Robert Lawrence Stine, better known as R.L. Stine, has remained popular with at least two generations of young readers. In addition to providing truly scary novels for young people, Stine has a well-honed comedic sense that becomes apparent in his Rotten School series as well as his memoir.
Dudes, The School is Haunted
When paired for a class trip, Chipmunk gets on the bad side of the school bully, Joe Sweety. When Sweety decides it's time for payback, Chipmunk's friend Bernie Bridges comes up with a plan to stop him and save his Rotten School buddy from harm. Kids will enjoy this slightly spooky and deliciously funny edition in the Rotton School Series.
Ghouls Gone Wild (Mostly Ghostly Series)
Max doesn’t want his family to move. He doesn’t want to leave Nicky and Tara, the young ghosts who inhabit Max’s house. Cliffhanger endings keep this series going at breakneck speed.
It Came From Beneath the Sink (Goosebumps Series)
Kat and her brother are happy in their new home; that is, until they come across the evil thing that comes out from under the sink. Informal first person narrative draws readers into this spooky novel.
It Came from Ohio: My Life as a Writer
In a conversational way, the author of thriller for young readers reveals his early years and his path to becoming a writer. Black/white photographs are sprinkled throughout to present a look at this author’s life.
Piano Lessons Can Be Murder (Goosebumps Series)
At first Jerry is excited about taking piano lessons; he thinks the old piano is really neat. Then he meets his peculiar and slightly threatening music teacher, Dr. Shreek. Will Jerry come out of his lessons alive?
The Big Blueberry Barf-Off (Rotten School Series)
A message from Headmaster Upchuck to the students at Rotten School sets the tone for the first in this humorous series that is decidedly boy-friendly though sometimes appalling to adults! The adventures of popular fourth grader Bernie Bridges and his nemesis, Sherman Oaks, continue in the Great Smelling Bee (2005).
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