This special collection of Arthur's adventures includes Arthur's First Sleepover, Arthur's Tooth, Arthur's Birthday, Arthur's Pet Business, Arthur's New Puppy, and Arthur Writes a Story.
Arthur's friend Buster is searching for a crime to solve. So when the quarters Arthur has collected for Mrs. MacGrady's charity drive mysteriously disappear, Buster is committed to cracking the case. Will Buster be able to prove Arthur's innocence so that he can attend the class picnic?
Arthur and his pals can't wait for the next book in the Scare-Your-Pants-Off series, until they learn that a parents' group is trying to ban the popular books. The gang learns about standing up for what's right as they get help from a surprising source.
In Arthur's Mystery Envelope, it looks like trouble when the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL. In Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club, Arthur and his pals can't wait for the next book in the Scare-Your-Pants-Off series, only to find out when the book arrives at the library that the series has been banned!
"Plain pasta for the brain"
This collection includes five great stories about everyone's favorite aardvark.
Arthur finds everything about Halloween scary: his little sister's costume, even his morning snack! But he's most afraid of the big spooky house on the corner where no one wants to go trick-or-treating. His fears are eventually soothed once Arthur realizes things don't always turn out the way you imagine.
At Prunella's half-birthday party, her sister unveils a fortune-telling cootie catcher that seems to be able to predict the future.
When it comes to square dancing, there's no better pair than Arthur and Francine. But does one of them have a different idea of what it means to be partners?
After Arthur calls Francine a marshmallow, she refuses to speak to him. Then Mr. Ratburn pairs them up for a homework project. They reluctantly go to the library for research and, when the library closes, find themselves locked in. Will Arthur and Francine set aside their differences and work together to find a way out?
After Fern and Sue Ellen take a popularity test in a magazine for teenage girls, the two start changing, leaving their friends longing for the old Fern and Sue Ellen to return.
It feels as if it's going to be a long season for Arthur as he struggles to sharpen his baseball skills. But before it's all over, he learns an important lesson about teamwork.
Arthur wants to enter a jingle in the Crunch Cereal Contest, but he can't seem to come up with anything. Just when he's about to give up he hears D.W. singing a catchy tune. But can he call that jingle his and enter it in the contest?
When Arthur wins the "How I Can Help Make America Great'' contest, he and his classmates are excited about attending the special ceremony at the White House. But when Arthur learns he has to recite his winning essay on TV, he is terrified!
When his notes are blown away by the helicopter's wind, it is his irrepressible sister, D. W., who saves the day and underscores Brown's message that "We can all help to make America great by helping others.''
In Arthur Makes the Team, Arthur is thrilled to make the Little League team but worries that he won't be able to play as well as all his friends. At practice, he acts like a klutz, nad Francine won't let him forget it. The first game creeps closer...will Arthur be able to show his teammates they can count on him?
What can possibly be in the sealed envelope Mr. Ratburn sent home with Arthur? Arthur is so worried he can't even eat or sleep. Whatever it is he's done...he's sure it can't be good.
In this Arthur Adventure, our favorite aardvark is unhappy about going on vacation with his family. But when their trip is rained out and the family ends up stuck in a motel, he shows them how to make the best of a bad situation.
When Arthur finds Sue Ellen's lost diary at the library, he wonders whether or not to read it before he returns it to her.
At a reenactment of the Middle Ages, Arthur and his class compete for a trophy against the students at Glenbrook Academy. They find themselves falling behind until Arthur really thinks about what people say.
Arthur is plainly worried about the new baby expected at his house, but his plucky kid sister, D. W., is delighted. While D. W. learns how to diaper and helps her mother pack for the hospital, Arthur keeps his distance. But one day, when D.W. has to ask for Arthur's help to keep Baby Kate from crying, he steps in and learns that the new addition to his family isn't so bad after all.
When Arthur's third-grade class goes hunting for fossils at Rainbow Rock State Park, Buster actually finds one. There's just one problem: he wants to keep it. Can Arthur persuade Buster to return the important discovery, or will it stay buried forever in the back of Buster's closet?