The Pocket Guide to Spy Stuff

An updated edition of the classic!

One of Powell’s Books best kids’ books of 2018: “Perfect for readers who want to laugh their heads off.”

“Contains interesting facts and snappy stories mixed in with the silliness.” –The Oregonian

Watch my TV interview on Spy Stuff!

The Drake Equation

Disney Hyperion published my first novel, a funny story called The Drake Equation.

In this wacky adventure, a young birdwatcher just wants to save his school — but ends up almost destroying the world!

And good news — The Drake Equation just came out in paperback. 🙂

The Big Book of Superheroes

“Funny, useful.”
—The Florida Times-Union

“Highly browsable… an excellent addition to library and classroom collections.”
School Library Journal

The Big Book of Superheroes is amazing and amusing!”
Washington Parent Magazine

What’s Up?

Hi! Bart King here. I’m a longtime teacher who writes high-interest books for younger readers and immature adults.

Disney recently published my funny novel, The Drake Equation. It’s a wacky adventure about Noah, a young birdwatcher who wants to save his school from danger — but ends up possibly destroying the world. More information on the book here!

“The Drake Equation has a lot going for it. There’s an immensely likable protagonist and his marvelous twin friends, a school life that feels true … and a mystery that really engages the reader. Bart King tosses a lot of balls in the air, keeping the twists fast and furious, but thankfully, while Noah is suitably overwhelmed, the reader isn’t.” —San Francisco Review of Books

My blog is Unexpectedly Bart!, and I’m on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, GoodReads, and Instagram. (I am also over at Patreon.)