New Release Books by Ben Clanton

Ben Clanton is the author of The Greatest in the World! (2022), Narwhal's School of Awesomeness (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #6) (2021), A Super Scary Narwhalloween (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #8) (2023), Bubbles (A Narwhal and Jelly Board Book) (2021) and other 52 books.

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The Greatest in the World!

release date: Nov 08, 2022
The Greatest in the World!
Two spud siblings face off in a series of epic challenges in this first installment of a new and hilariously silly graphic novel chapter book series from the bestselling creator of the Narwhal and Jelly books. Rot is a mutant potato who wakes up feeling great, maybe even…the greatest in the world! But that only makes Rot’s brother Snot the grumpiest in the world. The only solution? An epic contest to prove who is the greatest once and for all, judged by the only impartial party they can find—their small fry little sister Tot. But as the stakes get higher through the muddy potato sack race, sacred hot potato roll, and a hilarious laughing contest, their rivalry spirals out of control. Suddenly Rot’s not feeling so spudtacular anymore. Will this tater trio ever be able to determine who the greatest in the world really is?

Narwhal's School of Awesomeness (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #6)

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Narwhal's School of Awesomeness (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #6)
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Narwhal and Jelly become the coolest teachers in the world wide waters in the hilarious sixth book of this blockbuster graphic novel series! Dive into four new stories about Narwhal and Jelly becoming substitute teachers! The two best friends come across an enthusiastic school of fish one morning. Unfortunately, Mr. Blowfish, their teacher, has come down with a cold, and class will have to be cancelled . . . until Professor Knowell (Narwhal) and Super Teacher (Jelly) volunteer to help out! The first subject is Wafflematics, in which Narwhal and Jelly calculate the number of waffles needed to feed the class. That''s what we''re chalking about! Next up is a super-fun science scavenger hunt, followed by a game of "Tag! You''re Awesome!" at recess. Narwhal''s teaching methods may be unconventional, but with Jelly''s help, the two teach (and learn) with their trademark positivity and humor. Before they know it, the day is over . . . but what grade will Narwhal receive from Jelly?

A Super Scary Narwhalloween (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #8)

release date: Jul 04, 2023
A Super Scary Narwhalloween (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #8)
In the hilarious eighth book of this blockbuster graphic novel series, Narwhal and Jelly celebrate the spookiest time of the year — Halloween — with a super twist! Dive into three new stories that are sure to fright and delight! Narwhal loves Halloween — it''s a great excuse to dress up in a spooky and silly costume, like a ghost, a mermaid, a banana or maybe even Marlow the Mustachioed Moose. It''s a skeleTON of fun! Jelly isn''t dressing up, though — he''s a little scared of this time of year, and would prefer to hunker down in a hidey-hole until Halloween is over. But when a scary sea monster makes an appearance and swallows Narwhal (gulp!), can Jelly, with the help of some super friends, pluck up the courage to save his best bud?

Bubbles (A Narwhal and Jelly Board Book)

release date: Feb 02, 2021
Bubbles (A Narwhal and Jelly Board Book)
An original board book featuring the bestselling Narwhal and Jelly! Everyone''s favorite underwater duo explore bubbles in the world wide waters in this silly story perfect for the youngest readers and fans. "Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad." --NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Dive into a brand new Narwhal and Jelly story for the youngest readers! When Narwhal accidentally bursts Jelly''s bubble with their tusk-tooth, Jelly is a little sad . . . until Narwhal shows him that there are lots of bubbles in the ocean! There are little-bitty bubbles and great big bubbles. There are bubbles up high and bubbles down low. There are bubbles that are pink and bubbles that stink. It''s unbelieva-bubble! This charming board book celebrates the power of imagination and play, and is perfect for both fans of the Narwhal and Jelly graphic novel series and readers new to the world wide waters.

Happy Narwhalidays (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #5)

release date: Sep 08, 2020
Happy Narwhalidays (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #5)
A New York Times Bestseller! Narwhal and Jelly spread some holiday cheer (and warm waffle pudding) in the festive fifth book of this blockbuster graphic novel series! Dive into three new stories about Narwhal''s favorite time of the year! It''s the festive season in the world wide waters, and Narwhal is looking forward to cozying up with a good book, singing and partying with pod pals and enjoying some warm waffle pudding. But most of all Narwhal is excited about the arrival of the Merry Mermicorn! According to Narwhal, she''s part mermaid, part unicorn and completely mer-aculous! Jelly is of course skeptical about the existence of the "Mira-Miny-What-A Corn" . . . even when he receives a mysterious present. It must be from Narwhal. Now Jelly has to get the perfect gift, but finding a present for someone as unique as Narwhal is no easy feat, even when you have six tentacles. How will Jelly ever come up with a whaley great gift for a best pal who spreads cheer all through the year?

Rot, the Bravest in the World!

release date: Jun 16, 2020
Rot, the Bravest in the World!
Rot faces a scary, squirmy new challenge and finds what makes him feel brave in this sweet and slimy companion to Rot, the Cutest in the World! Rot is a mutant potato. Like most mutant potatoes, Rot loves mud. He plays games in it, he eats it, he even sleeps in it! So, when Rot sees the most magnificent, messy mud pit ever, he can’t wait to dive right in. But then, Rot’s big brother warns him: Watch out for the Squirm! The Squirm is slippery and slimy and gross and grimy, and it lives in the beloved mud. Now, Rot’s too scared to jump into the puddle. Can anything help him feel brave enough to take the plunge and face…the Squirm?

Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4)

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4)
A New York Times Bestselling series “Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Narwhal and Jelly . . . and Otty?! Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty the super-adventurous otter in the fourth book of this blockbuster early graphic novel series! Dive into three new stories about the joy of adventure and the power of friendship! In the first story, Otty the otter makes her debut splash; while Narwhal greets her with immediate enthusiasm, Jelly''s not so sure about her...mostly because he worries she''ll take his place as Narwhal''s best friend. Readers will easily see why Narwhal''s so excited to meet Otty, a boisterous explorer who even has an aunt who''s a real live sea captain! But readers will also relate to Jelly''s uneasiness seeing his best friend making a new pal. Jelly tries to work out his jealousy in story two, and in story three, the new trio say "Ahoy, adventure!" and discover they all have more in common than they thought . . . including a love of waffles! Jelly also takes over the "Super Waffle and Strawberry Sidekick" comic providing a sidekick''s-eye-view of defeating the dreaded dEVILed egg!

Vote For Me!

release date: Feb 04, 2020
Vote For Me!
A hilarious political satire by the creator of the bestselling Narwhal and Jelly series. Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag? Sure! Flatter? Absolutely! Exaggerate, name-call, make silly promises and generally act childish? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Soon, the tension mounts, and these two quarrelsome candidates resort to slinging mud (literally) and flinging insults. And what happens when the election results are in? Well, let''s just say the donkey and the elephant are in for a little surprise--and a certain bewhiskered, third-party candidate is in for a first term!

Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3)

release date: Jan 22, 2019
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3)
A New York Times Bestselling series “Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Narwhal''s obsession with a new favorite food leads the duo into hijinks and hilarity in the third book of this all-star early graphic novel series! Narwhal and Jelly are back and Narwhal has a new obsession . . . peanut butter! Narwhal is so obsessed they even want to change their name to . . . that''s right . . . Peanut Butter! Ever-sensible Jelly isn''t so sure that''s the best idea, but is all for Narwhal trying new things (instead of just eating waffles all the time, no matter how delicious waffles are). In this third book, Narwhal and Jelly star in three new stories about trying new things, favorite foods and accepting who we are. Always funny and never didactic, this underwater duo charms again through their powerful combination of positive thinking, imagination and joyfulness.

Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness (A Narwhal and Jelly Book, Book 6)

release date: Sep 02, 2021
Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness (A Narwhal and Jelly Book, Book 6)
Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they become the coolest teachers in the world wide waters in the hilarious sixth book of this blockbuster graphic novel series!

Curious EnCOUNTers

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Curious EnCOUNTers
Featuring the clever wordplay of Narwhal and Jelly author Ben Clanton and playful illustrations by Ezra Jack Keats honor winner Jessixa Bagley, Curious EnCOUNTers will have children laughing while learning to count from 1 to 13. Children will have fun learning to count from 1 to 13 in this clever and imaginative book featuring Pacific Northwest critters engaged in curious activities and woven together by a young girl who goes on a hike. Readers will join her in unexpected, silly encounters along the way, such as one moose making a movie, five wolves weaving wool, and eight coyotes kayaking and canoeing. The young girl''s hike culminates in what may be the most curious encounter of all: many of the animals in the book enjoying a big picnic lunch together, pulling in humorous details from previous scenes. With the visual humor in Jessixa Bagley''s illustrations, children will have fun learning to count to 13! And older readers will enjoy Ben Clanton''s clever and punny wordplay!

Rot, the Cutest in the World!

release date: Dec 19, 2017
Rot, the Cutest in the World!
A mutant potato learns that he’s pear-fect just the way he is in this bright, fun, and silly picture book from the creator of It Came in the Mail that will have kids collapsing in giggles (and rescuing the contents of the vegetable drawer). Rot is a mutant potato. Like most mutant potatoes, Rot loves all sorts of games and contests. So when he sees a sign for the “Cutest in the World Contest,” he can’t wait to enter. But when Rot realizes who he’s up against—an itty-bitty baby bunny, a little-wittle cuddly kitten, and an eenie-weenie jolly jellyfish—he loses confidence. Will the judges find room in their hearts for an adorable mutant potato?

Narwhal's Otter Friend (Narwhal and Jelly 4)

release date: Feb 06, 2020
Narwhal's Otter Friend (Narwhal and Jelly 4)
''Hilarious and charming'' - Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of Dogman and Captain Underpants Narwhal and Jelly - and Otty?! In the fourth book of this blockbuster early graphic novel series, exuberant Narwhal and sceptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty the super-adventurous otter! A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three short stories and a super fun ocean fact page - and joke page too! The perfect first book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together and the power of imagination. PRAISE FOR Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea: ''Undersea adventures have never been so darn cute .... The incessant charm and unabashed joy should make this an easy sell. Swimmingly delightful and a guaranteed smile-maker'' - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews ''An utterly enchanting start to a series that’s bound to be popular among young readers'' - Starred Review, School Library Journal ''Geez, Narwhal and Jellyfish are adorable. There’s no other word as appropriate for this duo... readers will likely clamour for the next outing'' – Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books ''Bantering dialogue entertains throughout, but the book’s best moment might belong to the third story, when Narwhal lends Jelly his “favourite book in the whole wide water, which is blank...“. "It’s an imagination book, Jelly!” Narwhal explains. Readers ready for underwater goofiness of the non-SpongeBob variety will be eager for more adventures from this duo'' - Publishers Weekly Ben Clanton is the author/illustrator of the NARWHAL AND JELLY early graphic novel series as well as IT CAME IN THE MAIL, VOTE FOR ME!, and REX WRECKS IT. When Ben isn''t doodling up stories (and often when he is) he likes to cook, explore outdoors, and play basketball. Ben lives in Tacoma, WA with his wife, son and goldendoodle pup.

Peanut Butter and Jelly (Narwhal and Jelly 3)

release date: Sep 05, 2019
Peanut Butter and Jelly (Narwhal and Jelly 3)
''Hilarious and charming. The most loveable duo since Frog and Toad'' - Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of Dogman and Captain Underpants Narwhal and Jelly are back and Narwhal has a new obsession . . . peanut butter! He''s so obsessed he even wants to change his name to . . . that''s right . . . Peanut Butter! Ever-sensible Jelly isn''t so sure that''s the best idea, but is all for Narwhal trying new things (instead of just eating waffles all the time, no matter how delicious waffles are). A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three short stories about trying new things, favourite foods and accepting who we are. The perfect first book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together and the power of imagination. PRAISE FOR Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea: ''Undersea adventures have never been so darn cute .... The incessant charm and unabashed joy should make this an easy sell. Swimmingly delightful and a guaranteed smile-maker'' - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews ''An utterly enchanting start to a series that’s bound to be popular among young readers'' - Starred Review, School Library Journal ''Geez, Narwhal and Jellyfish are adorable. There’s no other word as appropriate for this duo... readers will likely clamour for the next outing'' – Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books ''Bantering dialogue entertains throughout, but the book’s best moment might belong to the third story, when Narwhal lends Jelly his “favourite book in the whole wide water, which is blank...“. "It’s an imagination book, Jelly!” Narwhal explains. Readers ready for underwater goofiness of the non-SpongeBob variety will be eager for more adventures from this duo'' - Publishers Weekly Ben Clanton is the author/illustrator of the NARWHAL AND JELLY early graphic novel series as well as IT CAME IN THE MAIL, VOTE FOR ME!, and REX WRECKS IT. When Ben isn''t doodling up stories (and often when he is) he likes to cook, explore outdoors, and play basketball. Ben lives in Tacoma, WA with his wife, son and goldendoodle pup. Find out more about Ben at www.benclanton.com. And visit Narwhal and Jelly at their o-fish-al page www.narwhalandjelly.com

Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (Narwhal and Jelly 2)

release date: May 02, 2019
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (Narwhal and Jelly 2)
''Hilarious and charming. The most loveable duo since Frog and Toad'' - Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of Dogman and Captain Underpants Narwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure - join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly Jolt in three awesome underwater adventures! Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three short stories and a super fun ocean facts and jokes! The perfect first book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together and the power of imagination. PRAISE FOR Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea: ''Undersea adventures have never been so darn cute .... The incessant charm and unabashed joy should make this an easy sell. Swimmingly delightful and a guaranteed smile-maker'' - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews ''An utterly enchanting start to a series that’s bound to be popular among young readers'' - Starred Review, School Library Journal ''Geez, Narwhal and Jellyfish are adorable. There’s no other word as appropriate for this duo... readers will likely clamour for the next outing'' – Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books ''Bantering dialogue entertains throughout, but the book’s best moment might belong to the third story, when Narwhal lends Jelly his “favourite book in the whole wide water, which is blank...“. "It’s an imagination book, Jelly!” Narwhal explains. Readers ready for underwater goofiness of the non-SpongeBob variety will be eager for more adventures from this duo'' - Publishers Weekly Ben Clanton is the author/illustrator of the NARWHAL AND JELLY early graphic novel series as well as IT CAME IN THE MAIL, VOTE FOR ME!, and REX WRECKS IT. When Ben isn''t doodling up stories (and often when he is) he likes to cook, explore outdoors, and play basketball. Ben lives in Tacoma, WA with his wife, son and goldendoodle pup. Find out more about Ben at www.benclanton.com. And visit Narwhal and Jelly at their o-fish-al page www.narwhalandjelly.com

It Came in the Mail

It Came in the Mail
Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for! But as the mail starts to pile up, Liam realizes that the best packages and parcels are even better when shared with friends.

Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2)

release date: May 02, 2017
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2)
A New York Times Bestselling series “Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Narwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure! Join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly Jolt as they take on three SUPER new stories in this early graphic novel series. Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal’s superhero alter-ego is revealed, and Narwhal enlists Jelly to help figure out what their superpower is. Next, Narwhal helps a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship and the power of believing in yourself and others through this irresistible duo.

Boo Who?

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Boo Who?
"Boo is new-- and it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can''t play any of the other kids'' games. Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group?"--

Rex Wrecks It!

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Rex Wrecks It!
Can three friends channel one dinosaur''s destructive impulses into a more cooperative, constructive playtime?

Narwhal and Jelly Box Set (Books 1, 2, 3, and Poster)

release date: Feb 05, 2019
Narwhal and Jelly Box Set (Books 1, 2, 3, and Poster)
The first three books in this New York Times bestselling series are now available in a fintastic paperback box set with a bonus poster! The Narwhal and Jelly books are delightfully silly graphic novels full of heart, friendship and playful adventure. Readers can now get the first three books (Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, Peanut Butter and Jelly) in the series in paperback, along with a bonus poster, in one turtle-y awesome box set.

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1)

release date: Oct 04, 2016
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1)
A New York Times Bestselling series “Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly read the best book ever -- even though it doesn''t have any words...or pictures! Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship, the benefits of working together and the power of imagination in the delightful Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (Narwhal and Jelly 1)

release date: May 02, 2019
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (Narwhal and Jelly 1)
Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly read the best book ever -- even though it doesn''t have any words...or pictures!

Mo's Mustache

release date: Sep 06, 2016
Mo's Mustache
Mo is a monster who just got a mustache. A big, black, beautiful mustache. Everybody likes Mo''s mustache. Now Knot, Dot, Nib, Tutu, Bob, Bill and Ben all have mustaches too. In fact, soon EVERYBODY has a mustache! Why is everyone copying Mo? And how will he (and his mustache) ever stand out? A wonderfully silly book about style and individuality, sure to grow on readers who don''t have facial hair -- and even those who do!

Narwhal and Jelly 8

release date: Oct 12, 2023
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