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My favorite spooky stories to read in A Dark, Dark Room

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Liz Blake | 0 comments
Autumn is my favorite season for a number of reasons. To name a few: the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air, sweater & scarf weather, apple picking, all things pumpkin (sorry!), & of course, Halloween. Coincidentally, Autumn is also the perfect time of year to curl up with a great book. 
 
While I was browsing through a seasonal section of children's books the other day, I was delighted to find one of my favorite bedtime books from when I was a kid. This book is a collection of scary stories, but this was a staple at bedtime all year for me. Especially at sleepovers with my best friend and our sisters. In a Dark Dark Room and Other Scary Stories retold by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Dirk Zimmer is the prefect book to cuddle up with this fall. 
 

 

Although this collection is slightly spooky, it also offers a lot of humor. Especially re-reading this now, I can't help but chuckle after each story. Additionally, Schwartz offers a Foreword for any of the more reluctant readers: 

 

 

The collection of stories includes "The Teeth," "In The Graveyard," "The Green Ribbon," "In a Dark Dark Room," "The Night it Rained," "The Pirate," and "The Ghost of John. " One of my favorites, and perhaps the most well known story in the collection, is "The Green Ribbon." This story features a girl named Jenny who is known for the mysterious, signature green ribbon that she wears around her neck. Jenny grows to be an old, sick woman on her death bed before she allows her husband to remove the ribbon....

 

 

I've had a great time reading and re-reading these stories & I hope that you enjoy doing the same with your little ones! 

Happy Fall!

 

 

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
~LIZ
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