Pete Johnson is a Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author who writes zesty, hilarious stories. The books in this collection follow Jamie as he finds a cape covered in gold stars. He likes to pretend it grants wishes.
Bug Brother finds Jamie wishing his brother Harry would turn into a blue bottle; Detective Brother has Mrs Jones' earrings going missing; Invisible Brother finds Harry getting his hands on the coat and having his favourite wish come true; and Pirate Brother follows a swashbuckling encounter with Brave Bill - the magic pirate from Jamie's favourite book.
When Ben starts at a new school, the last thing he expects is to be mistaken for a TV star! Can he stop pretending to be someone he's not before things spin out of control? Light-hearted comedy. Suitable for dyslexic, struggling and reluctant reader teens. Ben is just the new boy - until the most beautiful girl in school, Jasmine, mistakes him for the star of TV show 'Awesome!' He doesn't have the heart to tell her the truth! As his lie escalates and more and more people begin to believe it, will Ben do the right thing and come clean?
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!
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?
Jamie's little brother Harry is always bugging him. Sometimes he wishes he would just buzz off...When Jamie finds a cape covered in gold stars, he thinks it's lucky. But Jamie needs to be careful, because this is no ordinary cape and his wish might just be about to come true.
Marcus was convinced that vampires didn't exist. He was very wrong ...On his thirteenth birthday, Marcus Howlett is faced with a bombshell. His parents are half-vampire. And, although he hates the thought of it, he is about to become one too. But, as he secretly blogs about the horrors of his new fangs, bad breath and cravings for blood, Marcus is unaware that his life is in serious danger...
Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it's pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like 'safe', 'sick' and 'wicked'. Until Dad turns up outside Louis' new school dressed like a rapper, that is...Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - in public. Louis and his best friend Maddy are horrified. Mum and Dad have taken things too far ...and immediate action is needed!
Luke's fed up with the drama of his sister's love life. But when her ex-boyfriend badmouths her around school, he rashly declares that he'll fight him. Unfortunately he's held to this promise and ends up having to fight the hardest boy in school. Will he survive the showdown? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Spencer's back, and the (un)teenager plan has been derailed a bit by the fact that he kissed Emily at the disco. What will he do now? Is Spencer doomed to becoming a 'proper' teenager...? Cracking sequel about the highs and lows of being a teenager, from a hugely popular teen author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Spencer is disgusted at the idea of being a teenager. He's not interested in girls, skateboards or huge trainers - so he decides he'll be an (un)teenager instead! A comical take on the highs and lows of being a teenager, from a hugely popular teen author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+