Parents' Guide to

Goosebumps Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Captivating, spooky mysteries can pack an emotional wallop.

Book R. L. Stine Mystery 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 15+
Some certain books are scary.
1 person found this helpful.
age 8+

readers beware your in for a scare

goosebumps is a good but scary book series there about 62 or more in the series depends what series it is my favourite ones in the series are little shop of hamsters, monster blood, why I’m afraid of bees, beast of the east, the 12 screams of Christmas, a night in terror tower, and the girl who cried monster some of the books in the series are scarier than others especially were wolf of fever swamp where it talks about animals being killed but since there kid books there ok for old enough readers
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (18):

These stories will captivate any reader who likes suspense, horror and fantasy. Goosebumps doesn't have much academic content or positive messaging, although the kids usually try to do the right thing while solving a mystery. But the books are creative, rich examples of how to write a captivating story. Readers who are learning to be writers can see how to hook a reader, how to pace a story, and how to have fun with the writing. The books are written the way kids this age think and speak, and have an age-appropriate amount of tension and violence -- just remember, they're designed to scare.

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