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Archive for January, 2013

Geronimo Stilton by …. ah, who knows for sure?

The Geronimo Stilton series is written by … well, Geronimo Stilton. Ahem, yes, well. Anyway.

Geronimo is a well rounded mouse, in more ways than one, who runs the local newspaper and is a published author. He writes books about his exploits but those aren’t the books we get to read, or are they? Hmmm. Well, Geronimo likes cheese, he likes to read, and he likes to write. Above all else Geronimo likes to live a quiet life. So what’s to write about? Seems as though Geronimo spends more time on adventures with friends and family than running the family newspaper. One of my favorite exploits is when Geronimo climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro. I sure learned a lot of new vocabulary and information about the mountain.

I have to say, these books are a lot more educational than I thought they would be since, well, ya know, they are written by a mouse.

P.S. Some of Geronimo’s friends and family also write about their exploits…gotta’ say, they are a prolific bunch!


Theodosia Throckmorton by R. L. LaFevers

Have a student interested in Egyptian history and mythology? This is a great series of books for a lover of all things Egyptian. Theodosia is a special little girl who can see ancient curses and feel the mysticism around her. Sounds like fun, right? Poor Theo spends her days in her parents ancient Egyptian museum where her mother, the Egyptologist, and her curator father work, and at times, live. She has dedicated her life to nullifying those curse before they can harm her family and friends. Sometimes this is quite humorous, other times, not so much. She has a group of crazed fans who think she is the reincarnation of a goddess, a secret society watching her every move, a street urchin pick=pocket friend, and an irksome bother of a little brother who comes home from boarding school at the wrong times. Interesting facts, the author did the footwork, and fun watching Theo get out of her predicaments, especially with her very proper English grandmother.

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