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James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the world’s bestselling authors, having written over 100 books in his career. He started out writing adult thrillers (and still does) but began writing children’s books when son, Jack, said he couldn’t find any great page-turning books for kids his age.

He’s been called the busiest man in publishing, and that’s not just because of his own books. For the past decade, James has been devoting more and more of his time to championing books and reading. From the James Patterson Pageturner Awards, to ReadKiddoRead.com (a website which recommends great books for kids of all ages) and his scholarships, book donation programmes and founding partnership of Booktrust’s Children’s Reading Fund, James has focused on passing on his passion for reading to kids everywhere.

As he says himself, ‘If I can help to make books and reading more important in children’s lives, I’ll be a happy man’.

Books by James Patterson

  • Dog Diaries

    Dog Diaries

  • Dog's Best Friend

    Dog's Best Friend

  • From Hero to Zero

    From Hero to Zero

  • House of Robots

    House of Robots

  • I Funny

    I Funny

  • Just My Rotten Luck

    Just My Rotten Luck

  • Just My Rotten Luck (Hardback)

    Just My Rotten Luck (Hardback)

  • Kenny Wright: Superhero

    Kenny Wright: Superhero

  • Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!

    Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!

  • Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!

    Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!

  • Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill

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

  • Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill

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

  • Middle School: My Big Brother is a Big, Fat Liar

    Middle School: My Big Brother is a Big, Fat Liar

  • Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar

    Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar

  • Middle School: Save Rafe!

    Middle School: Save Rafe!

  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

  • Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

    Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

  • My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar

    My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar

  • Save Rafe!

    Save Rafe!

Awards

James Patterson’s Awards

  • Children’s Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010 and 2012
  • National Parenting Publications Honors Awards
  • International Reading Association’s Young Adults’ Choices Booklist
  • American Library Association “Teens Top Ten” Pick
  • London Times Book Sense Children’s Pick
Awards for ReadKiddoRead
  • Winner of the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize
  • Winner of the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids