EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Give Your Kids Goosebumps on Halloween! #scholastic #Halloweengifts

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Give Your Kids Goosebumps on Halloween! #scholastic #Halloweengifts


Halloween is less than two weeks away! We go all out for this holiday, complete with house decorations, themed food (dinner includes 'zombie fingers') and Halloween gifts. With so many happy memories of trick-or-treating with friends growing up, we fully support carrying on the tradition. However, as parents, I bet we're not alone in saying that we're less than thrilled with the pounds of candy that the kids collect by the end of the night. This is where our Halloween gifts come in! We do let the kids choose a few special pieces of candy to celebrate the night with (after it's thoroughly checked, of course), but each year we like to find something special that doesn't include a candy-high and over-sugared teeth. After talking with other parents, it seems that this idea is becoming a lot more popular. This year we chose a few books from the Goosebumps Most Wanted series by R.L. Stine. 

Below are the Spooktacular titles we're giving this year! Each story is recommended for kids ages 8-12. Of course, we recommend parental judgement to decide if kids on the younger end of this range can handle the spookiness.


Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #3: Trick or Trap
This story sets itself up for a creepy time when Scott and Amanda decide to throw a Halloween party at an old haunted house. Instead of treats, they plan traps for the bullies that always pick on them at school. Things take a turn when the house decides to play its own tricks and set its own traps! 


Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #4: The Haunter
Bravery is a must on Halloween. Sammy Baker wants to prove his bravery to his friends. This leads to an adventure in a haunted mansion, a ghostly body invasion and some pretty serious mind control. Sammy soon realizes that the Haunter's goal is to turn him into a ghost, too! 


Goosebumps Most Wanted #10: Lizard of Oz
First off, we love that the main character in this book is a girl. Kate's parents give her permission to order a copy-cat lizard from a pop-up ad she found on the computer. The lizard is shipped from Australia and arrives in a peculiar form...an egg! The instructions are clear: 'You MUST let the egg hatch by itself. Do NOT hurry it and do NOT open the egg early-no matter how much noise it makes...'

Interested in giving Goosebumps books for Halloween, too? You can choose from a great lot of them through the Scholastic website here.


Wishing everyone a safe Halloween filled with more more treats than tricks. Don't forget to check all of the candy thoroughly before letting the kids dive in!


Disclaimer: As always, our reviews are our own honest opinions and may differ from yours.

10 comments:

  1. My children loved this series.We enjoyed the stories.I would recommend this series.

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    1. It's definitely a series that has stood the test of time! It as a big deal when I was little, too!

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  2. I've heard so many great reviews of this series, I still haven't had the chance to read any.

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  3. Thank-you, Thank-you! My children read them in the nineties and my granddaughter loves them now. I do not read much and if I do I've most likely had someone hand me a book and say you must read this therefore, I do not hear when new Goosebumps books come out. I advertised for the last movie so I grabbed the book. I wouldn't have found these and I would have been heartbroken when she told me other kids had read then, not her.

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    1. So glad that we were able to help! And how cool that you advertised for the last movie! The Goosebumps books are a big deal with the all the kids in our family right now, too. (With the exception of the little ones, but I'm sure they'll get there eventually.) :)

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  4. An excellent series of books that my sons loved when they were young! I am glad they're still around; they're wonderfully entertaining and really grasp the attention of young readers!

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  5. It's funny - my 8 year old son loves these books but my 10 year old daughter says they're too scary, so definitely use your judgement! Love to see a book series that is fun and he enjoys.

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    1. I know exactly what you're saying. It's funny how age doesn't really determine appropriateness, sometimes!

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  6. As an avid reader--you know I love this idea!! Back in the dark ages I would have loved getting a book or 12 for Halloween--ALONG with all the candy we used to accumulate back then!! I still think my Mom used to hide some of it--then GULP--throw it away before I found the hiding spot!!

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    1. Ha, very familiar with the candy disappearing trick. We definitely didn't end up eating the amount of candy we actually brought home. I'm sure the books are going to be well-received by the kids, too!

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