In 2001, James Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The book was instantly beloved by kids, teachers, and librarians, and it inspired the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week, sponsored by GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network).


Totally Joe and Addie on the Inside were published as companion novels to The Misfits in 2005 and 2011, and together the series has earned multiple starred reviews and a Junior Library Guild selection.


The final companion novel to The Misfits, Also Known As Elvis, was published in 2014!

James published his first book, Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery in 1979, to great acclaim. It stars Harold the dog, Chester the cat, and Bunnicula, a very suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits—and fangs!


A beloved story that has become a modern classic, Bunnicula has made countless children laugh and carrots quake with terror. The book inspired six sequels; a spinoff series for readers aged seven to nine, called Tales from the House of Bunnicula; and the Bunnicula and Friends series; and six Ready-to-Read chapter books for beginning readers. The bestselling series even inspired a musical cowritten by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch and produced by Theatreworks USA.


Young readers of all ages are sure to find Harold, Chester, Bunnicula, and their animal friends irresistible, and their adventures uproarious!