I love to read. I’ve always loved to read. As a kid and teenager, I was very content to just sit in a comfy chair and read a good book. It’s still one of the things I love doing most.
Growing up, R.L. Stine was one of my favorite authors. My favorite book of his was “The Boyfriend.” And, while his Goosebumps series didn’t come out until I was in the 9th grade, I still enjoyed them. I also enjoyed the TV show (total guilty pleasure in my early 20s).
Since the kid shares both my love for reading and all things spooky, I knew these were the books for him. Even though the recommended range for the Goosebumps book series is kids grades 5 – 7, I knew that even though the kid was only in the 4th grade he would be OK. We recently bought him his first Goosebumps books and – as I expected – he loves them.
Imagine how psyched we were to see a preview of the Goosebumps movie coming to theaters just in time for Halloween. We immediately made plans to go see it, as soon as it comes out on Oct. 16.
If you haven’t heard, Goosebumps tells the story of a teenager who teams up with the daughter of adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.
Guess who’s playing R.L. Stine? JACK BLACK! The Goosebumps movie is in theaters Oct. 16 and also stars Odeya Rush and Halston Stage.)
In preparation for the movie, I’m giving away three (3) sets of three (3) Goosebumps books!
Giveaway runs now through Oct. 15. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck!
Also, check out this reading guide. It’s so cool and a great way to engage your kids in conversations about the books. (Click on the photo to print.)
Visit the website to find out more and check out the resources for you and your kids.
Disclosure: I was provided a set of Goosebumps books, in exchange for this post. However, all opinions and nostalgic anecdotes are all mine. Post contains affiliate links.