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Karen can't wait for all her birthday presents, and she's having 2 parties, one at Mom's house and one at Dad's.
When Karen's family adopts a new black kitten, Karen is disappointed. She wanted a pumpkin-colored cat in honor of Halloween. But no one can resist a cute little kitten for long.
In this special celebration of the hundredth book in the series, Karen settles in to write a book that describes all the highlights of her seven years, beginning on the day she was born.
Karen decides not to talk to her three older brothers or any boy and soon realizes her decision was a little hasty.
Bobby, the class bully, is moving into Karen's neighborhood and she'll have no peace until she declares war on the bully.
When their grandmother gives Karen and Andrew pet rabbits in their Easter baskets, their parents are nonplussed, and Karen fears they will not be allowed to keep their new pets when the rabbits begin to chew on things.
Hooray for summer! Karen and her friends Hannie and Nancy cannot wait for summer vacation. They are going to sleep-away camp for a whole week. But Karen has already been to Camp Mohawk before. And now she thinks she knows everything there is to know about camping. Until Karen's cabin spends a night sleeping in the woods. And Karen finds out she might not know-it-all after all.
Karen and her friends are sure they're going to win the candy-selling contest.
For balloons, games and prizes, step right up to Karen's Carnival! It can only mean tons of fun... and tons of trouble!
Eager to make her school's special gymnastics team, for only the very best gymnasts, Karen practices to perfection the one thing she cannot do -- a cartwheel.
Swept up in a stamp-collecting craze, Karen sends a chain letter that will bring her stamps from all over the world.
Halloween is coming, and Karen is excited about her costume, the party at school, and trick-or-treating. But when she catches the chicken pox from her little sister, her plans fade fast.
When Karen and her brother Andrew land parts in a local production of A Christmas Carol, Karen discovers the real meaning of Christmas.
Christmas wishes ... Karen can't wait for the holidays. She and her friends want to do something special for a neighbor. They decide to surprise her with a Christmas tree. Then Karen and her friends have a huge fight. They won't talk to each other. Now what are they going to do about the Christmas tree?
Karen's class is putting together a celebrity-family cookbook. Karen enters one of her grandmother's secret recipes -- without permission -- and learns a lesson in truthfulness.
Karen's new nanny teaches a pottery class, and Karen is eager to prove she can be as skilled as the older kids. When she can't keep up, Karen passes off another student's work as her own.
Karen's at farm camp this summer, and she's going to enter a lamb in the county fair. When her friend Tia comes to visit, Karen is sure she'll enjoy helping Karen get ready for the big day. The problem is that Tia has come East to see city life! Though Karen doesn't win at the county fair, she has a great time with her friends--and so does Tia.
Yippee-ki-yi-oh! Karen's family is way out west -- at a dude ranch run by a real cowboy! Being "home on the range" and going on trail rides is so, so exciting. But then Karen discovers that her cowboy friend has a big problem with his ranch. Can Karen help him before it's time to saddle up and head for home?
Anticipating a fun-filled trip to New York City, where her class will visit the museum on the same day as her pen pal's class, Karen fears the trip will be spoiled for her by David Michael, who is furious that his class cannot go on the trip as well.
Karen has a new doll. When Karen's best friend Nancy gets sick, Karen gives her doll to Nancy until she's well. But Nancy thinks the doll is hers to keep!
Karen's favorite baby doll, Hyacinthia, has to go to the toyshop for repairs. Karen decides to set up her own hospital for dolls.
One spring morning, Karen and her class find a duck outside the classroom. Later they get to observe the hatching of her eggs, and they help take care of her ducklings!
Karen's favorite cousin is coming to visit. Karen will bring her to an Easter egg hunt and even to the Easter parade! She plans to be the best host ever. But it is not so easy. Diana wants to do things that will get Karen in trouble. Karen wants to stop her. But can she do it without ruining their visit -- or ruining Easter?
Karen, Hannie, and Nancy -- the Three Musketeers -- can't wait to compete with Pamela and her pals in a tug-of-war and other outdoor games at Stoneybrook Academy's annual Field Day.
Karen is the most talented student in her ice-skating class. Her new friend, the best skater in Stoneybrook, thinks Karen could grow up to be a champ. But it will take hard work ... and Karen is sick of practicing!