Learning Fabumousely with Geronimo Stilton Academy Pawbooks

Alright! I admit it. I’m guilty! – Guilty of raising would-be hoarders. At their young age of six and seven, my two kids are now budding book collectors (it’s in their blood, you know).  They’ve already started their collections of Roald Dahl, EB White, CS Lewis, and their favorite writer to-date, Geronimo Stilton.  Oh yes! I’ve got two mouse-ter-ful readers at home.

More Geronimo Stilton books from the Scholastic Sizzling Summer Sale!

More Geronimo Stilton books from the Scholastic Sizzling Summer Sale!

On our trip to the bookstore last July, my daughter Jade saw the Geronimo Stilton Academy Pawbooks on display and asked if we could buy one (Of course, she would ask – what would you expect from a Stilton fan?!). However, we had already paid for the books she had chosen.  I promised her I’d get her one on our next trip to the bookstore.  By some piece of cheese luck, she got all six Pawbooks (and a whole set of Geronimo Stilton books!) during the Scholastic Trade Launch we attended last August.

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Mouseterful readers make fantabumouse spellers! We won the great word hunt coz of our great teamwork – I cut the letters, she pasted them. 🙂 Jade won one whole set of Geronimo Stilton books but swapped them (except for two books) with Kuya Jed who won a set of Thea Stilton books. Thank you, Kuya Jed!!!

Scholastic Trade Launch

Although the trade launch was held in far far away Powerbooks Greenbelt 4, my Jade and I endured more than an hour’s drive through metro traffic and bravely faced the monsoon rains just to see Geronimo and Thea.  We wouldn’t have missed the event for the world!

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We arrived at Powerbooks an hour early but boredom was not a problem.  We were surrounded by BOOKS!  And Jade could spend hours reading transported into her own world of imagination.

After buying a Rainbow Fairies book (also a Scholastic book!), Jade joined me in the event area and saw the Geronimo Stilton Academy Pawbooks in my bag.  Oh yeah, I’m sure you know what happened next!

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While Jade was busy working on two of the GSA Pawbooks, I browsed the other books. I couldn’t help wishing we had such books when we were young.  My sisters and I would have greatly enjoyed working on them.  (I’ll let you in on a little secret – I answer some of the pages in the Pawbooks, too! tee-hee!)

Geronimo Stilton Academy Pawbooks

With Geronimo Stilton Academy Pawbooks, mouse-ter-ful readers can became fabu-mouse writers as well – just like Geronimo!

Geronimo Stilton Academy

The Vocabulary Pawbooks contain fun puzzles and activities that help readers understand word formation, build their vocabulary, and engage them in using new words they learn.

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The Comprehension Pawbooks help develop reading skills such as predicting outcomes, inferring, sequencing, recalling details, and drawing conclusions.  Fun activities in the Pawbooks engage children and motivate them to read. Structured activities develop their comprehension skills.

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This October, a new set of Grammar Pawbooks will be released. Now, that’s something to watch out for!

Fun, Entertaining, and Engaging.  This is what sets the Pawbooks apart from other workbooks.  Admit it, most English workbooks are booooring.  You just have pages and pages filled with words and nothing else.  Well, Pawbooks have the same quirky illustrations and witty humor as Geronimo and Thea Stilton books.  These make learning English a lot more fun.

Learning English will become as enjoyable as chewing off a large chunk of cheese!

When Jade first saw the Pawbooks, she just wanted to see what was inside. As she was browsing through the pages, she saw an excerpt from The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid – one of the books we brought with us for the book signing.  Her eyes lit up as she exclaimed “Ohhh! I know this. It’s from the Cheese Pyramid!” After this discovery, she asked for a pencil and started working on that Pawbook.

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Geronimo Stilton Academy Pawbooks are targeted for kids age 8 to 13 who want to develop their literacy skills.  Although my kids are just age 6 & 7, they still love working on the Pawbooks.  When I asked Jakei, my 6-year-old son, if the Pawbooks were easy to answer, he said they were not easy BUT he still likes answering the exercises.

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A few days after the launch, Jade had to stay at home for a few days due to colds and cough. The GSA Pawbooks kept her busy. She even worked on them while nebulizing. 😉

Geronimo Stilton Pawbooks are very affordable at only P299 each (that’s the price in NBS).  Really a small amount to pay for learning. Oh and if you want pawsome online games and activities, check out the Geronimo Stilton page in Scholastic.com where you – oh, okay, your kids – can create your their own Geronimo Stilton comic book.

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So, she received two sets of GSA Pawbooks, won a set of new Stilton books, and won GCs to Mind Museum. BUT, this has got to be the highlight of her day – MEETING THEA STILTON!!!

One final thing, Geronimo and Thea Stilton will be at the Manila International Book Fair on September 20. You can have your Stilton books stamped by the siblings on that day. Yey! 🙂

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For more information on the Geronimo Stilton Academy: Pawbooks, visit Scholastic’s website at www.scholastic.asia or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScholasticAsia


SUMMER’S HERE! For many, summer’s the perfect time to catch up on family bonding and go on vacations.  Some make summer more productive by enrolling their children in various sports or art programs.  As for us, we’re doing both and a whole lot more.

The little kids will be enrolled in Voice and Drums lessons this April until early May. We also have a couple of trips lined up. Then, we’re planning on developing their entrepreneurial skills by putting up a summer snack stand. Of course, we’ll also be taking advantage of the school break by catching up on our book lists this year.  Which is why we’re not letting THE SCHOLASTIC SIZZLING SUMMER SALE end without scoring some new titles!

scholastic sizzling summer sale

This much-awaited sale started last week, March 23, and will run until May 24.  That’s still a long time from now, but the earlier you go, the more chances you have of hauling good finds.  My BFF who lives near the warehouse already bought her first haul of books last week.  She’s always superduper thoughtful and buys interesting books for us as well.  Can’t wait to get our hands on the new Magic School Bus books she got for us!

Purchase 2,000 pesos worth of books and you also get a free bundle of books worth 1,000 pesos.  Books are offered at up to 80% discount so 2,000 pesos would get you dozens of books already! There’s a wide selection of picture books, fiction and nonfiction books, popular series, references, inspirational, arts and crafts, and interactive products so everyone in the family can get their pick.

The SCHOLASTIC SIZZLING SUMMER SALE is open daily from 9am to 6pm, except on Sundays and holidays.  In observance of the Holy Week, they will be open only until noon on April 1.  Regular schedule will resume on April 6.

Summer’s really the best time to catch up on reading so make sure you have new exciting books to enjoy this vacation!

How To Get There?

If you’re bringing your own car, just follow the map shown above. From Ortigas Extension, turn right at C.Raymundo Ave. The Scholastic Warehouse is at the left side.  There are banners outside the warehouse so you won’t miss it.

Via Public Transport, take a bus or jeep going to Ortigas Extension (there’s a jeep terminal on the side of Robinson’s Galleria), get off C. Raymundo, and take a tricycle going to the warehouse.

Bring sturdy ecobags so you can carry your stash with ease.