Synopses & Reviews
Library of Congress Children’s Books
School Library Journal Best Book
Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award
Buckeye Children’s Book Award (Ohio)
Volunteer State Book Award (Tennessee)
Colorado Children’s Book Award
Virginia Young Readers Award
Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey)
ALA Notable Children’s Book
In a dark, dark room, in a soft, soft voice, tell a scary story!
Newly re-illustrated, this classic I Can Read full of spooky stories is perfect for beginning readers who love a bit of a scare.
Victor Rivas’s silly and spooky art will introduce a new generation to stories inspired by traditional folktales like “The Teeth,” “In the Graveyard,” “The Green Ribbon,” “In A Dark, Dark Room,” “The Night It Rained,” “The Pirate,” and “The Ghost of John.”
The original edition has won many state awards and is an ALA Notable Children’s Book.
In a Dark, Dark Room is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
About the Author
Alvin Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explores everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. His collections of scary stories — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3, and two I Can Read books, In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories and Ghosts! — are just one part of his matchless folklore collection.
Victor Rivas was born and raised in Vigo, Spain, and he lives outside of Barcelona. He has been a freelance illustrator for 30 years, illustrating children’s and teen books, comics, and concept art for multimedia games and animation.