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‘In Louis, Pete Johnson has created a boy who makes you laugh out loud.’ 
The Sunday Times





‘You really care about the characters and want to know how Louis’s adventures will pan out – while you laugh your socks off at the same time.’
The Book Trust





‘Pete Johnson is the unsung hero of entertaining writing, delighting both the proficient and reluctant reader.’
Ink Pellet


 

TOP OF THE CLASS
Pete's most popular books in schools



TRAITOR
Exciting thriller acclaimed for its anti-bullying themes. A highly popular class reader.

‘Pete Johnson’s skilfully written dialogue taking us into the story on the first page.’ 
The Bookseller

Book Club notes available on Traitor page.

 

 


HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS
Best-selling comedy about ‘parent fatigue,’ introduces Pete’s most popular character - Louis.
A highly popular class read.

Children who read it will chortle away, feel better about themselves and have lots of jokes to tell.’
The Sunday Times

 

 


THE GHOST DOG
Award-winning spooky tale about the power of imagination. A big favourite and great stimulus for creative writing.

‘An incredibly enjoyable book … from a very accomplished writer.’
Books for Keeps

 


HOW TO UPDATE YOUR PARENTS
Highly topical comedy about technology and social media addiction. Already proving a favourite with book groups.

‘How to Update your Parents provides a fresh outlook on the subject … in a thoroughly entertaining way.’
Lovereading4kids

 


DIARY OF AN (UN)TEENAGER
Brilliantly observed comedy about becoming a teenager. A highly popular class reader, great for reluctant readers.

‘This is a very promising look at the slightly uncomfortable transition phase between childhood and adolescence. A compelling read.’
Book Trust

 

 


TRUST ME, I'M A TROUBLEMAKER
Award-winning comedy about Archie, who thinks he’s too ‘mature’ for school. All the pupils find him unbearable especially Miranda, the class trouble-maker. Widely regarded as one of Pete’s best comedies.

‘This is a cleverly crafted, fast-flowing comedy and the more subtle lessons in growing up and trying to change people won’t be lost either.’
Carousel

 

 


AVENGER
Award-winning thriller about bullying – interesting follow-up to ‘Traitor.  A gripping, challenging read.

‘This is a powerful tool for considering the causes of inadequacy and bullying and how bullies and their victims can both face them and conquer them.’
Book Trust

 

 


MY PARENTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL
What happens when your parents ask for tips about being cool? Much-loved Louis comedy – a big hit with pupils – and adults. Yields great discussions.

‘A brilliant look at family life today. A hilarious story which will appeal to boys and girls alike.’
Parents in Touch


Book Club notes available on ‘My Parents Are out of Control’ page.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

HALLOWEEN  SPECIAL

OUT NOW

 

Brilliant New cover for:
‘HOW TO BECOME 13 AND SURVIVE’

Pete says. ‘In Britain it is known as ‘THE VAMPIRE BLOG’ of course. And I like the stylish, spooky, Random edition, but arsEdition in Germany have captured the spirit of the book much more vividly

Phantom Fear‘For while the story is spooky and mysterious it is also a comedy, about a boy who turns 13 and in addition to all the usual  teenage problems – discovers he is also about to change into a half vampire!  arsEdition have given it a brilliant new title: ‘HOW TO BECOME 13 AND SURVIVE,’  and a wonderfully zany, eye catching look.’

To celebrate ‘HOW TO BECOME 13 AND SURVIVE’ becoming a best seller in Germany, this super new edition has just become available.

German readers write on Amazon about, ‘HOW TO BECOME 13 – AND SURVIVE . . .

Vividly written, very funny and exciting to the very end. Earned 5 out of 5 stars.’ Isna K 

‘Our 12 year old son devoured this book. 2 days and he was done. He wanted to tell everyone about the story.’ Malu 2004

‘The best book that I have read for a long time. From the first page to the last is tension, horror and a touch of a love story, in addition to a brilliant story with cool characters.’ Kindle review

‘My 10 year old son secretly read under the blankets because it was soooooo exciting and ‘cool.’ The sequel also highly recommended.’ Amazon review

 
 BREAKING NEWS – THE RE-LAUNCH OF, ‘HOW TO BECOME 13,  AND SURVIVE,’ IS PROVING SO POPULAR IN GERMANY THE PUBLISHER, ArsEdition,  ANNOUNCE THE SEQUEL, ‘HOW TO IGNORE THE ADVICE OF PARENTS’  WILL NOW APPEAR IN SPRING 2020. ‘HOW TO BECOME 13 AND SURVIVE’ IS PUBLISHED AS ‘THE VAMPIRE BLOG IN THE UK, AND THE SEQUEL IS CALLED ‘THE VAMPIRE HUNTERS.’ 
 
     
OUT NOW
Jamie, Harry and Reema return in a brand new adventure . . .
WEREWOLF BROTHER
Jamie has a cape which can make wishes come true. Harry, his mischievous younger brother, secretly wishes for a happy werewolf for their Halloween party. But the werewolf who turns up doesn’t sound at all happy. In fact, he sounds SPOOKY!

FULL OF MAGIC, MYSTERY AND FUN. THIS STORY IS ALSO ENJOYABLY SHIVERY!

A perfect Halloween read for the whole family.

Click the cover or the bats for this book's Amazon page.


     
 

AWARD WINNING SPOOKY TALES FOR HALLOWEEN

‘THE GHOST DOG’

‘An incredibly enjoyable book.’                      
Books for Keeps

‘This book was funny and fast moving and sometimes I felt what was happening in the book was happening around me and I also got scared sometimes and had goosebumps on my arm after I had finished reading the book. I also read the book a second time . . .’
Reshma, Goodreads

‘THE CREEPER’

‘What if you had done something terrible to your best friend and now you were racked with guilt. Lucy not only has to struggle with her conscience but has to face The Creeper, a ghostly avenger – who spies on wrong doers.’

‘Delightful and totally absorbing tale told with plenty of wit, flair and humour… it’s genuinely creepy in places which children will relish with glee . . .’
Jonathan Weir, Amazon review

‘Pete Johnson brings us a story that is scary and spooky . . . readers will love it.’                                         
The Bookseller

Phantom Fear‘THE VAMPIRE BLOG’ (‘HOW TO BECOME 13 AND SURVIVE’ IN GERMANY)

‘I was thrilled when I found this much talked about book. I love the story of a half-vampire.’                                  
Marcus

‘I would definitely 100% pick this book over the Hunger Games trilogy, The Twilight Saga and the Dork Diaries. Well done Pete Johnson.’                              
Kindle review, Amazon

‘Johnson’s tween characters are always wry, ironic and dry, cracking jokes that their parents often miss and their readers notice with glee . . . there are some creepy scenes in the wood too with a goodly dollop of fangly terror. Perfect.                               
The Bookbag

 
Back on the Book Shelves:
‘Trust me I’m a Troublemaker’
Trust Me, I'm a TroublemakerIf  you like Louis the Laugh, you’ll really enjoy meeting Archie and Miranda.

‘My ten year old daughter and I both loved this. A very inspirational story especially for children who aren’t top of the class – great message about embracing what is special about you regardless of academic achievement. as well as being very funny. We both felt sad when it ended.’ Amazon review

 
 My son has SEN and as a consequence isn’t a reader. I’m always after something that will grip him. And HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS certainly has. He thinks it’s good and very funny, even wants the rest in the series. Fait accompli.’ Latest Amazon review 30 Nov 2018 
 
 AMAZING PROMOTION FOR NEW MINDREADER TRILOGY: Hive celebrate the launch of the three MINDRREADER books by offering each title for just £4.29 (normal price £5.99)  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
 
 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS is laugh out loud funny and keeps you engaged until the end. This is the best comedy book I have ever read and I want to read the whole series.’ Amazon review - Five stars
 

 

  "It was a fabulous event – my best ever launch." Click here for Pete's blog about the launch of MY PARENTS ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY’ at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.  

 

Pete’s all-time favourite children’s book is ‘101 Dalmatians’ by Dodie Smith, so he is delighted to have his picture taken at The Spotted Dog in Flamstead.
 
     
 

 
 
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