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Liz Pichon

  • 5 stars across 49 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

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    4th April 2011

    The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

    The first book in the bestselling Tom Gates series of books from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon. ... More

    (74 reviews)
    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

    (48 reviews)
    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

    (35 reviews)
    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

    (31 reviews)
    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

    (27 reviews)
    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

    (27 reviews)
    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

    (26 reviews)
    3rd October 2019

    Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

    The seventeenth laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated Tom Gates adventure! Tom's doing everything poss... More

    (26 reviews)
    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

    (25 reviews)
    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

    (23 reviews)
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