Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novellas by American author R.L. Stine, published by Scholastic Publishing. The stories follow child characters, who find themselves in scary situations; usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements. From 1992 to 1997, 62 books were published under the Goosebumps umbrella title.

Various spin-off series were written by Stine: Goosebumps Series 2000Give Yourself GoosebumpsTales to Give You GoosebumpsGoosebumps Triple HeaderGoosebumps HorrorLand, Goosebumps Most Wanted, and currently, Goosebumps SlappyWorld. Another series, Goosebumps Gold, was never released. Goosebumps has spawned a television series and merchandise, as well as a feature film starring Jack Black as Stine.

Since the release of its first novel, Welcome to Dead House, in July 1992, the series has sold over 350 million books worldwide in 32 languages. Individual books in the series have been listed in several bestseller lists, including the New York Times Best Seller list for children.

List of books


  • In Portugal, only the first 40 books of the original series were released. They were published in a different order.
    • There, the book The Headless Ghost was released as the 13th book of the series, being a Special Edition.