New Release Books by Pseudonymous Bosch

Pseudonymous Bosch is the author of The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers (2020), The Unbelievable Oliver and the Sawed-in-Half Dads (2020), The Name of This Book is Secret (2018), Bad News (2017) and other 10 books.

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The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers

release date: May 12, 2020
The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers
From the author of the bestselling Secret Series comes this funny chapter-book mystery about a third-grade magician and the wisecracking rabbit who is the secret brains behind his act. Eight-year-old Oliver dreams of being a professional magician, even though he has terrible stage fright. And now, his friends Teenie and Bea have gotten him invited to a classmate''s birthday party as the paid entertainment! Desperate for help, he visits The Great Zoocheeni''s Magic Emporium, but comes away with nothing more than a moth-eaten top hat. Oliver is in for a lucky surprise, though. Inside that top hat hides a wisecracking rabbit named Benny, who agrees to help Oliver with his act. But at the party, Oliver is accused of robbery! He''ll need to solve the mystery of the missing robo-cat to clear his name before he and Benny can amaze the crowd with their grand finale.

The Unbelievable Oliver and the Sawed-in-Half Dads

release date: May 12, 2020
The Unbelievable Oliver and the Sawed-in-Half Dads
In this second hilarious installment of the series that Kirkus called "ridiculous fun," Oliver is performing at a wedding rehearsal when one of the grooms goes missing in the middle of his magic act! Oliver is new to the magical arts. In fact, he has only performed one act so far, and that one was interrupted by a theft-in-progress that he, his friends the twins Teenie and Bea, and his wisecracking rabbit, Benny, managed to thwart. Now Oliver has been hired for an even more important gig: a wedding. Teenie and Bea''s fathers are finally getting married, and Oliver is supposed to entertain at the rehearsal brunch. He has chosen the classic sawed-in-half trick, which will be especially amusing when he calls up the grooms as volunteers. What could go wrong? Except that weddings are supposed to be about bringing people together, not splitting them up . . . and before the trick is over, one of the fathers will have disappeared. Luckily, Oliver seems to be a better sleuth than a magician!

The Name of This Book is Secret

release date: Jun 28, 2018
The Name of This Book is Secret
WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! ...For amongst its contents you will find: two extraordinary adventurers... a missing magician''s diary... a symphony of spells... and a deadly secret. But wait, you already know too much! It is too late. I''m afraid nothing will stop you now. Open the book if you must. But, please, tell no one.

Bad News

release date: Mar 28, 2017
Bad News
The can''t-miss final installment of beloved author Pseudonymous Bosch''s bestselling Bad Books trilogy! At Earth Ranch, Clay encountered a haunted library, a castaway boy, and a fire-breathing dragon--not to mention incredible magic. Now he faces his most dangerous foes yet: the mysterious white-gloved members of the Midnight Sun, whose scheming leads Clay to a dragon reserve. Up against impossible odds, will Clay and his Secret Series Allies be able to triumph over these villains once and for all? Packed with action, humor, magic, mystery, and dragons, Pseudonymous Bosch answers long-simmering questions as he delivers his most exciting adventure yet.

Bad Luck

release date: Mar 01, 2016
Bad Luck
Reader, beware! This is a BAD book. A VERY BAD book that will bring you nothing but BAD LUCK. Luckily no one would want to read it as it is extremely BORING and contains NO ADVENTURE whatsoever. No magic. No betrayal. And NO DRAGONS. No flying dragons. No fire-breathing dragons. No dragon hunters. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAGONS. The only reason anyone would DARE read this book is if they are VERY BAD and never do what they’re told. And you always do what you’re told. Don’t you? "An unputdownable read with a very clever mix of suspense and humour" - Primary Times on Bad Magic, book one in The Bad Books series

Bad Magic

release date: Feb 01, 2015
Bad Magic
This book is incredibly BAD. It does not contain MAGIC. Or a strange ghost girl. Or spontaneous combustion. Or Spanish-speaking llamas. It''s just an ordinary tale of a boy going to summer camp on a desert island. Nothing EXCITING or WEIRD happens and there are no SECRETS or MYSTERIES at all. (Or maybe there are. You''d better read it to find out.) "The perfidious and puzzling Pseudonymous Bosch is on top form in this stupendously surreal and marvellously mysterious adventure. Throw in a ghost girl, spontaneous combustion, a nod at J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan and the great William Shakespeare, plus some devilishly good plotting, and you have the funniest and craziest reading experience this side of Neverland." - Lancashire Evening Post

Bad Magic - FREE PREVIEW (The First 10 Chapters)

release date: Aug 12, 2014
Bad Magic - FREE PREVIEW (The First 10 Chapters)
The magical, bestselling series from Pseudonymous Bosch, the author of the Secret Series! Magic is BAD. As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that''s what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks. When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never imagines that magic might be to blame. And when the same graffiti lands him at Earth Ranch, a camp for "troubled" kids on a remote volcanic island, magic is the last thing he expects to find there. But at Earth Ranch, there is one strange surprise after another, until Clay no longer knows what to expect. Is he really talking to a llama? Did he really see a ghost? What is the scary secret hidden in the abandoned library? The only thing he knows for sure is that behind the clouds of vog (volcanic smog), nothing is as it seems. Can he solve the riddle of Earth Ranch before trouble erupts? Elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch introduces an extraordinary new series that will have you believing in the unbelievable.

The Secret Series Complete Collection

release date: Oct 02, 2012
The Secret Series Complete Collection
Not only is the name of this series a secret, but the story is, too. For it concerns a secret - a big secret - that has been tormenting people like you for over... oh no! Did I just mention the secret? Then it''s too late. I''m afraid nothing will stop you now. Read this series if you must. But please, tell no one. Catch up on the adventures of Cass and Max-Ernest with The Secret Series Collection. This boxed set includes all five paperback novels in the New York Times bestselling Secret Series: The Name of this Book Is Secret; If You''re Reading This, It''s Too Late; This Book Is Not Good for You; This Isn''t What It Looks Like; and You Have to Stop This.

Looking for Lazaro

release date: Sep 17, 2012
Looking for Lazaro
Jack Kaiser is a professor of English at a Los Angeles community college. He presents himself as an enlightened, politically progressive metrosexual teaching courses with names like Film and Feminism. In his free time, however, he prowls the brothels of Tijuana and the sex-tourism hot spots of Cuba. Without his being consciously aware of it, his classroom lectures begin to turn into psychodramas in which he attempts to reconcile the contradictory worlds in which he lives. His life is brought to crisis when he busts a female student for plagiarism and she responds with a bogus sexual harassment charge that becomes a lawsuit. Kaiser, awaiting trial and seeking some kind of redemption, precipitously undertakes a mission to smuggle books into Cuba to deliver to a mysterious fellow named Lázaro Perdomo. His trip becomes an odyssey through Havana''s sexual underground, a world of party girls, drag queens and Santería, and culminates with a final confrontation in a Los Angeles courtroom.

This Book Is Not Good For You

release date: Jun 01, 2012
This Book Is Not Good For You
For those foolish enough to have read "The Name of this Book is Secret" and too foolhardy to have turned away from "If You''re Reading This, It''s Too Late", the third book in the series is best avoided. This book contains none of the following: A cursed Aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inhabited by cocoa-crazed monkeys, the most dangerous chocolate ever created. Never visit www.keepthesecret.co.uk if you know what''s good for you. "What child could resist it? A deliciously dark and chocolatey book full of big chunks of crazy humour and a cast of mouth-watering characters... "This Book is Not Good for You" is actually very good for you...the teasing, topsy-turvy world created by the scrumptious Mr Bosch is guaranteed to have you laughing all the way to the next instalment." - Lancashire Evening Post

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late

release date: Jun 01, 2012
If You're Reading This, It's Too Late
If you didn''t read "The Name of This Book is SECRET", then this is another book you should definitely NOT read. No, really. There''s a terrible monster grown in a lab, a strange carved ball that sings of distant secrets, and an evil threat against the mysterious Terces Society. And you really shouldn''t visit www.ifyourereadingthisitstoolate.co.uk. You won''t like it. "This is the quirky, original and deliciously dark sequel to the hilarious "The Name of This Book is Secret". Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked once more by the stylish storytelling of Pseudonymous Bosch." - Lovereading4kids.co.uk

This Isn't What It Looks Like

release date: Jun 01, 2012
This Isn't What It Looks Like
WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn''t What It Looks Like. The utterly gripping fourth fantastic book in the "Secret" series in which Cass''s mind has been transported back to medieval England after she dared to taste the Midnight Sun''s deadly chocolate. She must seek out her ancient ancestor and founder of the Terces Society, the jester, and help him escape the evil clutches of Lord Pharaoh, founder of the Midnight Sun. To Cass''s horror, when she wakes from her coma she has forgotten everything. But a school trip to a medieval fair stirs her memories and she is confronted with a menacing blast from her time-travelling past... "The crazy, upside-down, inside-out, mysterious, madcap and fun, fun, fun Pseudonymous Bosch is back with another extraordinary, out-of-this-world chapter in his seriously addictive children''s ‘Secret Series''. Bursting out all over with comic characters and intriguing adventures, this is... top-class entertainment for kids aged 10 and over, combining comical capers with old-fashioned mystery, sparkling adventure and lashings of Bosch''s zany humour." - Lancashire Evening Post

Write This Book

release date: Apr 02, 2013
Write This Book
This imaginative companion to the New York Times bestselling Secret Series teases, prompts, and leads readers through the steps of writing a story. Bosch''s signature rip-roaring voice delivers an engaging narrative (for the reader to help complete!) and interactive puzzles and games. Readers get the chance to create their own story while enjoying a satisfying mystery as well. Here''s a note from our fearless "author":I feared this might happen. I knew reading was a dangerous business, but now it''s not safe for writers either! You see, the author of this book is missing. Well, maybe not "missing." A certain author whom I won''t name (okay, me) has abandoned his book and has left his readers hanging out to dry. This is a crime, I admit, but there it is. Most of this book, well, I just haven''t written it. And I''m not going to, either. Why? Oh, I have my reasons. Big. Grown up. Author. Reasons. Unfortunately, I can''t reveal them yet. Let''s just say a life is at stake (mine) and leave it at that. So will you do it? Pretty please? You''ll do it? Thank you! But please hurry! Time is of the essence and you can''t wait any longer. You must WRITE THIS BOOK!

You Have to Stop This

release date: Sep 20, 2011
You Have to Stop This
The finale to the New York Times bestselling Secret Series! I always feared this day would come. A secret is meant to stay secret, after all. And now we''ve come to this: the fifth and final (I swear!) book in my saga of secrets. A class trip to the local natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly--and I don''t mean in the bored-to-death way--when Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Forced to atone for this "crime" of vandalism, Cass and her friends Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji go to work for the mummy exhibit''s curator, only to be blamed when tragedy strikes. To clear their names--and, they hope, to discover the Secret--the trio must travel deep into a land of majestic pyramids, dusty tombs, mysterious hieroglyphs, and the walking dead. Egypt? Or somewhere much stranger . . . In the midst of it all, the Secret still lurks. You''re out there, reading and talking about it, and now my life--and chocolate supply--is in the greatest danger yet. So please, with a cherry on top, I''m begging you: you have to stop this!
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