scary stories to tell in the darkScary Stories to Tell in the Dark 

Written by Alvin Schwartz

Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

This is the third Halloween book Kael recommends as we support his fundraiser for premature babies.

Kael’s mother Krista knew this book from her childhood and suggested it to Kael when they spotted it at a book fair. The collection of spooky folklore and urban lengends is a favourite for him year-round.

Why would you recommend this book to a friend?

The endings are really good. Like this [finds page]: “Shaking with fear, he listened as the footsteps slowly moved through the dark toward his bed. Then they stopped. ‘Where is my to-o-o-o-o-e?’ the voice groaned. [pause] YOU’VE GOT IT!'”

Too scary! And what is your favourite part of this book?

I like pretty much all the stories where you jump out and scare somebody.

To support Kael’s fundraiser, visit the Chalmers’ donation page and add “Halloween Treat for Preemies” in the message box so that your money helps to purchase the RetCam.

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The New Brunswick Public Library Service stocks this title. Click the link to see if it’s available near you now. (You can also get any book shipped to your closest library, free of charge.)

Written by Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen loves to teach children. He specializes in literacy (elementary level) and has a lot of fun creating games and activities for class lessons. He also writes, manages social media accounts and announces roller derby games.

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