The Winchester Book Gallery Presents BEN HATKE!

We're thrilled to host children's author Ben Hatke at the Winchester Book Gallery for his first in-person event since 2019! Come meet Ben and get your own autographed copy of Julia's House Goes Home and more! 

Please Note:

  • MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED: We respectfully ask that you wear a mask to this event.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE CLEARLY MARKED: Chairs will be taped to accommodate social distancing, keeping in mind families that may want to sit together.
  • SIGNING LINE: A sneeze guard will be in front of the author and the line will be clearly marked for entrance and exit. 
  • LINGERING: With social distancing encouraged during signing - gathering in groups and lingering will be discouraged.
Event date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Winchester, VA 22601
Julia's House Goes Home Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250769329
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - October 19th, 2021

Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are on the move, from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Ben Hatke.


Julia's House Moves On Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250191373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 29th, 2020

Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are back for another sweet adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ben Hatke in 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?


Julia's House for Lost Creatures Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$19.94
ISBN: 9781596438668
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 2nd, 2014

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 Mighty Jack Trilogy Boxed Set: Mighty Jack, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl Cover Image
$47.22
ISBN: 9781250802125
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - November 16th, 2021

Pick up your sword and follow the mighty Jack and his friends from start to finish! From magic bean creatures in his backyard to recuse missions into unknown worlds with children-eating goblins, and teaming up with intergalactic heroes—it's all here in one deluxe package.


Zita the Spacegirl Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781596434462
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 1st, 2011

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Zita's life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.


The Return of Zita the Spacegirl Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781596438767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 13th, 2014

Ben Hatke brings back our intrepid space heroine for another delightful sci-fi/fantasy adventure in this New York Times-Bestselling graphic novel trilogy for middle grade readers.


Legends of Zita the Spacegirl Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781596434479
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 4th, 2012

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.


Mighty Jack Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626722644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 6th, 2016

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.


Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626722668
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 5th, 2017

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.


Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250191731
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 3rd, 2019

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 Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl.


Little Robot Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 1st, 2015

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!


Nobody Likes a Goblin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626720817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - June 7th, 2016

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!