Hieronymus Betts lives with some very unusual pets. All are dreadfully disgusting, but Hieronymus knows of something slimier than the Slugapotamus, more gruesome than the grizzly hare, and greedier than the Saber-Toothed Rhino Toad . . . and it's living right in his house!
Leo le Chat, the naughty cat who only speaks French, is off on a skateboarding adventure, and he wants young English-speaking readers to come along. His trip takes him, with his mouse pal, through village and forest, and in one sequence he tumbles head over heels.
Chief Vitalstatistix has learned that Caesar has called the Belgian tribes, and not the Gauls, the bravest he knows. Along with Astérix and Obelix, the chief goes to confront the Belgians--who, to his surprise, turn out to be very like the people in his own hometown.
To impress Julius Caesar, Queen Cleopatra promises to build the Roman Emperor a magnificent palace in just three months. Of course, Astérix has to get involved. By the time his feisty group from Gaul have finished, they've outwitted the Roman army, too.
When Roman Centurion Crismus Bonus finds out about Getafix's magic potion, he kidnaps the druid to force him to reveal the recipe. So Astérix joins his friend in captivity and together they two plan to whip up a surprise with truly hair-raising effects.
Babar’s children have caught wind of a fellow in Man's country named Father Christmas who brings joy and toys to little children. “If only we could bring him here,” they wish. So they write the Christmas saint a letter inviting him to visit them.
Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process!
A curious crawfish, Clovis always wants to know why and what things are. He wonders why his bayou is called "Tail of the Frog," when frogs don't even have tails. Bertile Butterfly couldn't care less—she's interested in only one thing-flowers.
Horton hears a small cry for help but no one believes him. He does everything he can to help them and prove to the others that the Whos are real. He quickly learns that you can not teach everyone the greatest lesson of all. "A person is a person no matter how small."
The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald—who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.
Simon tries to use the wind to fly. As he blows bubbles into the breeze, he thinks he can make one large enough to carry him. His friend Marlene brings him a cardboard box, and Simon asks the birds to carry it like a plane across the sky. Finally, Simon learns he cannot fly, but discovers a game he and his friends can play with the wind.
Viper is a little girl in search of attention, wedged between a big brother and an angelic little brother. Angry, selfish, and jealous, her clumsy attempts to carve a place in the family cause more trouble than they help.
Jason is quite happy living with his mother. He loves life and life loves Jason. But then one day his mama makes a friend, Anna, who becomes first a friend of Jason, and then a rival for his mom’s attentions. A touching tale about a little boy and his feelings, both positive and negative, and how they impact his mother’s private life.
Florent and Florence must help their uncle to draw an alligator who will dance in a vitamin drink advertisement. Unfortunately, Nestor the alligator is rather sluggish. He spends his time sleeping—can Florence make him dance?
In the non-magical human world—the world of "Muggles"—Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is renowned as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite different from his aunt, uncle, and spoiled, pig-like cousin Dudley.
In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother’s other ideas.
This is the story of a little girl named Fern, who loves a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's friend Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of some friendly farm animals, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who is Some Pig.
Nicholas and his friends always seem to end up in some sort of mischief. In the school room, at home and in the playground, their exuberance often takes over and the results are calamitous—at least for their teachers and parents. Whether confusing the photographer hired to take the class picture, rescuing a 'stray' dog, or trying desperately to help the teacher when the school inspector pays a visit, Nicholas always manages to make matters worse.