Book List:47 titles
  • Catwad, the snarky blue furball with a funny take on just about everything, is BACK in this second graphic novel in an all-new series from New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton!New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton's latest creation, Ca...



  • Franny K. Stein is back with another laugh-out-loud experimental adventure in the eighth book in the Mad Scientist series from Jim Benton, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Dear Dumb Diary and Happy Bunny.Franny K. Stein isn’t a ...


  • From New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton, meet Catwad! He's blue, he's a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a dim-witted cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers, to love and happiness, this cra...



  • Fresh from his intergalactic adventure, Victor is casting about for something new to apply his formidable know how to. The obvious next step is cello-making. However, the not so mellifluous sounds that emanate from his creations are enough to wake th...


  • There's nothing Jake likes more than some good trash-picking, so when his elderly neighbors move out and leave an especially promising-looking pile of household refuse on the curb, he goes right for it. He only has the chance to grab one box before h...


  • MEET VICTOR, TOTAL EXPERT IN EVERYTHING! (except Guy Who Cleans Up Bedrooms) With his confidence, imagination, and trusty sidekick Dumpylumps (who happens to be a duck), there's no telling what trouble he'll get into. Lucky for him, he has a knac...


  • Jamie Kelly is back and dumber than ever in this super-deluxe four-color Dear Dumb Diary special edition! Life at Mackerel Middle School is as dumb as ever -- but Jamie Kelly may have finally found the key to fame, fortune, and fabulousness. Toge...






  • Where did all the dinos go? Some say they vanished long ago. Could they be living way out west in cowboy books and fancy vests? King of Funny, Jim Benton, offers a new kind of search-and-find dinosaur book that will have little ones rolling ar...


  • My love for you goes everywhere, and anywhere you go. It follows you both day and night, through rain, and sun, and snow. You might not always see my love, but it goes everywhere. Even if you go out walking in your underwear! Jim Benton, the...


  • It's not easy being a middle-schooler, and nobody knows that better than Jamie Kelly. There are surprises around every corner: some good, some bad, all dumb. But when Jamie inherits a trunk of her grandmother's things, she never expects to find the b...


  • In Five Stinky Socks, one silly monster searches his house for his five super stinky socks 1 stinky sock. I'll tell you why it stinks. I used it to wash dirty dishes in the kitchen sink. 2 stinky socks. I found one in my shoe. It's black and ...


  • In Piggy Paints, one adorable pig spends his day painting pictures big and little! Piggy paints big. Piggy paints little. Piggy paints pigs with a kitty in the middle. Piggy paints little. Piggy paints big. Piggy paints a pretty little polka-...


  • Follow mechanical cats up, down, and all around in Robot Kitties! Robot kitties everywhere! They're on the ground. They're in the air. They're flying low. They're flying high, some far away, and some nearby. Jim Benton, the international bes...


  • In Where's My Fnurgle, kids will search the book for a mysterious creature called a fnurgle that the narrator just can't seem to keep track of! I have a fnurgle but I can't find him. Where's my fnurgle? Oh, look. My fnurgle's on the chair. Don'...


  • The hilarious and bestselling series from Jim Benton continues! Jamie, Isabella, and Angeline have known each other for a long time. They've even become friends -- whether Jamie likes it or not. But when the trio starts a friendly competition, all...


  • A new picture book from the hilarious author of the bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series! When Donut the bear is told his story is over and he has to leave, he donut want to do it. After all, he hasn't had a chance to have any fun! Will Donut's snea...


  • Dear Dumb Diary, Just when I was pretty sure we could let the Student Awareness Committee quietly die a dignified death like some majestic old elephant or the Square Dancing Club, Angeline has to be aware of something. Great. And, of course,...


  • Whatever you do, DON'T read Jamie Kelly's bestselling diaries! The bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series is a hilarious hit! Now Jamie Kelly's diaries have a fresh look and a fun twist. Dear Dumb Diary Year Two is still laugh-out-loud funny -- but ev...


  • Do NOT read Jamie Kelly's top-secret diaries! "Sometimes it amazes me how ingenious I am about everything." --Jamie Kelly We've been with Jamie Kelly through her search for inner beauty, poofy bridesmaid dresses, and desperate attempts to make ...


  • Dear Dumb Diary is a hilarious hit! Now after 12 books (each covering a month of her life), Jamie Kelly's upcoming diaries have a fresh look and a fun twist. It's Dear Dumb Diary: Year Two! The diary entries are still laugh-out-loud funny -- but this...


  • There are more than 5 million Dear Dumb Diary books in print! Bestselling author Jamie Kelly is back with an all-new, all-funny diary! But she has no idea that anybody is reading it. So please, please, please don't tell her. Dear Dumb Diary, ...


  • The (nearly) true confessions of Jamie Kelly. They were just an ordinary soft pair of second-hand jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on. Then they became tight, smelly & scratchy - with a bit of a haunting problem! Do the pants have the power to soot...


  • Something strange is happening at Mackerel Middle School. Jamie can suddenly and inexplicably understand the weirdest and most mysterious creatures around: boys. And there's only one logical explanation--superpowers....


  • School's out for the summer, and that means no more Meat Loaf Thursdays, Sunday homework-cramming, or teachers (unsuccessfully) trying to act cool. It also means that certain Mackerel Middle Schoolers have a lot of time on their hands . . . and serio...


  • Dear Dumb Diary, So now I'm friends with Angeline. This is automatic friendship, and I have to just accept it and make the best of things. See, if I objected, then Aunt Carol might divorce Angeline's uncle, sending both of them tumbling into a ...


  • It's an eventful month for Jamie Kelly. Stinker and Stickybuns' litter of puppies has arrived -- which makes Jamie and her nemesis Angeline in-laws by dog. Ugh. Jamie's class at Mackerel Middle School is doing a unit on journal-writing, and someone's...


  • How do you achieve world domination? GET ELECTED! When Miss Shelly announces the election for class president, Franny launches her campaign. But when her classmates don't want to listen to her suggestions, she heads to the lab to solve the proble...






  • MAY THE DUMB BE WITH YOU Dear Dumb Diary, Isabella is probably right. She almost always is. When I think back on all the things I've seen Angeline do, the one thing they have in common is that they're all dumb. (They're all strawberry-scented, to...


  • THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE ELSEWHERE. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE ELSEWHERE. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE ELSEWHERE. Dear Dumb Diary, Beautiful glorious news! Today they told us that something went stinkfully wrong with the heating or ventilation system or some...


  • Being a mad scientist in the modern world is very hard work. With so much that needs to be done in such a short period of time, multitasking can get way out of hand. Franny needs some additional help. But for Franny there is only one person in the wo...



  • Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be.Dear Dumb Diary,My social studies teacher, Mr. VanDoy, never smiles. I know that...


  • Franny's faithful lab assistant, Igor, has swallowed a doomsday device that is ready to go off at any moment! For any regular scientist, there is only one way to get the device out -- um...make that two ways. But Franny K. Stein is no ordinary scie...


  • BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP, BUT HATE GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE. Dear Dumb Diary, Isabella said that she got the information about this charity online and I could help her collect for it if I wanted to, so as we made the rounds for the clothes, w...


  • Scholastic presents the MUST-HAVE gift for the holiday season: a full-color, full-of-laughs book based on the best art-brand license of 2004, It's Happy Bunny!Astrology is all about YOU! What's not to love? Find out: What makes YOU special; what YOUR...


  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR. SO YOU MIGHT JUST WANT TO STAY INSIDE. Dear Dumb Diary, I got another poem today from You -- Know -- Who ... She is the fairest blossom, true, She blooms in any weather. But I must love her from afar. We'll never be t...


  • What do you give the graduate who has an answer for everything? It's Happy Bunny!In this updated edition of the classic, LIFE. GET ONE., It's Happy Bunny provides nuggets of wisdom to take with you as you go out into the world (or on to Junior High)...


  • Franny K. Stein didn't think the time would ever come when someone would realize what the K in her name stood for. And she REALLY didn't think that same someone would say her middle name in front of the whole school! But that's what happened at the S...


  • It's all about the bunny. Deal with it.Happy Bunny presents the ideal gift book for those sick of the sickeningly sweet.Love. It's just like hate, but somebody gets candy.So, you've made the mistake of falling in love. Let Happy Bunny be your guide a...


  • HAIR. BEAGLES. JEANS. IT NEVER ENDS. Dear Dumb Dairy, Anyway, Isabella said it wasn't the makeover that boosted Margaret's popularity and forced us down. It was the pants. She said it wasn't my loud "yahoo" in science that got me switched again s...


  • There's nothing better than being a mad scientist -- at least according to Franny. So she's making in her mission to help her classmates discover their own inner mad scientists. All Franny needs for her latest experiment is a few volunteers, a half-c...


  • PERFECT GIRLS MAKE PERFECT ENEMIES Dear Dumb Diary, School was okay today. Actually, it was better than okay. Angeline got her long, beautiful hair tangled in one of the jillion things she has dangling from her backpack, and the school nurse -...


  • Franny's mom says every mad scientist needs a lab assistant. So for Valentine's Day Franny gets just that -- a Lab assistant. Except Igor isn't a pure Lab. He's also part poodle, part Chihuahua, part beagle, part spaniel, part shepherd -- and all thu...


  • FRANNY SAYS: PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!...


  • A collection of cartoons provides a humorous look at life, including a trip to the Planet of the Moms, a society with a caste system of dudes and geeks, and a glimpse at Madonna's childhood. Original....