Scary Stories to Read in the Dark for Kids

Halloween is just around the corner. The air is getting colder. The nights are getting longer. This is the best time to curl up with some scary stories. And what better way to count down to Halloween than reading a spooky book right before going to sleep?


There's no shortage of scary stories for kids, but these are the ones I found most bone-chilling! Start with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which includes some very old tales from around the world. My favorites are the ones that include suggestions to make them scarier when read aloud, by screaming at the end of the story or pouncing on your friend. There are multiple ways to enjoy the Scary Stories series, including a movie adaptation by the same name and a tribute to the original called Don't Turn Out the Lights.

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