R.L. Stine is the creator of the bestselling Goosebumps series, which has more than 400 million copies in print worldwide and celebrated 25 years in 2017. Goosebumps is one of the bestselling children's series of all-time and inspired a popular television show, as well as a feature film starring Jack Black that opened at #1 at the box office. His other popular children's books include the series Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School, and his picture books, with Marc Brown, The Little Shop of Monsters and Mary McScary. R.L. Stine lives in New York City. You can connect with him on Twitter at @RL_Stine or Facebook: facebook.com/rlstine. For more information, visit rlstine.com and scholastic.com/goosebumps.

Lizard of Oz by R.L. Stine

Lizard of Oz: In this spinoff to the New York Times–bestselling Goosebumps series, a tween begins turning into a reptile when her parents brings home a lizard egg.

Kate Lipton's family has some strange ideas. Her dad is convinced that their family should be running a farm . . . for lizards. Who doesn't love lizards? The whole family takes a trip to Australia to find the most exciting and rare species. But what they come home with is an egg. Kate can't wait for the egg to hatch. And when it finally does, strange things start to happen. She can't help but notice certain . . . changes her body is going through. And then there's all those flies she's suddenly compelled to eat. What's happening to her? And will she survive the Lizard of Oz?




Hello, I'm R.L. Stine. I see you've found the Goosebumps office.

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever seen a real quicksand pit?

Well, guess what? You're standing in one!

Do you suddenly have a sinking feeling?

Ever hear the old expression "sink or swim"? I think you're about to do both!

Ha-ha. Don't worry. I'll get a rope and pull you out. Right after I have my lunch.

Hey, don't go anywhere, okay?

Only kidding. Here. Let me give you a hand. Come into my office.

I see you are admiring the WANTED posters on the wall. Those posters show the creepiest, crawliest, grossest Goosebumps characters of all time. They are the MOST WANTED characters from the MOST WANTED books.

That poster you are studying is of a very ugly dude, a lizard from Australia we call "The Lizard of Oz."

One bite from this toothy reptile might change your life forever. Just ask Kate Lipton. She came a little too close one day and

Well, Kate will tell you what one lizard bite can do. Once you read her story, you'll soon understand why The Lizard of Oz is MOST WANTED.