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Ben Thompson

The adventures of Ben Thompson are often at the center of the Junkyard Tales stories. A clever and world-savvy cat, he is friend to all in the Junkyard. He is always ready to share an adventure or pull together friends for some community fun.

Find Ben in all the Junkyard Tales stories.

Real Magician

Real Magician


Junkyard Valentine's Day

Junkyard Valentine's Day


Even Moles Need a Hand

Even Moles Need a Hand


On Leave

On Leave


December Twenty Five: Merry Christmas Warden!

December Twenty Five: Merry Christmas Warden!


December Twenty Three: Mike Steps In

December Twenty Three: Mike Steps In


December Twenty One: Melody Crow Sings a Sad Song

December Twenty One: Melody Crow Sings a Sad Song


December Fourteen: Cat's Night Out

December Fourteen: Cat's Night Out


December Thirteen: Cowboy and Company

December Thirteen: Cowboy and Company


December Twelve: Hootie's Return

December Twelve: Hootie's Return


December Three: Ben Has a Plan

December Three: Ben Has a Plan


December One: Sergeant Calls a Meeting

December One: Sergeant Calls a Meeting


The Forgetful Turkey

The Forgetful Turkey


The Geese

The Geese


The Wizard's Words

The Wizard's Words


Zippy and the Worry Charm

Zippy and the Worry Charm


Part Three: Practice and Play

Part Three: Practice and Play


A Quiet Festival

A Quiet Festival


Curiosity and the Cat

Curiosity and the Cat


A Visit from Cowboy

A Visit from Cowboy


Everyone is Afraid of Something

Everyone is Afraid of Something


The China Cabinet

The China Cabinet


The Cool House

The Cool House


The Open World

The Open World


Connections

Connections


In Need of a Bath

In Need of a Bath


Beaver Days

Beaver Days


The Ring Game

The Ring Game


Introduction Part One: The Cat's New Home

Introduction Part One: The Cat's New Home


How She Does It

How She Does It


The Junkyard Feast: A Story of Thanksgiving

The Junkyard Feast: A Story of Thanksgiving


Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters


Angus the Camel

Angus the Camel


First Snow

First Snow


Now That's a Camp!

Now That's a Camp!


Ben's Big Surprise

Ben's Big Surprise


The Lost and Lonely Owl

The Lost and Lonely Owl


The Junkyard Clean Up

The Junkyard Clean Up


Spring Break

Spring Break


The Pie Festival

The Pie Festival


Spiro's Secret

Spiro's Secret


Fredland the Moose

Fredland the Moose


Big and Small Alike

Big and Small Alike


Introduction Part Two: The Rowlands

Introduction Part Two: The Rowlands


Introduction Part Three: Mr. Flinch

Introduction Part Three: Mr. Flinch


Introduction Part Four: The House of Chairs

Introduction Part Four: The House of Chairs


Mitzie Niegel

Mitzie Niegel


Sergeant's Rounds

Sergeant's Rounds


Harriet the Hawk

Harriet the Hawk


The Winter Robins

The Winter Robins


Midwinter Thaw

Midwinter Thaw


A Time for Play

A Time for Play


Star Gazing

Star Gazing


Ben's New Home

Ben's New Home


Mr. Flinch's Birthday

Mr. Flinch's Birthday


Mr. Blinch

Mr. Blinch


Mudball

Mudball


Flower Petals

Flower Petals


Buster: A Story about Bullying

Buster: A Story about Bullying


The Spring Festival

The Spring Festival


Sally

Sally


The Turtle Shell

The Turtle Shell


Harriet Hawk and the Big News

Harriet Hawk and the Big News


Strawberries

Strawberries


The Birds that Didn't Listen

The Birds that Didn't Listen


A Dip in the Pond

A Dip in the Pond


Moving Mouse

Moving Mouse


The Diamond

The Diamond


Courage

Courage


The Train

The Train


The Guardian of the Junkyard

The Guardian of the Junkyard


The Busy Rabbit's Trick

The Busy Rabbit's Trick


Traditions

Traditions


The Visitors

The Visitors


Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night


Zippy and the All Clear Common

Zippy and the All Clear Common


The Flowers

The Flowers


Part One: The Puppy

Part One: The Puppy


Slow, Steady, and Invisible

Slow, Steady, and Invisible


The Sleepless Cat

The Sleepless Cat


Part Three: Halloween Surprise

Part Three: Halloween Surprise


Part Two: The Three Little Kittens and the Big Bad Skunk

Part Two: The Three Little Kittens and the Big Bad Skunk


Part One: Cat-Loweeen

Part One: Cat-Loweeen


Part Three: A Pleasant Surprise

Part Three: A Pleasant Surprise


Part Two: What To Do?

Part Two: What To Do?


Little Moone's New Home

Little Moone's New Home


The Back Up Plan

The Back Up Plan


The Other Teams

The Other Teams


The Star Formation

The Star Formation


Frogs and Toad

Frogs and Toad


New Friends

New Friends


What We Have and What We Need

What We Have and What We Need


The Excavator

The Excavator


The Gift of Inventor Mouse

The Gift of Inventor Mouse


Sparkle Car #6: Expeditions and Discoveries

Sparkle Car #6: Expeditions and Discoveries


Sparkle Car #2: Coming Home

Sparkle Car #2: Coming Home


Newberry

Newberry


Sparkle Car #11: Out and About

Sparkle Car #11: Out and About


Sparkle Car #4: Over the Meadow and Through the Woods

Sparkle Car #4: Over the Meadow and Through the Woods


Cat and Skunk Tricks

Cat and Skunk Tricks


Kind Favors

Kind Favors


Time with the Grandkits'

Time with the Grandkits'


So Many Apples

So Many Apples


Let's Get to Work

Let's Get to Work


Home

Home


False Alarm

False Alarm


Mud Boat Races

Mud Boat Races


I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry


In the Stillness

In the Stillness


Because We Take Care of Each Other

Because We Take Care of Each Other


Superheroes

Superheroes


The Old Tree and the New Friend

The Old Tree and the New Friend


Snow Possums

Snow Possums


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