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—and lurk in dark waters. In The Curse of Camp Cold Lake, Sarah has found a way to get even with her mean bunkmates, but she's the one who's in for a shock. Think you're beyond all that? So did Courtney. She tells everybody how brave she is, and Eddie is tired of it. He knows there's one thing she is afraid of. The monsters at Muddy Creek. Too bad for Eddie that Courtney is right again in You Can't Scare Me.

Welcome to R.L. Stine's world. It's easy to make friends here. But they're the wrong kind of friends.

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's Goosebumps 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:

The Goosebumps series 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.

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