From the author of GOOSEBUMPS and the creator of ARTHUR

The Little Shop of Monsters

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About the Book

The Little Shop of Monsters

The Little Shop of Monsters

Written by R.L. Stine
Illustrated Marc Brown

Are you are afraid of MONSTERS? Do they make you shiver and shake and shut your eyes really tight at night? Welcome to the LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS!

Do you want a SNEEZER? A TICKLER? Or one of the CREEPIEST monsters of all? Come on in and choose your favorite, if you dare (before one of them chooses YOU!).

Renowned children's book creators Marc Brown and R.L. Stine join forces for the first time - in Stine's picture book debut - with a tale that is monstrously good fun.

Also available as a downloadable audiobook performed by Jack Black!

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“Frightfully funny. Children will scream for repeated visits to The Little Shop of Monsters.’
—School Library Journal

“Readers are sure to visit this shop again and again for its fantastical creatures and its slightly sinister tone.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Stine’s direct-address text is pitched for delicious thrills and chills, while Brown’s pastel palette and over-the-top depictions of the monsters offset the terror just enough.”
—The Horn Book

“Readers looking for friendly, cuddly monsters should shop elsewhere—as Stine ominously reminds readers, ‘When you come to the Little Shop of Monsters, you don’t choose a monster... a monster chooses YOU!’
—Publishers Weekly


  • PW KidsCast: A Conversation with R.L. Stine and Marc Brown // LISTEN
  • Entertainment Weekly: Jack Black will narrate R.L. Stine & Marc Brown's picture book, "The Little Shop of Monsters" // READ MORE
  • The Guardian: RL Stine: the nice guy who gave children Goosebumps // READ MORE


The Authors



R.L. Stine is the creator of the Goosebumps series, which has sold over 400 million copies worldwide and inspired a popular television show and feature film, as well as the Fear Street series and many other spooky tales for children. He has also written dozens of joke books for kids. He lives with his family in New York City.

Visit him online at


Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the #1 children’s PBS television series Arthur. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Marc Brown’s Playtime Rhymes, If All the Animals Came Inside, Ten Tiny Toes, and Wild About Books. Marc lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard.

Visit Marc online at



Pocket Monsters

Just print, color and cut and then put in your pocket... if you dare.


Monster Mask

This monster mask is the perfect disguise for scaring monsters before they scare you!


Desktop Wallpaper

Download and decorate your computer desktop with this frightengly fun wallpaper.