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Einstein the Class Hamster Series

From Janet and Jake Tashjian, the mother and son, author and illustrator team behind My Life as a Book, Einstein the Class Hamster educates and entertains students at Boerring Elementary in this fun and funny young readers series.

“Einstein is marvelous.”—Nick Bruel, creator of the New York Times bestselling Bad Kitty books

  • Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library
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    • Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library

    • Einstein the Class Hamster Series (Volume 3)
      Janet Tashjian; cartoons by Jake Tashjian
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • 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...

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  • Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show
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    • Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show

    • Einstein the Class Hamster Series (Volume 2)
      Janet Tashjian; cartoons by Jake Tashjian
      Square Fish

    • Janet and Jake Tashijan, the author and illustrator team behind the My Life series, deliver a hilarious sequel to the illustrated chapter book Einstein...

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    • Einstein the Class Hamster

    • Einstein the Class Hamster Series (Volume 1)
      Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian
      Square Fish

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

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Janet and Jake Tashjian discuss their new series.

Janet and Jake talk about their new series, Einstein the Class Hamster, chock full of fun facts!

Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for over two decades. Her first novel Tru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The Gospel According to Larry series is a cult favorite and Fault Line is taught in many middle and high schools. Her bestselling My Life As a Book series is illustrated by her son, Jake. They also collaborated on the Einstein the Class Hamster series.

Janet collaborated with fellow Macmillan author Laurie Keller on the chapter book series Marty Frye, Private Eye. Janet currently lives in Los Angeles and made her new home city the setting of the Sticker Girl series, which details the adventures of Martina who overcomes being shy with the help of her magical stickers that come to life.

Janet Tashjian

Jake Tashjian

Jake Tashjian is the illustrator for the My Life As a...series, including My Life As a Ninja and My Life As a YouTuber. Jake also created and illustrated the Einstein the Class Hamster series. He collaborates on his novels with his mother, author Janet Tashjian. He has also illustrated several books for the author P.T. Evans.

Fun fact: Jake is a visual learner. When Jake was in elementary school, he used to draw his vocabulary words on index cards. This later became the inspiration for the main character, Derek, in the My Life As series.

In 2016 Jake co-founded Workshop 2.0, a non-profit foundation to train and hire other young artists on the Autism Spectrum.

Jake grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in Los Angeles. He is an avid surfer and filmmaker.

Jake Tashjian