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Liz Pichon - Author

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Featured books by Liz Pichon

Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

 MY VERY BIG PLAN: 1. Write more songs about VERY important things like... ... biscuits 2. Make sure there's a good supply of SNACKS for our band practice 3. Avoid Delia at ALL COSTS, she thinks I've been SNOOPING in her room. (I have.) 4. DOODLE as much as possible, especially if Marcus is watching The 14th book in this HILARIOUS series!

Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). But just what *is* that squeaking sound coming from Tom's shoes?

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (for Now)

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (for Now)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.

Yes! No (Maybe...)

Yes! No (Maybe...)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

The laugh-out-loud Tom Gates is back in another brilliant instalment of Liz Pichon's bestselling illustrated series. Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is LOOMING over me. Mum's on a mission to TIDY UP the whole house. She says if I can't decide what to get rid of, she'll do it for me. Which would be a DISASTER! Lucky for me, The FOSSILS come to my rescue (more than once!)

Other books by Liz Pichon

Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)

Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The brand new hilarious and fully-illustrated instalment of the bestselling Tom Gates series! Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me. The Wrinklies are keen on giving presents AND they're planning a family outing which is going to be EPIC! Even Delia wants to come. (I can always ignore her.)

Tom Gates 15: What Monster?

Tom Gates 15: What Monster?

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The bestselling, fully illustrated Tom Gates series is back! Winner of the ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE. This book contains: - MONSTERS - MYSTERY - A MUSIC FESTIVAL - MISSING stuff - ME and Marcus (Not necessarily in THAT order). AND a very strict supply teacher - but don't let that put you off!

Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

 MY VERY BIG PLAN: 1. Write more songs about VERY important things like... ... biscuits 2. Make sure there's a good supply of SNACKS for our band practice 3. Avoid Delia at ALL COSTS, she thinks I've been SNOOPING in her room. (I have.) 4. DOODLE as much as possible, especially if Marcus is watching The 14th book in this HILARIOUS series!

Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). But just what *is* that squeaking sound coming from Tom's shoes?

Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)

Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The brand new hilarious and fully-illustrated instalment of the bestselling Tom Gates series! Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me. The Wrinklies are keen on giving presents AND they're planning a family outing which is going to be EPIC! Even Delia wants to come. (I can always ignore her.)

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (For now)

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (For now)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Here's my EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be? (Very.) Right now I'm going to: 1. Write more songs. (Not about teachers.) 2. Make a SPECTACULAR music video. (Easy.) 3. Get some sleep. (Tricky when you're being kept awake by LOUD NOISES.) 4. Annoy Delia. (Nothing to do with DOGZOMBIES but always FUN.)

Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (for Now)

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (for Now)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Top of the Class (Nearly)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

When my teacher, Mr Fullerman, doesn't have his BEADY EYES on me, I like to draw pictures and write stories about stuff, like when we had the worst holiday ever (camping sucks), and when my parents came to school for parents' evening (groan). And about how Marcus Meldrew is the most annoying boy in the world and how I don't want to sit next to him in class. All I want to do is get tickets to see the best band ever, DUDE3, when they come to town. It's not easy when I'm up against Delia, my weirdo big sister, and all my plans seem to get me into MAJOR TROUBLE ... again.

Cyfres Twm Clwyd: Mae Twm Clwyd yn Hollol Wych (Am Wneud Rhai Pethau)

Cyfres Twm Clwyd: Mae Twm Clwyd yn Hollol Wych (Am Wneud Rhai Pethau)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2016

Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.

Yes! No (Maybe,,,)

Yes! No (Maybe,,,)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

The laugh-out-loud Tom Gates is back in another brilliant instalment of Liz Pichon's bestselling illustrated series. Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is LOOMING over me. Mum's on a mission to TIDY UP the whole house. She says if I can't decide what to get rid of, she'll do it for me. Which would be a DISASTER! Lucky for me, The FOSSILS come to my rescue (more than once!)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.

Cyfres Twm Clwyd: Syniadau Jniys (y rhan fwyaf)

Cyfres Twm Clwyd: Syniadau Jniys (y rhan fwyaf)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

A Tiny Bit Lucky

A Tiny Bit Lucky

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2015

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the seventh amazing instalment of Tom Gates' adventures - now in paperback! Will Tom and his band DOGZOMBIES be LUCKY enough to win the Rock Weekly Band Battle competition? They just might be if they could find time to practice! But with inspectors in the school, an amazing new cartoon on TV, caramel wafers to eat and a stray cat getting in the way, Tom's a bit too busy having FUN!

Tom Gates Extra Special Treats (... not)

Tom Gates Extra Special Treats (... not)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

It's really cold outside and we're all hoping it's going to snow. Yeah! Derek and I could make a snow Rooster and have a snowball fight (look out, Delia!). Granny Mavis has started to knit me a new winter jumper, but by the looks of things I'm not sure it's going to fit. . .

Fluffy and Scruffy

Fluffy and Scruffy

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Fluffy is a sleek and lovely kitty. Her claws are manicured and her home is spotless. Her neighbour, Scruffy, is NOTHING like Fluffy. His fur is smelly and his claws are grimy - and his house is messy and disgusting! But when the neighbours are both invaded by a large group of mice, the cats must work together to reclaim their homes... This fabulously funny picture book is by the creator of THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES and winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Liz Pichon, and features friendship found in the most unlikely places!

My Little Sister Doris

My Little Sister Doris

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Little Croc wants a pet. But his mum and dad have other news - they are expecting a baby. And when Baby Doris arrives, Little Croc decides she is the most annoying little sister ever - she wakes him up in the night, she scribbles on his pictures and she spoils his favourite toys. But luckily Little Croc's older brother Boris is there to show Little Croc that being a big brother can actually be a lot of fun. This warm and witty picture book is by the creator of THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES and winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Liz Pichon, and features the highs and lows of family life - as seen by big siblings!

A Tiny Bit Lucky

A Tiny Bit Lucky

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award. Full of doodle-style illustrations. Me, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice for the ROCKWEKLY BANDBATTLE AUDITION. But I'm not panicking because we have LOADS of time... (I think?)

My Big Brother, Boris

My Big Brother, Boris

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat and sleep and spend time with friends his own age - and he is SO grumpy. A brilliantly funny and reassuring tale about dealing with teenage siblings, written especially for little ones.

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with . . . . . . Marcus Meldrew. Delia is already threatening to paint my room funny colours while I'm away. Which is annoying. I just hope the only surprise I have when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about. Because I've always wanted a pet!

Genius Ideas (mostly)

Genius Ideas (mostly)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he's going to compete at my Sport's Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we're really ready for the school Talent Show.

Everything's Amazing (sort of)

Everything's Amazing (sort of)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. Back to school, but it's not all bad. We're entering Rooster in a dog show, the School Disco and my birthday are coming up so this term's going to be amazing! Mostly because Delia's not invited to any of these. There's only one small problem with my birthday, Granny Mavis says she's going to cook . . . uh oh!

Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Following on from the first Tom Gates book from Liz Pichon, this book takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his scribbles and stories.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - lightning... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his CAMPING SUCKS holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill - which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him...

Bored Bill

Bored Bill

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2006

Bill is bored. Not just a bit bored but really really bored. His owner Mrs Pickle is never bored. She's always busy reading, gardening, cooking or doing kung fu. But Bill finds it all very dull, until one windy day he's blown up in the air and off into space.

The Very Ugly Bug

The Very Ugly Bug

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2004

There once was an ugly bug. A very ugly bug. Spotty red bug has teeny tiny eyes so she can hide in the berries. Skinny green bug has a shiny green back so he can hide in the leaves. But the very ugly bug has big boggly eyes and a horrible hairy back. How will she hide when a huge hungry bird comes looking for a tasty bug snack? A funny, clever story about being happy with who you are! Successful illustrator, Liz Pichon, has had many picture books published. Glossy spot lamination on the paperback cover.

The Very Ugly Bug

The Very Ugly Bug

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2004

There once was an ugly bug. A very ugly bug. Spotty red bug has teeny tiny eyes so she can hide in the berries. Skinny green bug has a shiny green back so he can hide in the leaves. But the very ugly bug has big boggly eyes and a horrible hairy back. How will she hide when a huge hungry bird comes looking for a tasty bug snack? A funny, clever story about being happy with who you are! Successful illustrator, Liz Pichon, has had many picture books published. Glossy spot lamination on the paperback cover.

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