Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark have raised goosebumps in many a child. (The truly spooky illustrations by Stephen Gammell add to the shiver factor.) But Schwartz also compiled two collections of scary stories for those just learning to read.
Both books are a delight, and it's a matter of personal taste which books' illustrations you prefer. Dirk Zimmer illustrations for In A Dark, Dark Room are deliciously eerie, while Victoria Chess's chubby ghosts are more funny than frightening.
And if you'd like to hear "The Green Ribbon," one of the stories from In a Dark, Dark Room, then click here.