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The scary stories treasury
The scary stories treasury: three books to chill your bones | Laura Ingalls Wilder, Alvin Schwartz
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Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.
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i-am-papercrane
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I remember these books scaring me so badly I wouldn‘t sleep in a room with a fireplace. Those were the ones that got me the most, with things coming down the chimney. I find, though, that I‘m not as susceptible to the scares as I once was. I still plan on seeing the movie though!

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PathfinderNicole
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My Bean is reading Scary Stories 3 to my auntie and grandma because he loves those stories and he LOVES his auntie and nana! Thank goodness for FaceTime so we can all stay connected even though they‘re in Minnesota and we‘re in Michigan 🥰

britt_brooke Aw! 💚 4mo
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RadicalReader
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RadicalReader
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Going to tackle three books in one in 24 hours #24B4Monday #BannedBooks

TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 🙌🙌 6mo
RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid TBH I wasn‘t as intrigued in Speak as I was hoping to be so I found this gem in my bedroom and figured why not kill two birds with one stone ( a book I always enjoyed and worth sharing with other Littens my favorite stories from it) #winwin 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Yaaaasss girl! 6mo
Clwojick Ooooo Good choice! 6mo
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Meeko93
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Very good to read on a snowy night in late May 👍

RadicalReader Favorite book series forever I have the same book but a different cover 7mo
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niftytiffd
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Reviewsbylola That‘s terrifying! 10mo
Jen_Reads This book terrified me when I was a kid, but then my friends and I would read it in an old car down by the woods while surrounded by fields. 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl 😱😱🙈🙈🙈🙈 That noise you just heard was me screaming in terror when I saw your post! 10mo
RadicalReader I‘m literally beyond excited for the wonderful movie of my favorite book series 7mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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This is amazing!!! 😲😍😲

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TheReadingMermaid
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Who's ready to discuss these creepy tales??? 👻
Discussions will start at 1 p.m. EST

@BookwormAHN @jackilynn @inthegreensandblues @skaiareads
#1MoreScaryStory

BookwormAHN 🙋🏼‍♀️ 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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As any true lover of horror will tell you, these books are a must to add to your collection. And if you haven't already read them, then you definitely should! Just remember to tell these scary stories... in the dark. 👻

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com
Or you can watch my review on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/M0H2gOyFgfU

Skyrimir These illustrations scared the heck out of me when I was a kid, they are still really creepy as an adult! 12mo
BethM I read all three as a kid and they scared the shit out of me. 12mo
RadicalReader Would love to do this around Halloween would make for an incredible YouTube live stream 7mo
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TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader hey that's a good idea! I might just do that. 7mo
RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid I‘ve got the treasury series as well maybe we could collaborate and read it together on live stream or a regular video like one reading one book and alternating 7mo
RadicalReader @BethM best books I read as a child and still love them today and couldn‘t be happier to still have the books 7mo
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TheBookHippie
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Pickpick

Happy Halloween 🎃🎃🎃🎃🖤

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arcticxxfabby
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1. Hand out candy
2. Black cats
3. Scary movie
4. @Kelican17 @kverran
Bonus. Scary stories to tell in the dark

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ConfessionofaBookaholic
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Day 7 in the countdown to #deweyoct #readathon I almost forgot but I didn‘t 😜 here is the scariest book cover that I own complete with creepy mood lighting...pleasant dreams 😱

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Chelsibno
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#Bloodcurdling #BlackCatChallenge @Clwojick
These stories felt totally bloodcurdling to me as a kid. At my hometown public library‘s summer sleepovers, the librarians would read aloud some of them to us. I reread them all last October and was pleased to find that they still felt spooky to me as an adult.

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TheReadingMermaid
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Coming this November! Prepare to be scared!!! ☠️👻☠️

#1MoreScaryStory #BuddyRead #LitsyHappenings
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RedxoHearts Those bring back memories for sure. I remember holding under the covers or in a blanket fort reading them with my cousin 1y
jackilynn My sister & I loved these books when we were growing up. We still talk about or favorite stories. I can't wait to see how this translates into a film (it is in the works). 1y
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Emm0921 Omg I remember those!! 😱 1y
BrittanyReads Oh! I love these so much!! Still trying to get my hands on an original copy for less than an arm and a leg! 🙄 1y
TheReadingMermaid @BBL4nkensh1p includes all three books and all of the original artwork 1y
BrittanyReads Thank you! Thank you! 🤗 1y
TheReadingMermaid @BBL4nkensh1p you are most welcome. You should join us in November 😉 1y
BrittanyReads I will definitely look out for it 😁 1y
ephemeralwaltz The adaptation by Guillermo del Toro just got casted! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @ephemeralwaltz I know! So exciting. Perfect time to reread 1y
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 1y
Avanders Loved those books!! ❣️🖤❣️ Thanks for the tag!! 😘 1y
SexyCajun Hmmm I haven‘t heard of or read these at all 🤔 14mo
RadicalReader Which is your favorite Scary story from all the books and which book is your favorite? 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader I'd have to say my favorite story is Harold. Scares the living crap out of me even today. 7mo
RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid I love the Hearse Song 7mo
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SouthBeachStrangler
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A true childhood classic. Great stories and great illustrations.

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bookhoarder513

My daughter is 9 yo, reads a little above her age level, likes graphic novels as well a chapter books. She is looking for scary stories, thrillers, spooky...that type of thing. Any recommendations? Thank you!

bookhoarder513 Forgot to add...not a fan of Goosebumps. Makes me sad. Lol. I loved them as a kid 1y
charl08 Has she come across 1y
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charl08 Also v good. 1y
charl08 Plus anything by Isabel Greenberg. 1y
saresmoore David Walliams does funny-weird, in the vein of Roald Dahl—not scary, per se, but may scratch that itch. (edited) 1y
saresmoore My daughter also really enjoyed this thriller-ish series beginning with 1y
Moray_Reads I second Coralline and the Graveyard Book, though I haven't read the graphic novel versions 1y
bookhoarder513 Thank you everyone!! 1y
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LitTraveler
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Pausing my current book to read some scary stories. Honestly, I‘m just feeling a little nostalgic for one of my favorite childhood summertime reads.

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TheQuietQuill Those socks are awesome! 2y
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TheReadingMermaid
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Here's my entry for your giveaway. When I think of good illustrations I can't think of anything better than the illustrations done by Stephen Gammell in Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories series. This is definitely one of my favorite illustrations out of the treasury book. Definitely the stuff nightmares are made of!!! 🤘🏻🦇🕸️🕷️
#GG40k Congrats @GondorGirl ✨🌺📖🎉

GondorGirl Yeah... that's totally creepy! 😱 2y
rjsthumbelina I remember how much everyone loved these when I was a kid! I liked them then, but I can't take scary stuff now.lol 2y
tammysue Creepy scary! 2y
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TheReadingMermaid
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I can't think of better Creepy Characters then the Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz. I have yet to find creepier illustrations even in my adult life. Clive Barker comes close but these take the cake! 🎂 #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

Craftylikefox They have republished these books with not as scary illustrations but I think the illustrations are what helped make those stories so scary. They still give me a good spook! 2y
TheDaysGoBy That thing is horrifying! 😱 2y
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stacybmartin
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#MayBookFlowers #day7 #blackandwhitecovers Yes, I know the font is in red but I couldn't resist posting this blast from the past. Anyone else spend a terrified childhood reading this nightmare fuel??

GoldenGirl I used to read these when I was a kid. And now my kids read them! We love them! 3y
CouronneDhiver Yes! My mom would not approve, but I read these as a kid/tween. 👻 3y
RadicalReader I reread this wonderful series yearly 7mo
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freyaheart
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Just had to point out how much this book was after tax $6.65, I laughed when he told me the total. I had to end up buying it. The library tried to give me the Hellquist illustrated editions, no thank you!

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vivastory
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#ReadingInBed
I do not read in bed. I prefer my armchair with side table for coffee/snacks/books. However when I was a child I often read in bed & some of my fondest childhood memories are of reading in bed. Books by Shel Silverstein, Beverly Cleary (esp. Ralph & motorcycle), choose your own adventure & of course Alvin Schwartz's timeless "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" with Stephen Gammell's delightfully morbid, traumatizing illustrations.

LeahBergen That IS a freaky illustration! 😳 3y
vivastory @LeahBergen That is one of the tamer ones too! 3y
cathysaid Your reference to childhood made me remember when I was young, I didn't read in bed either. I had a huge king sized hand-me-down bed from a grandmother, so I would take my stuffed animals and blanket and read UNDER my bed. Safe from forced interaction with people 😜 3y
vivastory @cathysaid Everyone deserves a book fort of some sort 3y
RadicalReader Don‘t know which was more creepy the stories or the illustrations 7mo
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Craftylikefox
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this may be the earliest scary reads I came across as a child. between the stories and the illustrations it left me spooked but wanting more! @Litsy #allhallowsread #scaryreads #dontlookunderthebed

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