As many horror fans, my love for the genre started back in my childhood (I’m a 90’s kid) with books and programs like Goosebumps, Tales From The Cryptkeeper, Creepy Crawlers, The X-Files etc…
I recently started a little project : I am trying to find the books that made an impression on me as a child. I am in the process of slowly but surely reconstructing my personal childhood library. Since those were among my absolute favourite books, I decided to start with the Goosebumps original series. To make things more interesting, I am solely focusing on the original editions of the series, published between 1995 and 2001. The French publication differs from the US publication as Goosebumps 2000 was integrated in the original series. The numbers are also different as well as the order of publication. For instance, the first book published in France is The Mummy’s Tomb which is Goosebumps #5.
These are the first books I found at a thrift store. They were 1€ a piece so I couldn’t resist and purchased all the ones they had on the shelf. I am not trying to find first editions as it would be way too complicated but these are all part of the publication time frame I am focusing on.
Here is a list I compiled of all the titles shown above. The list shows the French title and number as well as the original American title and number corresponding for each book.