Today just so happens to be R.L. Stine's birthday. Many of us have read or know those who have read the Goosebumps and Fear Street books authored by Stine. In honor of Stine's Birthday, we're highlighting five books from the Goosebumps series. These might be interesting choices for young readers in your life, this Halloween season, looking to discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time.
Night of the Living Dummy
Lindy names the ventriloquist's dummy she finds Slappy. Slappy is kind of ugly, but he's a lot of fun. Lindy's having a great time learning to make Slappy move and talk. But Kris is jealous of all the attention her sister is getting. It's no fair. Why does Lindy always have all the luck? Kris decides to get a dummy of her own. She'll show Kris. Then weird things begin to happen. Nasty things. Evil things. No way a dummy can be causing all the trouble. Or is there?
While staying with his weird great-aunt Kathryn, Evan visits an eerie old toy store and buys a dusty can of Monster Blood. It's fun to play with at first. And Evan's dog, Trigger, likes it so much, he eats some. But then Evan notices something weird about the slimy green ooze. It keeps growing. And growing. And growing. And all that growing has given the Monster Blood a monstrous appetite. . . .
The Ghost Next Door
Hannah's neighborhood has gotten a little--weird. Ever since that new boy moved in next door. But when did he move in? Wasn't the house empty when Hannah went to sleep the night before? Why does it still look so deserted? Hannah can't get any answers from her new neighbor. He just keeps disappearing in the oddest ways. And he's so pale...Is Hannah being haunted by... the ghost next door?
One Day at Horrorland
Werewolf Village. The Doom Slide. The Coffin Cruise. These are just a few of the terrifying attractions that await Luke and Lizzy Morris at HorrorLand. Step right up and join the Morris family as they ride each ride—and scream each scream—for the very first time. Because it might also be their last.
The Haunted Mask
Carly Beth thinks she's found the best Halloween mask ever. With yellow-green skin and long animal fangs, the mask terrifies the entire neighborhood. Before long, it has a surprising effect on Carly Beth, too. She tries to take it off . . . but it won't budge! Halloween is almost over, but fright night is just beginning.
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