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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 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 
 

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To celebrate the Kindle launch, all three MINDREADER books are at a special price.
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HAVE A ‘LAUGH OUT LOUD’ CHRISTMAS WITH LOUIS THE LAUGH
 
‘This book was one of the best books I have read. It is very funny and easy to read and I will definitely enjoy the sequels.’
Sarah Jenkins, Goodreads

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

 
‘As a parent I found it very funny and I’m sure the teen and tween market that it is aimed at will find it equally funny, just maybe not for the same reasons. The tone of the book reminded me very much of ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole...’
Cheryl Pasquier, Goodreads
 
‘It has humour, it has quirky but believable characters and it had just the right amount of eww factor to really appeal to kids (and big kids like me) If you’d like to buy a book as a stocking filler this Christmas, this one will be be a safe bet, appealing to teen and tween–aged readers of both sexes and at all reading levels.’
Cheryl, Goodreads

 
‘I liked the idea of this book because I thought my parents could do with some updating. This book is really good because it is funny and I really liked the main character, Louis. If you like funny books you will like this.’
Calvin, aged 11, Toppsta
 

LOUIS IS A BOY WHO MAKES YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD.
Sunday Times

‘Fabulous. So funny couldn’t put it down and have read it numerous times now.’
Miss Messy, 11, Toppsta

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

A wonderful book. Ben would definitely recommend. He found this to be fantastically funny.’  
Ben, 12, Toppsta

 
 
THE BROTHER BOOKS HIT AMERICA

Click here to watch this short introduction to the four ‘Brother’ books about Jamie’s Magic Cape.

These funny, exciting tales are full of magic and characters who will become your friends . . .

 
‘Bags of boy and girl appeal in this story – and the idea of a magic cloak (cape) and a never ending chocolate bar will make it quite irresistible to young readers.’
FUN KIDS
 
‘Along with being a great read for children 7-11 it  is a popular choice for literacy lessons/activities. This is a very humorous novel that keeps the reader entertained from beginning to end.’
Amy, Goodreads

 

Another hilarious adventure, just right for those who are enjoying reading their first books on their own – but fun to read aloud too.’      
Parents in Touch

 

‘A wonderful story for KSI readers.’
Sidra, Goodreads

 
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
 
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JUST OUT:
THE MINDREADER TRILOGY

‘I HAVE A STRANGE, EERIE, SUPER POWER . . .’

 

Meet MATT – just an ordinary school boy, until he is left a crystal which enables him to read minds. Suddenly Matt knows what everyone is thinking!

The MINDREADER trilogy are comedy adventures with a good helping of fantasy, especially recommended for fans of all the Louis the Laugh books.


THE CRYSTAL 
Matt’s crystal means he can read minds. At first he just fools about with his new super power – but then he has to save a life. Is Matt up to the challenge?

‘Pete Johnson’s books are fast paced and energetic.’

The Bookseller

         
     
 

SUPER HERO
Matt has a secret. He is an ordinary boy with a super power. He can read minds. But this time Matt’s powers are put to a real test. He will need to be extremely brave … but he knows he isn’t the least bit  brave.
So can Matt ever be a true, super hero?

‘Pete Johnson grabs you from the first page.’
Sunday Express

 

GHOSTLY WHISPER
With the help of his crystal Matt can read minds. But one day he over-hears something extremely puzzling. Suddenly he and his friends are plunged into a big mystery. Then Matt receives a terrifying message. ‘YOU ARE IN GREAT DANGER...’
Dare you read on?
Another action-filled comedy adventure.

‘Pete Johnson’s books leave readers ravenous for more.’

Achuka

     
MINDREADER AND ME
by PETE JOHNSON
I was twelve years old and had a secret. I was lonely. I’d changed schools and hadn’t settled in at all. So I’d sit there daydreaming, that I had a quite different secret

I had a superpower.

I didn’t have any doubt about which power it would be either. Let others be super-strong, or mega fast – I wanted to read minds. I’d spend many happy hours deciding how I would use this awesome gift. It made me feel less alone.

So it was a special pleasure to revisit my dream in the MindReader trilogy. The protagonist – twelve year old Matt – isn’t exactly me but let’s say we’re very close!

I immersed myself in thinking about Matt and how he would use the crystal – the source of his mindreading. Questions danced about in my head. Would he ‘tune into’ his friends? His closest friend (Emma)? His enemy (Finn)? And what about when he discovers a girl he hardly knows is about to run away from his school. Should he befriend her? Try and stop her? Is Matt like Spiderman, obliged to use his power to do good?

And what about when he ‘overhears’ something mysterious and chilling from a total stranger. Should he investigate further?

I’ve always enjoyed what I call realistic fantasy. That is how I see the MindReader books. I enjoy the way the story isn’t confined to one genre. It’s a school story. It’s a comedy. It’s a mystery. And yes, a fantasy.  I hope this makes the MindReader books different and fresh.

Matt is certainly challenged by his super power. But what I like best is how a magic crystal changes Matt in a good way – and makes him feel less alone.

Exactly as stories can do.

 
 
 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.
 
     
 

 
 
My Parents are Out of Control My Parents are Driving me Crazy Bug Brother Diary of an (Un)Teenager The Crystal Rescuing Dad