Bart King MakerLab Space


Space is a fun science book with over 20 activities for young readers excited about outer space and astronomy.

Gorgeously illustrated, it’s part of the Little Leonardo’s MakerLab series!

Engaging, hands-on activities range from building a model of our solar system to a demonstration of the speed of light. This STEAM book really helps kids understand and appreciate the natural world!

Bart King MakerLab Robots


Robots is a STEAM activity book for younger readers interested in robots, coding, and artificial intelligence.

Its stylish full-color illustrations mark this book as part of the Little Leonardo’s MakerLab series.

With a STEAM emphasis, this book shows how to write code and build simple robots from common household items. It makes technology fun and understandable!

Bart King Pocket Book of Spy Stuff

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!

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.)