October 22, 2013
Goosebumps Tagline Trivia Challenge
How well do you know the frightful tales of Goosebumps? The taglines for Goosebumps books can be just as spooky as the stories. Can you guess the Goosebumps book titles for the taglines below? HINT: All the taglines are from the Goosebumps Classic series.
- One picture is worth a thousand screams.
- It’s gonna be a L-O-N-G night!
- Open wide and say . . . mouthwash!
- It’s a field of screams.
- If looks could kill . . .
- Something’s waiting in the dark . . .
- No swimming. No surfing. No haunting.
- Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?
- Enter if you dare . . .
- He walks. He stalks . . .
Post your guesses in the Comments below and check your answers!
October 16, 2013
Mummies, vampires, werewolves, living dummies, oh my! No Goosebumps story is complete without a monstrous villain to terrorize the hero (and us readers!). No matter how evil these monsters are, they are what make R. L. Stine’s books so addictive. Imagine if all the Goosebumps villains from all the different Goosebumps books met up for the ultimate fright fest? Now that’s a party sure to be horror-ble!
Which Goosebumps ghoul is your favorite?
October 9, 2013
Goosebumps: Doctor Maniac Will See You Now
If you’re scared of going to the doctor, then this doc will really scare you! Dr. Maniac is one doc you’ll surely never want to visit! He’s one of the Goosebumps Most Wanted —and not for his bedside manner. Dr. Maniac is an evil genius that will leave you even sicker than when you arrived. He’s positively insane and he’s on the loose. It’s time to catch him, undead or alive!
JUST FOR INK SPLOT 26 READERS! Read an exclusive preview of the new Goosebumps Most Wanted: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now. We dare you!
October 1, 2013
Goosebumps Scary Create a Caption
He’s baaaack! The ventriloquist dummy sure to give anyone Goosebumps! Slappy, the walking, trash-talking terror, is up to his mischievous ways. What do you think he has to say in this creepy picture?
I think Slappy is saying, “Pssst. This inn has rooms . . . screaming rooms! ”
Use your imagination to create your own frightfully fantastic caption in the Comments!
—Amabel, Scholastic Media
November 20, 2012
Zoos Giving You Goosebumps?
The days following Halloween are always sort of a let-down. After spending all of that time picking out your Halloween costume, sniffing out the largest possible pillow case to haul your load of candy, and giving yourself a good fright with an overdose of scary movies, in just a few fun-filled hours it’s all over, and there are a full 364 days left until you get to do it over again next year. But just because October 31 is now behind us doesn’t mean that the scares need to stop. Fun-size candies may come and go, but you can get Goosebumps from fright-master R.L. Stine all year.
October 31, 2012
You know when you find an amazing book, and you never want it to end? How do you find another book to read after that? Our answer: Readalikes to the rescue! We hope our Readalikes will rescue you from the what-to-read-next question, and help you find lots of new amazing books.
Today’s Readalikes are for the Goosebumps series. Author R.L. Stine has said that Pinocchio, the story of a wooden puppet coming to life, inspired his Slappy character, and made him want to write about an evil ventriloquist dummy coming to life.
There are, like, a million books by R.L. Stine: the Goosebumps series, the HorrorLand series, the Hall of Horrors series, plus the TV shows. Once you are done with all those, try these other spooky, creepy, scary books for ages 8-11. Continue reading
October 24, 2012
Sneak Peek Goosebumps Most Wanted: Son of Slappy
We’ve got an EXCLUSIVE preview for Goosebumps fans and Ink Splot 26 readers! The second book from the Goosebumps Most Wanted series from fright master R.L. Stine is currently available for sale, BUT we’ve got a sneak peek just for YOU! The evil puppet you love to hate is back for a brand-new scare in Goosebumps Most Wanted: Son of Slappy.
Jack Stander is every parent’s dream. He doesn’t get into trouble; he always does his homework, and he never 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 as he wreaks havoc on his family and friends. Jackson will soon see that two Slappys are not better than one.
PREVIEW! Read a sample chapter of Goosebumps Most Wanted: Son of Slappy.
October 17, 2012
Goosebumps Create a Caption
He’s the evil puppet everyone loves to hate! Slappy has been scaring readers since the release Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy in 1993. With his painted-on grin and beat up bow-tie, Slappy looks like an ordinary ventriloquist dummy. But looks can be very deceiving. This trouble-making block of wood is anything but dumb! He’s a walking, talking, trash-talking terror!
Leave a Comment with your caption for this menacing Slappy pic! Click here for another Goosebumps Create a Caption.
–Amabel, Scholastic Media
October 10, 2012
Goosebumps Most Wanted New Series
Think you’re ready for Goosebumps Most Wanted, the most recent series from fright-master R.L. Stine? Well, you’d better be because the paranormal hooligans in these books are on the loose and out to get you! The creepiest, most disgusting, evil favorites from Goosebumps are all here. And they’re up to no good. Nothing is safe!
October 8, 2012
You know you’re obsessed with Goosebumps when. . .
You don’t even have to open a Goosebumps book to know that it’s going to be scary. The cover of You Can’t Scare Me creeps me out so much I don’t want to read it! You can expect a twist and turn on every page of a Goosebumps book, but if you are a real Goosebumps fan, there are certain tell-tale signs that you share with other people who live and breathe the horror-filled world of Goosebumps.
You know you’re a truly obsessed fan of Goosebumps when . . .
- you won’t buy a Halloween mask because you are afraid it won’t come off once you put it on.
- if anything strange happens during play rehearsal, you automatically blame it on the new boy in town.
- vacation to Egypt is totally out of the question; no way you’re going ANYWHERE near mummies!
- on the full moon, you look for signs that your new friend might be a werewolf.
- you won’t go near dummies or dolls because you’re afraid they’ll come to life!!!
- it seems quite possible that your boarding school is hiding aliens.
- you are SURE the plants in the backyard are talking to you.
- you know better than to mess with a cuckoo clock.
- the words “Yohhhhhhh Spirits!” send shivers up your spine.
So, are you obsessed with Goosebumps? Tell us how you recognize another Goosebumps fan in the Comments below!!!
—Elysse, STACKS Writer