A hilarious guide to our most beloved and reviled art form! Bad Dad Jokes is packed with adorably awful jokes, and it’s illustrated by Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Jack Ohman. Remember, ANYONE can make Dad jokes regardless of age or gender identification, so this is the perfect gift for that “special” someone. Available now!
The Maker Lab Series is a set of fun science activity books on topics like Robots, Space and Building for readers 4-8 that are gorgeously illustrated with simple, easy-to follow instructions.
Designed to help kids understand science, technology and the natural world, each book in this STEAM series features more than 20 fun and engaging hands-on activities for young readers.
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
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
"The irreverent writing style is frequently laugh-out-loud funny. Kids will love THE BIG BOOK OF GROSS STUFF.”
“The KING-SIZED BOOK OF FUN is lively and entertaining . . . an activity book extraordinaire for cool kids everywhere.”
“This wonderful book is a plethora of riches, an irresistible read and a fine guide to many of Portland’s unique buildings and areas. AN ARCHITECTURAL GUIDEBOOK TO PORTLAND's photos are a treasure in-and-of themselves.”
“Bart King’s books are popular with middle school readers, a notoriously tough audience. THE BIG BOOK OF SPY STUFF contains a lot of interesting facts and snappy stories mixed in with the silliness.”
“THE BIG BOOK OF GIRL STUFF is a must-have for preteen girls: It’s funny and informative.”
“THE POCKET GUIDE TO MISCHIEF is a great way to get kids excited about history, elevate their vocabulary, and get them reading . . . Just don’t be surprised if you have to endure the occasional whoopie cushion at dinner time. It’s worth it. Rating: Four-and-a-Half out of Five Stars.”
"Bart King is the undisputed master when it comes to writing fact-filled books for kids that are incredibly fun to read. THE BIG BOOK OF SUPERHEROES is perfect for any kid with a sense of imagination."
“THE BIG BOOK OF BOY STUFF is very funny, useful and approved by the Federal Burping Institute. Written for both adults and kids, this book is useful to either group.”
“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. 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.”