Tweens (age 10 and up) who want some scary stories to read, but whose parents don’t want anything too violent or graphic, will find R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series fills the bill. Since the series is from Scholastic, you know it’s kid-appropriate and teacher-approved. Prices shown below are current as of 3/27/16.
Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.99)
Catch the most wanted Goosebumps characters–undead or alive…
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they’re coming after you! There is no place to hide. Nothing is safe!
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.
Goosebumps Most Wanted #2: Son of Slappy (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.23)
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they’re coming after you! Catch them undead or alive!
Hello dummy! The evil puppet you hate to love is back for a brand new scare.
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. He even volunteers at the local Youth Center.
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. Jackson will soon see that two Slappy’s are not better than one!
Goosebumps Most Wanted #3: How I Met My Monster (5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.38)
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. Monroe is assigned the seat next to Noah in school and they instantly hit it off. 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!
Classic Goosebumps: Books 1-4 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $13.49)
This collection includes the full text of the following 4 Goosebumps books:
Night of the Living Dummy
The Haunted Mask
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