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Liz Pichon

  • 5 stars across 35 books
    Liz Pichon Biography
    When Liz was little, she loved to draw, paint and make things. Her mum used to say she was very good at making a mess (which is still true today!). She kept drawing and went to art school, where she earned a degree in graphic design. She worked as a designer and art director in the music industry, and her freelance work has appeared on a wide variety of products. Liz is the author-illustrator of several picture books. The Tom Gates books are her first series of books, written and illustrated for older children. They have won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. The books have been translated into forty-one languages worldwide. The next title in the Tom Gates books is Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans, published on the 3rd May 2018.

    Our favourite Liz Pichon Book Characters
    Little Croc - from My Little Sister Doris
    Tom Gates - from Tom Gates Series
    4th April 2011

    The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

    Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - lightning...Tom's exercise book is ful... More

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    4th May 2017

    Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

    In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom... More

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    6th October 2016

    Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (For now)

    Here's my EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be? ... More

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    8th May 2014

    A Tiny Bit Lucky

    Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Awa... More

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    1st September 2011

    Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

    Following on from the first Tom Gates book from Liz Pichon, this book takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - ... More

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    8th October 2015

    Top of the Class (Nearly)

    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award... More

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    4th April 2013

    Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

    This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "Exciting News... More

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    4th September 2014

    Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not)

    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 ... More

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    5th May 2016

    Super Good Skills (Almost...)

    Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on ... More

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    4th October 2018

    Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)

    The brand new hilarious and fully-illustrated instalment of the bestselling Tom Gates series! Having two se... More

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    1st March 2012

    Everything's Amazing (sort of)

    This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "Back to schoo... More

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    7th May 2015

    Yes! No (Maybe...)

    The laugh-out-loud Tom Gates is back in another brilliant instalment of Liz Pichon's bestselling illustrated series. Som... More

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    6th September 2012

    Genius Ideas (mostly)

    "Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in s... More

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    3rd May 2018

    Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

    The bestselling fully-illustrated Tom Gates series is back with a new book! This book is VERY important because it... More

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    7th August 2014

    Fluffy and Scruffy

    Fluffy is a sleek and lovely kitty. Her claws are manicured and her home is spotless. Her neighbour, Scruffy, is N... More

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    3rd July 2014

    My Little Sister Doris

    Little Croc wants a pet. But his mum and dad have other news - they are expecting a baby. And when Baby Doris arri... More

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    3rd May 2010

    The Real Story of Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters

    The Real Story of Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters by Liz Pichon... More

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    7th June 2004

    The Very Ugly Bug

    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 g... More

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    1st May 2014

    My Big Brother, Boris

    Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat an... More

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    4th October 2018

    Tom Gates 15: What Monster?

    The bestselling, fully illustrated Tom Gates series is back! Winner of the ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE.      This book ... More

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    7th August 2014

    Brilliant World of Tom Gates Annual

    THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES ANNUAL is a must-have for all Tom Gates fans. Packed with drawing guides, fun games, br... More

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    4th September 2014

    Tom Gates Extra Special Box Set

    A brilliant box set of the first six fantastic 'Tom Gates' books. Each book takes the form of Tom's battered homework di... More

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    3rd July 2006

    Bored Bill

    Bill is bored. Not just a bit bored but really really bored. His owner Mrs Pickle is never bored. She's always busy read... More

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    5th January 2009

    The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf

    Mother Pig has had enough of her three horrid little pigs. So she packs their bags and sends them on their way. The firs... More

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    1st September 2002

    Spinderella: Blue Banana

    A fantastic illustrated book written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, for Egmont's Blue Banana series. Spinde... More

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    25th January 2005

    Fy Mrawd Mawr Moc

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    1st August 2009

    Penguins!

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    1st June 2008

    Penguins!

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    4th August 2008

    My Big Brother, Boris

    Little Croc and his big brother, Boris, used to be best friends. But lately Boris has turned into a grumpy teenage croc ... More

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    4th March 2013

    Best Book Day Ever! (so far)

    This is crammed with Tom's stories and doodles. "It's BOOK WEEK in Oakfield school and EVERYONE is very excited. Includi... More

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    5th September 2019

    Tom Gates: The Music Book

    Pass your level 1 music test with Tom Gates! From DogZombies to Dude3, music is a HUGE part of the Tom Gates worl... More

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