All-time book, from an all-time author, R.L. Stine. If this doesn't transport you right back to childhood I don't know what will. What a way to come out of the gates firing for the TV series with this powerhouse episode for season 1, episode 1.
Stine himself called "his favorite work in the franchise".
“The Haunted Mask” is a frightening Halloween story about a girl named Carly Beth. The horror begins when Carly Beth puts on the evil haunted mask, and it ends when she discovers there is nothing more powerful than the love of her family and friends.
Keep the suggestions coming. Keep them classy. No butt stuff.