Einstein the Class Hamster

Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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Einstein the class hamster is from a long line of class hamsters. He knows lots of cool facts about science, art, and history—maybe even more than their sleepy teacher, Ms. Moreno. The class has a chance to compete in a trivia game show contest. But how can they get ready for the contest if Ms. Moreno keeps taking naps instead of teaching? More important, how can Einstein help the class prepare for the contest when the only kid who can hear him is Ned?

Janet and Jake Tashjian team up again in this hilarious new series starring the lovable walking encyclopedia, game show–obsessed Einstein.

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Praise for Einstein the Class Hamster

Praise for My Life as a Book:

* “Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds.” —Booklist, starred review

* “A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Sure to engage fans of Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books as well as those looking for a spunky, contemporary boy with a mystery to solve.” —School Library Journal


Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy:

“Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book.” —School Library Journal

“Fans of the first will be utterly delighted by this sequel and anxious to see what [Derek] will turn up as next.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don’t think they like to read.” —Booklist

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About the Author

Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is the author of many popular novels including My Life as a Book, My Life as a Stuntboy, My Life as a Cartoonist, Larry and the Meaning of Life, Vote for Larry, The Gospel According to Larry, Fault Line, Multiple Choice, and Tru Confessions. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.

Jake Tashjian is the illustrator of the books in the My Life . . . series. He is eighteen years old.

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Einstein the Class Hamster
Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
August 2013
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780805096101
ISBN10: 0805096108
Chapter Book
5 1/2 x 8 inches, 160 pages, b&w illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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