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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".

Blurb

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


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1997 Standalone Paperback

30 Tales to Give You Goosebumps


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

International releases

No. Book Country Translated title Release date Publisher
1

Tales to Give You Goosebumps


Tales to Give You Goosebumps - UK Cover

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United Kingdom

English

Tales to Give You Goosebumps October 1, 1995 Scholastic
1

Das unheimliche Buch der Schauergeschichten


Special Edition 1 - German Cover - Das unheimliche Buch der Schauergeschichten
Germany

German

The Eerie Book of Horror Stories 1996 Omnibus Verlag
1

Historias de Pesadillas


Tales to Give You Goosebumps - Spanish Cover - Historias de Pesadillas 1
Spain

Spanish

Nightmare Stories 1999 Ediciones B
16

منزل بلا عودة


Tales to Give You Goosebumps - Arabic Cover - زائر من المريخ
N/A

Arabic

The House of No Return N/A N/A
1

Kisah-Kisah Hantu


Special Edition 1 - Indonesian Cover - Kisah-Kisah Hantu
Indonesia

Indonesian

Ghost Stories N/A Gramedia Pustaka Utama
3

On ne touche pas aux tarentules! (Good Friends)


Goodfriends-french
France

French

Do not touch tarantulas! 2003 Bayard Poche
6

La Télécommande Diabolique (Click)


Click-french
France

French

The Diabolical Remote Control 2003 Bayard Poche