Billy Knows A Secret


For 7 to 9-year-old boys and girls.
Keeping secrets safe can be a burden for a child. Children need to be able to confide in a responsible adult. Help your child understand the impact that keeping secrets can have on all those involved.

Billy Field and Ant Turner are asked to keep a secret from Max Turner, Ant’s sister, about her upcoming birthday present. What starts off as innocent fun, ends up being nasty when Ant uses the secret to ‘get his own back’. When Billy accidentally damages his dad’s new car he makes a pact with Ant about keeping it a secret. This puts a burden on them both and nearly gets Eddy Jost into a lot of trouble.
Does Max find out what her surprise birthday present is? Did Eddy get into more trouble? Will Billy own up? How does Ant cope with keeping secrets?

Billy Knows A Secret is the eighth title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as ice-breakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will guide your child in dealing with this destructive behaviour.


"While a bit more serious in tone than some of the preceding books in this series, I especially enjoyed seeing how the characters I've grown to know so well do indeed do the right thing, even if it takes them some time to get up the courage to do so. This is a well-written, engaging, and at times suspenseful tale. Billy Knows A Secret most highly recommended." Jack Magnus for Readers' Favourite


Great book for both parents and children. Could not let go the book until I finished it! Great book for both parents and children. Apart from being fun to read the book is also educative. Amazon customer
Profile Photo James Minter

About James Minter

James is a dad to two grown-up children, and a step father to three more. His fiction writing career started some five years ago with books designed to appeal to the inner child in all of us - very English humour. Later his daughter Louise reminded him of the bedtime stories he told her and suggested he might like to commit them to paper for others to enjoy. He hasn't yet but instead embarked on writing the eight-book Billy Grows Up series for 7 to 9-year-old children. These are traditional stories, but with value based plots.

Although the main character Billy and his friends are fictitious, Billy's dog, Jacko, is based on his family's much-loved pet, which, with their second dog Malibu, caused havoc and mayhem to the delight of his children and consternation of himself.

Before he started writing, James spent his working life as a college lecturer, and later in the computer industry. It was at a time before the invention of smartphones and tablets, when computers were powered by steam, and stood as high as a bus.

The Hole Opportunity was the first product of his imagination for the inner-child. The Unexpected Consequences of Iron Overload followed a year later. A paranormal, romantic spoof thriller, written to raise awareness of a genetic medical condition called Haemochromatosis. Book II of the Hole Trilogy - A Tunnel is Only a Hole on its Side - came next.

Currently, in addition to the Billy Grows Up books, and campaigning for children's values, James is writing book III of the Hole Trilogy - Marmite Makes a Sandwich, Dynamite Makes a Hole.

All books by James Minter

Our Partners