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Old 04-29-2013, 06:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!
So I have a little guy who loves books with hamsters in them. We are constantly on the look out for new books with hamsters involved either as the main character or as a side kick. I was wondering if any one else has explored books looking for hamsters and might have some suggestions about reading material. Our guy is 8, but I figure this could be a thread for books with hamsters for most ages. These are not how to care for your hamster or any other Non-Fiction Hamster books. These are straight up fiction. Here is the list we have discovered so far:

Picture Books:
Happy birthday, Hamster By Cynthia Lord
Hot rod hamster Also by Cynthia Lord
The Great Texas hamster drive : an original tall tale by Eric A. Kimmel
Hamster Champs by Cynthia Lord
Hamster chase by Anastasia Suen
Hamster in the holly by Ben M. Baglio
Hamster in the Basket by Ben M. Baglio
Glamsters by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
I love to cuddle by Carl Norac
The best seat in second grade by Katharine Kenah
Hello, sweetie pie by Carl Norac
A valentine for Norman Noggs by Valiska Gregory
I love you so much! by Carl Norac

Early/Short Chapter Books:
Dr Roach's Monster Stories #2: Attack of the Giant Hamster
Song Lee and the hamster hunt by Suzy Kline
Freddy to the rescue : book three in the golden hamster saga by Dietlof Reiche
Freddy in peril : book two in the Golden Hamster saga by Dietlof Reiche
I, Houdini : the autobiography of a self-educated hamster / Lynne Reid
by Lynne Reid Banks
I, Freddy : book one in the golden hamster saga by Dietlof Reiche
Freddy's final quest / by Dietlof Reiche
The haunting of Freddy / by Dietlof Reiche


Chapter Book:
Harriet the hamster fairy by Daisy Meadows
The curse of Cuddles McGee by Emily Ecton
Stop that hamster! by Abby Klien
The case of the psychic hamster by P.J. McMahon
Hamster Magic (A Stepping Stone Book)
The hamster of the Baskervilles : from the tattered casebook of Chet Gecko, private eye by Bruce Hale

A Book Serise with Humphrey the Classroom Hamster by Betty G. Birney:
The World According To Humphrey
Mysteries According to Humphrey
School Days According to Humphrey
Friendship According to Humphrey
Holidays According to Humphrey
More Adventures According to Humphrey
Trouble According to Humphrey
Surprises According To Humphrey
Summer According to Humphrey
Winter According to Humphrey
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great list thanks my daughter loves reading
She has one hamster book called hamster magic by holly Webb
Who writes great animal stories.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My daughter love the Humphrey books too (he looks a lot like my Bubble hammie!) & there is also a Christmas Humphrey book that's not on your list.
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I loved "Hammy House of Horror" as a child. I had the audiobook version read by Sandi Toksvig. It's basically a funny version of dracula but he's a rat called "Count Ratular". Various rodents star but the main character is a hamster called Hamish. And yes that was where my poor little guy got his name lol
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I didnt know about the Humphrey Christmas book! We will definatlly have to look into it; as well as the Hammy House of Horror I am sure he will like it. He loves monsters and combinging hamsters and monsters = awesome to him. I will also have to look into the hamster magic by holly web. We hope we can find a lot of hamster books we didnt know exisisted!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I wanted to add the graphic novel "Hamster and Cheese" It is a Guinea Pig Detective in a Pet shop and a mystery to boot.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hello!

I am compiling a hamster library on my website at this very moment to answer these questions!

Older Children's Hamster Fiction

is probably the most relevant page for you, but over the next week or so the library as a whole should get more photos and I will have typed up my (currently 9-page) fuller list of children's hamster books from the 1940s onwards into the 'review' pages (which are also increasingly getting reviews ).

The link will take you to a landing page, but if you click any of the photos (or lack of photos ) you'll reach the fuller lists behind them - I'm only putting up initial pictures of books I own but want to have a definitive list on the site on the pages behind, in the end.

Sorry that the fiction is lagging behind the hamster care book section a bit, I started intending to just do care but then fiction has somehow got in on the act too.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks Zebbie! Hamster care books are rather important, the fiction books though are just fun
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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OK, the hamster fiction books I've heard about so far (I am still finding a few in the 21st century) are now all up and listed on:

Older Children's Hamster Fiction

and

Young Children's Fiction


There are a few more not-hamster-care hamster-y books about that I am filing under 'misc' (comics, a Hamster History of Britain, some books of poetry, a few more 'adult' books, etc etc) but that is all the pages for 'stories'.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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"The Great Hamster Massacre" by Katie Davies. Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2010 winner.
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