SCHOLASTIC AUDIO DELIVERS THRILLS AND CHILLS WITH THE DEBUT OF THE NEWEST GOOSEBUMPS SERIES ON AUDIOBOOK


GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND™ #1-5 Hits Stores Starting August

New York, NY (July 30, 2008) -- It’s not just the roller coasters that are fear-inducing in HorrorLand – the amusement park sets the stage for the all-new spine chilling Goosebumps series – Goosebumps HorrorLand™ (www.enterhorrorland.com) -- the first new Goosebumps books in more than eight years. On the heels of the new book series launched in April by Scholastic Paperbacks, Scholastic Audio will introduce a whole new generation of kids into the amazing world of Goosebumps, one of the best selling children’s franchises of all time, through its critically acclaimed audio adaptations. Goosebumps HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy, available on audio in August, begins an original twelve-book series of surprising new adventures from bestselling author R.L. Stine. In a Goosebumps first, the new series will be a serialized adventure, and the story won’t end on the final page of book one, Revenge of the Living Dummy. Instead, the spine-tingling and funny bone-tickling adventures will continue on the Internet and in books #2-12, each of which can also stand alone. Numbers two through five in the series will be available on audio later this fall, complete with ghoulish sound effects and frightful music that truly make Goosebumps HorrorLand come alive!  The entire Goosebumps HorrorLand collection will also be available for download on Audible.com, AudibleKids.com, and iTunes.com.
 
In Goosebumps HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy, 12-year-old Britney Crosby is not a fan of her bizarre cousin Ethan, who just arrived to live with her and her family — nor is she a fan of his weird ventriloquist’s doll. Not only does Britney have to deal with her annoying cousin, she quickly finds out the dummy has a secret – and an evil plan – all his own.  As if things couldn’t get worse, Britney gets a puzzling invitation to “the scariest place on earth” for a week of free adventures. HorrorLand, however, turns out to be a literal tourist trap. Britney and her friends have to find an escape from the land of Horror before it’s too late. Goosebumps HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy is narrated by accomplished actress, Alissa Hunnicutt.
 
Another peculiar invitation arrives on the doorstep of Billy and Sheena Deep in Goosebumps HorrorLand #2: Creep from the Deep, the second audiobook in the series, releasing in September. A bloodcurdling surprise awaits the siblings when they get to HorrorLand for their free week of fun. Before their trip, however, they have to survive an outing on their uncle’s hi-tech boat.  Mystery abounds when Billy and Sheena discover an underwater ship with a 200-year-old sea captain who refuses to stay dead. Goosebumps HorrorLand #2: Creep from the Deep is read by Audie Award-winning narrator Jeff Woodman, who also narrated The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

Due out in November, Goosebumps HorrorLand #3: Monster Blood for Breakfast! (narrated by Charlie McWade) and Goosebumps HorrorLand #4: The Scream of the Haunted Mask (narrated by Kate Simses) deliver the series into the holiday season with tales sure to shock any reader. Matt Daniels tries to survive the terrifying park in Monster Blood and Carly Beth is put to the test in Haunted Mask. Goosebumps HorrorLand #5: Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz rounds out the series for the year in December when Robby creates a wicked comic strip that comes to life.  Audiobook #5 will be narrated by Marc Thompson.
 
In addition to the April launch of the Goosebumps HorrorLand book series, Scholastic introduced a dedicated Goosebumps HorrorLand web site (www.enterhorrorland.com).  With the publication of each HorrorLand book, a new section of the online theme park is unlocked.  There, users experience all the frights and thrills they’ve read about in the books.  Additionally, the Web site offers readers original material not available in the books—including a free, serialized “survival guide” to the park, bonus downloads, and more.  To date, more than 200,000 users have been horrified!
 
About the Author
R.L. Stine’s books have sold more than 400 million copies, making him one of the most popular children’s authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine is the author of many other bestselling books and series including: Fear Street, Rotten School, Most Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and his King Charles spaniel, Minnie.
 
About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media (SM), the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including feature films, television programming, videos, interactive and audio products, and web sites, and is a major developer and marketer of children's brands worldwide.

About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the Company’s Internet Site, www.scholastic.com.
 
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GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #1: REVENGE OF THE LIVING DUMMY 
    
Scholastic Audio      
Narrator: Alissa Hunnicutt     
Format: Unabridged, 2.5 hours     
Release Date: August 2008     
Trade Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-08496-3   
$9.95 U.S./$10.99 CAN      
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-08497-0
$29.95
 
GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #2: CREEP FROM THE DEEP 
    
Scholastic Audio      
Narrator: Jeff Woodman      
Format: Unabridged, 2.5 hours     
Release Date: Sept. 2008     
Trade Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-08848-0   
$9.95 U.S./$10.99 CAN      
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-08849-7
$29.95
 
GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #3: MONSTER BLOOD FOR BREAKFAST!
    
Scholastic Audio      
Narrator: Charlie McWade     
Format: Unabridged, 2.5 hours     
Release Date: Nov. 2008     
Trade Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-11152-2   
$9.95 U.S./$10.99 CAN      
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-11327-4
$29.95
 
GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #4: THE SCREAM OF THE HAUNTED MASK
    
Scholastic Audio      
Narrator: Kate Simses     
Format: Unabridged, 2.5 hours     
Release Date: Nov. 2008     
Trade Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-11153-9   
$9.95 U.S./$10.99 CAN       
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-11328-1
$29.95
 
GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #5: DR. MANIAC VS. ROBBY SCHWARTZ
    
Scholastic Audio      
Narrator: Marc Thompson    
Format: Unabridged, 2.5 hours     
Release Date: Dec. 2008     
Trade Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-11154-6   
$9.95 U.S./$10.99 CAN     
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-545-11329-8
$29.95


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