Friday, February 5, 2016

If You Like Geronimo Stilton ...

My students are sharing book reviews with each other again, but this semester we are trying out a different format. Rather than a straight-forward book report, I asked them to think about two books that they liked, one they thought many people in the class might have read and another that would appeal to a reader of the first book.

This "If you like ... read this next ..." format was inspired by the We Need Diverse Books summer reading series. They used the format to encourage people to find and read diverse books, so all of their "read this next" choices highlight great, diverse book choices. You can find their posts here on their Tumblr page.

This was the example recommendation that I presented. Many of my third graders are obsessed with Geronimo Stilton, but many of them have not read some of the "older" book series in the classroom. (Read a student's review of Geronimo Stilton here.)

If You Like Geronimo Stilton ...

If you like the Geronimo Stilton books, you should read the Bunnicula series by James Howe. Both book series feature animals at the main characters, and both are funny and adventurous.

There are many books in the Bunnicula series.

There is also a second series called Tales from the House of Bunnicula. I recommend these books to anyone who likes fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor!

Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the #3rdfor3rd tab for book recommendations written by my third graders about their favorite books!


  1. That's a really cool idea for a book report. Kind of mirrors what we do blogging, right? Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

  2. What a great project idea! I bet it really got your students thinking about what makes books similar and different from each other. Thanks for sharing!


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