THE WONDERLING: Songcatcher, is the first book in my epic fantasy series for middle grade readers, published by Candlewick Press and several other publishers world-wide. To read more about it, click HEREThe Wonderling is also going to be a movie, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Crown, The Reader, Billy Elliot), and produced by Working Title Films and Disney. Book Two, The Wonderling: Singing Tree, will be out in the fall of 2023. 

“...This beguiling fiction debut from Bartók (The Memory Palace, 2011) is just the ticket for readers who revel in quest stories, or those with a soft spot for animal fantasies...With a movie already underway, this book seems preordained for popularity.” Booklist

The Ancient and Living Culture Series (published by GoodYear Books) is a middle grade interactive book series about world cultures, with myths and folktales, history and maps, illustrations, and pull out stencils—plus instructions on how to build really cool projects from each culture: masks, board games, jewelry, musical instruments and more. There are 26 books in the series, and although they are currently out of print, you can still buy them through Amazon. Click HERE to see the entire set. Scroll down to see more books and series.


The BigWorld Read Along Series (GoodYear Books) is a four book series for early readers on Native American cultures. Click HERE to find out more.