October 31, 2012

Goosebumps Readalikes

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For more books like Goosebumps, try these other spooky, creepy, scary books for kids ages 8-11.

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 Goosebumps readalike books..

The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar
This collection of warped and hair-raising tales might make you jump out of your seat, but at least it will make you giggle too.

Deadtime Stories: Grave Secrets by Anette and Gina Cascone
When Amanda and her friends go to their pet cemetery to bury a dead squirrel, they discover the grave is already occupied…and not by a pet. See also the other books in the Deadtime Stories series.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
After his parents are killed, infant Nobody Owens grows up in the care of graveyard ghosts.

My Sister the Vampire Book #1: Switched by Sienna Mercer
When Olivia moves to a new town, she is shocked to discover that not only does she have a twin sister, but that her twin sister is a vampire. See also the other books in the My Sister the Vampire series.

Goosebumps Readalikes

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
This classic collection includes some of the most horrifying, dark, and creepy stories that have been told for generations.

Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales by Robert D. San Souci
These short and spooky stories have been gathered from all over the world just to make your spine tingle!

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline goes through a mysterious door in her new apartment that leads to another world with parents just like her own parents but. . . creepier. And she’s not quite sure she’ll be able to get back.

Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying Truth about Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More by Joshua Gee
This book includes both photographic evidence and eyewitness testimony of supernatural events. Sometimes truth is scarier than fiction.

Something Upstairs by Avi
After moving into a new house, Kenny meets the ghost of a slave boy who died in his attic almost 200 years ago.

You’re Invited to a Creepover: Truth or Dare by P.J. Night
Each book in this spooky series combines sleepovers and scary stories. We dare you to get creeped out! See also the other books in the You’re Invited to a Creepover series.

The Tanglewood Terror by Kurtis Scaletta
Eric’s hometown is being overtaken by glowing blue-green mushrooms. With Halloween approaching, Eric and his friends might not have enough time to solve the fungal mystery and save their town.

The Joy of Spooking: Fiendish Deeds by P.J. Bracegirdle
Joy lives in Spooking near a mysterious bog with a real monster in it. When the mayor of the nearby suburb called Darlington proposes building a water park over her beloved bog, Joy is determined to stop the construction and protect the monster’s habitat. See also the other books in The Joy of Spooking series.

Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
Molly and her brother are moving to a refurbished old church with their mother’s new husband and their younger stepsister, Heather. Heather is a brat, but no one wants her to get hurt by the evil ghost of a 7-year-old girl who died in a mysterious fire more than a hundred years ago. See also other books by Mary Downing Hahn.

Hope you enjoy our Readalikes!

—Emily, Scholastic Booktalker

  1. chloe

    i like goosebumps it is really scary i have got the horrorland collection i wish i could go horrorland

  2. Prakhar

    I like Goosebumps very much but i prefer to read Roald Dahl books more. Goosebumps never gives me the creeps but i still like to read them, because i want to be an author who writes both horror and funny both in a single book. Yes, some books are boring but my, some like Jekyll and Hyde were actually scary! So, i like mystery and hate those poofy books like My Hairiest Adventure, etc. but i like the ones which have a unique, good, and namely scary plot like The Streets Of Panic Park, etc. I like Slappy but i think that i am getting bored of him. You can’t do a thing a lot, you can’t eat noodles all day for a month, you will get bored and do not touch them for the rest of your life. Same thing is applied here, if you promote Slappy very much, people will begin to hate him. But the unique ideas and mysteries the Mr. R.L. Stine puts in the finales of a series are great! Just take a look at The Streets Of Panic Park and The Horror At Chiller House. And i think that the Hall Of Horrors is still incomplete.

  3. bullbrain244

    i love goosbumps and horror story and heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  4. Composing Cobra

    Hi, It’a me agian, guys. I know I just commented, but, hello. I have to be weird to not like goosebumps, but, I…I… it’s like I was born for it!!

  5. D

    i’m surprised that some people hate goosebumps! :’O but i really love it:D i say if you want a scare read goosebumps!!!!! ;D

  6. Patricia

    I read the book goosebumps books.My mom got it for me a week before Halloween.I liked.From a scale of 1-9 it would be a 6 and a half. A pretty good book

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