4 of the Scariest ‘Goosebumps’ Books Ever

4 of the Scariest ‘Goosebumps’ Books Ever

I am a huge fan of the Goosebumps books. I would borrow at least a couple at a time from my middle school’s library. Here is a list of some the scariest titles Stine has ever written.   4 – My Hairiest Adventure    Image Via R.L. Stine.com   How could you handle learning that your whole human life was a lie and that you were actually a dog all along? Move over M. Night, R.L. Stine is the real twist god.   3 – The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight    Image Via Amazon.com   Farms are already way too …

Is The ‘Harry Potter’ Series Middle-Grade or YA?

Is The ‘Harry Potter’ Series Middle-Grade or YA?

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It’s J K Rowling’s birthday, which means it’s also Harry Potter’s birthday (it’s canon!), so let’s talk about the series. Specifically, let’s tackle this ongoing debate: Is the Harry Potter series Middle-Grade or YA?   Image Via Daily Express   For those unaware, middle-grade fiction is fiction aimed at readers between the ages of eight and twelve whereas YA, or Young Adult, is fiction aimed to readers who are thirteen to eighteen. See? Simple enough.     Not so. There’s a lot more that goes into books than the ages of their readers, so we have to get specific here. …

Trident Media Group Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb: On the Fireside Lives of Bestselling Authors

Trident Media Group Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb: On the Fireside Lives of Bestselling Authors

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This article was written exclusively for Bookstr by Mark Gottlieb, literary agent at Trident Media Group. Here he discusses some of the major bestselling authors many of us have come to know and love. More importantly, he explains why we know and love these authors.   It always seemed that I was growing up with a prophecy hanging over my head. Both my parents worked in major trade book publishing, my father as a literary agent and my mother in contracts departments at various publishing houses, so it always seemed I was destined to go into book publishing. Or maybe …

‘Goosebumps!’ Isn’t the Only R.L. Stine Adaptation in the Works

‘Goosebumps!’ Isn’t the Only R.L. Stine Adaptation in the Works

Beware! R.L. Stine’s picture book The Little Shop of Monsters and his book series Rotten School are going to be adapted into some horrific animated on-screen content.   Image Via Fatherly According to the La Times, Stine had this to say: “Thanks to Yvonne Bernard, Lookout Entertainment and Splash Entertainment, ‘The Little Shop of Monsters’ will soon be open for business…And I’m looking forward to school being in session with my most rotten book series, ‘Rotten School,’ onscreen for the first time too.”   Image Via Publisher’s Weekly The Little Shop of Monsters was Stine’s first picture book. Coupled with Marc Brown’s illustrations that …