James is going on vacation for a week. His best friend, Marvin the beetle, has to stay at home. Without James to keep him company, Marvin has to play with his annoying cousin, Elaine. Marvin and Elaine quickly find themselves in all sorts of trouble --- even getting trapped inside a pencil sharpener! But more importantly, will James still be Marvin's friend when he gets home or will he have a new best friend?
It’s summer and the three Barker brothers –Simon, Henry, and Jack –have just moved to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly not to explore Superstition Mountain near their home. However, when their cat goes missing the brothers see no other option.