Read Any GOOD BOOKS Lately October 2016

by Ricardo Castillo


Bespeckled Bob Stine might appear like any other person that one might bump into on the street—until he reveals what he does for living.  “My job is to give kids the CREEPS!”  That might sound puzzling and even strange but not for the author of one of the world’s best-selling children’s horror series.  Ever since his first Goosebumps book was published by Scholastic in 1992, Bob Stine (or R.L. Stine as he’s better known) has been one of the most successful children’s writers in history, selling more than 350 million English language books in print and more than 50 million international copies in print in 32 languages.  So in honor of Halloween, we here at OutlooK-12 are dedicating this October’s School Library to the chilling “Goosebumps HorrorLand” series where seemingly unrelated frightening stories are all connected by a terrifying amusement park.  “Goosebumps HorrorLand” books are available in both English and Spanish and are published through Scholastic.

GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #1: REVENGE OF THE LIVING DUMMY/ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #1: LA VENGANZA DEL MUNECO VIVIENTE
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918695
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545128322

Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird—and she happens to be right.  Ethan won’t stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist’s dummy.  And the puppet has plans for Britney, too!  Next, someone will be offered a vacation at a popular "scream park."  An entire week for free?  You'd have to be a real dummy to refuse that!  But some guests aren't allowed to escape HorrorLand after just six days and seven frights.


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #2: CREEP FROM THE DEEP/
ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #2: ESPANTO MARINO
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918701
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545154086

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Billy and Sheena always expect adventure when they join their uncle, Dr. Deep, aboard his hi-tech boat.  What they don’t expect is a treasure hunt leading to a 200-year-old sea captain who refuses to stay dead!  Just when they think the tide is turning, Billy and Sheena accidentally drive into a dangerous mystery.  A chilling surprise awaits them in HorrorLand, the theme park where their worst nightmare is about to come to life. 


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #3: MONSTER BLOOD FOR BREAKFAST/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #3: SANGRE DE MONSTRUO AL DESAYUNO
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918718
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545158855

For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's also the most dangerous. That's because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: just add monster blood. As if Matt's problems weren't big and slimy enough, a surprise invitation will lead to even more trouble.  How long can Matt survive inside a terrifying theme park?  Not very long if his friends keep disappearing!


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #4: SCREAM OF THE HAUNTED MASK/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #4: EL GRITO DE LA MÁSCARA MALDITA
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918725
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545238502

What should Carly Beth be for Halloween this year?  TERRIFIED!  Late at night, an ugly green mask is mysteriously calling out to her, and ugly green masks don’t like to be ignored.  If Carly Beth survives the night, even a scary theme park might sound like a vacation.  Or maybe not! At HorrorLand, every night is Halloween.  And those monster masks? They aren’t masks. 


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #5: DR. MANIAC VS. ROBBY SCHWARTZ/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #5: EL DR. MANIACO CONTRA ROBBY SCHWARTZ
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918732
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545270717

Robby creates comic strips on his computer.  His favorite creation is Dr. Maniac, weird and wicked super villain.  Dr. Maniac isn't a real doctor, but he sure is a maniac!  And now Dr. Maniac is on the loose—in the real world!  Meanwhile, seven ordinary kids are now trapped in the popular theme park called HorrorLand.  Can Robby survive long enough to find a save them?  A hairy situation awaits in Werewolf Village. 


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #6: WHO’S YOUR MUMMY?/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #6: ¿QUIEN ES TU MOMIA? 
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918749
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545314374

Abby and Peter are staying with Uncle Jonathan in an eerie old village.  Their uncle knows a lot about Egypt, and his living room even looks like an ancient tomb.  Do other secrets lurk inside the house?  MUM’s the word!  Next, Abby and Peter will get all wrapped up in a terrifying mystery.  Slappy the Dummy and other villains have been sighted in HorrorLand theme park.  A monster named Byron might offer help—if they can find him.


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #7: MY FRIENDS CALL ME MONSTER/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #7: MIS AMIGOS ME LLAMAN MONSTRUO
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918756
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545375474

Michael Munroe is learning a few new lessons in school this week: Never trust a teacher who believes in monsters.  Don’t even think about entering her house.  And stay away from the giant egg in her attic—especially if it’s about to hatch.  What could be worse than a monster egg?  An entire theme park filled with monsters!  But that’s not the only surprise.  Soon, Michael and his friends will discover shocking new secrets about HorrorLand theme park. 


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #8: SAY CHEESE – AND DIE SCREAMING!/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #8: SONRÍE Y ¡MUÉRETE CHILLANDO! 
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918763
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545419970

A picture is worth a thousand screams—if it’s taken with an evil camera that has a nasty vision of the future.  Julie’s future doesn’t look pretty.  And neither does anyone else’s after they’re caught in her lens!  Things start looking up when Julie gets to HorrorLand.  That is, until she starts falling down—into the Tunnel of Screams.  A giant spider attack really bugs Julie and makes her suspect the park isn’t all fun. 


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #9: WELCOME TO CAMP SLITHER/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #9: BIENVENIDO AL CAMPAMENTO DE LAS SERPIENTES
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918770
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545488723

Boone and Heather are psyched for summer camp.  The legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical!  Sure, it's strange that the camp lotion makes their skin peel, but there's a good explanation, right?  Right?!  Things get even worse when Boone joins the other eleven Very Special—And Very Terrified!—Guests at HorrorLand.  There's something very wrong about a bumper car ride called the R.I.P.P.E.R. 


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #10: HELP!  WE HAVE STRANGE POWERS!/ ESCALOFRÍOS HORRORLANDIA #10: ¡AUXILIO!  ¡TENEMOS PODERES EXTRAÑOS! 
English: ISBN-13: 978-0439918787
Spanish: ISBN-13: 978-0545571975

Jillian and Jackson freak out when they suddenly can read people’s thoughts.  But the trick turns to terror when the twins are stalked by a strange scientist who wants to know exactly what’s on their minds.  Will the twins ever lead normal lives again?  Not in HorrorLand they won’t.  There are free meals, free games and free falls down the Doom Slide.  Someone’s watching their every step.  But is she friend or foe?