My daughter was a reluctant reader until she discovered Goosebumps. She would listen to me read every book we got until eventually she started reading them on her own and picking them up at the library or at the book fairs at school. Anything that will get her to read is something I am totally behind and I find that I really like them too.
Thankfully they have been around forever and there are plenty of books to keep them interested.
Here are just a few.
The evil dummy comes to life to tell his own twisted tales and scary stories."Welcome to SlappyWorld," he announces. "I want to tell you one of my favorite stories. Of course, it's a horror story! I think you'll agree it's a SCREAM!"
Slappy welcomes the reader to his world and introduces every novel in his own hilarious, menacing style. "This may be the most awesome story ever written!" he exclaims. "Mainly because it's about ME!"He introduces -- and stars in -- Slappy Birthday to You -- an all-new Slappy adventure with perhaps the most terrifying birthday party ever.
A brand-new Goosebumps arc narrated by the most iconic and evil character of the series, Slappy!Devin and his sister Violet are visiting their Uncle Jack for the summer. He lives in an old house by the seashore. Jack was a sailor and he has collected strange and fascinating items from the sea. Exploring a back room, Devin and Violet discover a locked trunk. A pirate's chest. The trunk is wrapped in old, heavy chains and locked with a huge rusted lock. But they manage to get it open.
They lift the lid slowly-and see that it's filled with antique jack-in-the-boxes. Huh? One box is hidden under the others, covered in dust. It plays an odd unpleasant song. Up pops a very ugly, mean-looking puppet, an old pirate with a dirty red bandana over his long greasy hair, scars on his cheeks, and a beard, and one eye missing. "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.
A brand-new Goosebumps arc narrated by the most iconic and evil character of the series, Slappy!
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. Real-life creepy! Slappy and Snappy can walk and talk on their own. And they can make you scream on their own. They have a plan to make everyone's lives miserable. Will Luke be able to stop this terrible twin twosome?
Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set
Reader beware--it's the original scare again!
There are so many to choose from. I am partial to Horrorland while my daughter likes the Goosebumps classics.
Once they are done reading, you can watch Goosebumps on Netflix or even throw down the Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black. We have watched it at least 15 times. It is truly great.
Head over to Scholastic to find out everything you need to know about Goosebumps, R.L. Stine, play games and there is even a Parent Guide to Goosebumps.
This comes with 5 of the best Goosebumps books ever and they come in this really cool tin. What Goosebump reader wouldn't love this?
The covers were changed a bit, they are not bumpy like they used to be and the story a little bit different to update it from the originals but the Goosebumps are still there.
These are great first horror books for kids. Not too scary, very witty and an entertaining story line too!
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