When you were a kid, the Goosebumps books were a critical part of any trip to the Scholastic book fair, whether you adored the books or got goosebumps by just looking at the iconic covers. If you’re looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane, or to pass on this iconic ’90s trend, this is the perfect list for you. Keep reading to find all of the Goosebumps books in order.
What is Goosebumps All About?
The first Goosebumps book was released in 1992 and the series quickly became a global hit. It is a children’s horror series written by R.L. Stine that has become symbolic for most childhoods.
The books see children placed in terrifying situations in which they have to overcome a frightening monster. Most of the original Goosebumps books can be read as standalones as they have self-contained plots. However, the exception to this is when a book has a direct sequel.
The original series had 62 books, but Stine has continued writing many Goosebumps spin-offs, including a new series: Goosebumps SlappyWorld.
Two new installments are expected in the Goosebumps SlappyWorld series in 2022. Slappy in Dreamland, the sixteenth book in the series, is expected be published on March 1, and the seventeenth book in the series, Haunting with the Stars, is expected to be published June 28.
Collectively, Stine has sold more than 400 million books and his books have been translated into 35 languages. Stine’s favorite Goosebumps book is The Haunted Mask, and all of the books that feature Slappy, the evil dummy.
Is There a Goosebumps TV Series?
Yes, the Goosebumps TV show premiered in 1995 and has four seasons. It was a live-action adaptation and featured stars such as R.L. Stine himself, Caterina Scorsone, and Hayden Christensen. You can now watch all of the seasons on Netflix.
Also, a movie adaptation was made in 2015. It stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine and Dylan Minnette as his teenage neighbor. It features 40 monsters and, of course, Slappy from the Goosebumps books.
Goosebumps Books In Order
If you’re a fan of the Goosebumps books written by R.L. Stine, then this is the perfect checklist for you. The series has expanded rapidly during the last 30 years to encompass so much more than just the original 62 books. Here is a list of all the Goosebumps books in order from the first book to the new anticipated releases.
Upcoming Goosebumps Book Releases
The Original Goosebumps Books in Order
- Welcome to Dead House (1992)
- Stay Out of the Basement (1992)
- Monster Blood (1992)
- Say Cheese and Die! (1992)
- The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1992)
- Let’s Get Invisible! (1992)
- Night of the Living Dummy (1993)
- The Girl Who Cried Monster (1993)
- Welcome to Camp Nightmare (1993)
- The Ghost Next Door (1993)
- The Haunted Mask (1993)
- Be Careful What You Wish For… (1993)
- Piano Lessons Can Be Murder (1993)
- The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (1993)
- You Can’t Scare Me! (1993)
- One Day at Horrorland (1994)
- Why I’m Afraid of Bees (1994)
- Monster Blood II (1994)
- Deep Trouble (1994)
- The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (1994)
- Go Eat Worms! (1994)
- Ghost Beach (1994)
- Return of the Mummy (1994)
- Phantom of the Auditorium (1994)
- Attack of the Mutant (1994)
- My Hairiest Adventure (1994)
- A Night in Terror Tower (1994)
- The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (1995)
- Monster Blood III (1995)
- It Came from Beneath the Sink! (1995)
- Night of the Living Dummy II (1995)
- The Barking Ghost (1995)
- The Horror at Camp Jellyjam (1995)
- Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes (1995)
- A Shocker on Shock Street (1995)
- The Haunted Mask II (1995)
- The Headless Ghost (1995)
- The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena (1995)
- How I Got My Shrunken Head (1995)
- Night of the Living Dummy III (1996)
- Bad Hare Day (1996)
- Egg Monsters from Mars (1996)
- The Beast from the East (1996)
- Say Cheese and Die – Again! (1996)
- Ghost Camp (1996)
- How to Kill a Monster (1996)
- Legend of the Lost Legend (1996)
- Attack of the Jack-O’-Lanterns (1996)
- Vampire Breath (1996)
- Calling All Creeps! (1996)
- Beware, the Snowman (1997)
- How I Learned to Fly (1997)
- Chicken Chicken (1997)
- Don’t Go To Sleep! (1997)
- The Blob That Ate Everyone (1997)
- The Curse of Camp Cold Lake (1997)
- My Best Friend is Invisible (1997)
- Deep Trouble II (1997)
- The Haunted School (1997)
- Werewolf Skin (1997)
- I Live in Your Basement! (1997)
- Monster Blood IV (1997)
Give Yourself Goosebumps Series
- Escape from the Carnival of Horrors (1991)
- Tick Tock, You’re Dead! (1991)
- Trapped in Bat Wing Hall (1991)
- The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek (1991)
- Night in Werewolf Woods (1991)
- Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter (1991)
- Under the Magician’s Spell (1991)
- The Curse of the Creeping Coffin (1991)
- The Knight in Screaming Armor (1991)
- Diary of a Mad Mummy (1991)
- Deep in the Jungle of Doom (1996)
- Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum (1997)
- Scream of the Evil Genie (1997)
- The Creepy Creations of Professor Shock (1997)
- Please Don’t Feed the Vampire! (1997)
- Secret Agent Grandma (1997)
- Little Comic Shop of Horrors (1997)
- Attack of the Beastly Baby-Sitter (1997)
- Escape from Camp Run-For-Your-Life (1997)
- Toy Terror: Batteries Included (1997)
- The Twisted Tale of Tiki Island (1997)
- Return to the Carnival of Horrors (1997)
- Zapped in Space (1997)
- Lost in Stinkeye Swamp (1997)
- Shop Till You Drop … Dead! (1998)
- Alone in Snakebite Canyon (1998)
- Checkout Time at the Dead-End Hotel (1998)
- Night of a Thousand Claws (1998)
- Invaders from the Big Screen (1998)
- You’re Plant Food! (1998)
- The Werewolf of Twisted Tree Lodge (1998)
- It’s Only a Nightmare! (1998)
- It Came from the Internet (1999)
- Elevator to Nowhere (1999)
- Hocus-Pocus Horror (1999)
- Ship of Ghouls (1999)
- Escape from Horror House (1999)
- Into the Twister of Terror (1999)
- Scary Birthday to You! (1999)
- Zombie School (1999)
- Danger Time (2000)
- All-Day Nightmare (2000)
Give Yourself Goosebumps: Special Edition Books
- Into the Jaws of Doom (1998)
- Return to Terror Tower (1998)
- Trapped in the Circus of Fear (1998)
- One Night in Payne House (1998)
- The Curse of the Cave Creatures (1999)
- Revenge of the Body Squeezers (1999)
- Trick Or…Trapped! (1999)
- Weekend at Poison Lake (1999)
Goosebumps 2000 Series
- Cry of the Cat (1997)
- Bride of the Living Dummy (1998)
- Creature Teacher (1998)
- Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part 1 (1998)
- Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part 2 (1998)
- I Am Your Evil Twin (1998)
- Revenge R Us (1998)
- Fright Camp (1998)
- Are You Terrified Yet? (1998)
- Headless Halloween (1998)
- Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls (1998)
- Brain Juice (1998)
- Return to Horrorland (1999)
- Jekyll and Heidi (1999)
- Scream School (1999)
- The Mummy Walks (1999)
- The Werewolf in the Living Room (1999)
- The Horror of the Black Ring (1999)
- Return to Ghost Camp (1999)
- Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid! (1999)
- The Haunted Car (1999)
- Full Moon Fever (1999)
- Slappy’s Nightmare (1999)
- Earth Geeks Must Go! (1999)
- Ghost in the Mirror (2000)
Goosebumps Graphix Books
Goosebumps HorrorLand (First Arc) Books
- Revenge of the Living Dummy (2008)
- Creep from the Deep (2008)
- Monster Blood For Breakfast! (2008)
- The Scream of the Haunted Mask (2008)
- Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz (2008)
- Who’s Your Mummy? (2009)
- My Friends Call Me Monster (2009)
- Say Cheese – And Die Screaming! (2009)
- Welcome To Camp Slither (2009)
- Help! We Have Strange Powers! (2009)
- Escape From Horrorland (2009)
- The Streets of Panic Park (2009)
- Welcome to HorrorLand: A Survivor Guide (2009)
Goosebumps HorrorLand (Second Arc) Books
- When The Ghost Dog Howls (2010)
- Little Shop of Hamsters (2010)
- Heads, You Lose! (2010)
- Weirdo Halloween (2010)
- The Wizard Of Ooze (2010)
- Slappy New Year! (2010)
- The Horror at Chiller House (2011)
Goosebumps Most Wanted Series
- Planet of the Lawn Gnomes (2012)
- Son of Slappy (2013)
- How I Met My Monster (2013)
- Frankenstein’s Dog (2013)
- Dr. Maniac Will See You Now (2013)
- Creature Teacher: The Final Exam (2014)
- A Nightmare on Clown Street (2015)
- Night of the Puppet People (2015)
- Here Comes the Shaggedy (2016)
- Lizard of Oz (2016)
Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition Books
Goosebumps Special Edition Collections
- Tales to Give You Goosebumps (1994)
- More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (1995)
- Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (1996)
- Still More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (1996)
- More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (1997)
- Triple Header Book 1: Three Shocking Tales of Terror (1997)
- Triple Header Book 2: Three Shocking Tales of Terror (1998)
Goosebumps SlappyWorld Series
- Slappy Birthday to You (2017)
- Attack of the Jack (2017)
- I Am Slappy’s Evil Twin (2017)
- Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo (2018)
- Escape From Shudder Mansion (2018)
- The Ghost of Slappy (2018)
- It’s Alive! It’s Alive! (2019)
- The Dummy Meets the Mummy! (2019)
- Revenge of the Invisible Boy (2019)
- Diary of a Dummy (2020)
- They Call Me the Night Howler! (2020)
- My Friend Slappy (2020)
- Monster Blood Is Back (2021)
- Fifth-Grade Zombies (2021)
- Judy and the Beast (2021)
- Slappy in Dreamland (2022)
- Haunting with the Stars (Expected: June 28, 2022)
- Night of the Squawker (Expected: April 4, 2023)
- Friiight Night (Expected: July 4, 2023)
Goosebumps Special Books
- Scaredy Caps Special (1995)
Goosebumps The Movie Books
- Goosebumps Movie Novel (2015)
- Goosebumps The Movie 2 (2018)
Goosebumps: Hall Of Horrors Books
- Claws! (2011)
- Night of the Giant Everything (2011)
- The Five Masks of Dr. Screem (2011)
- Why I Quit Zombie School (2011)
- Don’t Scream! (2012)
- The Birthday Party of No Return! (2012)
- The Girl Who Cried Monster (1996)
- The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (1996)
- Welcome to Camp Nightmare (1996)
- Return of the Mummy (1996)
- Night of the Living Dummy II (1996)
- The Headless Ghost (1996)
- My Hairiest Adventure (1996)
- Be Careful What You Wish For (1997)
- Go Eat Worms! (1997)
- Bad Hare Day (1997)
- Let’s Get Invisible! (1997)
- Attack of the Mutant (1997)
- Ghost Beach (1997)
- You Can’t Scare Me (1997)
- Monster Blood (1997)
- Attack of the Jack-O’-Lanterns (1997)
- Calling All Creeps! (1997)
- Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes (1998)
Summary of Goosebumps Books in Order
If you’re looking to reread the Goosebumps series, or pass on a tradition from your childhood, here are the summaries to the first 15 original Goosebumps books in order.
1. Welcome to Dead House
Amanda and Josh think the old house they have just moved into is weird, spooky, and possibly haunted. And the town of Dark Falls is pretty strange, too.
But their parents don’t believe them. You’ll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends.
So Amanda and Josh do. But these creepy new friends are not exactly what their parents had in mind. Because they want to be friends…forever.
2. Stay Out of the Basement
Dr. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. There is nothing to worry about and it’s harmless, he says. But Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father.
Especially when they…meet…some of the plants he is growing down there. Then they notice that their father is developing plant like tendencies. In fact, he is becoming distinctly weedy-and seedy.
Is it just part of Dr. Brewer’s “harmless” experiment? Or does Dad have more than just a green thumb…?
3. Monster Blood
Evan visits an eerie old toy store and buys a dusty can of Monster Blood. But then he notices something weird about the slimy green ooze. It keeps growing, and growing, and growing.
And all that growing has given the Monster Blood a monstrous appetite.
4. Say Cheese and Die!
Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out…different.
When Greg takes a picture of his father’s brand-new car, it’s wrecked in the photo. And then his dad crashes the car.
It’s like the camera can tell the future – or worse. Maybe it makes the future!
5. The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb
Gabe just got lost in a pyramid. One minute, his crazy cousin Sari was right ahead of him in the pyramid tunnel. The next minute, she’d disappeared.
But Gabe isn’t alone. Someone else is in the pyramid, too.
Someone. Or some thing.
Gabe doesn’t believe in the curse of the mummy’s tomb. But that doesn’t mean that the curse isn’t real. Does it?
6. Let’s Get Invisible!
On Max’s birthday, he finds a kind of magic mirror in the attic. It can make make him become invisible. So Max and his friends start playing “now you see me, now you don’t.”
Until Max realizes that he’s losing control. He’s staying invisible a little too long and having a harder and harder time coming back. Getting invisible is turning into a very dangerous game.
The next time Max gets invisible, will it be…forever?
7. Night of the Living Dummy
When twins Lindy and Kris find a ventriloquist’s dummy in a Dumpster, Lindy decides to “rescue” it, and she names it Slappy.
But Kris is green with envy. It’s not fair. Why does Lindy get to have all the fun and all the attention?
Kris decides to get a dummy of her own. She’ll show Lindy. Then weird, nasty, evil things begin to happen.
It can’t be the dummy causing all the trouble, Can it?
8. The Girl Who Cried Monster
Lucy likes to tell monster stories. She’s told so many that her friends and family are sick of it. Then one day, Lucy discovers a real, live monster: The librarian in charge of the summer reading program.
But too bad Lucy’s told so many monster tall tales. Too bad no on believes a word she says. And too bad the monster knows who she is…and is coming after her next.
9. Welcome to Camp Nightmare
Billy thinks that life at camp is a bit creepy, but when other campers start to disappear and his parents do not answer his letters, Camp Nightmoon becomes Camp Nightmare.
10. The Ghost Next Door
Hannah Fairchild is startled to wake up from a horrific nightmare to find that the empty house next door has suddenly been sold, as if overnight, and the son of the family somehow has the ability to survive a series of near-fatal accidents. The more she investigates, Hannah discovers to her shock that the new neighbours might be ghosts.
Final Thoughts on Goosebumps Books in Order
As mentioned, reading the Goosebumps books in order is a shared memory of so many people’s childhood. Did you recognize many of the titles on this list? Let us know your thoughts on the Goosebumps books in order in the comments below.
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