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Jim is the creator of It’s Happy Bunny, the licensing hit that has generated over a 3/4 of a billion dollars at retail.

The It’s Happy Bunny books from
Scholastic have been chosen three times by the American Librarians Association as their top picks for teen readers, and It’s Happy Bunny programs have taken top awards from the Licensing Industry Merchandise Association, five times.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free-America asked Jim to develop an anti-drug program for middle school kids. The program was a big success, winning three Addy awards and a Governor’s Award.
This obnoxious bunny has transitioned into successful programs for toddlers, maternity, holidays, and even as a spokesperson for the McGrath Foundation, the leading breast cancer awareness organization in Australia.
Jim’s book series from Scholastic, DEAR DUMB DIARY has sold almost nine million books, and three recent titles in the series have been New York Times Bestsellers.

Published in eighteen languages, DEAR DUMB DIARY has been produced (by Jerry Zucker and Zucker Productions) as a made for television movie, that aired on Hallmark Channel in 2013. The movie has also been nominated for a 2014 Kidscreen award.
Jim’s series FRANNY K. STEIN, published by Simon & Schuster, has sold over a million books, and is now on the seventh book in the series.

The Fran That Time Forgot was selected as one of two winners of the Eleanor Cameron Award, an award given by the Golden Duck Award Committee annually for the Best Science Fiction Book for (Middle Grade) Children.

Franny K. Stein was also named one of The Year’s Ten Hottest Hotties by The National Enquirer, making her the only fictional character in a list of much-admired women that also includes Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Queen Latifah. Go figure.

Frantastic Voyage was nominated as one of five books in the Humor category for the Disney Adventures 8th Annual Book Award, and Lunch Walks Among Us won a Gryphon Honors award.
Catwad is one of Jim’s newest properties and product is just beginning to test.
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Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff like That. And Cats. is a collection of Jim’s web cartoons, compiled by NBM Publishing. The book debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con in July of 2014 and has been nominated for a 2015 Eisner Award.
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The End (Almost) is a
new picture book from
Scholastic that is great
for 3-5 year olds who
donut want their
favorite story to reach
The End. This title is
also a Gold Winner
of the National
Parenting
Publications
Awards.
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So Totally True is now represented by Lisa Marks and Associates.
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