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.

Please Don't Feed the Vampire by R.L. Stine

Please Don't Feed the Vampire!: Choose to be a vampire—or not—in this scary Goosebumps adventure that's packed with more than twenty super spooky endings.

You buy something called "Vampire in a Can." At first you think it's just a goofy vampire costume with a cape, plastic fangs, and a tattoo of teeth marks. But then you find a packet in the bottom of the can labeled: DANGER-KEEP AWAY!

If you try to open the packet with your teeth, it rips in your mouth. Uh-oh. Looks like you've been transformed into a vampire—and you're really thirsty. If you decide not to open the packet, your dog sinks his teeth into it. Now your cute little poodle has become a ferocious vampire dog! Can you save your pooch before he bites off more than he can chew? The choice is yours . . .Reader beware—you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS!




"I look like a nerd, don't I? Like a complete nerd," you moan to your friend Gabe. In the mirror you see your costume and wince. "Halloween is only a few days away. I'm doomed!"

You and Gabe have been best friends for two years. Gabe has long brown hair, wire-rimmed glasses — and a way of giving advice that sometimes bugs you.

"You do look pretty stupid," Gabe admits. "Where did you get that costume, anyway?"

"It's called Vampire in a Can," you explain, holding up the cardboard can. "I bought it from Mr. Reuterly at Scary Stuff."

"I don't believe it!" Gabe slaps his forehead. "You bought a costume from the Eyeball Man? What if he took out his glass eye — right there in the store — and showed it to you?"

"He never takes out his glass eye," you answer.

"Okay, okay," Gabe says. "But your costume is still ridiculous. It's just a set of plastic fangs, a cheap little black cape, and a fake tattoo of fang marks for your neck. Isn't there anything else in the can?"

You pick it up and peer inside. "Hey, look!" you cry.