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Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library

Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library

Einstein the Class Hamster Series (Volume 3)

Janet Tashjian; cartoons by Jake Tashjian

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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It's another day at Boerring Elementary: Einstein the class hamster, lover of fun facts, is getting ready for his game show when in walks Principal Decker with some bad news. Due to severe budget cuts, the school library will be closed for the rest of the year.

How is this possible? The library is the heart of the school! Einstein is determined to find a way to save the library. With the help of Marlon the turtle, his friend Ned, and Ms. Moreno's entire class, plans are put in motion!

Janet and Jake Tashjian are back with another winning story starring the lovable walking encyclopedia, Einstein the class hamster.

This title has Common Core connections.

Reviews

Praise for Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library

“Meet Einstein, class hamster and Alex Trebek wannabe. Einstein's Tasty Tidbits appear throughout, offering fun, informative, and occasionally disgusting facts (for instance, it's difficult to know if the waste from whales is vomit or poop). Tashjian's son Jake provides the line drawings that, while perhaps not the most artistic (Einstein looks a lot like Mr. Potato Head), are the most hysterical. A clever gigglefest of a series starter.” —Booklist

“* Give this to kids who think they don't like reading. It might change their minds.” —Booklist, starred review on My Life as a Book

“* A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on My Life as a Book

“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 on My Life as a Book

“Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond.” —Kirkus Reviews on My Life as a Stuntboy

“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 on My Life as a Stuntboy

“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 on My Life as a Stuntboy

“This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don't think they like to read.” —Booklist on My Life as a Stuntboy

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About the author

Janet Tashjian; cartoons by Jake Tashjian

Janet Tashjian has written twelve books for middle grade and young adult readers. She loves doing school visits around the country, talking to students about reading, cartoons, and how important it is to have chocolate around when you're revising. Her son, Jake Tashjian, has illustrated four books for kids. Einstein the Class Hamster is based on a comic strip he created in sixth grade. He's an avid surfer; Janet is an avid coffee drinker. They live in Los Angeles.

Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian

Jake Tashjian

Jake Tashjian

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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