What is it?

A best-selling worldwide brand, based on the book series by R. L. Stine, that debuted as a monthly book series from Scholastic in 1992.

Who’s it for?

Kids ages 8–12


Goosebumps Facebook page
On Twitter: @rlstine

More Information

Books/Author Interviews
Scholastic Trade Publicity

For information on the brand, television show and consumer products:
Caitlin Friedman

“R.L. Stine rode a wave of kid popularity, partly fueled by the fledgling Internet, to become perhaps the best-selling children’s author of the 20th century.”

Stephen King
Entertainment Weekly, August 17, 2007

Press Releases

Scholastic to Publish Picture Book By Renowned Children's Book Creators R.L. Stine and Marc Brown
December 6, 2016

Scholastic Readies ‘Spook-tacular’ Licensing Program for First-Ever Goosebumps™ Movie
February 11, 2015

Fans and Families Everywhere Get Set for a Spooktacular Halloween with Goosebumps
October 6, 2014

Goosebumps™ Television Series Arrives on iTunes Across Canada, the UK and Australia
May 27, 2014

Scholastic Gets Goosebmps™ for R.L. Stine's Spooky Social Media Takeover
October 30, 2013

Netflix Announces Top Rated, Award-Winning Scholastic Television Shows now Available as Kids Go Back to School
August 15, 2013

Press Coverage

  • People Magazine interview with R.L. Stine (November 2, 2015)
  • NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook interview with R.L. Stine (October 30, 2015)
  • TIME “After 400 million books sold, R.L. Stine finally has a movie” (October 19, 2015)
  • CNN Reliable interview with R.L. Stine (October 18, 2015)
  • NPR Weekend All Things Considered interview with R.L. Stine (October 18, 2015)
  • CNN CNN’s Brian Stelter: “I was a 12-year-old ‘Goosebumps’ blogger. Now R.L. Stine and I are friends” (October 17, 2015)
  • Wall Street Journal interview with R.L. Stine (October 2, 2015)
  • Author R.L. Stine on His Summer Book Recommendations (August 3, 2012)
  • Reuters R.L. Stine Scares Boys and Girls, Just a Bit (August 2, 2012)
  • Newsweek Goosebumps Creator R.L. Stine on 20th Anniversary Series" (July 30, 2012)
  • Atlantic Wire R.L. Stine Has Been Giving Us Goosebumps for 20 Years (July 19, 2012)
  • R. L. Stine profiled in "What Scares the People Who Scare Us?" (October 31, 2011)
  • Parade Magazine "Personality Parade" feature (October 30, 2011)
  • "140 Best Twitter Feeds" includes R. L. Stine in the author category (March 28, 2011)  


Goosebumps is one of the best-selling children’s series of all-time – with more than 350 million English language books in print, plus international editions in 24 languages. A global megabrand, the Goosebumps television show airs on The Hub in the United States and is available for download on iTunes and streaming on Netflix. The official website is


In July 1992, Scholastic introduced a monthly book series by R.L. Stine called Goosebumps with Goosebumps: Welcome to the Dead House. Twenty years later, Goosebumps is now one of the best-selling children’s series of all-time—with more than 350 million English language books in print, plus an additional 50+ million international copies in print in 24 languages—selling at the phenomenal rate of four million books per month in the mid-1990s. The Goosebumps series made R.L. Stine a worldwide publishing celebrity (and Jeopardy answer), and Goosebumps was named the world's bestselling book series of all time in the 2003 Guinness Book of World Records. Check out this interview with R.L. Stine.


Goosebumps HorrorLand Audiobooks #1–#12 are available in stores, on Playaway, and for download at iTunes,, and in libraries at


The Goosebumps HorrorLand video game is available for Nintendo Wii™ & DS™ as well as Playstation®


The award-winning television series, which told the spookily outrageous and funny tales of ordinary kids who find themselves in extraordinary and scary situations, originally aired on Fox Kids and now airs on The Hub TV network in the United States; the show is also available on Netflix and iTunes. The television series has won numerous awards.

DVD/Home Video

DVDs of the award winning television series are available from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Feature Film

Goosebumps, a feature film starring Jack Black, based on the book series by R.L. Stine, was released in theaters on October 16, 2015, and opened at #1 at the box office.


Video Game Trailer 16 MB .mov
Television Commercials for DVD/Home Video 10 MB .mov
Audio Clip from Goosebumps HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy 5 MB .mp3

Image Downloads

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25th Anniversary Logo (drip)

25th Anniversary Logo (splat)

Color logo

Splatter logo


Goosebumps: Beneath the Sink

Goosebumps: Living Dummy

Goosebumps: Say Cheese

Book Covers

25th Anniversary Commemorative Tin

Mary McScary

Mary McScary
Publication Date: September 2017

Goosebumps Most Wanted

Goosebumps Most Wanted: The Haunter (Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #4)
Publication Date: June 28, 2016

Goosebumps Most Wanted: Lizard of Oz (Goosebumps: Most Wanted #10)
Publication Date: September 27, 2016

Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes

Goosebumps Most Wanted #2: Son of Slappy

Goosebumps SlappyWorld

Goosebumps SlappyWorld #1: Slappy Birthday to You
Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Goosebumps SlappyWorld #2: Attack of the Jack
Publication Date: June 27, 2017

Goosebumps HorrorLand

Goosebumps HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy

Goosebumps HorrorLand #2: Creep from the Deep

Goosebumps Classics

Classic Goosebumps: A Shocker on Shock Street

Classic Goosebumps: Let's Get Invisible!

Classic Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy 2

Classic Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy 3

Classic Goosebumps: The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena

Classic Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone

Classic Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door

Classic Goosebumps: The Haunted Car

Classic Goosebumps: Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls

Classic Goosebumps: Please Don't Feed the Vampire!

Goosebumps General

It Came from Ohio!: My Life as a Writer, an autobiography

Video Game Cover

Video Game
Available for the Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Playstation®2

Author PHOTO

Author R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine. Photo credit: Dan Nelken

Archived Press Releases

Trick or Read! Scholastic Celebrates Twenty Terrifically Terrifying Years of Goosebumps & the Safe Scare
October 1, 2012

Trick or Tweet! Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine Takes Over Scholastic’s Social Media for Halloween Frightfest! 
October 19, 2011

Scholastic Media Announces Terrifically Terrifying "Goosebumps" Campaign This Halloween 
September 28, 2011

Try Not To Scream As Two Thrilling All-New Goosebumps® Adventures, Attack of the Mutant & Ghost Beach, Arrive On DVD September 13
August 11, 2011

Scholastic Media Announces Spookily Spectacular Media and Marketing Campaign for "Goosebumps" This Halloween 
September 27, 2010

Scholastic Media Announces Eerily Extensive Media and Marketing Campaign for GOOSEBUMPS This Halloween
October 12, 2009