Time Travel Inn

Bart King’s new Choose Your Own Adventure book!

“Mind blowing adventure and heart-stopping thrills!”
Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

“This delightfully funny adventure takes us to such a wide variety of fantastical places that I ended up reading every twisty turn to make sure I hadn’t missed any. Arm yourself with your basketball and tiny nunchucks and see where you go!”
Tina Connolly, author of Something Wicked

Preorder at Powell’s Books, AmazonIndiebound, Barnes & Noble, or Choose Your Own Adventure.

Bad Dad Jokes by Bart King

Bad Dad Jokes: That’s How Eye Roll

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!

Watch my interview on AM Northwest!

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.

Choose Your Own Adventure is publishing my book Time Travel Inn in 2021. This thrilling story traces the quest of Astrid, a girl who’s moved to a new home and finds that it comes complete with a time machine.

“Mind-blowing adventure and heart-stopping thills!” —Jeff Kinney (author, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) on Time Travel Inn.


Disney-Hyperion 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


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