Bart King

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Bart King writes fiction and nonfiction books for young readers about topics including science, history, humor, espionage, and the environment. Bart has written for companies like Disney, Oregon State University Press, Gibbs Smith Publisher, and National Geographic.   His books have received favorable reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, Parenting magazine, and many others. Bart has also written content including articles, public relations material, social media content, and assessment material for academic or educational publishers ACT, the GED, the SBAC, and the PARCC. A longtime middle school teacher in California and Oregon, Bart has been a full-time freelance writer and author for more than ten years. For more information, please visit



Middle Grade Fiction

·      The Drake Equation (Disney-Hyperion, 2016)

·      What on Earth (High Noon Books, 2009, 10-book series)

Picture Book

·      Oregon Reads Aloud (Graphic Arts Books, 2016)

Nonfiction, Middle Grade

·      The Pocket Guide to Spy Stuff (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2018)

·      Epic Fails (Academic Therapy Press, 2015, 5-book series)

·      The Big Book of Superheroes (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2014)

·      The Big Book of Spy Stuff  (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2011)

·      The Big Book of Girl Stuff (Gibbs Smith, 2nd ed. 2014)

·      The Big Book of Boy Stuff (Gibbs Smith, 2nd ed. 2014)
– ForeWord Magazine’s “Book of the Year” || Winner of the “Teenage” category at the New York Book Festival || “Gold Medal Book Award” winner from Independent Publisher

·      Cute! A Guide to All Things Adorable (Gibbs Smith, 2013)

·      Bart’s King-Sized Book of Fun (Gibbs Smith, 2nd ed. 2012)

·      The Big Book of Gross Stuff (Gibbs Smith, 2nd ed. 2010)

·      The Pocket Guide to Magic (Gibbs Smith, 2010)

·      The Pocket Guide to Games (Gibbs Smith, 2010)

·      The Pocket Guide to Brilliance (Gibbs Smith, 2009)

·      The Pocket Guide to Mischief (Gibbs Smith, 2008)

Nonfiction Adult

·      An Architectural Guidebook to Portland (Oregon State University Press, 2nd ed. 2007)