Peter Brown is an author and illustrator of children’s books. His titles include New York Times bestsellers like  The Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Peter’s illustrations for Creepy Carrots!, written by Aaron Reynolds, earned him a 2013 Caldecott Honor.

Current Happenings


Next Spring, Peter will publish his very first novel for kids. It’s called The Wild Robot, and we’re excited to share an exclusive sneak peak of the cover!


Here’s a bit about the story:


When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her…


Keep an eye out for Roz in April of 2016, but until then, you can find all of Peter’s picture books at your local bookstore or online, including his most recent book,  My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)


An Indiebound Indie Next Book

An Indiebound Bestseller

“This playful, eye-catching story goes a long way to humanize both teachers and students.”
Booklist, starred review

“Brown makes it clear that teachers are people too – even the “mean” ones.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

The digitally composited and colored India ink, watercolor, gouache and pencil illustrations use a palette of green, shades of tan and brown, aqua and salmon that suits the text’s tongue-in-cheek humor and monster theme. Here’s hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get.Kirkus, starred review



Check out Peter’s EVENT SCHEDULE to see if he’ll be visiting your area. And check out his BLOG to learn more about the making of the book.


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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)

I really love teachers. My mom and aunt and grandmother were teachers. Many of my friends are teachers. And I’ve had dozens of truly remarkable teachers throughout my life. So it might seem strange that I’d celebrate teachers with a children’s book about a monster teacher. But that’s what I did. Let me explain. One […]

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