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Kids at school begin to make up their own languages. Arthur and Buster create "Arster-Buther", and Francine and Muffy create "Oola". George, however, feels left out because he can't understand any of it, due to his Dyslexia, so he comes up with a language of his own, a language without words.
A new line of dolls has come out. The "World Girls", figurines dressed to represent every nationality, are the new trend, and when the new superstore "World Girl World" opens, Muffy is determined to buy every single one, and brings along Francine, who is not particularly interested in it, and Sue Ellen, who has her heart set on finding only one specific doll, Pema. When she finds out that Pema was discontinued she also learns that they also canceled out Little Tibet altogether.moreless
Binky has always somewhat fancied himself as "tough," but when it comes to athletics, it seems he always chokes when it comes to the clutch. He decides to erase all evidence of his past failures and give up sporting activities for good, only to find that he's a natural at biking. Mr. Frensky compares him to the champion Vince Legstrong and convinces him to register for a race. Binky, however, is still worried about failure, but learns that it's important to have fun and the only person you're ever really competing against is yourself.
After a series of ear infections, D.W.'s been having some problems hearing. It turns out that she needs to have an operation to remove some fluid in her ears. At first she isn't scared because she doesn't think it's a big deal. When Arthur says that she's being brave, she begins to wonder if she really is so brave at all.moreless
Arthur finds himself the only kid at a "party for old folks." Heading away from the action, he instead becomes engrossed in a book titled 93 Million Miles in a Balloon (a bit like Around the World in 80 Days.) The books last pages are missing, however, leading Arthur on a frantic quest to try to find out the ending.
"D.W., Bossy Boots"
D.W. rates a "ten" on the boss-o-meter and lately her bossiness is causing her to lose friends. Stating that the problem is with everyone else, D.W. decides that she doesn't need friends anyway.moreless
Three new power hitters join the Elwood City baseball team, The Grebes. Buster and Harry are huge fans and attend almost every game. But when the team begins to lose the championship, Buster learns the story about a decades-old curse that was set on the team, and wonders if he is the carrier of that curse, because the Grebes seem to lose every game he is at.
"Arthur Changes Gears"
Arthur scrimps and saves to buy a special bike called the GX Trailblazer 10,000. This bike has all sorts of special features, such as a 21-speed skip-shift. When he finally gets the bike, though, he finds that it's so nice that he wants to save it for a "special occasion." Despite his friends pleas that he should ride his nice new bike, he just polishes it and admires it. But then a specter from the past shows up to show Arthur just what might happen if he simply leaves that bike to sit.moreless
It is almost Career Day at preschool, and D.W. is unsure of what she wants to be when she grows up, but after watching a space show on T.V., she is inspired to become to the first person to walk on Mars. The Tibbles try to trick her into believing that Mars is a dangerous place with giant martian lizards, which makes her start to wonder what's really there.
"Flaw and Order"
Dad's new crystal wedding cake platter is cracked, and Arthur is accused of breaking it after being caught on D.W.'s videotape, along with the off-screen noise of shattering glass. With the help of friends, Arthur and Buster launch a full Law and Order style investigation to find out what really happened. They become stumped trying to find out the source of an unknown sound that was also caught on tape.moreless
A drought comes to Elwood City, so residents are asked to conserve water. Due to their families' bad habits of wasting it, Francine and Arthur make a bet on whose family can use less water in one week. However, Francine soon finds that someone in her home doesn't seem to be living up the challenge, but she's not sure who. It becomes a sort of rivalry between Arthur and Francine, but despite Francine's best efforts, she finds herself losing.
Arthur and Grandma Thora are fans of the show Treasure Caravan, so when it's announced that the show is coming to Elwood City, everyone begins rummaging for their most valuable possessions. Arthur has high hopes that an old chair found in Thora's attic, very similar to one that fetched a high price on the show, will be just as valuable, or more. Meanwhile, Muffy is eager to show off a necklace that's been passed down in her family, but it is in for a surprise.moreless
Arthur and his friends are challenged by Mr. Ratburn to come up with the perfect food for surviving on a desert island. Brain becomes suspicious about why Mr. Ratburn would give out such an easy assignment. When everyone brings in junk foods on presentation day, they discover it's not so easy, and must dive deeper for the perfect food - one that contains all the essential elements. Arthur, Francine and Buster think they have it figured out, but Brain is seemingly obsessed with the perfect food.
"The Secret About Secrets"
D.W. wonders what the big deal about secrets is, until she's finally told one by her preschool friend, James, who is ashamed after splitting his pants. He reminds her that she cannot tell anyone, so D.W. desperately tries to find a way to stop herself from letting the cat out of the bag. She imagines that she's part of a secret club, but finds its not as fun as she thought it would be. She's worried by nightmares, and also by her friend Emily, who wants to know the secret.moreless
Buster and Arthur poke fun at a classic horror film called The Squirrels, shown to them by Mrs. Baxter. Both of them, however, are secretly scared by it and afraid to go outside. In fact, everyone in Arthur's class except Binky has seen the film and are suddenly spending a lot more time indoors doing homework. Arthur resorts to drastic measures to solve the problem until he realizes that the only way to face the fear is to confront it head-on..
"Fern & Persimmony Glitchet"
Fern loves writing stories and dreams of being published. She sends a letter to the author of the books A Series of Horrendously Horrible Happenings, Persimmony Glitchet, who writes back in invisible ink. He encourages her to read, write and rewrite, and always look for opportunities to publish. She publishes a story in the Lakewood Elemntary Reader under the name Agatha Shelley, but it's dismissed as a boring failure. She wonders if she should give up, but reconsiders after receiving another letter and thinking about the second bit of advice.moreless
Mr. Ratburn shows a film about perspective and then assigns the class an essay about it. Arthur and Buster are disappointed to have homework on the weekend of the big Bionic Bunny / Dark Bunny special (in which everything will be revealed), but vow to complete it before the start of the special. Arthur, however, struggles with the assignment. Mr. and Mrs. Read are celebrating their tenth anniversary at a fancy restaurant. They're dropping Arthur off for Buster's sleepover and D.W. at Grandma Thora's. But car troubles leave everyone stranded. Things seemingly go from bad to worse when Arthur and D.W. get locked in a storage room in an old diner. They're disappointed, and a bit scared, but find inspiration in an old radio drama called "Kid Carter and his Sidekick Mistral."moreless
When Binky discovers that he's allergic to peanuts, he has so many questions: Will he be forced to live without Chinese food? Will he ever again be able to eat with his friends? And most importantly, will his Mom ever calm down? Binky learns that the best way not to go nuts is to be well informed and to understand his allergy.
"Breezy Listening Blues"
Much to his horror, Brain gets a "B-" on a test. That's only one grade above a C! What caused this disaster? Could it be the new "Breezy Listening" background music playing at the Ice Cream Shop? Brain is determined to get to the bottom of this before he loses what's left of his IQ. (official website synopsis)moreless
Prunella enjoys doing yoga with her Mom each morning and invites her friend Marina to join in. Marina seems to be a natural at yoga --- so much so that Prunella begins to worry that Marina is her Mom's new "favorite." Feeling rather upstage, she goes over to visit Marina's mom to hang out.
"'A' is for Angry"
The all-school checkers competition is coming up and Brain seems to be a shoo-in for the win. Suddenly, Arthur finds himself taking the Brain on --- but is he up to the challenge, and more importantly, is the bitter publicity campaign that's started to follow him healthy?moreless
Arthur and D.W. look for a place to cool off and end up going to (the boy that kissed D.W.)'s house and learn that Molly lives there too. Molly makes many attempts to not let Arthur into the pool, but they all wind up becoming friends. When Muffy sees them shaking hands, she goes ahead and blabs to everybody that Arthur and Molly like each other and Binky, Rattles, and gang go to stop them from possibly becoming boyfriend and girlfriend!
"It Came From Beyond"
Grandma Thora takes in a stray dog that is extremely mean. When the dog is thought to go back to the animal shelter, it turns out it's a nice dog that has had a hard time.moreless
Mr Crosswire brings Muffy to an opera; she thinks she won't like it.
"All Worked Up!"
Mom (Mrs. Read) has to work a full time job; Arthur's good grade streak slips; chaos ensues.moreless
Buster learns to care for plants.
"My Fair Tommy"
DW helps Tommy learn to be good.
Having landed a role for a class play, Arthur finds that he can't fit into his outfit. It would seem that he's become a bit, well, "husky." There's no way, though, that he's going to wear an ugly-looking husky suit. He and his friends team up to get him in shape, but it seems some non-peer advice might hold the key to the real solution.
"The Law of the Jungle Gym"
The Tough Customers --- most of the kids in Arthur's class fear them, even though they're definitely not the most fierce as far as bullies go. However, when Muffy tries using the jungle gym they use as their Tower of Pain for a photo shoot, she starts a feud that has everyone in Ratburn's class on her side. Muffy, however, doesn't care about freeing the jungle gym, she just wants a good space for her photo shooting. And Molly doesn't really want to terrorize Muffy, she just wants her old place to chill back.moreless
Francine goes circus camp thinking she would be like Catherine, her sister, who was good at every thing at the camp. but when Francine does badly, she thinks that when it is time for the circus she wont have anythingto do. Will she be able to find something in time.
"George Blows His Top"
George is very generous with his things and is willing to give people things. Buster begins to take advantage of George asking him for so many things. But George is shy and is afraid to tell Buster no. Will he have the courage to stand up to his friend.moreless
The gang is devastated after their tree house collapses. It was the best place to hang out in the whole world! Can architect Frank Gehry get them to agree on a new design and help them to rebuild?
"Tipping the Scales"
Everyone in Arthur's chorus group is excited about their upcoming performance in Crown City. Everyone knows nothing beats that post-concert cheesecake at Finklemeyers! But when strict Dr. Fugue replaces fun Mrs. Krasny as their teacher, the gang worries -- will music class ever be fun again?moreless
George's bad day gets worse when he comes over to Mrs. McGrady's house to sing for Koko Taylor and his friends insult his quiet voice. After listening to one of the Brain's CDs, George dreams that he and his ventriloquist dummy Wally are in a blues-related adventure. He builds a guitar with his dad and gets a second chance to overcome his stage fright. Will he be able to prove he isn't a a "small-mouth" to Koko Taylor and Taj Mahal?
At a glass shop, D.W. overhears a word she doesn't know. D.W. is afraid to ask anyone what the word means, because she thinks that it causes people to break stuff. Arthur and the Tibbles warn her not to say it in front of grownups, or they will become zombie slaves (or at least the Tibbles say...). D.W. and Nadine put it to the test by having the neighborhood kid Vecita say it to her parents. D.W. accidentally says it to her mother while spying, and after apologizing to the neighbors, Mother tells her what the cuss word means. But the next day at school, all DW's friends are saying it. Here we go again...moreless
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