"Young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. Her parents say they'll split the cost with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does"--
Amelia Bedelia has an amazing idea! She decides to build a zoo in her backyard. Better yet, she invites all her friends to bring their pets and help plan the exhibits and rides. But when a real, live squirrel monkey escapes from the real city zoo, Amelia Bedelia's backyard zoo becomes the talk of the town!
Amelia Bedelia and her mother share a summer vacation home at the shore with her aunt Mary (her mother's sister) and her cousin Jason, who has a wicked sense of adventure and a nose for trouble. With a local girl named Pearl as guide, the cousins build sand castles, swim and body surf, and learn how to sail. As much fun as their nautical adventures are, the lives of this trio get way more exciting when they stumble upon pirates!
When Amelia Bedelia's aunt gives her dance lessons as an early birthday present, she agrees to give it a try and soon finds herself making new friends and discovering that there is something to like about many different kinds of dancing.
Sent to an old-fashioned, all-girls sleepaway summer camp, Amelia Bedelia looks for ways that her camp can cooperate with a high-tech computer camp across the lake, where her cousin is spending his own summer break.
It's the holiday season, and Amelia Bedelia doesn't have enough money to buy presents for anyone. But that won't stop Amelia Bedelia! Along with her friends, she decides to launch a gift-wrapping business in order to make some extra cash. But wrapping presents with Amelia Bedelia is far from ordinary! And when the business expands to include tree decorating, popcorn popping, snow shoveling, and carol singing, you can bet that the misunderstandings...