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Tom Jamieson

  • 5 stars across 9 books

    Tom Jamieson moved to London from Australia in 1990 where he decided to try his hand at writing for radio. Luckily the BBC liked his work and he's been writing for shows such as The News Quiz and other topical sketch shows since 1995. Tom also writes for television programmes such as Dead Ringers, and his main job since 1999 has been writing for Private Eye . Tom first started writing for children when he co-wrote the children's sitcom Scoop for CBBC between 2009 and 2011. Now he is turning his hand to children's books, and The Return of Sproutzilla is Tom's second picture book with Macmillan.

    Mike Byrne grew up on the Wirral near Liverpool before moving to Wales to study Illustration at Glyndwr University. He began his career as a designer for a greetings card company and then became a studio manager for a licensed stationery designer before leaving to fulfil his dream of illustrating children's books. Mike now lives in Surrey with his wife, cat and two sons where he spends his days doodling and illustrating children's books fuelled only by tea and biscuits. Mike illustrated the Jack's Mega Machines series for Simon & Schuster. The Return of Sproutzilla is his fourth title with Macmillan.

    22nd September 2016

    Sproutzilla vs. Christmas

    Jack loves everything about Christmas. Except for one thing: he does not like Brussels sprouts. When Jack's parent... More

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    10th September 2015

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Charlie and the Aztecs

    On a trip to a museum, Charlie suddenly finds herself transported back in time to an Aztec village! She's arrived on the... More

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    10th September 2015

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Mixed Pack of 6

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These... More

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    10th September 2015

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Class Pack of 36

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These... More

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    7th May 2015

    The Big Bad Mood

    George is having One of Those Days. One of Those Days where he shouts, 'I WILL NOT play nicely. I WON'T ... I CAN'T ..... More

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    22nd February 2019

    Reading Planet KS2 - Coach Gran - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

    There's a football disaster brewing at Danwell Rovers when they find themselves without a coach. None of the parents w... More

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    21st March 2019

    Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Charlie and the Aztecs

    On a school trip, Charlie suddenly travels back in time and meets the Aztecs! Can she beat them at their own game? Book... More

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    17th October 2019

    The Return of Sproutzilla!

    It's that time of year again and Jack and Ruby can't wait to start the festive fun, but ho-ho-oh-no! Mean, green Sprou... More

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    17th October 2019

    The Return of Sproutzilla!

    MEAN, GREEN Sproutzilla is back and he's determined to destroy Christmas. But watch out . . . this time he isn't alone... More

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