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‘LOUIS THE LAUGH’ BOOKS:



‘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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 ‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS IS THE BEST COMEDY BOOK I HAVE EVER READ AND I WANT TO READ THE WHOLE SERIES.’ P.L. Ellis, Latest Amazon review *****

CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS  

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR DAD TURNED UP OUTSIDE YOUR SCHOOL DRESSED AS A GANGSTER RAPPER?

Panic! Change your name? Leave the country?

And that’s just the start of Louis the Laugh’s problems with his parents when they decide they want to be COOL again. Louis has to put a stop to this before his own reputation is destroyed – but how?

FIND OUT IN THE ‘LAUGH OUT LOUD,’ MUCH LOVED ‘MY PARENTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL.’ Now being celebrated in special promotions on AMAZON and WORDERY.

 ‘It’s hilarious. Five Stars.’
Alexis – Good Reads

 ‘Laugh out Loud … I could hear my son laughing loudly from his bedroom while reading this. He loves the Louis series.’
Five Stars. Amazon review 2017

 ‘It had me laughing out loud every other page.’
Five stars. Wondrous Reads

 ‘It was so funny I nearly cried with laughter.’
Jasmine, Year 6, Waterstones Review

 ‘It’s tremendously funny and contains some amazing jokes.’                    
Abdul, Discovery Book Club


 ‘You really care about the characters while laughing you head off.’                                     
Book Trust

 ‘These Louis books really have got my eleven year old reading.’                  
Five Stars. Amazon review 2017

 
AND NEW IN 2017 . . . MORE FIVE STAR LAUGHS WITH . . .

 

‘NON STOP LAUGHS
With LOUIS THE LAUGH
 in HOW TO FOOL YOUR PARENTS.’
  ‘This is a very funny book. We would definitely want to read the other Louis books in the series.’
Amy Wiltshire, adult

A wonderful book – would definitely recommend . . . Fantastic Fun.’
Ben (aged 12)

This was a brilliant book, a hilarious book. We especially liked the ending, because it was so satisfying.’
Reebs

‘Very funny I laughed loads of times, the book is written like a diary which is nice to read. I liked this book.’
Ewanm (aged 9)

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‘How to Fool your Parents.’

‘Non-stop laughs with Louis the laugh in ‘HOW TO FOOL YOUR PARENTS,’ packed with jokes and funny observations on contemporary Teen Life. This is super readable.’
Andrea Reece.LoveReading4kids
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LoveReading4kids

‘We were laughing almost right away, Louis is such a fun character and the end is just perfect.’
Book Loving Mum. Amazon review

‘I very much enjoyed reading HOW TO FOOL YOUR PARENTS. As ever, the friendships and cheery optimism (even in times of adversity) feel very refreshing and there are a great number of situations which are likely to resonate with young readers . . . The humour here is far more lasting and higher on impact than so much of the derivative toilet humour . . .’
Jake Hope – Leading Children’s and teen reviewer

Click here . . . to read a laughter-filled, blood-soaked extract from:

 ‘HOW TO FOOL YOUR PARENTS’

Pete is a popular visitor to schools and libraries


He gives lively, interactive talks and is happy with large groups.

Pete is best known for being a gripping story-teller.

He reads extracts from his books . . .

. . . and promotes reading for pleasure.

If you would like Pete to visit your school or library, please click here.

With special thanks to the brilliant Lockers Park School.

 
‘HOW TO FOOL YOUR PARENTS’
LAUNCHES IN GERMANY

Last year ‘HOW TO UPDATE YOUR PARENTS’ made so many pupils laugh, in Germany, that leading German publisher arsEdition announced it was one of their best sellers.

So hopes are high for the launch of the latest Louis The Laugh book, ‘HOW TO FOOL YOUR PARENTS’ in Germany. Pete says, ‘The new German cover is brilliant. And I am thrilled that all five Louis the Laugh books are now available in Germany in these highly collectable, hard-back editions from arsEdition.’


 
 
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‘My daughter LOVED ‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS. Highly recommended for tween age and even the grown-ups love it too.’ Latest Amazon review
 
‘These LOUIS THE LAUGH books have got my 11 year old reading – she actually seems to be enjoying them – Well Done PETE JOHNSON!’ Penney, Latest Amazon review
 
 I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS’. IF YOU LIKE ‘DIARY OF A WIMPY KID,’ YOU WILL LIKE THIS.’  New Amazon Review 
 
 ‘THE GHOST DOG’ was amazing … probably the best book I’ve ever read.’ Kindle Customer, 13 June 

 

Click here to read Pete's answers to your questions about Louis, My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy, and what exciting thing happened when he was cleaning his teeth!

 
       

  "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.