Geeger the Robot is a series of heavily illustrated early chapter books about a robot who attends school and makes friends for the very first time. There are currently three books in the series, with at least three more on the way. The fourth book in the series, Geeger the Robot: Party Pal, publishes on February 2nd, 2022, and is available for preorder now wherever books are sold. Below, you can learn a bit more about each of the books in the series, and check out some discussion questions that go along with each one. (You can also find these questions in the books themselves, along with Word Lists and some other fun stuff!)
Geeger the Robot Goes to School
Geeger is a robot who lives and works in the town of Amblerville. In this first book of the Geeger the Robot series, Geeger decides to go to school in order to make a friend. But Geeger doesn’t know the first thing about school, or friendship, and gets himself into some tricky situations. (Best for Grades K-3.)
Geeger the Robot Goes to School Discussion Questions
- Geeger is both excited and nervous about his first day of school. Do you remember your first day of school? How did you feel?
- How does Geeger lose his backpack? When does he find it?
- Tillie is proud of her jump-rope skills. What is a skill that you are proud of having?
- Why does Ms. Bork send her class to recess early? Why does she ask Geeger to stay behind?
- Ms. Bork says that mistakes are chances to learn. Have you ever made a mistake? Did you learn something from it?
- Geeger learns lots of things during his first day of school. List as many as you can.
Geeger the Robot: Lost and Found
In this second book of the Geeger the Robot series, Geeger’s class pet, Fudge the Hamster, goes missing. The evidence points to Geeger having “lost” him – but Geeger loves Fudge, and would never do anything to hurt him. Right? Geeger and his best friend Tillie search for the hamster in the hopes of convincing everyone – including Geeger himself! – that this is true. (Best for Grades K-3.)
Geeger the Robot: Lost and Found Discussion Questions
- Geeger is excited about all he’s learned at school. What’s one of the coolest things that you’ve learned at school?
- What does Geeger put in his backpack to bring to school for Fudge?
- Ms. Bork tells her students that they should be logical in there search for Fudge. What does she mean by that?
- There are times when Tillie believes in Geeger even more than he believes in himself. Do you have someone who believes in you? Does having them believe in you help you believe in yourself?
- There are several kids in Geeger’s class. List as many of their names as you can.
- At the end of the story, Geeger feels very “grateful” to have a friend as good as Tillie. Who or what are you grateful for?
Geeger the Robot To the Rescue
In this third book of the Geeger the Robot series, Geeger’s best friend, Tillie, wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. She comes to school in a blah mood, and can’t seem to get out of her funk. But have no fear, Geeger is here! The bot pulls out all the stops to try and cheer up his pal. However, turning Tillie’s frown upside down proves far more complicated than Geeger expects. (Best for Grades K-3.)
Geeger the Robot To the Rescue Discussion Questions
- What’s your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Do you have the same thing every day, or do you like to switch it up?
- Do you remember what Tillie’s favorite color is? Do you have a favorite color? Has it always been your favorite? What do you like about it?
- When Tillie draws, she can’t help but feel happy. Is there anything you do that never fails to cheer you up?
- Have you ever had a blah day, as Ms. Bork says? Is there anything you do to try to get in a better mood?
- Have you ever tried to cheer up a friend? What did you do?
- Ms. Bork explains to Geeger that “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” is an “expression” or “figure of speech.” Do you know any other expressions or figures of speech?
Geeger the Robot: Party Pal
In this fourth book of the Geeger the Robot series, Geeger is going to his best friend’s birthday party. But Geeger has never been to a birthday party before, and doesn’t know he’s supposed to bring a present. When he realizes his mistake, his excitement sours. Can he figure out what to give Tillie before she realizes he showed up empty-handed? (Best for Grades K-3.)
Geeger the Robot: Party Pal Discussion Questions
- Tillie loves to jump rope, which is why she and her friends jumped rope at her birthday party. What sort of activities do you hope to do at your next birthday party?
- Gabe doesn’t buy a birthday present for Tillie — instead, he makes one. Have you ever made a gift for someone? Can you think of a gift you could make for someone?
- Geeger learns that the words present and gift can mean the same thing. Two words that mean the same thing are called “synonyms.” Can you think of any other synonyms?
- At the end of Chapter 7, Geeger feels embarrassed. Think of a time you felt embarrassed. Why did you feel that way? How did you react? What made you feel better?
- In Chapter 8, Geeger learns the expression “the icing on the cake.” Can you explain what this expression means? Can you use it to describe a situation from your own life?
- Tillie’s dog, Albert Einstein, zips around in circles when he gets excited. What do you do when you feel full of excited energy?
Author Portrait Gallery
There is a different author portrait included in each of the Geeger the Robot books, and each portrait was drawn by a different kid — the winners of my Draw the Author Contest, which I held in the lead up to the launch of the book series. Below are the winning portraits, which you can find on the jackets of the hardcover versions of the Geeger books and on the inside back covers of the paperback versions of the Geeger books.