Our Mission

  • We believe a kid who reads is a kid who can succeed.
  • We want to make reading fun for kids—through stories and voices that speak to them and expand their world.
  • We want to make books available to kids—through teacher scholarships, bookstore funding, school library support, and book donations.
  • We believe it's every adult's responsibility to get books into kids' hands and into kids' lives.


JIMMY Patterson is a mission to support and champion books and reading. James Patterson will invest all his proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson books into pro-reading initiatives. (To find out more about these initiatives, please click here.)

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Books & Series

Middle School
Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got a few schemes to turn his luck around. Whether he's trying to break every rule in the school handbook, outsmart the bullies who love to torture him, or survive world's worst summer camp, Rafe always has a plan—if only they would work every once in a while! But even when things are looking at their worst, Rafe always manages to find his way through his troubles and onto his next fun adventure!
I Funny
Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest stand-up comedian—even though he'll have to be sitting down in his wheelchair. Jamie's had more than his share of rough times, like having to move to a new town to live with an aunt and uncle who never smile, and his evil cousin Stevie—the biggest bully in school. Despite Jamie's dire situation, he firmly believes that laughter has the power to make everything OK. In fact, he's determined to prove it by entering a contest to be crowned the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic!
Treasure Hunters
The Kidd siblings have grown up searching for secret treasure troves and diving down to shipwrecks, helping their world-famous explorer parents recover everything from antique swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents mysteriously disappear from the sailboat they call home, the Kidds are suddenly thrust into the most important treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to race around the entire globe following clues and dealing with devious villains to recover priceless artifacts that will bring their mom and dad home—alive!
House of Robots
It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E—for "Error". Sammy's no stranger to robots—his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it's Sammy's's actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville?
Public School Superhero
Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he's Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he's a chess club devotee known as a "Grandma's Boy," a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life?
Jacky Ha-Ha
Ever since Jacky Hart was little, making people laugh with her was the best way to keep them from laughing at her. But life on the Jersey Shore isn't always a barrel of laughs—with a mom deployed in the Middle East, a lifeguard dad who's hardly ever home, and a stutter that makes the bullies come running, life can get pretty serious sometimes. Jacky's problems can't always be laughed away, but she's certainly going to try. After all, they didn't nickname her Jacky Ha-Ha for nothing!

Saving Lives

JIMMY Patterson's purpose is not just to publish compulsively readable books by James Patterson and other writers, but also to provide resources, strategies, and programs that serve the country's librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents.
All of Patterson's profits from the imprint go to scholarships for teachers; helping bookstores; supporting school libraries; increasing the reach of his pro-reading website, ReadKiddoRead; and distributing books to kids who can't afford them.