Actually, for many people a better question would be, who is Geronimo Stilton? Is he an author? A character? A mouse? Perhaps the editor of The Rodent’s Gazette? Wait, is that a real newspaper?
My nine year old, Liam, has recently discovered Geronimo Stilton books, so the question – are there any Geronimo Stilton books you can read online (for free, preferably) naturally comes up. And the answer is – well, sort of.
So far I haven’t been able to track down any source of complete Geronimo Stilton books for reading online for free, but you can preview many of them on Amazon, or download a sample to your Kindle, or Kindle app for iPhone, iPad etc. And of course, you can buy Kindle editions to read on your device.
The Geronimo Stilton website (which is in beta) now has books you can download and read in their special app – only, these aren’t for free either (which is fair enough of course), but more to the point, I couldn’t make them work in either the US or International sites. So if you can speak Italian, off you go. There are also a few pages of the latest book that you can read online at the GS website, or you can download them as JPG files, so if you just want to take a peak, then by all means have a look at those, but otherwise I’m afraid you will have to either buy the actual books (or borrow them from the library) or try a Geronimo Stilton audio book.
So who is Geronimo Stilton anyway?
Well, he is a cool mouse and the author of lots of books about his adventures. He is the brother of Thea Stilton and the editor of the (fictional) newspaper The Rodent’s Gazette. His books have been published by Italian Publisher, Edizioni Piemme, since 2000, and in English by Scholastic since 2004.
Geronimo Stilton Book List
There are dozens of Geronimo Stilton books. Wikipedia has a more complete book list, which also includes the more recent Thea Stilton books (see below).
If you haven’t read any before and you want to start at the beginning, the first ten books are:
- 1: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (February 2004)
- 2: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (February 2004)
- 3: Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House (February 2004)
- 4: I’m Too Fond of My Fur! (February 2004)
- 5: Four Mice Deep in the Jungle (March 2004)
- 6: Paws Off, Cheddarface! (April 2004)
- 7: Red Pizzas for a Blue Count (May 2004)
- 8: Attack of the Bandit Cats (June 2004)
- 9: A Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo (July 2004)
- 10: All Because of a Cup of Coffee (August 2004)
Thea Stilton Book List
- 1: Thea Stilton and the Dragon’s Code (April 2009) (only AU$5.84 for the kindle edition!)
- 2: Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire (September 2009)
- 3: Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck (March 2010)
- 4: Thea Stilton and the Secret City (June 2010)
- 5: Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris (November 2010)
- 6: Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure (March 2011)
- 7: Thea Stilton and the Star Castaways (June 2011)
- 8: Big Trouble in the Big Apple (September 2011)