Spooky times are upon us with Halloween around the corner. Here are five books by R.L. Stine to get you in that festive time of year. These range from newer releases to classic horror books that parents grew up with! So pick a title, listen to the leaves rustling in the yard while you read one of these stories as a family…if you dare.

Mary McScary
Mary McScary loves to scare people, but nothing she thinks up seems to bother her cousin, Harry McScary–but Mary will not give up trying. A silly and fun picture book for all ages!

The Haunted Mask
A young girl purchases the most frighteningly lifelike Halloween mask and then, to her horror, discovers that she is unable to remove it from her face. The classic selection of the Goosebumps series and perfect to read with a flashlight under a blanket on Halloween!

Night of the Living Dummy
If you weren’t already afraid of dolls, Night of the Living Dummy definitely did you in. This Goosebumps book tells the story of an evil ventriloquist dummy named Slappy. This is a perfect title to reread or to read for the first time with the second Goosebumps film starring Slappy out in theaters soon.

Frankenstein’s Dog
Kat is reluctant to visit her Uncle Vic Frankenstein because of all the rumors about him. People in the small town where he lives say he’s a mad scientist like his great-grandfather, Victor Frankenstein, who created a monster that came alive and terrorized the town.

Goosebumps: Creepy Creatures
A graphic novel with a series of haunting stories including: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, and The Abdominable Snowman of Pasedena.