Author Series: R. L. Stine

Watch as author R.L. Stine sends his congrats for the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th anniversary and tells us why he loves libraries.

New York Times bestselling author R.L. Stine has sold over 400 million books. Stine created his world-renowned “Goosebumps” series in 1992, followed by a Goosebumps TV show, which become the #1 kids' show in America for three years in a row (now seen on Netflix) and a major motion picture starring Jack Black in 2015. There are now over 130 titles in the “Goosebumps” series.

Stine has been dubbed the "Stephen King of children's literature" and is the author of hundreds of horror fiction novels, including the books in the Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room series. His books have been translated into 35 languages, making him one of the most bestselling authors in history.

R.L. Stine Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)