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Ben Hatke

Biography

Ben Hatke

From Ben's Website:
 

"I’m Ben Hatke: writer, artist, author of graphic novels and picture books -most notably the Zita the Spacegirl series and the forthcoming picture book Julia’s House. I like adventures, and sometimes even misadventures."

Ben Hatke

Books by Ben Hatke

by Ben Hatke - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Graphic Novel

When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything...except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive. Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters --- as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their “beast” and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below. But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!

Written by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell and illustrations by Ben Hatke - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Magic

Missy Piggle-Wiggle is finally starting to feel settled in at the upside-down house, but right when everything is going so well, a terrible storm blasts through Little Spring Valley, damaging the upside-down house. Now the house is in need of repair (and isn't happy about it one bit), and money is becoming pretty tight for Missy. And, on top of that, the children of Little Spring Valley continue to need Missy's inventive cures, such as the Smarty-Pants Cure, the Whiney-Whiners Cure and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure. Luckily, Missy knows just what to do!

by Ben Hatke - Children's 10+, Comic Books, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. But he's got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because Maddy doesn't talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk --- to tell Jack to trade their mom's car for a box of mysterious seeds.

Written by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell and Illustrated by Ben Hatke - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Magic
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone away unexpectedly and left her niece, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, in charge of the Upside-Down House and the beloved animals who live there: Lester the pig, Wag the dog and Penelope the parrot, among others. Families in town soon realize that like her great-aunt, Missy Piggle-Wiggle has inventive cures for all sorts of childhood (mis)behavior: The Whatever Cure and the Just-a-Minute Cure, for instance. What is a stressed out parent to do? Why, call Missy Piggle-Wiggle, of course!
by Ben Hatke - Children's 4-8, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton --- leaving Goblin all alone!

by Ben Hatke - Graphic Novel

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!


#1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.

by Ben Hatke - Picture

When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!

by Ben Hatke

Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita has to plot the galaxy's greatest jailbreak before the evil prison warden can execute his plan of interstellar domination!