Let’s dive into the second-best-selling book series in history, after J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.
What is Goosebumps?
Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novels by American author R. L. Stine. The series begun in july 1992. Like all good story, the success wasn’t there at the beginning and the adventure almost ended with the sixth book. Soon enough, public find their way to the Goosebumps series and the rest is history.
The Goosebumps books follow children, who find themselves in scary situations, usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements. The original series comprised of 62 titles, but was followed by various spin-off series. Goosebumps has also spawned a television series, merchandise and feature films.
Goosebumps Books in Series Order:
Mostly, Goosebumps books can be read in any order. Some stories have follow-up, but the title give it way generally. What come next is a book order by series (not by publication date) :
I. Goosebumps, The Original Series (1992-1997)
Where it all began… The first 62 books published between 1992 and 1997.
- Welcome to Dead House – 11-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Amanda just moved into the oldest and weirdest house on the block–the two siblings think it might even be haunted! But of course, their parents don’t believe them and advise them to get out and make some new friends. But the creepy kids are not like anyone Josh and Amanda have ever met before. And when they take a shortcut through the cemetery one night, Josh and Amanda learn why.
- Stay Out of the Basement – Dr. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. Nothing to worry about. But Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father. Especially when they…meet…some of the plants he is growing. Then they notice that their father is developing plantlike tendencies. Has the basement turned into another little shop of horrors?
- Monster Blood – Evan visits an eerie old toy store and buys a dusty can of Monster Blood. But then he 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…
- Say Cheese and Die! – Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out different. When Greg takes a picture of his father’s brand-new car, it’s wrecked in the photo. And then his dad crashes the car. It’s like the camera can tell the future–or worse. Maybe it makes the future!
- The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb – Gabe is exploring the tunnels of an ancient Egyptian pyramid. Unfortunately, Gabe is also lost! And Gabe is not alone. Someone else is in the pyramid, too.
Someone. Or something.
- Let’s Get Invisible! – On Max’s birthday, he finds a kind of magic mirror in the attic. It can make him invisible. So Max and his friends start playing “now you see me, now you don’t.” Until Max realizes that he’s losing control. Staying invisible a little too long. Having a harder and harder time coming back. The next time Max gets invisible, will it be…forever?
- Night of the Living Dummy – When twins Lindy and Kris find a ventriloquist’s dummy in a Dumpster, Lindy decides to “rescue” it, and she names it Slappy. But Kris is green with envy. It’s not fair. Why does Lindy get to have all the fun and all the attention? Kris decides to get a dummy of her own. She’ll show Lindy. Then weird things begin to happen. Nasty things. Evil things. It can’t be the dummy causing all the trouble, Can it?
- The Girl Who Cried Monster – Lucy likes to tell monster stories. She’s told so many that her friends and family are sick of it. Then one day, Lucy discovers a real, live monster–the librarian in charge of the summer reading program. Too bad Lucy’s told so many monster tall tales. Too bad no one believes her.
- Welcome to Camp Nightmare – The food isn’t great at Camp Nightmoon. The counselors are a little strange. And the camp director seems demented. Billy can handle all that. But then strange things start to happen after dark, his parents won’t answer his letters, and his fellow campers start to disappear. What’s going on? Camp Nightmoon is turning into Camp Nightmare! And Billy might be next.
- The Ghost Next Door – Hannah’s neighborhood has gotten a little–weird since that new boy moved in next door. But when did he move in? Wasn’t the house empty when the night before? Hannah can’t get any answers from her new neighbor. He just keeps disappearing and he’s so pale… Is Hannah being haunted by…the ghost next door?
- 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!
- Be Careful What You Wish For... – Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls’ basketball team. But all of that is about to change. Sam’s met someone who can grant her three wishes. Too bad Sam wasn’t more careful when she asked for each one…
- Piano Lessons Can Be Murder – Convinced that there is something creepy about his new piano teacher, Jerry soon hears terrifying stories about Dr. Shreek’s music school and students who never completed their lesson alive.
- The Werewolf of Fever Swamp – There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the rabbit, torn to shreds. Everyone thinks Grady’s new dog is responsible. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don’t howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full. Or do they?
- You Can’t Scare Me! – Courtney is a total show-off and she’s always making Eddie and his friends look like wimps. But now Eddie’s decided he’s had enough.He’s going to lure Courtney down to Muddy Creek because he knows that she actually believes those silly rumors about the monsters. It’s just too bad that Eddie doesn’t believe the rumors, too. Because they just might be true….
- 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.
- Why I’m Afraid of Bees – Gary Lutz, a boy constantly picked on by bullies, welcomes the chance to exchange bodies with another child for a week, but he soon discovers that his new body is not exactly human.
- Monster Blood II – In the sequel to Monster Blood, Evan Ross has another terrifying experience when the scary green glob he discovered last summer turns a classroom hamster into a huge rodent with teeth.
- Deep Trouble – Billy and his sister, Sheena, are visiting their uncle Dr. Deep on a tiny Caribbean island. It’s the perfect place to go exploring underwater. There’s only one rule to remember: Stay away from the coral reefs. Still, the reefs are so beautiful. So peaceful. Billy can’t resist. But he’s not alone in the water. Something’s lurking deep below the surface. Something half-human, half-fish…
- The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight – Jodie loves visiting her grandparents’ farm. But this summer the farm has really changed. The cornfields are sparse. Grandma and Grandpa seem worn out. And the single scarecrow has been replaced by twelve evil-looking ones. Then one night Jodie sees something really odd. The scarecrows seem to be moving. Twitching on their stakes. Coming alive…
- Go Eat Worms! – Todd is so fascinated with worms, he keeps a worm farm in his basement! Most of all, Todd loves torturing his sister and her best friend with worms. Until one day, after cutting a worm in half, Todd notices something strange. The rest of the worms seem to be staring at him! Suddenly worms start showing up in the worst places for Todd. In his bed. In his homework. Even in his spaghetti!
- Ghost Beach – Jerry can’t wait to explore the dark, spooky old cave he found down by the beach. Then the other kids tell him a story. A story about a ghost who is three hundred years old. A ghost who comes out when the moon is full. A ghost… who lives deep inside the cave!
- Return of the Mummy – After last year’s scary adventure, Gabe’s a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back where he saw all those creepy mummies. Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A secret chant that is supposed to bring mummies back to life. Gabe’s uncle says it’s just a hoax. But now it sounds like something’s moving in the mummy’s tomb. No way a couple of dumb words can wake the dead. Can they?
- Phantom of the Auditorium – Brooke’s best friend, Zeke, has been given the lead role in the school play, “The Phantom.” Zeke loves dressing up in the grotesque phantom costume. And scaring the other members of the cast. But then really scary things start happening. A message appears on a piece of scenery: “The Phantom Strikes!” A stage light comes crashing down. Is someone trying to ruin the play? Or is there really a phantom living under the stage?
- Attack of the Mutant – Skipper Matthews has an awesome comic book collection and his favorite one is called The Masked Mutant, about an evil supervillain who’s out to rule the universe! One day he gets lost in a strange part of town. And finds a building that looks exactly like The Mutant’s secret headquarters. A building that appears and disappears. Has Skipper read one too many comic books? Or does The Masked Mutant really live in Riverview Falls?
- My Hairiest Adventure – Larry Boyd just found the coolest thing in the trash. It’s an old bottle of INSTA-TAN. “Rub on a dark suntan in minute” – that’s what the label says. So Larry and his friends do. But nothing much happens. Until Larry notices the hair. Dark spiky hair growing on his hands and face. Really gross shiny hair. Hair that keeps growing back even after he shaves it off.
- A Night in Terror Tower – Sue and her brother, Eddie, are visiting London when they run into a little problem. They can’t find their tour group. Still, there’s no reason to panic. No way their tour guide would just leave them. All alone. In a gloomy old prison tower. No way they’d get locked inside. After dark. With those eerie sounds. And a strange dark figure who wants them…dead.
- The Cuckoo Clock of Doom – Tara the Terrible. That’s what Michael Webster calls his bratty little sister. She loves getting Michael in trouble. Things couldn’t get any worse. Then Mr. Webster brings home the antique cuckoo clock. It’s old. It’s expensive. And Mr. Webster won’t let anyone touch it. Michael should have listened to his dad. Because someone put a spell on the clock. And now Michael’s life will never be the same again…
- Monster Blood III – When Evan swallows Monster Blood and turns into a hulking giant, he must find an antidote or spend the rest of his life trying not to step on his friends.
- It Came from Beneath the Sink! – An evil, living creature called The Sponge appears to be an ordinary kitchen sponge, but thrives on human bad luck, which it deliberately causes and then sucks up while refusing to do the dishes.
- Night of the Living Dummy II – Amy’s ventriloquist dummy, Dennis, has lost his head…for real. So Amy begs her family for a new dummy. That’s when her dad finds Slappy in a local pawnshop. Slappy’s kind of ugly, but at least his head stays on! Amy loves practicing her new comedy routine. It’s like this dummy knows what she’s thinking. Like he can move by himself. And it’s a lot of fun…until Slappy starts a routine of his own.
- The Barking Ghost – Cooper, a nervous newcomer to the town, and his friend Margaret are targeted by two evil dogs who cast a spell to switch bodies with the children as a way of wreaking further havoc.
- The Horror at Camp Jellyjam – Unable to fit in with the other kids at summer sports camp, Wendy, a non-athletic type, cannot understand what all the hype is over a little game of softball, but she is about to learn the origins of everyone’s obsessive competitive streak.
- Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes – When Joe Burton’s dad brings home two ugly lawn gnomes, that’s when the trouble starts. Late at night, when everyone’s asleep, someone’s creeping in the garden. Whispering nasty things. Smashing melons. Squashing tomatoes. No way two dumb, old lawn ornaments could be causing all the trouble. Is there?
- A Shocker on Shock Street – Erin Wright and her best friend, Marty, love horror movies. Especially Shocker on Shock Street movies. But when Erin and Marty visit the new Shocker Studio Theme Park, they get the scare of their lives. Real life is a whole lot scarier than the movies. But Shock Street isn’t really real. Is it?
- The Haunted Mask II – Steve Boswell will never forget Carly Beth’s Halloween mask. It was so gross and terrifying. But this year Steve wants to have the scariest costume on the block. So he gets a mask from the same store where Carly Beth got hers. Steve’s definitely got the scariest mask around. Too bad he’s starting to feel so old. And so tired. And so evil…
- The Headless Ghost – Everyone knows about Hill House. It’s the biggest tourist attraction in town. That’s because it’s haunted. Haunted by the ghost of a 13 year-old boy with no head! Duane and Stephanie love Hill House. Still, they’ve never actually seen the ghost. Until the night they decide to go on a search. A search for his head…
- The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena – Jordan Blake and his sister, Nicole, are sick of the hot weather in Pasadena, California. Just once they’d like to have a real winter with real snow. And then it happens. The Blakes are taking a trip to Alaska ! But now they’re being chased by a monstrous creature. A big furry-faced creature known as the Abominable Snowman!
- How I Got My Shrunken Head – What has two eyes, a mouth, and wrinkly green skin? Mark’s shrunken head! It’s a present from his Aunt Benna. And Mark can’t wait to show the kids at school! But late one night the head starts to glow. Because it’s actually no ordinary head. It gives Mark a strange power. A magical power. A dangerous power…
- Night of the Living Dummy III – Trina O’Dell’s dad used to have a ventriloquist act. That’s why he has all those dummies in the attic. He calls it his Dummy Museum. Trina and her brother, Dan, think the dummies are pretty cool. But now there are voices in the attic. And dummies keep showing up in the strangest places. No way those dummies could be alive…right?
- Bad Hare Day – Hoping to be a real magician someday, Tim Swanson practices the tricks performed by his idol, Amaz-O, but when Tim attends one of Amaz-O’s shows, he is disappointed to learn that his hero is a grump and decides to steal his bag of tricks.
- Egg Monsters from Mars – An egg hunt. That’s what Dana Johnson’s bratty little sister, Brandy, wants to have at her birthday party. And whatever Brandy wants, Brandy gets. Dana’s not big on egg hunts. But that was before he found The Egg. It’s not like a normal egg. It’s about the size of a softball. It’s covered with ugly blue and purple veins. And it’s starting to hatch…
- The Beast from the East – Getting lost in the woods with her identical twin brothers, Ginger Wald wonders why their portion of the woods contains such bizarre flora and fauna, Then Ginger and her brothers meet the beasts. They’re big blue furry creatures. And they want to play a game. The winners get to live. The losers get eaten.
- Say Cheese and Die—Again! – Giving an oral report on the strange events of his past summer, which involved a demonic camera and its unearthly photography, Greg digs up the camera when his teacher fails him for making up stories, with disastrous results.
- Ghost Camp – Hoping to fit in at Camp Spirit Moon despite its weird traditions, brothers Harry and Alex participate in several bizarre rituals, until tricks that are played by their fellow campers escalate out of control.
- How to Kill a Monster – Gretchen and her stepbrother, Clark, hate staying at their grandparents’ house. There’s something really weird about Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Something odd about that room upstairs. The one that’s locked. The one with the strange noises coming from it. Strange growling noises…
- Legend of the Lost Legend – Justin and Marissa Clarke accompany their father on a trip to the mysterious land of Brovania, where they attempt to locate The Lost Legend, an ancient manuscript that has been missing for nearly five hundred years.
- Attack of the Jack-O’-Lanterns – Every Halloween, Lee and Tabby scare the daylights out of their pals. So this year, four of them plot to out-spook their spookers. It’s a good plan, except that now everyone’s in for a Halloween scare!
- Vampire Breath – One night, Freddy and Cara Renfield discover a secret door in their house leading to an underground cavern and a shocking discovery. Turns out they live with bats. Vampire bats!
- Calling All Creeps! – Ricky Beamer is furious when he gets kicked off the school paper. So he decides to play a joke on Tasha, the bossy editor-in-chief. After school one day he sticks a message in the paper. “If you’re a creep, call Tasha after midnight,” it reads. But somehow Ricky’s message gets messed up. And now he’s getting calls from kids who say they are creeps. With scaly purple skin. And long sharp fangs…
- Beware, the Snowman – Jaclyn DeForest lived with her aunt in the crowded city of Chicago, until her aunt suddenly decides to uproot the middle schooler and move to the wintry, isolated village of Sherpia. There, she notices that there are identical creepy snowmen in front of every house. At night there are strange howling noises, and it’s always snowing. With danger lurking just up the way, Jaclyn comes face to face with an evil so dark, there just might not be a way home.
- How I Learned to Fly – Wilson Schlame loves to make Jack Johnson feel like a total loser. And Jack’s had it. That’s how he ended up down at the beach. In a creepy, old abandoned house. In the dark. Trying to hide from Wilson. But everything is about to change. Because Jack just dug up the coolest book. It’s called Flying Lessons. It tells how humans can learn to fly. Jack wanted to get back at Wilson, but now that Jack’s learned how to fly, things down on earth are getting really scary.
- Chicken, Chicken – Everyone in Goshen Falls knows about weird Vanessa. She dresses all in black. Wears black lipstick. And puts spells on people. When Crystal and her brother, Cole made Vanessa mad, something really weird happened. Crystal’s lips have turned as hard as a bird’s beak. And Cole has started growing ugly white feathers all over his body…
- Don’t Go to Sleep! – Matt hates his tiny bedroom. It’s so small it’s practically a closet! Still, Matt’s mom refuses to let him sleep in the guest room. After all, they might have guests. Then Matt does it. Late one night, he sneaks into the guest room and falls asleep. When Matt wakes up, his whole life has changed. For the worse. And every time he falls asleep, he wakes up in a new nightmare…
- The Blob That Ate Everyone – A famous horror writer. That’s what Zackie Beauchamp wants to be. He’s writing a story about a giant blob monster. A pink slimy creature who eats up an entire town! Then Zackie finds the typewriter. In a burned down antique store. But there’s something really odd about that typewriter. Because now every scary word Zackie writes is starting to come true…
- The Curse of Camp Cold Lake – Sarah hates Camp Cold Lake. The lake is gross and slimy. And she’s having a little trouble with her bunkmates. So Sarah comes up with a plan. She’ll pretend to drown–then everyone will feel sorry for her. But down by the cold, dark lake someone is watching her. Stalking her. Someone with pale blue eyes. And a see-through body…
- My Best Friend Is Invisible – Sammy Jacobs is into ghosts and science fiction. Not exactly the smartest hobby–at least not if you ask Sammy’s parents. They’re research scientists and they only believe in real science. But now Sammy’s met someone who’s totally unreal. He’s hanging out in Sammy’s room. And eating his cereal at breakfast. Sammy’s got to find a way to get rid of his new “friend.” Only problem is…Sammy’s new “friend” is invisible!
- Deep Trouble II – Billy Deep and his sister Sheena are spending another summer in the Caribbean on their uncle’s totally cool floating lab. The weather is beautiful. And there are lots of neat places to go swimming and snorkelling. Billy and Sheena are great swimmers. But even great swimmers get into trouble. The fish all seem to be growing. Bigger and bigger. Into monster-sized sea creatures. With monster-sized appetites…
- The Haunted School – Tommy Frazer’s dad just got married. Now Tommy’s got a new mom. And he’s going to a new school. Tommy doesn’t hate school. But it’s hard making friends. And his new school is so big, it’s easy to get lost. Which is exactly what happens. Tommy gets lost — lost in a maze of empty classrooms. And that’s when he hears the voices. Kids’ voices crying for help. Voices coming from behind the classroom walls.
- Werewolf Skin – Alex Hunter, a young photographer, is staying with his aunt and uncle in Wolf Creek. They only have two rules for him: don’t go into the woods late at night, and stay away from the creepy house next door. But Alex can’t resist trying to take a couple of pictures, late at night, when the moon is full.
- I Live in Your Basement! – “Don’t do this! Watch out for that!” Marco’s mom thinks the whole world is a danger zone. She won’t even let Marco play softball. But Marco wants to have fun. So he sneaks off to a game. And that’s when it happens. He gets hit in the head with a baseball bat. Now things are getting really fuzzy. Really scary. Because when Marco gets home, he gets the strangest call. From someone who says he lives in Marco’s basement…
- Monster Blood IV – Evan Ross can’t forget about Monster Blood — the evil green slime that never stops growing. It can turn ordinary pets into ferocious animals and twelve-year-old kids into freakish giants. But now there’s a new kind of Monster Blood in town. It comes in a can just like the others. Only difference is this slime is blue instead of green. And instead of just growing, it’s multiplying — into terrifying blue creatures with razor-sharp teeth…
II. Tales to Give You Goosebumps (1994-1997)
Short story anthologies, featuring a collection of stories in each book.
- Tales to Give You Goosebumps – From an evil baby sister, to a remote control that can control more than just the television set, to a teacher who likes snakes a little too much, to a cute, cuddly bear gone bad, here are ten creepy, spooky stories!
- More Tales to Give You Goosebumps – Is Matt’s summer camp being taken over by an evil patch of poison ivy? Will Eric escape from his tank, now that he’s been turned into a fish? Can Tara help the terrified voice she hears inside a beautiful seashell? Find out in these ten creepy Goosebumps short stories.
- Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps – Can Jeff convince his parents there’s a live mummy in the basement? Will Adam escape from a monstrous flying gargoyle? Is Brian’s boarding school turning kids into robots? Find out in these ten creepy Goosebumps short stories!
- Still More Tales to Give You Goosebumps – Will Charlie’s recipe for pumpkin juice cause him some hair-raising terror? Are Dave’s awesome ants biting off more than they can chew? Can Max’s Halloween wish turn him into an endangered species? You’re In For Ten Halloween Scares!
- More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps – Will Aunt Vera’s book of magic spells spell scary trouble for Kari? Is Jeffrey a musical genius or is the old guitar he stole really haunted? Are Mike and his brother Ray house-sitting for a monstrous ghost? You’re In For Ten More Scares!
- More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps – Will Brad learn to care for his pet Gronk, before it takes care of him? Can Samantha sit through a boring Nutcracker ballet without cracking up… for real? Are Max’s new monster skates putting him on thin ice? Has Sam been caught in the bone-chilling grip of an ice vampire? Find out in these ten creepy Goosebumps short stories!
III. Give Yourself Goosebumps (1995–2000)
Choose your own scare, the Goosebump version of choose your own adventure.
- Escape from the Carnival of Horrors – You sneak into the closed annual carnival with your friends, Patty and Brad. But then you need to escape, because the carnival is evil. It is owned by a man who traps you and your friends inside the carnival. He forces you all to “test” out the rides, before the carnival opens and traps the entire city’s population inside…
- Tick Tock, You’re Dead! – You are vacationing in New York City with your parents and your brother, Denny. A vacation that is less than exciting until a strange time-travel accident occurs at the Museum of Natural History, in an adventure that ask you to choose from twenty possible endings.
- Trapped in Bat Wing Hall – Being the new kid in school is no picnic. At your old school you had tons of friends, but now you don’t even have one. Then you meet Nick. He asks you to join Horror Club. The Horror Club meets in an old mansion known as Bat Wing Hall. It’s dark. It’s spooky. And it’s where your adventure begins. If you join the red team, you find out the truth about your new friends- they’re actually monsters! If you join the blue team you get turned into a furry-faced vampire bat! The choice is yours !
- The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek – Top secret and dangerous. That’s what your mom, a famous scientist calls, the research she’s been doing at the labs of Dr. Eeek. You’re dying to know what it’s all about. Then one day you get lost in the labs. Before you know it you’ve become a human guinea pig in Dr. Eeeks deadly experiments!
- Night in Werewolf Woods – Get out your bathing suit! You and your family are off on a summer vacation to a place called WoodsWorld. Then at the Kids only Campfire you hear the rumor about WoodsWorld. Legend has it, werewolves roam the woods at night. But you’re not scared. Will you explore the deepest, darkest part of the woods? Brave the Tunnel of Waves, home of the terrifying lake monster? Or battle an army of red fire ants?
- Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter – Your aunt and uncle told you to stay out of their basement. So, of course, you check it out. That’s where you find the dusty old refrigerator with two containers. One is filled with purple goop. The other holds a piece of chocolate cake. Your stomach is growling.If you eat the purple goop, you start shrinking. If you choose the cake, you grow into a tall giant. The choice is yours !
- Under the Magician’s Spell – You, and your little sister, and your best friend just found a new magic shop at the mall. The man inside calls himself the Magician. Before you know it, your little sister runs out of the shop with his book of magic spells. If you read one of the spells, you find yourself in the magician’s workshop. If the three bullies from the school grab the book, you must find it before the magician makes your sister disappear…forever! The choice is yours !
- The Curse of the Creeping Coffin – You’re off to visit your grandmother, whose house backs up to a graveyard. At first the tombstones seem far away. But every day they move a little closer. Then you discover the headstones are disappearing. But the dead aren’t gone — their ghosts are moving. Right into your grandmother’s house!
- The Knight in Screaming Armor – Your cousins, Kip and Abbey, have come to visit you from jolly old England — and guess what they brought with them? Two huge crates, each containing a suit of armor and a curse. But it doesn”t matter, ’cause you’re “dying” to see what’s inside. Before you know, it you’ve lost your head. Can you pull yourself together before time runs out?
- Diary of a Mad Mummy – While you’re on vacation you get a chance to check out an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts and a pretty cool mummy. But when you get to where the mummy is supposed to be all you find is a pile of bandages and a really old diary filled with entries that seem to have been written by Mr. Mummy himself! If you touch the bandages they’ll wrap themselves around you and poof — you’re a mummy. If you decide to use the clues in the diary to find the wrapped wonder you’ll find yourself searching through the pyramids in Egypt. Will you be stuck there — forever?
- Deep in the Jungle of Doom – You’re on a three-day hike deep in the jungle. But your guide just drones on and on. Death by boredom doesn’t appeal, so you slip away. You soon find something so freaky you run screaming for your life. What will you do?
- Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum – A spooky field trip through a new wax museum in town brings readers face-to-face with the sinister Sybil Wicked, an evil wax sculptress who makes figures out of real people, in a story with more than twenty possible endings.
- Scream of the Evil Genie – As usual, it was a pretty long day at school. So before you do your homework you decide to grab a soda. But when you open the can, out pops a genie who offers you three wishes. She seems pretty cool, so you accept. But things changes. Will you get back to normal before you’re “all wished up”?
- The Creepy Creations of Professor Shock – You and your friends decide to check out a new part of town. That’s when you notice an old house with a sign that says “BEWARE—DANGER” on one side and “PLEASE COME IN” on the other. Of course, you decide to go and see what’s up. You find a secret room. Inside there’s a robot and mirrors and all kinds of great stuff. If you look in the mirrors you’ll find yourself in a place where everything is backwards. If you turn on the robot you’ll be walking in a metal wonderland. Can you get back before you become a pile of nuts and bolts?
- Please Don’t Feed the Vampire! – You buy something called “”Vampire in a Can.”” At first you think its just a goofy vampire costume with a cape, plastic fangs, and a tattoo of teeth marks. But if you try to open the packet with your teeth, it rips in your mouth and you’ve been transformed into a vampire. If you decide not to open the packet, your dog sinks his teeth into it. Now your cute little poodle has become a ferocious vampire dog! Can you save your pooch beforehe bites off more than he can chew?
- Secret Agent Grandma – Your parents are going away so your super-cool grandma is coming to stay with you. But when you go to meet granny at the train station you start seeing double—double grannies! There’s one granny on the station platform. And another one writing in lipstick on the window of the train. Which one is your real grandma?
- Little Comic Shop of Horrors – You’re walking through a creepy part of town when you find a new comic shop—Milos Comics Dungeon. The place is dusty, dingy, and really dark. You can see the comics are awesome. But there’s something you can’t see. Trouble. It’s waiting—for you. If you choose to go downstairs watch out for Milo the Mutant. He’s got big, bad plans for you. What? You say you’d rather stay upstairs? Not such a great idea—unless you want to battle the worst villains in the history of comics! Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?
- Attack of the Beastly Babysitter – You’re too old for a baby-sitter. But your mom hired one anyway. The baby-sitter works for a company called KidScare. So what do you do? If you like to play games, meet Dare. He knows some killer games — but if you lose, you’ll never go home again. Forget about playing nice! Or maybe you’d rather go to the Fun Zone. Look out! Will you drown in the Bottomless Ball Pit? Will you find your way out of the Tomb of the Unknown Rat? Just one bit of advice: Whatever you do, don’t eat any of that stuff marked “Switch Cheese”!
- Escape from Camp Run-For-Your-Life – Heads up! You’re on your way to sports camp! If only Uncle Ed can find the place. He’s the lamest driver ever. A sign up ahead says CAMP RUNNING LEAF. Hey! That’s not the name of the camp you signed up for! But Uncle Ed is already driving away. Oh, well. Running Leaf is a sports camp too. Isn’t that why the campers call it Camp Run-For-Your-Life?
- Toy Terror: Batteries Included – Great news! You’ve won a contest! You get to choose between two really cool prizes: a toy robot or a tour of the Hasley Toy Factory. If you choose the tour, watch out for the Nasty Kathy. She’s a living doll with a bad attitude! Maybe you’d rather choose that toy robot, the Annihilator 3000. But now the Annihilator 3000 is using its laser beam to wreck your house! How will you stop it—before it goes after you?
- The Twisted Tale of Tiki Island – You and your cousin Gina are vacationing on Tiki Island. While you’re snorkeling, Gina finds a dark undersea cave. Should you follow her in? Or go after that gleaming object on the ocean floor? Quick! Make up your mind! A shark is zooming straight at you!
- Return to the Carnival of Horrors – You escaped the first time. But Big Al, the evil carnival manager, wants your second visit to last forever! You’ve got to get out there—before midnight. If you win three midway games, you have a chance. But the games are horrifyingly hard.
- Zapped in Space – Strap yourself into the console! You’ve just entered Madame Zapps new Virtual Reality arcade. But once you take on these virtual worlds, forget about scoring. You’ll be too busy trying to stay alive!
- Lost in Stinkeye Swamp – Readers are placed in a new home that proves to be a swamp house and the site of a hidden treasure, a sewer ghoul, and a swamp thing, in a spooky story with more than twenty possible endings.
- Shop Till You Drop…Dead! – Readers are placed in the character of a young person who is trapped in the huge shopping mall known as Mayfield’s Bazaar, where scares are packed from floor to floor, in a story with several possible endings.
- Alone in Snakebite Canyon – The gift shop at the Lonestar National Park is filled with the usual cheesy souvenirs, but these magic souvenirs draw the reader into some scary adventures, which include coming face-to-face with a gigantic spider and a hungry panther.
- Checkout Time at the Dead-End Hotel – You and your friends are checking into the Dead Hotel–where the guests are all ghosts–after breaking down on a deserted highway.
- Night of a Thousand Claws– A summer vacation on Cat Cay Island is turning into a nightmare as your brother mysteriously vanishes and Katrina the Cat Woman sets out to makes you the next Keeper of hundreds of evil mutant cats in this scary adventure.
- Invaders from the Big Screen – In a scream-a-thon, movie creatures such as Godzilla and half-alligator mutants virtually jump out of the movie screen when the reader sneaks into the Movie Magic Multiplex.
- You’re Plant Food! – The reader goes on a field trip to the E. Ville Creeper Botanical Gardens and must collect data from four different deadly gardens without growing a green thumb–and hand–and arm.
- The Werewolf of Twisted Tree Lodge – Earning first place in a horror story contest, a literary winner is invited to spend a weekend with famous horror writers at the Twisted Tree Lodge, where everyone turns into werewolves.
- It’s Only a Nightmare – Readers are placed in the character of a young person who is spending the night at a strange inn and suffering horrible nightmares about being changed into a bat, parents turning into aliens, and more.
- It Came from the Internet! – You contracts a computer virus and can receive help from such characters as a bizarre teenage computer hacker or a doctor who prescribes computer chips and dip.
- Elevator to Nowhere – This story puts the Transdimensional Transvator in readers hands, enabling them to travel to other dimensions, each one more frightening than the last.
- Hocus-Pocus Horror – You finds Mysterio’s magical bag of tricks, and even though the label on it says “DO NOT TOUCH,” explores what’s inside.
- Ship of Ghouls – A two-week cruise to Japan brings you face to face with a wacky scientist who turns humans into fish-like slaves, an evil stranger with a bomb, hostile natives, and sharks.
- Escape from Horror House – After things begin to move on their own and strange writings appear on the wall, it becomes apparent that a poltergeist has moved into their home in this latest edition to the Goosebumps series for middle readers.
- Into the Twister of Terror – A tornado blows into town, but this is no ordinary twister–it has a mind of its own, and it’s swarming with animals that can talk.
- Scary Birthday to You – When an unusual entertainer becomes the bearer of the birthday gifts, the guest of honor must take extra precautions before opeing his presents in this frightening tale.
- Zombie School – When you gets selected to attend Ranewash, the best boarding school in the country, you may find that class is not quite what you expect, in a spine-tingling tale with more than twenty different endings.
- Danger Time – The reader must decide whether to help Chronos, a wizard who claims to need help in defusing a “time” bomb, or try to escape from the Time Police.
- All-Day Nightmare – The reader wakes up with no memories in an spooky old house and must decide how to get out and reach safety.
IV. Give Yourself Goosebumps : Special Editions (1998-1999)
- Into the Jaws of Doom – Help! You’re trapped in the Hall of Science. And a mad Super Computer wants to keep you there forever. Escaping is the ultimate challenge. Because in this book there’s only one way out. That’s right. Make one mistake—and you’re cake.
- Return to Terror Tower – Remember Eddie and Sue from A Night in Terror Tower ? Their story continues—and you’re in it! Can you help Eddie and Sue escape from the tower again? You’ll have to get past a ferocious dragon and a lot of soldiers with very sharp swords. And you’ll have to use your head—or lose it to the evil Executioner.
- Trapped in the Circus of Fear – Meet the Girl with Five Tongues and the Kid with Rotten Flesh. These sideshow freaks used to be normal kids—until the evil ringmistress got hold of them. And now she’s after you. You’d better destroy her evil powers—before she turns you into the Kid Who Lives in a Jar!
- One Night in Payne House – It’s Halloween. And you’ve just taken the Ultimate Challenge. You’ve entered the town’s most horrifying haunted house—Payne House. So ready or not you’ve got exactly one chance to survive. All other paths point to THE END. Your end!
- The Curse of the Cave Creatures – You’re hiking in the Arizona desert when you spot a cave. Your first mistake: entering. Your second mistake: upsetting the evil Cave Spirit. Because now the Cave Spirit wants to take the spirit out of you!
- Revenge of the Body Squeezers – News flash! While you were on vacation, LA was invaded by green aliens! At least that’s what your best friend, Jack Archer, says (from Goosebumps 2000 Invasion of the Body Squeezers). Now blue aliens from the same planet have landed—and they’re out to put the squeeze on all Eathlings! Can you save the human race before it’s too late?
- Trick or….Trapped! – Sunshine Court is the best spot for trick-or-treating this Halloween, and it’s all yours! Your mouth starts watering just thinking about all that candy… But you better save your spit. There are no treats here! Instead, the five little houses are full of horrible tricks! Now you have to collect the right items to find your way out!
- Weekend at Poison Lake – It’s the weekend and your family’s vacationing at an awesome lake. The water’s cool clear… and downright deadly! Rumor has it this lake is filled with poison! Or are those aliens? And what’s that nasty smell? Better pick a lucky number to help you out, or this nature trip could really go wild!
V. Goosebumps Triple Header (1997-1998)
Short story anthologies, featuring a collection of stories in each book.
- Three Shocking Tales of Terror: Book 1 – It’s the story of a family about to receive a visit from beyond the grave… It’s the story of two alien beings so disgusting it will turn your stomach inside out… It’s the story of a game show so deadly you’ll never watch television the same way again…
- Three Shocking Tales of Terror: Book 2 – It’s the story of a fortune-teller and a magic spell so dangerous it will make you fear the future… It’s the story of two rotting Egyptian mummies with faces meant to scare you to death… It’s the story of a strange school filled with students who have monstrous appetites…
VI. Goosebumps Series 2000 (1998-2000)
We’re almost in the noughties, and to help the series regain some interested, Scholastic and R. L. Stine decided to create Goosebumps Series 2000. From R.L. Stine point of view, those stories are much scarier.
- Cry of the Cat – Hoping to simply return a black cat to its rightful owner, Allison ventures into the dark, broken-down house where the cat lives, never suspecting that her biggest problem will be getting out.
- Bride of the Living Dummy – Slappy the demonic dummy meets his match in a bride dummy of even worse designs who, like her counterpart, comes to life to make everyone’s worst nightmares come true.
- Creature Teacher – It doesn’t take long for Tommy to find out he’s in big trouble. His whole family is obsessed with winning and he’s being sent off to a special camp to help make him into a “winner.” When Tommy gets there, he sees that something isn’t right. All of the kids are so competitive. It’s almost like their lives depend on it. Can Tommy survive The Final Exam?
- Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 1 – A green and slimy alien puts the squeeze on everyone it touches in a first installment of a two-part story.
- Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 2 – In a conclusion to Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part I, the invasion continues as the green and slimy alien Body Squeezers seek to destroy all humanity by squeezing everyone dry.
- I Am Your Evil Twin – Monty finds himself confronting his ultimate challenge, when an evil twin, cloned from Monty’s DNA, decides to take over Monty’s life.
- Revenge R Us – Wade’s obnoxious brother needs to learn a lesson–a lesson he’ll never forget. Wade knows just where to go.
- Fright Camp – When the Goosebumps gang arrives at a summer camp run by the famous horror movie director, R.B. Farraday, they discover it is filled with scary rides and thrills not for the weak of heart–or of stomach.
- Are You Terrified Yet? – The school bullies decide to test Craig, the new kid, to see if he is as big a hero as everyone thinks he is.
- Headless Halloween – Brandon thinks his impersonation of a headless freak is the height of Halloween scariness, until he gets invited to the creepiest costume party of all time, where guests bob for rats and eat doughnuts filled with worms.
- Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls – The fog shimmered up over the dark grass, over the bent, scraggly trees. Covering the hill, covering the old graveyard. Spencer Levy heard the horrifying moan. Though the windowpane, he heard a long, low moan floating from the hill. Human and animal at the same time. So cold. So sad. So near…
- Brain Juice – Attaining fantastic mental abilities after drinking alien-made brain juice, Nathan and Micah become targeted by the aliens, who are seeking a few good, exceptionally smart, young humans.
- Return to HorrorLand – Accompanied by television reporters, Lizzy and Luke once again brave the perils of Horrorland to show the world the deadly dangers of the park, only to come face to face with such new attractions as Torture Mountain, the Dungeon of No Return, and Buzzard Beach.
- Jekyll and Heidi – The locals call Heidi’s uncle–the eccentric Dr. Jekyll–a mad scientist and Heidi thinks they are all crazy until she catches her uncle drinking a strange concoction and hears terrifying animal sounds in the middle of the night.
- Scream School – The creepy star of all the Scream movies is just an action figure who lives on the screen, until Jake’s dad starts filming the next installment of the horror series.
- The Mummy Walks – Michael, who looks like a regular kid but is a prince of a country called Jezekiah and doesn’t know it, has got a computer chip in his head that carries the secret location of an ancient mummy.
- The Werewolf in the Living Room – Aaron’s dad thinks he has found a real werewolf, and keeps him caged up in the living room, but Aaron thinks it is a big joke until he sets the man free and three people are attacked by a wolf creature.
- Horrors of the Black Ring – Having found a lost ring at school, Beth’s teacher suddenly begins to act frighteningly strange, yet when the ring gets lost again and is found by Beth, it becomes apparent that the ring has an evil force attached to it as Beth begins to act oddly as well.
- Return to Ghost Camp – While at Camp Spirit Moon, the campers hear the tale of the Snatcher, an evil phantom who steals one camper from the grounds every year, and so take heed of the warnings they are given.
- Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid! – After Connor Buckley and his friends start playing a new role-playing card game called Be Afraid, they soon realize that everything they do in the game is coming true in real life.
- The Haunted Car – Mitchell Moinian tried to do some homework. But he kept jumping up and going to his bedroom window to peer down at the car. He had to sit in the car. Holding his breath, Mitchell had no idea how scary this ride was going to be.
- Full Moon Fever – When Robbie and his sister eat one of creepy Mrs. Eakin’s “Beast” candy bars from their trick-or-treating excursion, things start to get downright hairy.
- Slappy’s Nightmare – Slappy, the evil ventriloquist dummy, is scary enough, but when Jimmy O’James unwraps Slappy’s twin that he found in a magic store, it is not exactly a happy reunion.
- Earth Geeks Must Go! – Two friends learn that life on Earth isn’t nearly as strange as they thought after being kidnapped by aliens who eat through their armpits, yet now they have to find a safe way back to the world they know and love.
- Ghost in the Mirror – When Jason Sloves finds a threatening note in front of the old mirror his parents bought at a garage sale, he thinks it was written by his older sister, but then he sees something moving inside the mirror.
VII. Goosebumps HorrorLand (2008-2011)
Loosely based on One Day at HorrorLand (sixteenth in the original series) and Return to HorrorLand (thirteenth in the Goosebumps 2000 series), it is the first Goosebumps series where each book is part of the same plot, and the first Goosebumps fictional crossover, with characters, villains and locations from distinct Goosebumps continuities interacting.
- Welcome to HorrorLand: A Survival Guide – Want to make it out of HorrorLand alive? You’ll need this survival guide–filled with all the background, tips, and insider info we could find.
- Goosebumps HorrorLand: Write Your Fright – Think you can out-scare the Master of Horror, R.L. Stine? Write your own endings to six of his scariest stories and keep your work safe behind the oozing hand lock, which screams in alarm when opened!
- Revenge of the Living Dummy – Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird–and she happens to be right. Ethan won’t stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist’s dummy. And the puppet has plans for Britney, too!
- Creep from the Deep – Billy and his sister, Sheena, unwittingly dive into a terrifying mystery when they accept a surprise invitation to HorrorLand–the amusement park that always lives up to its name. But first Billy and Sheena must sink or swim aboard a doomed ship that happens to be underwater–with a captain who refuses to stay dead.
- Monster Blood for Breakfast! – For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the most dangerous. That’s because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: Just add gooey, green Monster Blood. As if Matt’s problems weren’t big and slimy enough, an invitation to HorrorLand is also on its way. Can Matt survive inside a terrifying scream park where trouble lurks behind every turnstile? Can YOU?
- The Scream of the Haunted Mask – After the worst Halloween ever, Carly Beth assumed that nothing could be scarier than a drooling rubber mask with a mind of its own. One year later, the ugly, green mask mysteriously calls out to her again, and ugly, green masks don’t like to be ignored. If Carly Beth can survive the night, even a terrifying amusement park like HorrorLand might seem like a vacation. Then again, maybe not.
- Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz – Robby creates comic strips on his computer. His favorite creation is Dr. Maniac, a weird and wicked supervillain. Dr. Maniac isn’t a real doctor, but he sure is a maniac. And now he’s on the loose… in the real world!
- Who’s Your Mummy? – Abby and Peter are staying with Uncle Jonathan in an eerie old village. Their uncle knows a lot about Egypt, and his living room even looks like an ancient tomb. Do other secrets lurk inside the house? MUM’s the word!
- My Friends Call Me Monster – Before joining the other kids trapped in HorrorLand, Michael Munroe will learn a few new lessons: Never trust a teacher who calls everybody “Little Monsters.” Be careful if that teacher invites you to lunch at her house. And never EVER trust a teacher with a giant monster egg in her own attic!
- Say Cheese – And Die Screaming! – A picture is worth a thousand screams–if it’s taken with an evil camera that has a nasty vision of the future. Julie’s future doesn’t look pretty. And neither does anyone else’s after they’re caught in her lens!
- Welcome to Camp Slither – Twelve-year-old Boone and his sister Heather love animals of every kind. That’s why they wanted to come to Camp Hither. The wild legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! But Camp Hither has a cold-blooded secret: Somebody has unleashed a hungry horde of slithery snakes!
- Help! We Have Strange Powers! – Twelve-year-old twins Jillian and Jackson are startled when they discover they can read each other’s thoughts. But that’s not all. They can read other people’s thoughts, too! Soon they discover that somebody else knows their secret. Somebody who will stop at nothing to control their powers…
- Escape From HorrorLand – Not long ago, Luke and Lizzy Morris dared to spend one day at HorrorLand. They thought that NOTHING could lure them back, but their travel plans are about to change…. Luke and Lizzy are determined to find out Who–or WHAT–is summoning ordinary kids to HorrorLand and trapping them there?
- The Streets of Panic Park – The kids who are trapped in HorrorLand thought they had reason enough to panic. That was before they reached Panic Park. Now they must face their greatest fears–and team up with the unlikeliest allies–in this shocking conclusion to the ride of a lifetime.
- When the Ghost Dog Howls – Twelve-year-olds Andy and Marnie had an awesome week in HorrorLand-despite their freaky encounter with Murder the Clown and the zombie mob. Then they think they’ve won big when they get a FREE souvenir from HorrorLand’s Chiller House. But when Andy hears howling at night and Marnie starts acting strange, they begin to rethink the gift from HorrorLand.
- Little Shop of Hamsters – Sam Waters is desperate to have a pet. But his parents say that first, Sam must prove he’s responsible. So he takes an after-school job in a pet store called Little Shop of Hamsters. To his horror, Sam soon finds that cute, little hamsters can become very UNCUTE monsters.
- Heads, You Lose! – Jessica Bowen and Ryan Chang bring home a two-headed coin from the HorrorLand souvenir shop. A simple coin toss transports them to a world of terror. They find themselves back in time, being chased by guards who accuse them of beheading the prince. Unless they can avenge him and reunite him with his head, their own heads will be on the chopping block!
- Weirdo Halloween – After a trip to HorrorLand, Meg and her brother, Chris, can’t wait to celebrate Halloween. Until that Weirdo in the baby alien costume shows up and begins to wreak havoc on their lives. They just can’t seem to get him to leave. And Meg’s beginning to suspect that his orange skin isn’t a halloween disguise…
- The Wizard of Ooze – Marco is a diehard fan of The Ooze, a comic book villain with the power to sludge his enemies. When he finds a super-rare edition at the Chiller House gift shop, Marco is sure he has found something special. Outside of HorrorLand there are a few other people interested in the comic book. Like a muscular monster of a man dressed as The Ooze. But Why does he leave an oily mess everywhere he goes? And why is he following Marco?
- Slappy New Year! – Ray Gordon is a brave kid. He wants to try out all of the scariest rides at HorrorLand. Unfortunately, his brother, Brandon, is scared of everything– even the wooden dummy named Slappy. There’s something not quite right about the evil look on the puppet’s face. Ray usually enjoys scaring Brandon but his parents made him promise to stop it. Which is why it is so strange that things keep happening to his younger brother.
- The Horror at Chiller House – Jonathan Chiller has had a plan all along. Nothing is free in HorrorLand. Now it’s time for the six kids who visited his shop to pay up. Andy, Sam, Jessica, Meg, Marco, and Ray are trapped by Chiller’s evil plot. Who is this madman? He’s made sure that there is only one way to escape from HorrorLand. But are they willing to pay for it… with their lives?
VIII. Goosebumps HorrorLand: Hall Of Horrors (2011-2012)
A mini-series where each book features a story told by a child visiting the titular Hall of Horrors in HorrorLand.
- Claws! – Mickey is put in charge of his vacationing neighbors’ cat, Bella. His best friend Amanda comes along to help out. But Bella escapes from the house and is hit by a car. What is he going to do? Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk won’t sell it to them, so they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more than they seem to be.
- Night of the Giant Everything – When 11-year-old Steven Sweeney is tricked into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals by his classmates, things begin to get strange. Either his toothbrush is growing, or he is shrinking! Steven has to navigate his way through gigantic dust bunnies, enormous birds, and other once seemingly harmless, everyday items to get to his best friend’s house for help. Will he be able to make it through the day and return to his original size?
- The Five Masks of Dr. Screem: Special Edition – It’s Halloween and Monica Anderson is out Trick-or-Treating with her younger brother. They knock on the door of an old, creepy house and are met by a strange woman who pleads for their help. This sets her and her brother off on a Halloween mission that will change their lives forever!
- Why I Quit Zombie School – To his horror, Matt realizes his parents have unknowingly enrolled him in a zombie school. When Matt overhears the zombie plans to march and claim the whole city for the undead, he has to make a frightening choice- protect himself and continue his charade-or reveal his aliveness and try to save the unsuspecting alive people in the town.
- Don’t Scream! – Jack Harmon can’t think of anything worse than getting picked on by the bullies at school, until he discovers an even bigger threat. After finding a cell phone, Jack begins to hear a strange voice on the other end. Jack keeps trying to make his new “friend” happy. Now everyone thinks Jack has lost his mind. How can he overcome an something that he can’t see but is everywhere?
- The Birthday Party of No Return – The school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend, Cory “Lucky Duck” Duckworth and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin. Laura is good…for a girl, but how can anyone compete with Cory’s good luck streak? Lee has an idea and he’s about to give Cory an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started.
IX. Goosebumps Most Wanted (2012-2016)
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they’re coming after you! Catch them all, undead or alive!
- Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask – Lu-Ann Franklin usually loves Halloween. Not this year. Her best friend, Devin O’Bannon, is going away for the week. And she has to go to a boring party where nothing exciting could ever happen. But when Lu-Ann comes face-to-face with The Haunted Mask, major trouble lies ahead.
- Planet of the Lawn Gnomes – Jay Gardner is a mischievous kid who can’t stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, Jay gets in so much trouble, his family is forced to move. But there’s something odd about Jay’s new town. Why does everyone have lawn gnomes in front of their homes? And why is everyone afraid to go outside at night? Jay is about to learn that mischief can lead to terror.
- Son of Slappy – Jackson Stander is every parent’s dream. He doesn’t get into trouble, he always does his homework, and he never, ever lies. His teachers all trust him completely. But that was all before Jackson came across an evil ventriloquist dummy. Now he must deal with Slappy and the son of Slappy as they wreak havoc on his family and friends.
- How I Met My Monster – Night for Noah Bienstock is a scary time. He keeps having the scariest dream that he’s being hunted by a monster and can’t escape. Daytime isn’t much better for Noah, a shy, lonely 6th grader. But then Noah meets Monroe Sternom, the new kid in town. But there are some strange things about Monroe. Can he trust Monroe with the details of his dream? Noah must do what ever it takes to make sure his nightmares don’t come true!
- Frankenstein’s Dog – Kat is reluctant to visit her Uncle Vic Frankenstein. People in the small town where he lives say he’s a mad scientist like his great-grandfather, Victor Frankenstein. But Kat is relieved to find that Uncle Vic is a gentle man, a scientist interested in building robots with artificial intelligence. Also, Kat loves Poochie, Vic’s small, adorable, fluffy white dog. But after an accident occurs in her uncle’s lab, strange things begin to happen. Has Kat created a monster? Or is something else responsible for the horror that is unleashed?
- Dr. Maniac Will See You Now – The Most Wanted list continues with Dr. Maniac, the strangest doctor of them all. When a group of comic book characters appear in the real world, twelve-year-old Richard Dreezer must track down Dr. Maniac to save the day. Straight from the comic book of your worst nightmares, this evil genius will make sure you leave sicker than when you arrived.
- Creature Teacher: The Final Exam – It doesn’t take long for Tommy to find out he’s in big trouble. His whole family is obsessed with winning and he’s being sent off to a special camp to help make him into a “winner.” When Tommy gets there, he sees that something isn’t right. All of the kids are so competitive. It’s almost like their lives depend on it. Can Tommy survive The Final Exam?
- A Nightmare on Clown Street – Ray Gordon really likes the circus. His uncle, Theo, is a performer in Koko’s Klown Academy and he invites Ray to come join him for the summer. There, Ray becomes a clown-in-training named Mr. Belly-Bounce. But the longer he’s there, the scarier things become. There are whisperings about a place called Clown Street and nobody, including Murder the Clown, wants to go there. Will Ray be able to survive the dark secrets of the circus?
- Night of the Puppet People – Ben and Jenny Renfro are terrified of puppets and they don’t know why. But the twins are also determined to defeat their class rivals by winning their school’s talent contest. And that means doing whatever it takes. Even if they have to surround themselves by the thing they hate most–puppets! But there is more to these guys than just string and glue. Something evil is hanging around. Will Ben and Jenny be able to take control?
- Here Comes the Shaggedy – Kelli and Shawn Anderson are not excited about having to move to another state – especially because their new home is directly next to a giant swamp. There seem to be some very strange creatures that live around their house. They keep hearing about the legend of the Shaggedy, an ancient beast that lives far below the surface of the swamp and can cause a whole lot of damage. Can Kelli and Shawn convince their dad to move back home before it is too late?
- The Lizard of Oz – Kate Lipton’s family has some strange ideas. Her dad is convinced that their family should be running a farm for lizards. The whole family takes a trip to Australia to find the most exciting and rare species. They return home with a mysterious egg. Kate can’t wait for the egg to hatch. But when it does, strange things start to happen. She can’t help but notice certain changes around her house. Will Kate and her family be able to survive this Lizard of Oz?
X. Goosebumps Most Wanted: Special Edition (2014-2016)
Goosebumps Most Wanted: Special Edition is a side series of Goosebumps Most Wanted. The special edition are roughly 40 pages longer than the normal books ans are separated into three different parts.
- Zombie Halloween – Kenny Manzetti and his family moved back in to an old house to help take care of his grandfather. Everyone in his new neighborhood is obsessed with zombies–even Grandpa Mo. But then a new family moves in next door and there choice in furniture is…interesting. So Kenny and his friends go in for a closer look. A bad idea on any day but definitely the wrong choice around Halloween. Will Kenny survive long enough to go trick or treating?
- The 12 Screams of Christmas – Kate Welles just wants to play the lead in her school’s Christmas play. Her annoying “friend” Courtney is constantly getting in the way of that. Kate and Courtney’s teacher decides they need to find a special place to rehearse. A certain house with a special history. The kind of place that Kate would normally be pretty frightened to go into. The kind of place that gives new meaning to the term: Christmas Spirit.
- Trick or Trap – It’s Halloween and that means time for trick-or-treating. And scary parties. But this year things are taking a turn for the terrifying. Scott and Amanda throw a bash at an old haunted house. There won’t be any treats, only traps for a few bullies that are always bugging them at school. What could possibly go wrong? How about a haunted house with a mind of its own that would rather play its own tricks and set its own traps…
- The Haunter – Sammy Baker is a quiet kid who wishes he wasn’t so shy and timid. On Halloween night, he follows his friends to the Marple House, an abandoned mansion on the other side of town. Just past midnight, he feels a cold tingle at the back of his neck. Soon, his whole head feels like a block of ice. He’s about to scream-but the cold feeling vanishes. Sammy doesn’t realize that he has just met The Haunter, and that his nightmares are only just beginning.
XI. Goosebumps SlappyWorld (2017-present)
A series focused on Slappy the Dummy, who is telling his own “twisted tales” and “scary stories”.
- Slappy Birthday to You – The evil dummy comes to life to tell his own twisted tales and scary stories!
- Attack of the Jack – Devin and his sister Violet are visiting their Uncle Jack for the summer. He lives in an old house by the seashore. Exploring a back room, Devin and Violet discover a locked trunk. A pirate’s chest. But they manage to get it open and find a box that plays an odd unpleasant song. Up pops a very ugly, mean-looking puppet, an old pirate with a dirty red bandana. “Thanks for letting Sailor Jack out!” he rasps, bouncing on his spring. Devin and Violet now face new and troubling questions: Will Jack return them to their uncle? Just how much is a pirate’s promise worth?
- I Am Slappy’s Evil Twin – Luke Harrison’s dad makes horror movies. It’s very fun to be around such scary stuff-especially when you have your own monster museum at home. But when two ventriloquist dummies join the collection, things get real creepy. Slappy and Snappy can walk and talk on their own. They have a plan to make everyone’s lives miserable. Will Luke be able to stop this terrible twin twosome?
- Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo – Robby and his sister Karla beg their parents to take them to a big carnival that has opened on the other side of town. Inside a large penned-in area, they see a dejected-looking boy about their age sitting on the grass. A sign on the tall metal fence reads: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WEIRDO. The kids are reluctant to disobey the sign, but the boy seems really nice. Karla hands him her cone through the fence. And then, he transforms into a raging, hairy beast.
- Escape from Shudder Mansion – Everyone in class needs to do a documentary video about an adventure, something exciting that they experienced. Mrs. Stermon to six kids a brochure about a scary old house on the edge of town, called Shudder Mansion. “If you six kids and your parents can stay there overnight, you’ll all get A’s,” says the teacher. “I’ll even give you extra credit.” Just how scary is Shudder Mansion?
- The Ghost of Slappy – Slappy’s back as a ghost! And this time, the only thing you’ll play is hide-and-go-shriek!
- It’s Alive! It’s Alive! – Livvy and Jayden are the stars of their school’s robotics team. Livvy is especially enthusiastic because her own mother works in a robotics lab and experiments with Artificial Intelligence. To impress her mom, Livvy and Jayden build a robot, named “Francine.” Desperate to win, Livvy and Jayden “borrow” an Artificial Intelligence module. But Francine has too much brain power. She’s alive! And using this newly gained brain power to dream up a deadly contest!
- The Dummy Meets the Mummy – After being put back to sleep and abandoned in an old museum, Slappy is brought to life by a girl on a school trip. Out for revenge, Slappy uses his powers to raise an army of creatures from the exhibits. But when the museum closes, Slappy and his new friends are locked inside with Arragatis, an ancient mummy with his own plan for revenge. It’s dummy versus mummy!
- Revenge of the Invisible Boy! – Magic Club is supposed to be fun for Frankie Miller and his friends. But that pest, Ari Goodwyn is always ruining everyone’s tricks. After a really embarrassing fail, Frankie wants revenge. When the legendary magician, Mystical Marvin, comes to town to perform his daring stunts, Frankie sees an opportunity to get even with Ari. There’s only one problem: everything goes wrong.
- Diary of a Dummy – Zoey and Billy Traister find an abandoned ventriloquist dummy in an empty lot. As the pair tries to figure out why someone would throw out a perfectly good dummy, they accidentally bring Slappy to life…
- They Call Me the Night Howler – Slappy does his scariest thing yet! (More details coming soon)
- My Friend Slappy – Barton Suggs may be the class brain at school, but thanks to bullies Travis and Kenny, he’s known as “Sluggs.” And no one but Lizzie Hellman wants to be friends with him. After Barton’s dad brings him Slappy, he brings it to school for a presentation. Chaos erupts as Slappy comes to life and wreaks havoc on Barton’s classmates. But Barton is thrilled! And Slappy soon becomes his new best friend. But when Slappy gets jealous of Lizzie, his evil plans go too far. Barton and Lizzie will have to destroy Slappy before he destroys the whole school!