Today is R. L. Stine’s birthday!
Mr. Stine credits two sources for his popular books: his memory and his imagination. Since he enjoyed scary stories as a young boy, he decided he would write scary stories for children as an adult. He is quoted as saying: “My job is to give kids the CREEPS!”
Creepy, perhaps, but Mr. Stine wants everyone to enjoy his books and get a laugh from them as well as be a little frightened. And it must work since Goosebumps alone have sold more than 350 million copies! In fact, the series just celebrated 20 years! Add to that movies, a TV series, audiobooks–Mr. Stine is a popular storyteller!
So help us celebrate Mr. Stine’s birthday by picking out one of his 300 books and reading with us!
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