I was introduced to this series a couple of years back when I was looking for books for Aristotle. I confess that I spurned the series because I felt it a literary inferior to my son’s reading capabilities. How would I know that in a couple of years I would be buying this series for my younger son? I’ve humbly climbed down from my literary high-horse and adopted Neil Gaiman’s philosophy – as long as it gets the kids reading and loving it, it’s a good book. By that definition, Geronimo Stilton is a great book because it’s got the kids hooked. Even Aristotle couldn’t resist reading his brother’s books and is starting to pester me for more…
About Geronimo Stilton
Born in New Mouse City, Mouse Island, Geronimo Stilton has been the editor and publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette, New Mouse City’s most widely read daily newspaper, for the past 20 years. He is the author of more than 40 adventure novels, and the recipient of several awards – the Ratitzer Prize for his books The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid and The Search for Sunken Treasure, the Andersen 2000 Prize for Personality of the Year, and the 2002 eBook Award. In his spare time, Mr. Stilton collects antique cheese rinds and plays golf. He also enjoys telling stories to his nephew Benjamin.
This is a series about a mouse – Geronimo Stilton – who enjoys a good adventure and is a writer for The Rodent’s Gazette. His books are all about his amazing adventures that not only captivate the kids, but will teach them a thing or two about the world around them.
There are three main series of books:
- Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels – these are effectively just comic books
- Geronimo Stilton Chapter Books – these are the ones that Hercules is into
- Thea Stilton Series – which I figure is targeting the girl readers
There are also other minor series:
- Special Edition Books
- Creepella von Cacklefur Books
- Cavemice Books
- Thea Stilton is also starting her own series of Graphic Novels
The chapter books are written with lots of coloured pictures and different fonts in different colours. Check out the preview on Amazon to see how it reads. It’s also easy reading so it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to transition your child from picture books to chapter books.
The recommended age group for the Geronimo Stilton chapter books is 7-10 and the books are available on Amazon for $5.71 each.