|Arthur's April Fool|
|Publication date||March 30, 1983|
|Published by||Little, Brown and Company|
| Preceded by|
Arthur's Halloween (1982)
| Followed by|
Arthur's Thanksgiving (1983)
- This book is the first appearance of Binky Barnes. Although this book is his introduction in the series and he was depicted as a tough bully, he was friends with Arthur in some of the later books that were even prequels to this book's timeframe, especially Arthur's Birthday.
- This book is also the first book where Arthur's 3rd Grade year with Mr. Ratburn takes place during 2nd Semester.