Pete Johnson - Author

About the Author

Pete Johnson began work as a flm critic for BBC Radio One,  then became a teacher. He is  the author of over forty books, including the bestselling  How to Train Your Parents. Pete’s books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into 24 languages.  Also short-listed for Blue Peter Book Award. Read more about the author here.

 

 

Featured books by Pete Johnson

My Parents are Out of Control

My Parents are Out of Control

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013  Out of the blue, Louis’s parents ask for tips on being cool. At first Louis is amused and teaches his parents how to use lingo like ‘wicked’ and ‘sick,’ – until one day things go too far and in public too!...

Other books by Pete Johnson

Ghostly Whisper

Ghostly Whisper

Author: Pete Johnson, Patrick Knowles, Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

The Crystal

The Crystal

Author: Pete Johnson, Patrick Knowles, Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Superhero

Superhero

Author: Pete Johnson, Patrick Knowles, Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

The Frighteners

The Frighteners

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

On the back of the picture were two words which jumped right out at me: THE FRIGHTENERS... When Chloe starts at a new school, she gets off to a really bad start and no-one wants to be her friend - except Aidan. But everyone else seems scared of Aidan - scared of the pictures he draws. Chloe can't imagine why until she picks up one of his drawings of 'The Frighteners'. For now the Frighteners - horrifying monstrous creatures - won't leave her alone...

The Bad Spy's Guide

The Bad Spy's Guide

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2015

MY TRUE IDENTITY . . . SPELLS DANGER! Everyone thinks Tasha is a big joke because she is OBSESSED with spies. But when Henry, the new boy at school, accidentally MIXES up his notebook with hers, Tasha has breathed her LAST EVER bit of dull air. Henry tells her he is a TEENAGE SPY. And that he needs to use her room for surveillance on his latest TARGETS. Tasha is just THRILLED to discover that her neighbours are enemy agents. And her new life of spying, gadgets and sneaking around is really cool. But is Henry all he claims to be? Or could he be stretching the TRUTH? Tasha's doubts grow. . .and then she receives an incredible shock . . .

Pirate Brother

Pirate Brother

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Ghost Trouble

Ghost Trouble

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2015

Two terrifying tales from the award-winning Pete Johnson The Ghost Dog Daniel's story about a bloodthirsty dog goes down well at a spooky party. But then somehow his imagination comes to life and the howling monster begins to haunt his dreams! Winner of the Young Telegraph/Fully Booked Award The Creeper Lucy finds an old tape of the spine-chilling story of the Creeper - a horrific creature looking for revenge. Lucy knows she has just done something terrible - will the Creeper track her down? Winner of the Stockton Children's Book Award

The Creeper

The Creeper

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2014

Remember, you may not see me, but I shall be there... watching. You cannot hide from the Creeper... Lucy is delighted when she spots the old audio tape in a second-hand bookshop: a spooky story, perfect for listening to at Halloween. But then she and her friend Jack listen to the tape, and Lucy is suddenly really scared. For the story tells the terrifying tale of the Creeper, a horrific creature formed from the ashes of a murdered man and bent on revenge against all wrongdoers. And Lucy has just done something truly terrible to her best friend. Now the Creeper is loose - and he has a new victim...

Rescuing Dad

Rescuing Dad

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2014

Joe and Claire can see why Mum chucked Dad out. He looks a mess, he can't cook and he's useless around the house. Something must be done: they're the only ones who can help transform him into 'Dad Mark Two'. And when they unveil this new, improved dad, Mum will be so impressed she'll take him back on the spot! But then disaster strikes - Mum starts seeing the slimy and creepy Roger. And Joe and Claire's plans take an unexpected turn - with hilarious results.

Eyes Of The Alien

Eyes Of The Alien

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2014

Sam and Freddie, both fostered with the same family, are best friends. Sam even laughs at Freddie's jokes! But after Sam has an accident and knocks herself unconscious, she begins to have weird nightmares about a sinister figure with huge eyes - alien eyes. Freddie, who thinks he knows everything there is to know about extra-terrestrials, jokes that aliens must be after Sam - trying to contact her. But it's just his imagination, isn't it? Until they see the spaceship . . .

The Vampire Bewitched

The Vampire Bewitched

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Marcus isn't an ordinary thirteen-year-old. He has an amazing secret: he's a half-vampire, with incredible special powers. And together with his friends Tallulah and Gracie, he hunts and fights a totally evil enemy: the deadly vampires, who are out to destroy all humans and half-vampires. But something strange has happened to Marcus. He's lost his memory, and can't remember anything about his previous life as a vampire hunter. Tallulah and Gracie are seriously worried. They think his amnesia is very suspicious and sinister - and might have something to do with the weird new horror shop that's just opened up in town . . .

Wie man seine Lehrer erzieht

Wie man seine Lehrer erzieht

Author: Pete Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2013

Theo findet Schule sooooo langweilig. Doch dann kommt ihm gemeinsam mit seinem besten Freund George DIE Idee. Der Unterricht ware so viel spannender, wenn man ihn etwas aufpeppen wurde! Und zwar mit einer Wette. Wie oft zuckt das Gesicht des neuen Vertretungslehrers und wie oft schnauzt sich der Mathelehrer innerhalb einer Stunde? Das Spielfieber greift um sich. Immer mehr Klassenkameraden wollen Teil der exklusiven Wettgemeinschaft sein. Endlich macht Schule Spa!Mge das Glck mit euch sein!

My Parents are Out of Control

My Parents are Out of Control

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013  Out of the blue, Louis’s parents ask for tips on being cool. At first Louis is amused and teaches his parents how to use lingo like ‘wicked’ and ‘sick,’ – until one day things go too far and in public too!...

Detective Brother

Detective Brother

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Invisible Brother

Invisible Brother

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2010

Shut It!

Shut It!

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2009

Andy is sick of his obnoxious brother. As a protest, he refuses to talk for a month. Soon he's a celebrity! But what if there's something he needs to say? Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The TV Time Travellers

The TV Time Travellers

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Zac and Izzy win a place on a new reality TV show, but they have no idea where they're going or what to expect . . . They must live as if it's 1939, the start of World War Two. One by one they will be voted out by the viewing public. It's a hard life and, since each contestant is desperate to be the final winner, there are problems. When the live final arrives, the contestants and the audience will all be stunned by what occurs . . .

How to Get Famous

How to Get Famous

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Tobey is determined he will be famous. He's not big-headed, he just knows he's got something special and he's determined that everyone will know it! He even hangs around with the stars, getting autographs at film premieres. Tobey and his friend Georgia audition for a role in the local play - and to his huge disappointment, Georgia gets a part, but he doesn't. Can he turn this tragedy around and find a way to be famous after all?

Phantom Fear

Phantom Fear

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2005

THE PHANTOM THIEF The first time Alfie sees the boy, he appears as if from nowhere in the school detention room - the 'padded cell'. There's something odd about him and Alfie is definitely not pleased when he realizes the boy has nicked his new jacket. But a ghost? That's what his new friend Sarah thinks - and she's so convinced she's prepared to ghost-watch with him. That's when the warning message appears, scratched out on the blackboard by a phantom hand.... MY FRIEND'S A WEREWOLF Kelly always thought werewolves only existed in stories and late-night films. Until Simon moves in next door. Could that be hair beginning to sprout on his face? Why does he wear black gloves all the time - even to school? Last, but definitely not least, there's the howling at night . . . Aren't werewolves . . . dangerous?

Avenger

Avenger

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Gareth has never been the most popular boy at school, but he's always done all right. Things seem to look up when he befriends Jake, the new boy who's full of exciting tales about film premieres and life in London - but when Gareth is caught doing an impression of Jake's faux-cockney accent, things turn very bad. Jake is furious and determined to have his revenge on Gareth, He wants Gareth out of the school and turns all the other kids against him. Gareth has to draw on the memory of his beloved Grandad - and on Grandad's wrestler alter-ego Avenger in order to fight back against Jake. But is Jake really the opponent he seems to be?

How To Train Your Parents

How To Train Your Parents

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2003

Moving to a new area and a new school, Louis is horrified to discover his parents changing into ultra-competitive parents, wanting him and his younger brother to get straight As at school and join all sorts of after-school clubs and activities like the other kids in the area. Suddenly Louis's life is no longer his own - until he meets Maddy, who claims to have trained her parents to ignore her- But does Louis really want to be ignored? A truly contemporary tale with characters kids will recognize instantly!

Traitor

Traitor

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2002

Tom, Mia and Oliver are the victims of a gang of bullies - who waylay them on the way home from school. It's not at school, so the teachers wouldn't be able to help, and they don't want to tell their parents, so there's only one option - to pay up. At first. But as the pressure builds more and more, a terrible suspicion begins to surface: could one of the three friends be helping the bullies? And if so, just who is... the traitor?

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2000

Quiet, self-conscious Amy is dead chuffed when the hard girls invite her to join their secret gang, but as one dare leads to another, Amy is soon out of her depth.

The Ghost Dog

The Ghost Dog

Author: Pete Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1996

When Daniel and his friends make up a ghost story about a terrifying dog what begins as a story turns into a nightmare...A spine tingling tale about a boy haunted by the monsterous creature he created in his own imagination.

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