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Goosebumps Books In Order

Publication Order of Goosebumps Books

Welcome to Dead House (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stay Out of the Basement (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Blood (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say Cheese and Die! (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Get Invisible (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Living Dummy (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Cried Monster (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome to Camp Nightmare (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Next Door (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Mask (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Be Careful What You Wish For (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Piano Lessons Can Be Murder (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can't Scare Me! (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Day at HorrorLand (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why I'm Afraid of Bees (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Blood II (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Trouble (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Go Eat Worms (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Beach (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Mummy (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantom of the Auditorium (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Mutant (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Hairiest Adventure (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Night in Terror Tower (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Blood III (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Came From Beneath the Sink! (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Living Dummy II (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Barking Ghost (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror at Camp Jellyjam (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Shocker on Shock Street (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Mask II (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abominable Snowman of Pasadena (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Headless Ghost (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Got My Shrunken Head (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Living Dummy III (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Hare Day (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Egg Monsters from Mars (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beast from the East (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say Cheese and Die - Again! (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Camp (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Kill a Monster (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legend of the Lost Legend (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Jack O' Lanterns (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire Breath (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calling All Creeps! (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware, the Snowman (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Learned to Fly (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicken, Chicken (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Garden Gnomes (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Go to Sleep! (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blob That Ate Everyone (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of Camp Cold Lake (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Best Friend is Invisible (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Trouble II (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted School (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Werewolf Skin (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Live In Your Basement (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Blood IV (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Give Yourself Goosebumps Books

Escape from the Carnival of Horrors (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tick, Tock, You're Dead (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trapped in Bat Wing Hall (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night in Werewolf Woods (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Magician's Spell (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of the Creeping Coffin (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight in Screaming Armour (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diary of a Mad Mummy (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep in the Jungle of Doom (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scream of the Evil Genie (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creepy Creations of Professor Shock (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Please Don't Feed the Vampire! (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Agent Grandma (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Comic Shop of Horrors (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Beastly Babysitter (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from Camp Run-For-Your-Life (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toy Terror: Batteries Included (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twisted Tale of Tiki Island (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to the Carnival of Horrors (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zapped in Space (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost in Stinkeye Swamp (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shop Till You Drop... Dead! (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkout Time at the Dead-End Hotel (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of a Thousand Claws (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone in Snakebite Canyon (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invaders from the Big Screen (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Plant Food! (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Werewolf of Twisted Tree Lodge (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Only a Nightmare! (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Came From the Internet (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elevator to Nowhere (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hocus-Pocus Horror (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ship of Ghouls (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from Horror House (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Twister of Terror (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scary Birthday to You! (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie School (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Time (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All-Day Nightmare (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Goosebumps Series 2000 Books

Cry of the Cat (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bride of the Living Dummy (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creature Teacher (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part 1 (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part 2 (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Your Evil Twin (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge R Us (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fright Camp (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Are You Terrified Yet? (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Headless Halloween (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Juice (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to HorrorLand (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jekyll and Heidi (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scream School (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Werewolf in the Living Room (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror of the Black Ring (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Ghost Camp (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Car (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Moon Fever (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slappy's Nightmare (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Geeks Must Go! (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost in the Mirror (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition Books

Into the Jaws of Doom (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trapped in the Circus of Fear (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Night in Payne House (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of the Cave Creatures (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Body Squeezers (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trick... Or Trapped! (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weekend at Poison Lake (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Goosebumps Graphix Books

Creepy Creatures (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Trips (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scary Summer (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slappy's Tales of Horror (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Goosebumps HorrorLand Books

Revenge of the Living Dummy (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creep from the Deep (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Blood for Breakfast! (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scream of the Haunted Mask (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Friends Call Me Monster (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's Your Mummy? (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say Cheese - And Die Screaming! (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from HorrorLand (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Streets of Panic Park (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Help! We Have Strange Powers! (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome to Camp Slither (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Ghost Dog Howls (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Shop of Hamsters (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heads, You Lose! (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weirdo Halloween (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wizard of Ooze (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slappy New Year! (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror at Chiller House (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Goosebumps HorrorLand: Hall Of Horrors Books

Claws! (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Giant Everything (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Five Masks of Dr. Screem (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why I Quit Zombie School (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Scream (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Birthday Party of No Return (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Goosebumps Most Wanted Books

Planet of the Lawn Gnomes (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of Slappy (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Met My Monster (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein's Dog (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Maniac Will See You Now (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creature Teacher: The Final Exam (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Nightmare on Clown Street (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here Comes the Shaggedy (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition Books

Zombie Halloween (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 12 Screams of Christmas (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trick or Trap (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Goosebumps are a series of horror stories for children written by best selling novelist R.L. Stine, starting from 1992. The books portray various teen characters in a series of scary situations. A total of 62 books are available in the series, with several spin off novels published as well following the explosive popularity of the original books. Various Goosebumps novels have been adapted for different mediums, including video games, comic books, a popular television show and a film in 2015 starring Jack Black.

Series Overview:

The books use a combination of horror and humor to explore the world of monsters from the viewpoint of children. Their is no one central protagonist, but rather a roster of young adult and teenage characters grappling with scary situations and homicidal monsters. The stories often unfold in remote corners of the country which are isolated from the rest of the world, such as boarding schools, summer camps, vacation houses or abandoned homes. The protagonists are typically loners or newcomers who find it difficult to fit in. The stories are written in the first person, providing the reader with a running commentary of the protagonist’s thought processes, and often include twist endings. Monsters range from the mythical to the supernatural, or belonging to the genres of science and speculative fiction.

Welcome to the Dead House:

The first novel in the series follows the story of the Benson family. Their desire to move to a new home brings them to Dark Falls, a house that appears to possess an unaccountable sense of menace, characterized by a brooding atmosphere and an inexplicably dark color tone. The house appears to exist in a permanent state of gloom, making for a difficult environment for the family and its children Amanda and Josh, as well as the dog Petey. Amanda notices many strange things about the house, and the children she meets nearby all seem to have a strangely purposeful method of behavior in befriending her and her brother. A nearby cemetery provides a sinister backdrop to disturbing occurrences that take place once they move into the house. The family begins to quickly realize that all is not well, and it is revealed that those who live nearby are dead people formerly belonging to the house, and require a blood sacrifice once a year. It is for the purpose of providing the sacrifice that the Benson Family had been lured to Dark Falls. After learning the truth, Amanda and her brother must find a way to save their family from the undead and from the house, while dealing with the sinister presence of their real estate agent.

Stay Out of the Basement:

The second novel in the series follows a brother and sister duo, Margaret and Casey, as they uncover their father’s plans to create a new kind of plant and human hybrid. The two are the children of a celebrated ex botanist with an obsession with plant experimentation. Initially unaware of his level of obsession, the children are engrossed in their game one day when they observe their father in the distance. Margaret attempts to follow her father into the basement, leading him to raise a hand covered in blood and warn her to stay out of the basement.

When their mother leaves to attend to her sick sister, their father’s behavior becomes increasingly more erratic. He repeatedly warns the children to stay out of the basement and wears a cap at all times, as well eating fertilizer and filling his bed with dirt and worms. It is revealed that he had been performing experiments on himself in order to create the perfect cross between man and plant, but insists that the side effects, such as leaves growing out of his head, are nothing more than a temporary occurrence.
When their father’s behavior becomes increasingly deranged, leading to the possible murder of his boss and the continued absence of their mother, the children are forced to take matters into their own hands and venture into the basement to confront the source of the horror.

Series Discussion:

The Goosebumps series have been praised for their skillful combination of horror and comedy, with relatable protagonists and an engaging style of narration. Murder, violence and depravity very rarely occur in the series, and are believed to be one of the main reasons for their success. The series consistently portrays children overcoming great odds to defeat evil and using their wits to bring about the conclusion. The writing style is simple and unaffected, designed to be understood easily by children of all ages. Certain passages in the stories deal with occult witchcraft and other facets of dark magic that might be considered unsuitable for younger children, but the series rarely delves too deep into those subjects, and quickly returns to the problem solving nature of a crime thriller or a murder mystery.

Several spin off versions of the original series give their own unique twist to the story lines. Several short story anthologies written in the same style of horror comedy were compiled under the title of ‘Tales to Give You Goosebumps’. A similar spin off featured stories with multiple endings that were to be chosen by the reader in the make your own adventure style of narration. The reader is put in place of the protagonist and given a series of choices in the face of horror that determines the fate of the character and the ending of the novel.

Spin off stories that followed the original Goosebumps maintained the humorous tone of those first stories without minimizing the horror aspect of the narrative. Critics have praised the series for delving into the rich mythology of various countries to produce monsters that seem fresh and exciting to young readers. The series is also credited with getting an entire generation of youngsters to start reading again. The readership is split evenly between both genders, with R.L. Stine reporting that the fan letters he receives are sent by both girls and boys. The series has consistently topped favorite books lists chosen by young readers, and enjoys a huge popularity with readers of all ages to this day.

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