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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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

 
SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

PETE’S TOP SELLING TITLE:

‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS’

‘This book is laugh out loud funny.’ Amazon review

Louis’s mum and dad have fallen into some very bad ways. All they seem to care about now is how well he’s doing at school (Answer: not well) They’re no longer interested in his dream to be a comedian . . .

Then Maddy tells him her parents used to behave equally badly until she trained them. ‘All parents,’ she says, ‘have to be trained and she knows a foolproof way . . .’

‘Children who read it won’t be turned into hostile monsters. They’ll chortle away, feel better about themselves and have a lot of jokes to tell you.’ Sunday Times

‘Johnson’s comic romp touches all the real bases of adolescent boys’ lives, girls, parents, television, comedy.’ Times Educational Supplement

Johnson addresses big issues in a frank manner and with a light, touch resulting in a book that both parents and children should read.’ Junior Education

‘Louis as a character is like a good friend.’ Toppsta

‘Highly recommended.’ Waterstones review

‘There’s plenty of humour in this book alongside strong emotional truth. It should be compulsory reading for parents as well as children.’ The Bookseller

‘Written with humour and plenty of attitude, this witty book firmly puts the power in the hands of children.’ Junior

‘A fast-moving, funny book with some serious ideas behind it and lots of child appeal.’ Northern Echo

‘Outrageous but touching – a delicate balance, well delivered.’ Glasgow Herald

Very funny story – yet with a serious message – a hilarious yet thought-provoking read for children and parents alike.’ Angels and Unicorns

 
‘MY PARENTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL’ WAS SO
FUNNY I NEARLY CRIED WITH LAUGHTER.’
Jasmine, Waterstones Review

Louis the Laugh returns in:
‘MY PARENTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL’

Louis’s parents ask him for tips on being cool. Then Louis’s dad turns up at his school dressed up as a gangster rapper.

Time for Louis to take action – and fast.

‘Great family based adventure with plenty of humour – very highly recommended.’
Sjhigbee

‘I could hear my 9 year old son laughing loudly from his bedroom reading this. He loves the Louis series.’
Amazon review

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


‘You will laugh your socks off.’
Book Trust

‘Pete Johnson is a hilarious writer.’          
Mail on Sunday

 

Collect all the ‘Louis the Laugh’ books:  
‘How to Train Your Parents,’ ‘My Parents Are Out of Control,’  ‘My Parents are Driving me Crazy,’  ‘How to Update Your Parents,’ and ‘How to Fools Your Parents.’ Click the covers below for more information.

‘These Louis books have got my Year 11 year old reading . . . Well done, Pete Johnson!’ Amazon review
 
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 
 
THE BOOK TRUST ASKS
WHAT TO READ AFTER ‘DIARY OF A WIMPY KID?’

Which books will provide ‘more fuel for their reading fire’?
Among the top suggestions – from NORFOLK EDUCATION AND LIBRARY SERVICE:

‘THE FUNNY BOOKS BY PETE JOHNSON’

 HOORAY!
But which ONE would you recommend to read first?
Here are a few suggestions . . .
(click a cover to find out more)

 
 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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