John Townsend - Author Picture

John Townsend - Author

John Townsend worked as a Secondary School teacher before becoming a full time writer of children's books and a writer-in-residence in a primary school tree-house. He specialises in fun, exciting information books for reluctant readers, as well as fast-paced fiction, reading schemes and 'fiction with facts' books. He visits schools around the country to encourage excitement in all aspects of reading and writing. He has recently written 12 plays based on Salariya's You Wouldn't Want To Be series that will be uploaded to the company's new website for use in classrooms.

Featured Books, with extracts, by John Townsend

Truly Foul & Cheesy Body Jokes and Facts Book
John Townsend - illustrated by David Antram
In a nutshell: warts and all joke-book guide to the human body The introduction to this book contains a warning: reading it might make you LOL, but it could also make you GOL (groan out loud), or even SEL (scream...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2017
Info Extract Buy

The Stone Balancer
John Townsend
There's no body and there's no evidence. But Fin is convinced it was murder. A fast-paced and thrilling crime tale set by the beach.
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 31/01/2017
Info Extract Buy

Night of the Werewolf
John Townsend
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. An exciting blend of fact and fiction, this story tells of the terror that struck France in the 1760s when a huge and ferocious creature attacked and killed more than 100 children and women working...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/08/2010
Info Extract Buy

Loading other books by John Townsend...


Author Info

Author's Website

http://www.johntownsend.co....

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by John Townsend and hundreds of other authors.


I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****