Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! (History Pals Series #1)

Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! (History Pals Series #1)


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History meets hijinks in this first title in a hilarious new middle grade series for fans of Timmy Failure and The Terrible Two, when Ben Franklin accidentally time travels to a 10-year-old's home in 21st century America!
Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin—Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind.
From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form.
With tons of funny illustrations throughout—plus graphic novel-style sections interspersed—readers will love adventuring alongside this awesome threesome. 

“What a smart, funny, action-adventure! This is bursting with great heart, fascinating history, and Ben Franklin’s stinky feet. I want more, more, more of this series.” —Jon Scieszka, author of the Frank Einstein series

“This book is absolutely electric—inventive, funny, and fascinating! Ben Franklin himself would approve!” —Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series
“This story is hilarious and heartfelt. Ben Franklin is the kind of friend any kid would like hanging out with—farts and all!” —Jeffrey Brown, author of the Lucy & Andy Neanderthal series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101934067
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Series: History Pals Series , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 17,182
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Candace Fleming is the versatile, award-winning author of The Family Romanov, a Sibert Honor Book and the recipient of both the Boston Globe- Horn Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Young Adult Literature; Amelia Lost, which received four starred reviews; The Great and Only Barnum, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction nominee and a Publishers Weekly and Booklist Best Book; The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, a Boston Globe- Horn Book Award recipient; Our Eleanor, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Ben Franklin's Almanac, a James Madison Honor Book. She is also the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, including Oh, No!, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, and middle grade, including The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School. Visit her on the web at and on Twitter @candacemfleming.

Mark Fearing has created award-winning editorial cartoons, animated shorts that have appeared on Nickelodeon and G4, and was a production manager for Walt Disney Television Animation. He is also the illustrator of Margaret McNamara's Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, published by Schwartz &Wade in 2011. Visit him on the web at and on Twitter @MarkFearing.

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Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 8 days ago
I found the combination of the brother sister story and Ben's story to be great fun and learning. I hope my students will enjoy reading it.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Ben Franklin's In My Bathroom is the first book in this new series. In a 21st century home, Nolan and his little sister, Olive are just trying to keep quite one Saturday morning while their mother tries to find ideas for her new book when a mysterious box appears on their doorstep. In the box comes a surprise in the form of Ben Franklin! As Nolan And Olive show Ben what it's like living in the 21st century, the adventures they get into will lead to a day that Nolan and Olive will never forget! I loved this book and what is to come in the future for this series! I love the fact that this book is part history lesson and part adventure book for kids that will hopefully will make them want to learn more about Ben Franklin in the most fun way that I have seen to date! I would have loved a book or series like this when I was growing up just to learn more about someone who had a major part in making something that we sometimes take for granted today! I can only imagine who is coming next in this series but you can bet that I'm gonna be reading it just to see the adventures that Nolan and Olive get into next with their mysterious guest! Thank You to Candance Fleming for writing a book that will hopefully start a series that will have everyone talking about!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!