New Release Books by Ben Hatke

Ben Hatke is the author of Julia's House Goes Home (2021), Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl (2019), Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (2017), Comics Squad #3: Detention! (2017) and other 10 books.

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Julia's House Goes Home

release date: Oct 19, 2021
Julia's House Goes Home
Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are on the move, from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Ben Hatke. Julia''s flying house has come down to earth...and sprouted legs! Now it roams the landscape looking for the perfect spot to settle down. But just as Julia spots the Perfect Spot, off in the distance—her walking house trips! It tumbles down a steep mountain side, and Julia and her creatures are scattered across the hills while her runaway home continues rolling off on an adventure of its own. Now it''s up to Julia to gather up her found family and track down her house, and maybe find that Perfect Spot once and for all. With surprises around every corner and new creatures galore, master storyteller Ben Hatke weaves a moving and satisfying final episode for Julia''s House, completing the trilogy of three picture books.

Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl

release date: Sep 03, 2019
Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl
It''s the middle-grade team-up of the century as the heroes of New York Times bestselling author Ben Hatke join forces to save the world in the epic graphic novel Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl. Jack and Lilly are no strangers to heroics. They’ve befriended dragons, battled giants, and even earned the loyalty of a goblin army. So when they meet Zita the Spacegirl, fresh from her interplanetary travels and seeking their help to face a new threat, they’re more than ready for another adventure. But the danger growing just outside the door to their world is greater than anything the new friends could have imagined. An army of giants and screeds stands ready to lay siege to Earth, determined to put the age of humans to an end. With the gate between worlds growing weaker and time running out, can the heroes come together to save their world from their greatest enemy yet? This format is designed to be read on color devices and cannot be read on black-and-white e-readers.

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

release date: Sep 05, 2017
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
Like a bolt from the blue, Jack''s little sister Maddy is gone—carried into another realm by an ogre. 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! Ben Hatke, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Zita the Spacegirl, concludes his latest middle-grade fantasy-adventure graphic novel series, Mighty Jack, with the energetic finale to his retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Comics Squad #3: Detention!

release date: Jul 04, 2017
Comics Squad #3: Detention!
A comics collection from some of the biggest stars in graphic novels, including Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Victoria Jamieson! Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till you get sent to the principal?! Don’t punish yourself! Read the next Comics Squad! Leave your troubles behind with this collection of quick and funny stories about many kids’ biggest fear—detention! Sure, detention can be scary or frustrating or just plain boring, but who knew it could also be an adventure? With a disrespectful Greek god, antimatter ooze, bioengineered rats, and a school full of stampeding bulls, it is definitely full of fun! It’s a bust-your-gut-laughing comics anthology with original contributions from the most beloved and bestselling names in graphic novels!

Julia's House Moves On

release date: Sep 29, 2020
Julia's House Moves On
Julia''s house is restless. Julia and her family of lost creatures are ready to move on. But where will they go? And how will they get there? Don’t worry—Julia has a plan for that! Julia always has a plan. But when Julia''s plans all fail... What''s left for her? Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are back for another sweet adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Ben Hatke.

Nobody Likes a Goblin

release date: Jun 07, 2016
Nobody Likes a Goblin
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! It''s up to Goblin to save the day. But first he''s going to have to leave the dungeon and find out how the rest of the world feels about goblins.

Little Robot

release date: Sep 01, 2015
Little Robot
A robot finds life confusing outside the robot factory, until it finds a friend in a little girl.

Julia's House for Lost Creatures

release date: Sep 02, 2014
Julia's House for Lost Creatures
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! The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times Best-Selling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations.

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

release date: May 27, 2014
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
Ben Hatke brings back our intrepid space heroine for another delightful sci-fi/fantasy adventure. Zita is determined to find her way home to earth, following the events of the first book. But things are never simple, and certainly never easy, in space. Zita''s exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she''s about to find out that fame doesn''t come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your public persona, and you''ve got a robot doppelganger wreaking havoc . . . while wearing your face? Still, if anyone can find their way through this intractible mess of mistaken identity and alien invaders, it''s the indomitable Zita, in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl. Legends of Zita the Spacegirl is one of Kirkus Reviews'' Best Children''s Books of 2012.

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

release date: May 13, 2014
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl
Zita the Spacegirl is wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet from where she must escape to halt an evil warden''s plans for interstellar domination.

Between the Panels 2

release date: Jul 10, 2012
Between the Panels 2
Have you ever asked yourself what goes on in comics between the panels and behind the scenes? Between the Panels 2 gives you an inside look at the making of four great new graphic novels: Broxo, by Zack Giallongo; Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke; Bloody Chester, by JT Petty and Hilary Florido, Sumo, by Thien Pham, and Sailor Twain, by Mark Siegel.

Princess in the Piazza

release date: Jul 07, 2020

Mighty Jack: Mighty Jack

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Mighty Jack: Mighty Jack
Jack dreads summer because his single mother has to work and leaves him at home with his boring little sister who is autistic. She doesn''t talk at all. Ever. But one day while they are at a flea market, she does talk. She tells Jack to trade their mother''s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It''s the best mistake Jack has ever made!

Mighty Jack Series

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Mighty Jack Series
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. It''s the best mistake Jack has ever made. In Mighty Jack, what starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything ... a dragon.
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