsteps. I didn't take him to see the movie but decided to surprise him with some of my favorite scary books from when I was his age.

Kaye These would probably be more around his age level. I haven‘t seen the movie and don‘t plan to, but it might be a bit much. Of course, he already has a 30- year old mind, so maybe IT wouldn‘t scare him. 5y
Aloisi_tribe I've seen it and took the older kids but it definitely is not for a 9 year old, no matter how old his mind is. I think he'll really like these though and it'll help him get his reading homework minutes done. 5y
Aloisi_tribe @Kaye PS- he's also interested in haunted places like Alcatraz. Can you think of any books that would be good for him to read about haunted places? 5y
Kaye The only ones I can think of would be the Goosebumps books. I looked online in juvenile ghost stories and there‘s one that sounded cute. 5y
TricksyTails I keep hunting for copies of these at used bookstores/thrift stores. Love the illustrations. 5y
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Lola
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In another edition of #bookserendipity, I literally asked my kids this morning if they ever heard the story of the girl with the ribbon around her neck and then this popped up on my FB feed tonight. Cue scary music 😳https://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/for-everyone-thats-still-fucked-up-over-that-stor?utm_term=.ri8JX36lA7#.kt79ejBZNp #serendipity

Peddler410 I use this book in my banned books talk. 6y
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OceanCityMama
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20. My first scary book! I was so young, I don't even know how young, and it both horrified and fascinated me. I became a little obsessed with having that particular edge in all the books I looked for after that. Also, my name is Jenny... #greenribbon 😝😵🙃 #AllHallowsRead #ScaryReads #photoadaychallenge

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MatildaBaggins
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My first "horror" book was a scary story collection for kids. ? My sister @kchace and I used to read this all the time when we were little, The Green Ribbon was our favorite ? #allhallowsread #firsthorrorbook

BooksForEmpathy OMG! Me too. This story is burned into my memory forever. Ahhhh!!! 6y
KariAnderson I loved this one!!! 6y
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LindsayReads
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I loved scary stories as a child...Alvin Schwartz and RL Stine were my jam (Fear Street...none of that Goosebumps nonsense). I believe this to be my first #horror story collection, and after becoming an English major, educator, and librarian all these years later, I went back to this and was *shocked* it's basically a beginning reader. Might as well hook 'em while they're young. 😂😂😂😱

#AllHallowsRead #firsthorrorbook @Litsy