Tales to Give You Goosebumps is the first book in the Goosebumps series of the same name. It was first published in 1994, and was originally sold with a Goosebumps book light.

Four of the ten short stories in the book were adapted for television. Those stories being "The House of No Return", "Teacher's Pet", "Strained Peas", and "Click".


Reader Beware-- You're In For Ten Scares!

From an evil baby sister, to a remote control that can control more than just the television set, to a teacher who's obsessed with snakes, to a cute, cuddly, teddy bear gone bad, here are ten creepy, spooky stores guaranteed to give you Goosebumps all night long!

Featured stories

  • "The House of No Return" - Three children dare a new boy into entering a house where a couple had died upon losing their baby daughter.
  • "Teacher's Pet" - Two friends get a new teacher who has an interest in snakes.
  • "Strained Peas" - A boy receives a baby sister that is not what it seems.
  • "Strangers in the Woods" - While staying with her great-aunt, a girl notices some unusual stuff happening.
  • "Good Friends" - Two friends plan to scare the sister of one of them with a prank.
  • "How I Won My Bat" - A boy gains a magical baseball bat.
  • "Mr. Teddy" - A young girl discovers that her new teddy bear is alive.
  • "Click" - A boy gets a remote control that controls everything around him.
  • "Broken Dolls" - A girl with dolls discover that her young brother is acting strangely.
  • "A Vampire in the Neighborhood" - A group of middle school students think the new girl at school is a vampire.

Reprints and rereleases

Book Release date Type Media

1997 reprint

1997 Standalone Paperback

30 Tales to Give You Goosebumps

30 Tales to Give You Goosebumps
April 2004 Collection Hardcover / paperback

International releases