WorldCat Identities

Benton, Jim

Overview
Works: 304 works in 967 publications in 9 languages and 45,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Diary fiction  Humorous fiction  Science fiction  Diaries  Voyages, Imaginary 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Illustrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ73, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Benton
Lunch walks among us by Jim Benton( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in -- which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan
The Fran that time forgot by Jim Benton( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 2,099 WorldCat member 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
The invisible Fran by Jim Benton( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,063 WorldCat member 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
Let's pretend this never happened by Jim Benton( Book )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member 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
Frantastic voyage by Jim Benton( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member 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
My pants are haunted : by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member 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
Am I the princess or the frog? : Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School by Jim Benton( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,825 WorldCat member 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
Attack of the 50-ft. Cupid by Jim Benton( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member 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
Never do anything ever by Jim Benton( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie shares with her diary her search for inner beauty, dealing with fund raising, and problems in Phys ed class
The Fran with four brains by Jim Benton( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,668 WorldCat member 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 )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie Kelly shares with her diary her excitement about the fact that students from Wodehouse Middle School will be going to Mackerel Middle School temporarily
Never underestimate your dumbness : by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie Kelly looks back through her very oldest diaries, and is amazed at how dumb she used to be considering how smart she is now
That's what friends aren't for by Jim Benton( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,280 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As their school gets ready for the annual Fun Fair, Jamie and Isabella agree to compete in the bottle toss game and to terrible consequences for the loser
School. Hasn't this gone on long enough? by Jim Benton( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,142 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie's struggles continue with school issues, grades, and getting along with others
 
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Lunch walks among us
Alternative Names

controlled identityKelly, 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

בנטון, ג'ים 1960-

벤턴, 짐

벤튼, 짐

ベントン, ジム

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The Fran that time forgotThe invisible FranLet's pretend this never happenedFrantastic voyageMy pants are haunted : by Jamie KellyAm I the princess or the frog? : Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle SchoolAttack of the 50-ft. CupidNever do anything ever