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 a 2013 Caldecott Honor.

Current Happenings


Having trouble buying Peter’s books on Amazon? 

There’s a reason. You might have heard that Amazon is in a major dispute with Hachette Publishing. And as a negotiating tactic, Amazon is making it difficult or impossible to buy books published by Hachette, including some of Peter’s books. Peter gave his take on the situation in a recent blog post.

The good news is that there are many other ways to buy books online, if you’re just willing to look beyond Amazon. We encourage you to order books online from an independent bookseller…that way your money will go to an actual bookstore, and we love having bookstores around. Don’t you?





Bobby has a problem. You see, his teacher is a monster. But when Bobby runs into his teacher outside of school, he learns there is more to her than meets the eye.


Peter’s next book, My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.), is now in stores! 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.


Order a copy from an independent bookstore by clicking 

Order a signed copy from our friends at WORD.



Praise for My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) –

An Indiebound Indie Next Book

“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









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WORD is now the place to purchase signed copies of Peter’s books. Signed copies are available online, all year long.

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

Few people love teachers as much as me. 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. […]

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