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Liz Pichon

  • 5 stars across 55 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. ... MoreThe Brilliant World of Tom Gates

(87 reviews) Review
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... MoreTom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

(51 reviews) Review
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? ... MoreTom Gates: DogZombies Rule (For now)

(39 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreTom Gates Extra Special Treats (... not)

(31 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

The seventeenth laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated Tom Gates adventure! Tom's doing everything poss... MoreTom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

(31 reviews) Review
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... MoreEverything's Amazing (sort of)

(29 reviews) Review
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... MoreYes! No (Maybe...)

(28 reviews) Review
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... MoreTom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)

(27 reviews) Review
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... MoreA Tiny Bit Lucky

(25 reviews) Review
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... MoreTop of the Class (Nearly)

(25 reviews) Review
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