James Patterson - Author

About the Author

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here.

Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. In 2014 he donated £250,000 to help independent bookshops with a children’s section in the UK. Rafe from the Middle School series also features on the first ever children’s ‘Books are my Bag’ rucksack.

 

If you are a teacher CLICK HERE to download a free Middle School resource to help get kids reading.

James Patterson's top tips to get your kids - even the most reluctant ones - reading!

* Find books your kids love.

Talk with your child about their interests. Kids read more if they read what they like. E-reader, paperbacks, hard covers, comic books are all fine. Reading is the goal!

* Get a Library Card in your child's name.

Visit your library…the resources they have for the summer are usually terrific. And the Children's Librarian will usually bend over backwards to help your child find fun stuff to read.

* "Buddy Read" together.

Model reading with your child. Read the same books together, and talk about them.

* Create a Reading Club with friends.

It's always more fun if you can share the experience.

* Reward progress.

Set goals with your child, and track their achievements. Give them little "awards" for progress.

* Travel with your books wherever you go.

Take them to the beach, in the car, on vacations, and to the pool. Make the "in between" moments count. Put books everywhere your kids might be bored and want to turn on the TV, such as the breakfast table, the bedside table—wherever.

* Remember: it's up to you to make it fun.

Reading is fun! If it isn't, keep at it till they find books they can't put down. Then reward yourself, Mom and Dad, because you have just given your child the best present you could ever have imagined: the gift of reading—for life.

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Featured books by James Patterson

Treasure Hunters: Secrets of the Forbidden City

Treasure Hunters: Secrets of the Forbidden City

9+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

The Kidds - treasure hunting family extraordinare - are heading to China, on a journey that will lead them beyond the Great Wall and into the underbelly of Berlin. Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artefact that will buy their mother's freedom from renegade pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to locate an even greater treasure - priceless paintings stolen by Nazis, the Kidds must rely on their own cunning and experience to outwit the criminals, all while their mom's life is on the line. Find lots of news and fun activities on the Middle School books here. The Treasure Hunting Kidd siblings have their own web series...here's a trailer.. Download a great activity pack, with puzzles and quizzes and more about the Treasure Hunters series - here!

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class - 5,000 points! Running in the hallway - 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm - 50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School 3)

Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School 3)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Find out The Truth about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia - a girl who's ready to speak her mind!

Witch & Wizard: The Kiss (witch & Wizard 4)

Witch & Wizard: The Kiss (witch & Wizard 4)

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2013

James Patterson delivers what the fans have been asking for - the story of what happens next - with an epic fourth installment about the heroic teen witch and wizard that have captured our imaginations. Passion has never been more dangerous.

Other books by James Patterson

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

'James Patterson is the Einstein of fiction and has solved the equation for storytelling: Adventure + Science = AWESOME!' Tom Fletcher 'Any young readers out there interested in science and adventure ... this book is brilliant!' Tim Peake James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children - with the first and only kids' book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives. Max Einstein is a typical 12-year-old. She... Goes to college every day Plays speed chess in the park Builds inventions that help the homeless And talks to Albert Einstein All normal stuff, right? Until one day when Max is recruited by a mysterious organisation! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (I Funny 6)

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (I Funny 6)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Everybody's favourite kid comic, Jamie Grimm, is out to conquer the world - with laughter, of course! Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top - he has his own smash hit TV show and he's won a national funny-kid competition. But now he's taking his fame and fortune to international levels by competing in the upcoming world kid comic contest! Will Jamie prove that he's the funniest kid on earth - or does he stand (or sit!) to lose his crown?

Expelled

Expelled

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

One viral photo. Four expelled teens. Everyone's a suspect. Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous - until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. Theo's resigned himself to a life of misery in a dead-end job when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. She was also expelled for a crime she didn't commit, and now he has the perfect way to keep her attention: find out who set them up. To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects. What secrets are they hiding? And how can he catch their confessions on camera...?

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Albert Einstein + James Patterson = A Must Read! 'Any young readers out there interested in science and adventure...this book is brilliant!' Tim Peake James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children - with the first and only kids' book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives. Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until... Max is recruited by a mysterious organisation! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first... Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.

Unbelievably Boring Bart

Unbelievably Boring Bart

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2018

There's more than meets the eye in James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade novel--a book so fun kids will actually put down their games to read it!Invisible creatures are attacking the school, and 12-year-old Bartholomew Bean is the only one who can stop them! Okay, so maybe Bart is only a hero in the video game app he created. But if he reveals his identity as the genius behind the game, he'll become the most popular kid in school! Or he could secretly use the game to get back at his bullies...Press Button A: RevealPress Button B: RevengeWhich would you choose?

Not So Normal Norbert

Not So Normal Norbert

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

NORBERT RIDDLE lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules, never standing out, and being exactly the same as everyone else. He's been normal his whole life - until a moment of temporary hilarity when he does a funny impression of the country's dictator ... and gets caught! Now Norbert's been banished to the Astronuts Camp on planet Zorquat 3, where kids who defy the rules are exiled forever. He's been taught his whole life that different is wrong, but everyone at Astronuts seems crazy creative ... or are they just plain crazy?

Not So Normal Norbert

Not So Normal Norbert

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Not So Normal Norbert by James Patterson, read by Michael Crouch.NORBERT RIDDLE lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules, never standing out, and being exactly the same as everyone else. He's been normal his whole life - until a moment of temporary hilarity when he does a funny impression of the country's dictator ... and gets caught!Now Norbert's been banished to the Astronuts Camp on planet Zorquat 3, where kids who defy the rules are exiled forever. He's been taught his whole life that different is wrong, but everyone at Astronuts seems crazy creative ... or are they just plain crazy?

Middle School: From Hero to Zero

Middle School: From Hero to Zero

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Middle School: From Hero to Zero by James Patterson, read by Michael Crouch.James Patterson's bestselling Middle School series is now a major motion picture! Catch up with everyone's favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, when he gets lost in London on the worst field trip EVER!After a mostly-successful stint at Hills Village Middle School, Rafe is excited to visit the incredible city of London with his class. Sightseeing around a foreign country sounds like a blast, until Rafe finds out his roommate will be none other than Miller the Killer, bully extraordinaire!Then Rafe is forced to work on a class project side by side with his crush Jeanne Galletta and her too-perfect boyfriend, which might be even more torturous than rooming with Miller. And it's no surprise that Rafe's bad luck follows him across the pond, putting him in one crazy situation after another - all under the watchful eye of his bad-tempered principal.Out of all of his adventures, this trip could prove to be Rafe's most embarrassing yet, undoing everything good he has going for him back home!

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (I Funny 6)

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (I Funny 6)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Everybody's favourite kid comic, Jamie Grimm, is out to conquer the world - with laughter, of course! Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top - he has his own smash hit TV show and he's won a national funny-kid competition. But now he's taking his fame and fortune to international levels by competing in the upcoming world kid comic contest! Will Jamie prove that he's the funniest kid on earth - or does he stand (or sit!) to lose his crown?

Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever by James Patterson, read by Adam McArthur.Everybody's favourite kid comic, Jamie Grimm, is out to conquer the world - with laughter, of course!Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top - he has his own smash hit TV show and he's won a national funny-kid competition. But now he's taking his fame and fortune to international levels by competing in the upcoming world kid comic contest! Will Jamie prove that he's the funniest kid on earth - or does he stand (or sit!) to lose his crown?Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations!

Crazy House

Crazy House

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Becca Greenfield, 17, disappeared one morning on her way to school. Her whole town, including her twin sister Cassie, is desperately searching for her. They won't find her. Becca's being held prisoner in the maximum-security crazy house, where she's on Death Row with other kids her age. And she's completely innocent. Until her execution, Becca's told to fit in and shut her mouth... but she's never been very good at either. Her sister Cassie was always the perfect twin. Becca's only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed: They took the wrong twin.

Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold

Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Treasure Hunters by James Patterson, read by Bryan Kennedy.The Kidd family discovers an ancient map to the lost Incan City of Paititi. But when the map is stolen, the Kidds have to rely on Storm's picture-perfect memory to navigate the dangerous Amazon jungle - until she's kidnapped! To save Storm, the Kidds must locate the fabled city ... before the bad guys find it first.The race is on!Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations!

I Funny: School of Laughs (I Funny 5)

I Funny: School of Laughs (I Funny 5)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good! Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day - a comedy class for the other students. Little does he know that making jokes and teaching jokes are two very different things... and he's only good at one of them. With the fate of his school's library on his shoulders, Jamie has to dig deep to see if he has what it takes to succeed at his most difficult challenge yet.

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke by James Patterson, read by Tara Sands. Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations. Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer - but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere. Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends - or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents?

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke (Jacky Ha-Ha 2)

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke (Jacky Ha-Ha 2)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2017

Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer - but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere. Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends - or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents?

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: 'Pottymouth' and 'Stoopid' are still stuck with the names - and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true. So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs - it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical, and that things will get better.

The Candies Save Christmas

The Candies Save Christmas

Author: James Patterson Format: Board book Release Date: 30/10/2017

No sugar, no fat. C'mon, take a look! The best Candies ever... Candies in a book! Treat yourself to the sweetest story you'll read this holiday! The Candies save Christmas when they rescue the loneliest, scraggliest little tree from the lot - in a happy ending children will beg to read again and again! Merry Christmas to all Big, medium, and small!

Expelled

Expelled

Author: James Patterson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

One viral photo. Four expelled teens. Everyone's a suspect. Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous - until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. Theo's resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn't commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up. To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera...?

Expelled

Expelled

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

One viral photo. Four expelled teens. Everyone's a suspect. Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous - until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. Theo's resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn't commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up. To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera...?

Laugh Out Loud

Laugh Out Loud

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson, read by Nate Begle.Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids - run by kids. It's a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy - some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous!But that doesn't stop Jimmy from dreaming even bigger! His company will be as imaginative and fun as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory... with a Ferris wheel instead of an elevator, a bowling alley in the break room, and a river filled with floating books! He just has to believe in himself and his idea. And maybe win the Lottery.In this hilarious story filled with clever references to children's book favourites, James Patterson shows young readers that anything can be achieved if you believe in yourself no matter what!

Laugh Out Loud

Laugh Out Loud

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2017

Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids - run by kids. It's a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy - some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous! But that doesn't stop Jimmy from dreaming even bigger! His company will be as imaginative and fun as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory... with a Ferris wheel instead of an elevator, a bowling alley in the break room, and a river filled with floating books! He just has to believe in himself and his idea. And maybe win the Lottery. In this hilarious story filled with clever references to children's book favourites, James Patterson shows young readers that anything can be achieved if you believe in yourself no matter what!

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Pottymouth and Stoopid by James Patterson, read by Scott Connolly.David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: 'Pottymouth' and 'Stoopid' are still stuck with the names - and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true.So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs - it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical, and that things will get better.

Middle School: Million-Dollar Mess Down Under

Middle School: Million-Dollar Mess Down Under

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2017

Rafe Khatchadorian gets schooled in Sydney!When Rafe becomes the unlikely benefactor of a will, it's not all good news. Sure, he gets another free trip Down Under but he also has to go to school while he's in Sydney. Blergh. And not just any school . . . St Mungo's is the snobbiest of snobby establishments and you can bet your bottom dollar that Rafe won't quite fit in. Chaos ensues and Rafe is, once again, in the middle of a very big mess. Can he tidy this one up, or will he be sent packing with another black mark against the Khatchadorian name?

Word of Mouse

Word of Mouse

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans... if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his 'mischief' (which is the word for a mouse family) and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls and terrified people, it's hard for a young mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

Middle School: Escape to Australia

Middle School: Escape to Australia

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audio edition of Middle School: Escape to Australia by James Patterson, read by Michael Crouch.Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca.Rafe isn't exactly considered a winner in Hills Village Middle School to say the least, but everything's about to change: he's won a school-wide art competition, and the fabulous prize is getting to jet-set off to Australia for a whirlwind adventure!But Rafe soon finds that living in the Land Down Under is harder than he could've ever imagined; his host-siblings are anything but welcoming, the burning temperatures are torturous, and poisonous critters are ready to sting or eat him at every step. So with the help of some new misfit friends, Rafe sets out to show everyone what he does best: create utter mayhem!Previously published as Middle School: Rafe's Aussie Adventure

Middle School: Escape to Australia (Middle School 9)

Middle School: Escape to Australia (Middle School 9)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Rafe isn't exactly considered a winner in Hills Village Middle School to say the least, but everything's about to change: he's won a school-wide art competition, and the fabulous prize is getting to jet-set off to Australia for a whirlwind adventure! But Rafe soon finds that living in the Land Down Under is harder than he could've ever imagined; his host-siblings are anything but welcoming, the burning temperatures are torturous, and poisonous critters are ready to sting or eat him at every step. So with the help of some new misfit friends, Rafe sets out to show everyone what he does best: create utter mayhem! Previously published as Middle School: Rafe's Aussie Adventure

I Funny: School of Laughs

I Funny: School of Laughs

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of I Funny: School of Laughs by James Patterson, read by Adam McArthur. Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good!Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day - a comedy class for the other students. Little does he know that making jokes and teaching jokes are two very different things... and he's only good at one of them.With the fate of his school's library on his shoulders, Jamie has to dig deep to see if he has what it takes to succeed at his most difficult challenge yet.

Penguins of America

Penguins of America

Author: James Patterson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2017

Penguins - our loveable, cute, flightless friends who are constantly dressed for a formal occasion - have always fascinated us. As we shuffle through life one day at a time, it's easy to take things far too seriously, but when we see penguins taking a walk in our shoes it's impossible not to recognise how silly we can actually be. Featuring amusing illustrations with captions that show penguins in the day-to-day situations we've all experienced - from a relaxing day at the beach to a stressful morning commute - Penguins of America is a hilarious and charming send-up of daily life.

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2017

David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: 'Pottymouth' and 'Stoopid' are still stuck with the names - and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true. So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs - it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical, and that things will get better.

House of Robots: Robot Revolution

House of Robots: Robot Revolution

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of House of Robots: Robot Revolution by James Patterson, read by Jack Patterson. After a few early glitches in their relationship, Sammy and his 'bro-bot' E are now best friends. In fact, E is such a valued member of the family that the other electronic members of the House of Robots are feeling sorely unappreciated. And when Sammy's inventor mom becomes distracted by a top-secret project, the robots soon begin to fall into disrepair. Cue a robot revolt, with the droids wreaking harmless havoc in the house! Armed with pranks like glue in the shampoo bottles and flying toast missiles, the robots demand to be cared for. It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his mom reveals her secret project... and why it was worth the wait.

Word of Mouse

Word of Mouse

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2016

What makes Isaiah so unique?First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans... if any of them are willing to listen!After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his 'mischief' (which is the word for a mouse family) and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls and terrified people, it's hard for a young mouse to make it alone.When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

Middle School: Dog's Best Friend

Middle School: Dog's Best Friend

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2016

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Middle School: Dog's Best Friend by James Patterson, read by Bryan Kennedy. It's a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable - until Rafe spots his grandmother standing in the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen.To help earn some money for the family, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan - a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighbourhood empire. He'll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox!That is, until two terrible twins launch the Great Dog War by sabotaging Rafe's flyers and stealing his customers. Plus, his bratty kid sister Georgia has skipped a grade - so now she's in all of Rafe's classes. Throw a kid a bone!

Word of Mouse

Word of Mouse

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans... if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his 'mischief' (which is the word for a mouse family) and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls and terrified people, it's hard for a young mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

Give Please a Chance

Give Please a Chance

Author: James Patterson, Bill O'Reilly Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2016

In this inspired collaboration, bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson remind us all that a single word - 'please' - is useful in a thousand different ways. From finding a lovable stray dog to needing a partner on a seesaw, from reading a bedtime story to really, really wanting a cookie, Give Please a Chance depicts scenes and situations in which one small word can move mountains. With a vivid array of illustrations by seventeen different artists, this charming, helpful book is a fun and memorable way for children to learn the magic power of one simple word: please.

Middle School: Hollywood 101

Middle School: Hollywood 101

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2016

Just when school was at its suckiest, things take a turn for the better when a cool, mysterious new girl shows up. Not only that, she actually wants to be my friend! But, you guessed it, things aren't that simple. And when HOLLYWOOD suddenly rolls into Hills Village, things get very weird very fast. Somehow, unbelievably, I, Rafe Katchadorian, am in the movie business... HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!

Confessions: The Murder of an Angel (Confessions 4)

Confessions: The Murder of an Angel (Confessions 4)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2016

In the dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Confessions series, Tandy Angel's next murder case could be her own! Tandy Angel is losing her mind - or so she thinks. Even as she's forced to fight for the family company, she's imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that the stalker she's convinced will take her life could be all in her head - or the very real danger that finally brings her down.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Middle School 1)

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Middle School 1)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2016

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class - 5,000 points! Running in the hallway - 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm - 50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World

Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2016

THE KIDD FAMILY HAS NEVER BACKED DOWN FROM A TREASURE HUNT!In their newest adventure, the Kidd family searches for lost treasure in the frosty Arctic!When the biggest heist in history takes place in Moscow, the Kidds rush in to save the day - but instead, they're accused of being the thieves themselves. Time is running out to find the stolen treasure, and they're this close to being thrown into a Russian prison for a crime they didn't commit!Will the Kidd family find the golden goods in the middle of the frigid Arctic? And even more important - will they make it out of the icy wasteland alive?

Daniel X: Lights Out (Daniel X 6)

Daniel X: Lights Out (Daniel X 6)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

James Patterson's high-octane sci-fi adventure series comes to a white-knuckle conclusion in the final battle that Daniel X has been waiting for. Daniel X has been hunting aliens most of his life. Aided by his power to create anything he can think of, he's fought his way up the list of the galaxy's most wanted aliens, demons and scumbags. There's only one name left. The Prayer. Evil incarnate. The one who robbed Daniel of a normal, happy life the day he gunned down Daniel's entire family. They say The Prayer is basically a god, hell-bent on bringing death to every corner of the universe. And only Daniel X can stop him. But Daniel's amazing power seems to have abandoned him, and he's grasping at answers he can't quite reach. With the fate of Earth hanging in the balance, can Daniel find a way to win a fight that has him hopelessly outmatched?

First Love (Illustrated edition)

First Love (Illustrated edition)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/2016

Containing never-before-seen snapshots of a road trip of a lifetime When Axi Moore decides to take a road trip across the US, the only person she wants to go with her is her best friend Robinson - who she also happens to be secretly in love with. She's planned it all out, and all he has to do is say yes. Axi has had a tough life: her little sister died young, her mother walked out and her father turned to the bottle for comfort. Her parents escaped their grief in their own ways; this trip will be hers. But life doesn't always work out as you plan it, and there are some things you just can't run away from.

Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride 9)

Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride 9)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2015

THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride - a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the non-stop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page-turner!

Witch & Wizard: The Lost (Witch & Wizard 5)

Witch & Wizard: The Lost (Witch & Wizard 5)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2015

Whit Allgood is renowned for healing the victimised. But now the people of his City have turned their backs on all who use magic, and Whit is faced with a terrible choice: give up his power or let good people die. Wisty Allgood once saved the City from despair, but now she watches over a society that fears her power and is unwilling to accept her as she is. Increasingly bitter and isolated, she is on the brink of abandoning everyone she's ever cared for. All the while, a daunting but charismatic new enemy with unsurmountable power is gathering legions of cult followers, enslaving thousands, and wrenching public opinion against its former heroes... making the City vulnerable to a ctastrophic attack from which it would never recover. With the Allgoods unable to help, will evil finally take back control?

Confessions: The Murder of an Angel (Confessions 4)

Confessions: The Murder of an Angel (Confessions 4)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2015

In the dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Confessions series, Tandy Angel's next murder case could be her own! Tandy Angel is losing her mind - or so she thinks. Even as she's forced to fight for the family company, she's imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that the stalker she's convinced will take her life could be all in her head - or the very real danger that finally brings her down.

Treasure Hunters: Secrets of the Forbidden City

Treasure Hunters: Secrets of the Forbidden City

9+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

The Kidds - treasure hunting family extraordinare - are heading to China, on a journey that will lead them beyond the Great Wall and into the underbelly of Berlin. Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artefact that will buy their mother's freedom from renegade pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to locate an even greater treasure - priceless paintings stolen by Nazis, the Kidds must rely on their own cunning and experience to outwit the criminals, all while their mom's life is on the line. Find lots of news and fun activities on the Middle School books here. The Treasure Hunting Kidd siblings have their own web series...here's a trailer.. Download a great activity pack, with puzzles and quizzes and more about the Treasure Hunters series - here!

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries (Confessions 3)

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries (Confessions 3)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

WHEN YOUR FAMILY IS ALL YOU HAVE . . . Scarred by the deaths of their parents and accusations of murder, Tandy Angel and her siblings start a new life in Paris under the watchful eye of an uncle they hardly know. BUT THEY'VE BETRAYED YOU TIME AND AGAIN . . . A born detective, Tandy discovers a locked room in her grandmother's house that holds ugly secrets about her family's treacherous past. WHO CAN YOU REALLY TRUST? As Tandy delves deepr into the mysteries, the stakes get dangerously high when her family's enemies seek the ultimate revenge for long-ago sins. THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF PARIS ARE ABOUT TO GO DARK.

Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride 9)

Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride 9)

Author: James Patterson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride - a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the non-stop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page-turner!

Kenny Wright

Kenny Wright

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2015

Kenny Wright is a sixth grade 'Grandma's Boy' in a tough inner city school, struggling with bullies, schoolwork and keeping his detentions secret from his 'G-ma'. Though in his active imagination he's a world-famous superhero, Stainlezz Steel, who fights crime, saves lives and rescues helpless animals. But now Kenny's neighbourhood need him - can he step up in his real life and help his 'G-ma' save the best School Principal he's ever had?

Middle School Rafe's Aussie Adventure

Middle School Rafe's Aussie Adventure

Author: James Patterson, Martin Chatterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

James Patterson's bestselling Middle School series heads Down Under!Life is finally starting to look up for everyone's favourite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian. Since his stint at The Program, a kind of prison camp in the woods for 'wayward students', he's managed to stay enrolled at Hills Valley Middle School for more than a minute. And when Rafe wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, he can't quite believe his luck. That is, until his dreams of beaches, surfer chicks and cuddly koala bears go horribly wrong. Australia isn't exactly the island paradise Rafe imagined. And nobody mentioned the zombies! Can a group of social misfits show Rafe a different side of Australia and encourage him to be the great artist he was born to be? Or will Rafe's plan for holiday revenge end up being his worst idea ever?

Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School 4)

Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School 4)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Rafe Khatchadorian, the hero of the bestselling Middle School series, is ready for a fun summer at camp - until he finds out it's a summer school camp! Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids. Rafe soon realises there's more to a person than a nickname, though, and Booger Eater might be the kind of friend you want on your side when the boys from the Cool Cabin attack. This fourth book in the massively popular Middle School series is an unforgettable summer of hi-jinks, new friends, and surprises, all told with the hilarity and honesty readers have come to expect from blockbuster author James Patterson.

Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! (Middle School 2)

Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! (Middle School 2)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It's more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he's never done before, he's going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family Rafe's never known, he has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down. James Patterson's winning follow-up to Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is another riotous and heart-warming story about living large.

Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School 3)

Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School 3)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Find out The Truth about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia - a girl who's ready to speak her mind!

Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions 2)

Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions 2)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2014

CONFESS IF YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE. Young women from New York's most exclusive neighbourhoods are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right place. CONFESS IF YOU DON'T TRUST ANYONE. Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she nailed was the mystery of her magnificently wealthy parents' deaths. Now she's working to exonerate her superstar brother in his glamorous girlfriend's murder. And danger just got closer. CONFESS IF YOU'RE IN TOO DEEP. One of the victims of the recent murder streak was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer, but the NYPD isn't listening to her... and Tandy can't ignore the disturbing fact that she fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries before she becomes the next victim? THE CONFESSIONS REVEAL ALL.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class - 5,000 points! Running in the hallway - 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm - 50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Homeroom Diaries

Homeroom Diaries

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

In James Patterson's first 'diary fiction' story for teens, the mega-bestselling author's most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while.Margaret 'Cuckoo' Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her 'Happiness Project'. She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favourite literary characters.Cuckoo's also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves 'the Freakshow') decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques and 'bring the Nations together'. Not everyone is so willing to join hands and get along, but Cuckoo never stops smiling... until one of her closest friends, pushed to desperation by a Hater prank, decides that enough is enough.Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations.

Treasure Hunters

Treasure Hunters

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2014

From the top ten bestselling author of Middle School: the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humour, and heart! The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and travelling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure-hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents - and find out if they're still alive.

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2014

Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson's wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian - plus dozens of fun-filled activities!The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics - from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes - introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with a chance for readers to share their own points of view. Includes a PDF of illustrations and activities.

House of Robots (House of Robots 1)

House of Robots (House of Robots 1)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2013

In this new illustrated middle-grade series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class... and elementary school will never be the same! It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E - for Error . Sammy's no stranger to robots - his house is full of a colourful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it's Sammy's brother... it's actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it's cool to be square? It's a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change his family forever... if all goes well on the trial run!

Witch & Wizard: The Kiss (witch & Wizard 4)

Witch & Wizard: The Kiss (witch & Wizard 4)

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2013

James Patterson delivers what the fans have been asking for - the story of what happens next - with an epic fourth installment about the heroic teen witch and wizard that have captured our imaginations. Passion has never been more dangerous.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions 1)

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions 1)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter, Tandy, knows just three things: 1. She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2. She and her brothers are the only suspects. 3. She can't trust anyone - maybe not even herself. Having grown up under their parents' intense perfectionist demands, none of the Angel children have come away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to solve the crime on her own, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous game. As she uncovers haunting secrets and slowly begins to remember flashes of disturbing past events buried in her memory, Tandy is forced to ask: What is the Angel family truly capable of? Returning to the genre that made him the world's bestselling author, James Patterson introduces a teen detective on a mission to bring her parents' killer to justice, even if it means uncovering her family's darkest secrets - and confessing some of her own.

Maximum Ride: Nevermore

Maximum Ride: Nevermore

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

In the beginning, there was maximum ride...A girl. A fighter. A leader. A superhuman with a mission to save the world. She's gone to the ends of the earth seeking her destiny. And now, the end isn't near...It's here.

Maximum Ride: Nevermore

Maximum Ride: Nevermore

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

In the beginning, there was maximum ride...A girl. A fighter. A leader. A superhuman with a mission to save the world. She's gone to the ends of the earth seeking her destiny. And now, the end isn't near...It's here.

Daniel X: Armageddon (Daniel X 5)

Daniel X: Armageddon (Daniel X 5)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Daniel X has never lost a battle against the disgusting, dangerous extraterrestrials on his List of Alien Outlaws. But he must now face a foe whose origins appear nearer to the depths of Hell than to the outer reaches of the galaxy! Number 2 is an unstoppable criminal who's slowly been amassing an underground army of alien henchmen to enslave Earth's population - all in preparation for the arrival of Number 1, the most powerful alien in the universe, and Daniel's arch-nemesis. To Daniel's horror, thousands of humans defect to Number 2's side without a fight. But for the first time in his life, Daniel doesn't have to take a stand on his own. He's connected with powerful military and intelligence groups that are prepared to follow his lead in the ultimate showdown against the evil that has plagued planet Earth for so long. Readers beware - and be prepared for a truly epic battle that evokes the ancient prophesies of the end of the world!

Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School 3)

Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School 3)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty 'Princesses' who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe? Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia - a girl who's ready to speak her mind!

Daniel X: Armageddon (Daniel X 5)

Daniel X: Armageddon (Daniel X 5)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2012

Daniel X has never lost a battle against the disgusting, dangerous extraterrestrials on his List of Alien Outlaws. But he must now face a foe whose origins appear nearer to the depths of Hell than to the outer reaches of the galaxy! Number 2 is an unstoppable criminal who's slowly been amassing an underground army of alien henchmen to enslave Earth's population - all in preparation for the arrival of Number 1, the most powerful alien in the universe, and Daniel's arch-nemesis. To Daniel's horror, thousands of humans defect to Number 2's side without a fight. But for the first time in his life, Daniel doesn't have to take a stand on his own. He's connected with powerful military and intelligence groups that are prepared to follow his lead in the ultimate showdown against the evil that has plagued planet Earth for so long. Readers beware - and be prepared for a truly epic battle that evokes the ancient prophesies of the end of the world!

Daniel X: Game Over (Daniel X 4)

Daniel X: Game Over (Daniel X 4)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

THE BEST VIDEO GAME YOU EVER PLAYED . . . Daniel X is one of the greatest superheroes ever to walk planet Earth. He has defeated a host of evil-doers on The List of Alien Outlaws, and now he's ready to raise the stakes on his next impossible mission - by eliminating two criminals at once. . . . IS THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO PLANET EARTH. Tokyo is the stomping ground of a pair of sadistic shape-shifters at the helm of a massive video-game enterprise. And their next addictive game release is about to control the minds of kids all over the world. But this deadly duo also has an appetite for endangered extraterrestrial species, and they plan to make Daniel the main course of their next feast. Can he escape their skewers - or will it be game over for the Alien Hunter? LET THE COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION BEGIN.

Maximum Ride: Angel

Maximum Ride: Angel

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another's backs. No matter what. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they're up against a mysterious and deadly force that's racing across the globe - and just when they need one another the most, Fang is gone. He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone - including Max. Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soulmate, her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris. It's unlike anything you've ever imagined . . . or read.

Witch & Wizard: The Fire

Witch & Wizard: The Fire

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the Resistance against the evil regime that governs their world. And now its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has executed the only family they had left. Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her magic and her fire only channel more power to this already formidable being. How can she and Whit possibly defeat the ruthless villain who devastated their world - before he can become truly all-powerful? In this amazing third instalment of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher - and the consequences will change everything.

Witch & Wizard: The Fire

Witch & Wizard: The Fire

Author: James Patterson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/10/2011

Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the Resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop The One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left. Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already formidable being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their imminent showdown with the ruthless villain who devastated their world - before he can become truly all-powerful? In this stunning third instalment of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher - and the consequences will change everything.

Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys

Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2011

A train ride home from a school field trip turns sinister when two kids spot a body on the tracks. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys

Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2011

A train ride home from a school field trip turns sinister when two kids spot a body on the tracks. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Daniel X: Game Over (Daniel X 4)

Daniel X: Game Over (Daniel X 4)

Author: James Patterson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2011

THE BEST VIDEO GAME YOU EVER PLAYED . . . Daniel X is one of the greatest superheroes ever to walk planet Earth. He has defeated a host of evil-doers on The List of Alien Outlaws, and now he's ready to raise the stakes on his next impossible mission - by eliminating two criminals at once. . . . IS THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO PLANET EARTH. Tokyo is the stomping ground of a pair of sadistic shape-shifters at the helm of a massive video-game enterprise. And their next addictive game release is about to control the minds of kids all over the world. But this deadly duo also has an appetite for endangered extraterrestrial species, and they plan to make Daniel the main course of their next feast. Can he escape their skewers - or will it be game over for the Alien Hunter? LET THE COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION BEGIN.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Middle School 1)

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Middle School 1)

Author: James Patterson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/07/2011

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if he can pull it off. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class - 5,000 points! Running in the hallway - 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm - 50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Daniel X: Demons and Druids (Daniel X 3)

Daniel X: Demons and Druids (Daniel X 3)

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

The Alien Hunter is playing with fire... Daniel X is on an impossible mission: to eliminate every intergalactic criminal on the face of the Earth. Using his incredible superpower to create objects out of thin air, he's taken on some of the most fearsome and fiendish aliens in the universe. Now Daniel has travelled to England in search of his next target: the explosive demon of fire Phosphorius Beta and his army of flame-weaving henchmen. But it's going to take a whole new level of mojo to destroy this villain. Beta's strength has been growing since he arrived on Earth more than a millennium ago, and he's finally ready to turn the blue planet into his own fiery wasteland. The only way to stop him is by jumping back in time to the Dark Ages to end Beta's blistering reign before it has a chance to begin. But can Daniel X take the heat? Or will the Alien Hunter finally get burned?

Angel

Angel

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2011

Max Ride and her best friends are up against a deadly force, but Fang is gone just when they need him most. Will they be ready for the ultimate showdown?Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another's backs-no matter what. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they're up against a deadly force that's racing across the globe, and just when they need him the most, Fang is gone. He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone-including Max.Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soul mate. Her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, and she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join forces with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris that's unlike anything you've ever imagined . . . or read.

Maximum Ride: Fang

Maximum Ride: Fang

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

A terrifying prophesy. An undying love. The ultimate sacrifice. Maximum Ride is used to surviving - living constantly under threat from evil forces sabotaging her quest to save the world - but nothing has ever come as close to destroying her as the horrifying prophesy that Fang will be the first to die. Fang is Max's best friend, her soulmate, her partner in leadership of her flock of bird kids. A life without him is a life unimaginable. Max's desperate desire to protect Fang brings the two closer together than ever. But when a newly created winged boy, the magnificent Dylan, is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan exists for only one reason: he was designed to be Max's perfect other half. Thus unfolds a battle of science against soul, perfection versus passion, that terrifies, twists, and turns ... and meanwhile, the apocalypse is coming.

Gift

Gift

Author: James Patterson, Ned Rust Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2010

Leading the Resistance, Whit and Wisty face their most daunting challenge yet in the jaw-dropping sequel to Witch & Wizard.When Whit and Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kidnapped and imprisoned kids.Now the villainous leader of the New Order is just a breath away from the ability to control the forces of nature and to manipulate his citizens on the most profound level imaginable: through their minds. There is only one more thing he needs to triumph in his evil quest: the Gifts of Whit and Wisty Allgood. And he will stop at nothing to seize them.In this second installment of James Patterson's epic Witch & Wizard series, Whit and Wisty's heart-pounding adventures through the Overworld and Shadowland lead to a spectacular climax and conclusion.

Witch & Wizard

Witch & Wizard

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2010

The world is changing - the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now kids are disappearing. For fifteen-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no reason they can comprehend. The new government is clearly trying to suppress life, liberty ... and the pursuit of being a normal teenager. Imprisoned together and condemned to death, Wisty and Whit begin exhibiting strange abilities and powers they never dreamed of. Maybe there is a reason they were singled out. Can this newly discovered witch and a wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents - and maybe the world?

Daniel X: Demons and Druids

Daniel X: Demons and Druids

Author: James Patterson, Adam Sadler Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2010

Daniel X is on an impossible mission: to eliminate every intergalactic criminal. But with an explosive demon ready to destroy the Earth, he must travel back in time for his greatest challenge yet.Using his incredible superpower to create objects out of thin air, Daniel X has taken on some of the most fearsome and fiendish aliens in the universe, and now he's aiming to extinguish his next target: the explosive demon of fir, Phosphorius Beta, and his army of flame-weaving henchmen.But it's going to take a whole new level of mojo to destroy this villain. Beta's strength has been growing since he arrived on Earth over a millennium ago, and he's finally ready to turn the blue planet into his own fiery wasteland. The only way to stop him is by jumping back in time to the Dark Ages to end Beta's blistering reign before it has a chance to begin. But can Daniel X take the heat? Or will the alien hunter finally get burned?

MedHead

MedHead

Author: James Patterson, Hal Friedman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2010

Discover the story of one teenager's struggles with OCD and Tourette's Syndrome-and how he was able to overcome extraordinary setbacks.Cory Friedman knows how it feels to have a body that won't stop moving, to be really different from everyone else, to be made fun of every day, to be totally reckless, to never relax, to be shut out of everything, to break free and take control.James Patterson's Against Medical Advice riveted adults with the page-turning drama of one teenager's courage, sacrifice, and triumph in confronting an agonizing medical condition. Now this deeply personal account of Cory Friedman's intense struggles with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-as well as depression, anxiety, and alcohol addiction-is available for teen readers.

Fang

Fang

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2010

When a mysterious billionaire and a dark prophecy threaten Max and her flock, can they stick together . . . or will it all come crashing down?Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Maximum Ride is used to living desperately on the run from evil forces sabotaging her quest to save the world-but nothing has ever come as close to destroying her as this horrifying prophetic message. Fang is Max's best friend, her soul mate, her partner in the leadership of her flock of winged children. A life without Fang is a life unimaginable.When a newly created winged boy, the magnificent Dylan, is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan exists for only one reason: he was designed to be Max's perfect other half. Thus unfolds a battle of perfection versus passion that terrifies, twists, and turns . . . and meanwhile, the apocalypse is coming.

Maximum Ride: Max

Maximum Ride: Max

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Nobody said saving the world would be easy. Until now, Max and the flock have lived a lonely existence: hunted down, tortured, and pushed to the fringe of society; always on the run, they have never been able to live a normal life. But things are changing. The flock have finally found acceptance for their extraordinary skills. The avian hybrids don't have to hide away any longer - far from it: now everyone wants to see just what they can do. But fame and fortune always come at a price and Max isn't ready for all the glitz and glamour just yet. Meanwhile sinister forces are plotting their attack, putting more than just the flock in danger. Something deadly is lurking in the depths of the ocean. As the flock uncover a terrible secret set to threaten the world, can they save the day or is this a disaster too tough to tackle, even for them?

Witch & Wizard

Witch & Wizard

Author: James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2009

When a dystopian government controls every aspect of society, siblings Wisty and Whit Allgood may be the world's only hope in this magical beginning of James Patterson's Witch & Wizard series.Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing story of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared-for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic . . . and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.

Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever

Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever

Author: James Patterson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2009

If you've already experienced MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, stop right here - just turn the page, and hold on tight! As for the rest of you - meet Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge and Angel; six unforgettable kids (and a dog). With some major problems. THEY'RE BEING HUNTED BY KILLERS. BUT WHO? AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Max is sure that a microchip's been inserted under her skin - bringing evil forces to ambush them at any moment. Oh yeah, and they're supposed to save the world. BUT FROM WHAT? WHEN? AND HOW?Max will stop at nothing to find answers. One thing she does know: it's got something to do with an astonishing ability they have. THEY CAN FLY. Max's heart-stopping quest to protect her 'family' and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson thriller yet.

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

You're about to join the adventures of Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel, six extraordinary kids who have powers like no other: they can fly, and they're being chased - no, hunted - across America and around the world. THIS IS THE END, MY FRIENDS. But I promise that you'll fly higher than ever before in this wild adventure, witness battles worthy of multiplex movie screens, and laugh until your sides hurt. There's even a little romance... But all good things - and even terrible, unspeakable ones - must come to an end. This is that moment in time, I'm afraid. Either we save the world, or we crash and burn. And I mean all of us - even you, faithful reader, because you play a very big part in this story. The flock needs your help. Yes, you.

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Author: James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2007

In MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS, the time has arrived for Max and her winged "e;Flock"e; to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of "e;Re-evolution"e;, a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race...and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them--but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?

Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever

Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

If you've already experienced MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, stop right here - just turn the page, and hold on tight! As for the rest of you - meet Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge and Angel; six unforgettable kids (and a dog). With some major problems. THEY'RE BEING HUNTED BY KILLERS. BUT WHO? AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Max is sure that a microchip's been inserted under her skin - bringing evil forces to ambush them at any moment. Oh yeah, and they're supposed to save the world. BUT FROM WHAT? WHEN? AND HOW?Max will stop at nothing to find answers. One thing she does know: it's got something to do with an astonishing ability they have. THEY CAN FLY. Max's heart-stopping quest to protect her 'family' and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson thriller yet.

Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever

Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever

Author: James Patterson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/08/2006

It's 24 hours since Max Ride and her fellow companions - 98% human, 2% bird - escaped the New York Institute, and they're still on the run. There's a lot of trouble ahead for Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel (not to mention Total, the dog). Their enemies, the fearsome Erasers, have acquired a new skill - they too can now fly. After an air-battle, the badly hurt Fang ends up in hospital. There the FBI track down the flock, who've become more visible than they ever wanted to be. They even end up going to school! But that doesn't quite fit in with searching for parents, or with what the insistent Voice in Max's head keeps reminding her - that her mission is 'to save the world'.

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Author: James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2006

WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE Do not put this book down. I'm dead serious - your life could depend on it. I'm risking everything by telling you - but you need to know. STRAP YOURSELF IN for the thrill ride you'll want to take again and again! From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, you're about to take off on a heart-stopping adventure that will blow you away... YOUR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS: Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways - except that they're 98% human, 2% bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they're free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they're prime prey for Erasers - wicked wolf-like creatures with a taste for flying humans. THE MISSIONS: Rescue Angel from malicious mutants. Infiltrate a secret facility to track down the flock's missing parents. Scavenge for sustenance. Get revenge on an evil traitor. And save the world. If there's time.

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