Frightlopedia is the kids’ guide to everything scary, from Arachnids to Zombies. It brings fresh perspective—and sometimes fresh blood—to classic topics like ghosts, witches, and zombies, while introducing readers to petrifying places and creepy creatures they never heard of before (a tarantula the size of a dinner plate anyone?). Each entry has a Fright Meter that lets readers choose if they want just a few goosebumps or a major shriek fest. Horrifying How-To entries show kids how to haunt their own house, apply perfect zombie makeup, and create an Evil Scientist lab. An extra bonus: wonderfully macabre illustrations by Stefano Tambellini.

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"A prime source of thrills and chills, equally suitable for casual browsing or quick reference.” —Booklist

“From vampires and zombies to bizarre burial practices and creepy insects, Frightlopedia has you covered if you are in the mood for learning about things that go bump (or slither or boo) in the night.”—The Bookshelf Gargoyle

Read the Frightlopedia interview with the Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine. 


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Illustrations by Stefano Tambellini

Photos: International Game Fish Association (vampire fish); Axel Fassio/Photographers Choice, RF (vampire finch); DEA/ARCHIVIO B (vampire moth).