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I am still not a Loser

I am still not a Loser

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2022

The second book in this madcap must-read series for 6+ boys You know when someone's horrible to you in a dream and you wake up really annoyed with them? That's what happened to me with my best friend Bunky. Barry has a new problem: Gordon Smugly - who's got the most perfect name for himself ever in the history of having a name, because he looks like a Gordon and is smug and ugly - has stolen Barry's best friend. Join Barry as he attempts to get Bunky back, organises a girly-screamvoice test and tries to avoid seeing his teacher kissing his gran.

BARRY LOSER: TOTAL WINNER

BARRY LOSER: TOTAL WINNER

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2022

Brand new adventures for Barry Loser in this new series of full colour graphic novels - perfect for fans of DogMan, Bunny vs Monkey and Kitty Quest 'RIDONKULOUSLY FUNNY, EVERY KID SHOULD GET THEIR HOOTER INTO THIS TOTAL WINNER OF A GRAPHIC NOVEL' - Jenny Pearson, bestselling author of The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates Celebrating Barry Loser's 10th birthday with a new series of graphic novel adventures! The bestselling, award-winning Barry Loser series is ten years old and Barry, Bunky, Nancy and the gang are off on a series of new adventures - in full colour graphic novel format and with 'how to draw' sections to help you make your own comic books! In the first book, Barry has had enough of being a loser and wants to prove he's a Total Winner, but when his parents ban him from gaming he has to think outside of the box . . . Barry also has a new cat called French Fries - the keelest cat ever amen. Jim Smith's books have sold 840k copies in the English language, and sold in 17 territories. He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Scholastic Lollies award, was shortlisted for the Waterstones prize, and had a World Book Day book. Have you got all of Jim Smith's amazekeel books? Barry Loser: I am not a loser Barry Loser: I am still not a loser Barry Loser: I am so over being a loser Barry Loser: I am sort of a loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser: worst school trip ever! Barry Loser is the best at football NOT Barry Loser and the trouble with pets My dad is a loser free ebook My mum is a loser free ebook Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies Future Ratboy and the invasion of the nom-noms Future Ratboy and the quest for the missing thingy The Super Weird Mysteries Danger at Donut Diner Attack of the Haunted Lunchbox My Pencil Case is a Time Machine

B Her Name Is Barbra

B Her Name Is Barbra

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/12/2021

B Her Name Is Barbra by Jim Smith

A Super Weird! Mystery: My Pencil Case is a Time Machine

A Super Weird! Mystery: My Pencil Case is a Time Machine

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2021

It's the new funniest mystery detective series ever, from the genius behind the bestselling Barry Loser books! Melvin, Rhubarb and Yoshi love solving super weird mysteries and writing about them in their newspaper, The Daily Donut. But lately nothing super weird has been happening, and all they've had to write about is super boring stuff, like Yoshi's dad's smelly eraser collection. Then Yoshi accidentally sniffs an eraser and travels through time . . . Things have just got SUPER WEIRD . . . again! Super Weird Mysteries is a hilarious new series, perfect for readers aged 7 and up, and fans of DogMan, Pamela Butchart and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

A Super Weird! Mystery: Attack of the Haunted Lunchbox

A Super Weird! Mystery: Attack of the Haunted Lunchbox

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2020

It's the new funniest mystery detective series ever, from the genius behind the bestselling Barry Loser books! Super Weird Mysteries is a hilarious new series, perfect for readers aged 7 and up, and fans of DogMan, Pamela Butchart and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Melvin, Rhubarb and Yoshi are on the hunt for a new mystery to write about in the Daily Donut newspaper, but little do they know, it's right under their nose ... there's something spooky in the sandwiches! Soon Rhubarb and co are sure there's a ghost in her dad's cool old retro lunchbox, but when no one believes them - and the whole town is in danger - it's up to the detective duo to investigate the haunted lunchboxes all on their own ... Things are about to get SUPER WEIRD ... again! Don't miss all the other brilliant books by Jim Smith! Barry Loser: I am not a loser Barry Loser: I am still not a loser (Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) Barry Loser: I am so over being a loser Barry Loser: I am sort of a loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term! Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser: Worst school trip EVER Barry Loser is is the best at football NOT Barry Loser's book of keel stuff Barry Loser's christmas joke book! Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom-Noms (Winner of the Scholastic Lollies Award) Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series and the Lollies Award-winning FUTURE RATBOY series.

And The Winner Is...

And The Winner Is...

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2020

And The Winner Is... by Jim Smith

A Super Weird! Mystery: Danger at Donut Diner

A Super Weird! Mystery: Danger at Donut Diner

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2020

It's the new funniest mystery detective series ever, from the genius behind the bestselling Barry Loser books! Things are about to get SUPER WEIRD. When Melvin moves from the city to Donut (a perfectly round island with a hole in the middle), he thinks it's the most rubbish place ever. Then he meets Rhubarb. Rhubarb is OBSESSED with mysteries and has her own school newspaper to investigate the strange goings on in Donut. (Unfortunately nothing ever happens in Donut so she's never had anything to write about.) But then Melvin notices that the kids at school are acting very strangely. Could it be something to do with the Donut Hole Monsters that everyone is collecting? Soon Melvin and Rhubarb are on the trail of a mystery - one that is going to lead them right into the centre of the donut hole& And Rhubarb might actually have something to write about in her newspaper, if they make it out alive. Will they get to the bottom of the Donut Hole Monster mystery before it's too late and the whole town is brainwashed? Super Weird Mysteries is a hilarious new series, perfect for readers aged 7 and up, and fans of DogMan, Pamela Butchart and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Don't miss all the other brilliant books by Jim Smith! Barry Loser: I am not a loser Barry Loser: I am still not a loser (Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) Barry Loser: I am so over being a loser Barry Loser: I am sort of a loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term! Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser: Worst school trip EVER Barry Loser is is the best at football NOT Barry Loser's book of keel stuff Barry Loser's christmas joke book! Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom-Noms (Winner of the Scholastic Lollies Award) Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series and the Lollies Award-winning FUTURE RATBOY series.

Barry Loser and the trouble with pets

Barry Loser and the trouble with pets

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2019

The eleventh book in this Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man, Tom Gates and Pamela Butchart. As far back as Barry can remember, he's always wanted a sausage dog. They're like two of his favourite things (sausages and dogs) squidged together! Who cares if they bark the whole time, do poos everywhere, need three walks every day and stop you going to the cinema with your friends? Not Barry. Until he actukeely gets a real-life sausage dog, that is . . Join everyone's favourite Loser on his eleventh hilarious adventure. Don't miss all the other brilliant books by Jim Smith! Barry Loser: I am not a loser Barry Loser: I am still not a loser (Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) Barry Loser: I am so over being a loser Barry Loser: I am sort of a loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term! Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser: Worst school trip EVER Barry Loser is is the best at football NOT Barry Loser's book of keel stuff Barry Loser's christmas joke book! Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom-Noms (Winner of the Scholastic Lollies Award) Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series and the Lollies Award-winning FUTURE RATBOY series.

Barry Loser's book of keel stuff

Barry Loser's book of keel stuff

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The ultimate companion to the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7+ years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man, Tom Gates and Pamela Butchart. Barry Loser's Book of Keel Stuff brings the Ultimate Book of Keelness into paperback - with brand new content including jokes, animal mash-ups and a 'Which Loser are you?' quiz. There are also the short stories 'Bunky is a Loser' and 'My Dad is a Loser', editions of the Daily Poo, a Q&A with Jim from his fans and pages of brand-new superkeel drawing guides and activities. Barry fans old and new will love Barry Loser's Book of Keel Stuff. Don't miss all Jim's other brilliant books! Barry Loser: I am not a loser - 9781405260312 Barry Loser: I am still not a loser (Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) - 9781405260329 Barry Loser: I am so over being a loser - 9781405260336 Barry Loser: I am sort of a loser - 9781405268011 Barry Loser and the holiday of doom - 9781405268028 Barry Loser and the crumpled carton - 9781405268035 Barry Loser hates half term! - 9781405269148 Barry Loser and the birthday billions - 9781405283977 Barry Loser: Worst school trip EVER - 9781405283991 Barry Loser is is the best at football NOT - 9781405287142 Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies - 9781405269131 Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom-Noms (Winner of the Scholastic Lollies Award) - 9781405269155 Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy - 9781405283984 Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series and the Lollies Award-winning FUTURE RATBOY series.

Sweeping Off the Plate

Sweeping Off the Plate

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2018

Sweeping Off the Plate by Jim Smith

SWEEPING OFF THE PLATE

SWEEPING OFF THE PLATE

Author: Jim Smith Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/07/2018

';This is a ';PERFECT GAME' for the reader.' Lee Thomas, Former Major Leaguer and All Star, now Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles Jim Smith spent forty years on ballfields and courts all over the Mid-Atlantic. He called blocks and charges, balls and strikes, assigned hundreds of officials, and enhanced the stature of sports officiating wherever he worked. Here he shares his decades of blessings and bruises, both real and metaphoric, in a humorous, fast-paced record of his umpiring life. For those on the periphery of baseball and for those with plenty of dust on their own cleats, these stories will make readers laugh and rethink the umpire's role. Smith offers an inside look at the colorful characters that coach, umpire, and criticize in the world of baseball. Just sweep off the plate and find what's beneath.

Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!

Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Everyone at Barry's school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team (the Mogden Maniacs) for being completeerly rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker - so Barry becomes his manager. The cup final match is approaching and Bunky's getting carried away with his football fame - can Barry keep his head in the game? Join everyone's favourite Loser on his tenth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017 Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: BARRY LOSER I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser's Christmas Joke Book My mum is a loser My dad is a loser Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house ... Can I keep it to give to a friend? Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of the Barry Loser spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Barry Loser: worst school trip ever!

Barry Loser: worst school trip ever!

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

The ninth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Barry's class are off on a school trip to see a history of television exhibition, which Barry knows will be comperleeterly rubbish. But then he discovers that Future Ratboy (super-keel superhero TV show) is filmed in the same TV studios! All he has to do is find a way to sneak away and find the set ... Will Barry come up with an amazekeel plan? Will he get to audition for Future Ratboy? Will they get the best seats on the coach?? Join everyone's favourite Loser on his ninth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017 Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: BARRY LOSER I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser's Christmas Joke Book My mum is a loser My dad is a loser Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house ... Can I keep it to give to a friend? Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of the Barry Loser spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy

Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the third book in the brilliant Future Ratboy series! Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of David Solomons, Pamela Butchart, Tom Gates and Mr Gum. When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born. In this new adventure, Future Ratboy sees a surprising new side to his enemy, evil Mr X, goes on a journey to the Planet Bin and faces a race against time to find the missing thingy. This laugh-out-loud, unlikely superhero comedy adventure will delight all those that enjoyed Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Jedi Academy. Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Scoot!

Scoot!

Author: Jim Smith Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Scooters, scooters everywhere . . .Do YOU have one? Do you dare?From the illustrator of the award winning Barry Loser series and the author of Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep, Where the Wild Mums Are and Where the Wild Dads Went, comes this hilarious picture book about scooters. Drawn in Jim's trademark style this is sure to be a hit with all young scooter riders.

The Lazy Teacher's Handbook

The Lazy Teacher's Handbook

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2017

Every chapter has been revised and some significantly expanded, particularly those on planning, conducting and reviewing lazy lessons. Others have been updated with Jim's latest tried-and-tested techniques, which all shift the emphasis away from the teaching and onto the learning. Have you ever wondered what would happen in your classroom if you simply stopped teaching? Over the last few decades the demands of countless education initiatives, not to mention the pressures good teachers put on themselves, have seen so much teaching squeezed into our lessons, it must have squeezed out some of the learning. Maybe if we spent a little less time teaching and gave students a little more time to learn, things would be different. Maybe this would allow us more opportunities to build relationships with the class and develop that all-important rapport with the individuals who might just need us most. Maybe we could even reclaim our Sunday afternoons from planning and marking? The Lazy Way can help you get more out of your students and at the same time help you to get your life back. More than just a series of tricks, the Lazy Way is something Jim Smith has put together over years of experience working with all sorts of learners (and teachers) who want their lessons to be different yet still be rewarded with academic success. The approach was born out of Jim's frustration with doing a job he loves but being slowly killed by it in the process. And, as all good psychologists know, if necessity is the mother of invention then frustration is the absent father, and being knackered the grown-up sibling who just won't leave home. If you want your students to learn more and you to work less, then The Lazy Teacher's Handbook provides you with all the arguments and evidence you need. The new edition is packed full of even more easy-to-apply, highly effective strategies (which Ofsted have rated as 'outstanding') all with the seal of approval from real students in real classrooms. So, next time someone tells you to get a life, this book will make it possible. Previously published as The Lazy Teacher's Handbook, ISBN 9781845902896. 'The Lazy Teacher' is a registered trademark. The Lazy Teacher's Handbook - first edition Winner of the 2012 Award for non-fiction bestselling English-language Book from Wales. The Lazy Teacher's Handbook - New Edition - Honorable Mention 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards in the Education category. The Lazy Teacher's Handbook - New Edition is a finalist in the 2018 Education Resources Awards in the Educational Book Award category.