Family Virtual Book Club

For 2nd & 3rd grade readers

Join our Family Virtual Book Club for children and parents! This book selection is geared toward 2nd and 3rd graders but all are welcome to participate! Our book pick is Geronimo Stilton Vol. 1: The Discovery Of America. This is the first graphic novel from the Geronimo Stilton series. 

Geronimo Stilton Vol. 1: The Discovery Of America is available on:

Parents, we encourage you to read along with your child and discuss the book. Check out our suggested discussion questions below.

Family Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is Christopher Columbus sailing from Spain?

  2. What are the names of Christopher Columbus’s three ships?

  3. What story do the pirate cats tell the sailors to scare them?

  4. What does Thea find that makes her suspicious that the pirate cats are on the boat?

  5. What did the crew drink that tasted really bad?

  6. What does Geronimo hear in the middle of the night that lets him know who the time bandits are?

  7. Geronimo Stilton traveled in time to Spain in 1492 to help stop the pirate cats. Where would you want to time travel to? 

  8. The Speedrat time travel machine and translator earpiece are just some of the inventions created by Professor Von Volt. Can you think of an invention that would help you if you traveled to a new place and time? 

  9. What makes a graphic novel different from a regular book?

  10. Did you like the book? Why or why not? Is there anything you wish had happened differently in the story? 

Email Miss Tyne your review of Geronimo Stilton:
The Discovery Of America and we will post it below!
What did you think about the book?

Reader Book Reviews

"This was the first Geronimo Stilton book I've read and I can see why they're so popular! I liked the mix of history and adventure. The graphic novel format was fun to read and I like how Geronimo Stilton still saved the day, even though he's so clumsy. The only thing I would change is that I wish the cats weren't the bad guys -I like cats!" 

-Miss Tyne, Youth Services Librarian


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