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R.L. Stine: He'll Give You Goosebumps

Get the creepy crawlies with R. L. Stine. He's a master of conjuring things that go bump in the dark. Imagine you've just moved to the town of Dark Falls where you don't know anybody.

It's easy to make friends here-- but they're the wrong kind of friends, in Welcome to Dead House. The campers at Camp Nightmoon are disappearing one by one. Do you dare go on a special hike with strange Uncle Al in Welcome to Camp Nightmare?

Fast Facts on R.L. Stine

  • Robert Lawrence Stine was born October 8, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • He started writing stories when he was nine years old. He'd type up copies for his all his friends to read.
  • His first children's book was entitled How to Be Funny. His first Goosebumps book--Welcome to Dead House--was written in 1992.
  • His horror series for children and teens have set sales records.
  • What's HIS favorite thriller? Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library has lots of R. L. Stine books and plenty of other stories for dark autumn nights. Settle down with a chiller and a mug of hot chocolate... and you might want to leave the lights on-- just in case!

Enjoy some scares online with R. L. Stine:

Articles and Databases from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Look in Biography Resource Center and Literature Resource Center for teacher-approved information sources. You will  need a CRRL card to use these sources.

The Goosebumps site has games and an online fun house. Check the book list make sure you've read every one of the books in the series!

R.L. Stine's Web Site
News about his books, creepy stories, games, puzzles and a message board where you can write to him.

Reading Rockets: A Video Interview with R.L. Stine
Check out the video, or read the transcript. Includes a short biography.