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Readalikes for Geronimo Stilton

on July 2, 2014

Lost treasure of the emerald eyeGeronimo Stilton, newspaper editor and mouse adventurer, and his fearless journalist sister Thea take readers on fast-paced and humorous adventures all over Mouse Island and beyond.  If you like Geronimo Stilton, why not try…

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Humphrey books by Betty BirneyThe world according to Humphrey

Sent to live in Room 26, Humphrey, the class hamster, begins to learn a lot about humans through simple observation from his cage, in an amusing tale about a curious creature who takes full advantage of his educational opportunities. 






The Mouse and the Motorcycle series by Beverly ClearyThe mouse and the motorcycle

A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.





Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily BearnTumtum & Nutmeg : adventures beyond Nutmouse Hall

Wealthy, married mice Tumtum and Nutmeg find adventure when they secretly try to help two human siblings who live in a tumbledown cottage with their absent-minded inventor father.




Astrosaurs by Stephen ColeThe hatching horror

Teggs, an astronaut dinosaur, and his crew escort dinosaur colonists to another planet where they are threatened by oviraptors and other dangers.





Freddy adventures by Walter BrooksFreddy and the perilous adventure

A ballooning mishap sends Freddy the pig and some animal friends on a cross-country chase, on the trail of a blackmailing scheme, and into the prizefight ring.





Chet Gecko series by Bruce HaleThe chameleon wore chartreuse : from the tattered casebook of Chet Gecko, private eye

When hired by a fellow fourth-grader to find her missing brother, Chet Gecko uncovers a plot involving a Gila monster’s revenge upon the school football team.  Mystery and adventure combine for a great read.





Bunnicula series by James HoweBunnicula strikes again!

When Bunnicula the rabbit starts acting strangely, the Monroe dogs and cat renew their suspicions that he is a vampire.  This series has funny dialogue and daring-do, with a creepy twist.






Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamilloThe tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.





Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’BrienMrs. Frisby and the rats of Nimh

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.  These extraordinary rodents and their daring escape make for an edge-of-your-seat read.





Secrets at Sea by Richard PeckSecrets at sea : a novel

In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden.





Babymouse by Jennifer HolmBabymouse : queen of the world!

 An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl’s slumber party.


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