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Benton, Jim

Overview
Works: 350 works in 1,200 publications in 14 languages and 49,078 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Diary fiction  Science fiction  Time-travel fiction  Diaries  Voyages, Imaginary 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Illustrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ73, FIC
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Lunch walks among us by Jim Benton( Book )
33 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,356 libraries worldwide
Being different makes it hard for Franny to make friends. She tries to fit in by dressing and acting the same as the others, and it seems to work. But when a freak incident with a wastepaper bin and some leftover lunches creates a monster, only mad scientist Franny can defeat it! Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The Fran that time forgot by Jim Benton( Book )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,138 libraries worldwide
When her embarrassing middle name is revealed at school, mad scientist Franny K. Stein experiments with time in order to return to the past and give herself a more dignified name
Let's pretend this never happened by Jim Benton( Book )
44 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,116 libraries worldwide
In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline
The invisible Fran by Jim Benton( Book )
34 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,093 libraries worldwide
When Franny Stein, self-styled mad scientist, creates a robot to show her school friends the joys of science, she ends up learning something from them instead
Frantastic voyage by Jim Benton( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,026 libraries worldwide
When her lab assistant, Igor the dog, swallows a doomsday device with a ticking clock, Franny K. Stein shrinks herself down in a miniature machine and enters the body of her beloved pooch to track down the device and stop it from going off
Never do anything ever by Jim Benton( Book )
55 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,981 libraries worldwide
Jamie Kelly shares with her diary her search for inner beauty, dealing with fund raising, and problems in Phys ed class
My pants are haunted : by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton( Book )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,836 libraries worldwide
Jamie Kelly writes in her diary about her new jeans, which seemingly cause events that affect both her popularity and her efforts to get close to the eighth cutest boy in school, Hudson Rivers
Attack of the 50-ft. Cupid by Jim Benton( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,828 libraries worldwide
Frannie tries to prevent chaos when her new lab assistant, Igor, a dog of many breeds, accidentally lets loose a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid
Am I the princess or the frog? : Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School by Jim Benton( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
Jamie is crushing on Hudson. Someone too-gross-to-be- named is crushing on Jamie. And Hudson is crushing on ... Princess Turd of Turdsylvania (a.k.a. The Prettiest Girl in the World). Middle school may be grim, but it's no fairy tale. And crazy doesn't even begin to cover it. Jamie Kelly writes in her diary about her crush on Mr. Prince, the new student teacher at Mackerel Middle School, and she feels certain that he is the secret admirer who is sending her love poems
The Fran with four brains by Jim Benton( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,730 libraries worldwide
With so much on her plate, like creating monsters out of meat by-products and dealing with overgrown babies, mad scientist Fran decides that the only way to get all her tasks done is to create Franbots, steel-plated duplicates of herself with minds of their own
Can adults become human? by Jim Benton( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,641 libraries worldwide
Jamie Kelly writes in her diary about her social studies teacher, Mr. VanDoy, the budding relationship between her Aunt Carol and Assistant Principal Devon, and the real story behind Isabella's detention
The Frandidate by Jim Benton( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 1,616 libraries worldwide
Determined to be elected class president, mad scientist Frannie K. Stein uses her Atomic Combiner to create a suit that makes her seem to be whatever a voter wants her to be, but the suit has plans of its own
The problem with here is that it's where I'm from : by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
Jamie Kelly writes in her diary about the thrilling news that students from Wodehouse Middle School will be taught at various nearby schools, including Mackerel Middle School, due to a ventilation problem
Never underestimate your dumbness : by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,466 libraries worldwide
" ... Isabella is probably right. She almost always is ... But of all the dumb things she's ever done, this has got to be the dumbest ..."--Cover back
It's not my fault I know everything by Jim Benton( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
Jamie Kelly documents events in her diary as she becomes dog-in-laws with her enemy, Angeline, her class's journal-writing assignment goes badly wrong, and her friend Isabella starts being nice to Angeline
That's what friends aren't for by Jim Benton( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
Jamie is upset because she is now automatic friends with her old enemy Angeline, and so she tries to find something that she and her real friend, Isabella, can do together for the school talent show without Angeline
The worst things in life are also free by Jim Benton( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
It is summer vacation, and Jamie, Angeline, and Isabella need money so that they can go to Screamotopia Amusement Park, but none of their money-making schemes are very profitable
Okay, so maybe I do have superpowers : by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
Jamie Kelly has a huge problem on her hands. In just a few weeks she will face a bet that could force her to have to kiss one of the grossest boys in her school. She is challenged to this bet by her firend Isabelle. Isabelle is trying to get back at Jamie for kicking her in the face a few weeks before. To be honest, Jamie really isn't sure how she was able to successfully kick her as strong as she is. No one ever beats Isabelle at anything
School. Hasn't this gone on long enough? by Jim Benton( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
Jamie's struggles continue with school issues and grades, especially in math, as she ponders life's big questions
The super-nice are super-annoying by Jim Benton( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Jamie's struggles continue with school issues, grades, and getting along with others
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Kelly, Jamie

Benton, J. K. 1960-
Benton, James K.
Benton, Jim, 1960-
Benton, Jim K. 1960-
Jim Benton American illustrator and children's writer, known for It's Happy Bunny
Jim Benton Amerikaans schrijver
Kelly, Jamie
Kelly, Jamie, 1960-
בנטון, ג'ים 1960-
벤턴, 짐 1960-
벤튼, 짐 1960-
ベントン, ジム
Languages
English (421)
French (41)
Spanish (23)
Japanese (6)
Danish (5)
Portuguese (5)
Hebrew (4)
Finnish (4)
Basque (2)
Bokmal, Norwegian (2)
Serbian (2)
Korean (2)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
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