Do you have children who like a good scare? During the spooky month of October we celebrate a mysterious author’s birthday: R.L. Stine. Stine is best known for his spine-chilling children’s book series: Goosebumps.

I can recall in sixth grade when I read Stine’s eleventh book in the series: The Haunted Mask. In this thriller, an 11-year-old girl with my own name, Carly, battles bullying and decides to stand up to her tormentors. She buys a frightening Halloween mask to scare them on Halloween night, but there’s something wrong: the mask won’t come off and is stuck to her own face! Carly grows more and more aggressive that night and must do what she can to get the mask off.

This ghostly tale is the perfect read for youngsters ages 8 to 12 who enjoy a little scare to get in the mood for Halloween. Your child might also enjoy one of over one hundred other Goosebumps stories in the series. Check them out at any library or bookstore!

Spotlight on RL Stine - Red Apple Reading