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Jim Benton

Jim is the author and illustrator of Dear Dumb Diary®, a New York Times Bestselling series which has sold nearly 10 million books, and is printed in more than a dozen languages. He also co-wrote and produced a made-for-tv musical based on the series.

He's the creator of many licensed properties, including It's Happy Bunny®, the licensing hit that has generated over ¾ of a billion dollars at retail. The It's Happy Bunny books have been chosen three times by the American Librarians Association as their top picks for teen readers, and It's Happy Bunny programs have taken top awards from the Licensing Industry Merchandising Association five times. Jim's anti-drug program for middle school kids for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has won three Addy awards and a Governor's Award.

Jim's series Franny K. Stein™, has sold over a million books, and is in more than 15 languages and Braille.

The National cartoonist Society (NCS) awarded Jim with two divisional Reuben awards.

The End (Almost), Benton's first picture book, was recently awarded a NAPPA gold award (National Parenting Publication Award.)

Jim's book Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. was nominated for an Eisner Award and has a sequel titled Man, I Hate Cursive coming out this fall.

Other upcoming projects include a new young reader series, two more board books, and a new gift book.

To learn more about Jim, visit him at www.jimbenton.com

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Best Sellers

    • Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist

    • Lunch Walks Among Us
    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Michele Medlin
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The new kid at school, Franny approaches making friends as an exciting science project. After taking careful notes, she brews a potion that changes her into a perfect girl....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love it

    • By OMG THIS IS THE BEST on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Frandidate

    • Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Michele Medlin
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this seventh madcap entry from Jim Benton’s New York Times best-selling series, pint-sized Franny K. Stein has the perfect solution for getting elected class president the mad science way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book

    • By mike capelle on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Invisible Fran

    • Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Michele Medlin
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this episode of Jim Benton’s New York Times best-selling series, the classmates of Franny K. Stein show no appreciation for her passion—mad science....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book

    • By mike capelle on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Attack of the 50-Ft Cupid

    • Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Michele Medlin
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mad scientist Franny K. Stein thinks her new canine lab assistant Igor is useless, ordering him to keep his paws off everything in her bustling laboratory....

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Fran That Time Forgot

    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Michele Medlin
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Pint-sized mad scientist Franny K. Stein dreams up a time-reversing cake plate that lets her “have her cake and eat it too"...

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Fran with Four Brains

    • Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Michele Medlin
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this sixth entry in Jim Benton’s New York Times best-selling series, pint-sized Franny K. Stein dreams up a zany cure for having too much to do....

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Frantastic Voyage

    • Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Michele Medlin
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this madcap episode of Jim Benton’s best-selling series, Franny K. Stein must find and disarm her Doomsday Device before it blows up half the world....

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Let's Do a Thing!

    • Victor Shmud, Total Expert, Book 1
    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Victor Shmud has been many things: knuckle doctor, a hunter of ghost bears, a tattoo artist, the guy at the restaurant who puts the sugar in those little envelopes, a computer scientist....

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Handbook

    • By: Jim Benton
    • Narrated by: Ramón de Ocampo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    There's nothing Jake likes more than some good trash-picking, so when his neighbors move out and leave a promising-looking pile of household refuse on the curb, he goes right for it....

    Regular price: $13.29

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