Bad Dad Jokes by Bart King

Bad Dad Jokes: That’s How Eye Roll

Bad Dad Jokes: That’s How Eye Roll covers all aspects of the most beloved joke form of all time. And since Dad Jokes should be practiced by everyone regardless of gender identification, it’s time for you to think creatively, joke competitively, and be reviled universally! Coming soon, and available for pre-order now.

Little Leonardo’s MakerLab Series

Little Leonardo’s MakerLab Series

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.

Bart King Pocket Book of Spy Stuff

The Pocket Guide to Spy Stuff – Updated!

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.)