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Liz Pichon

  • 5 stars across 36 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
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
6th March 2014

Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk

A fun, light-hearted twist on the Jack and Beanstalk fairy tale. Any child that's familiar with the original will find p... MoreJack and the Jelly Bean Stalk

(6 reviews) Review
7th February 2013


A reissue of this hilarious picture book with a stunning glittery cover. Written by Sue Hendra, the creator of the bes... MoreDave

(6 reviews) Review
7th August 2014

Fluffy and Scruffy

  From the creator of the Tom Gates series, comes a very funny tale of two very different cats. Fluf... MoreFluffy and Scruffy

(3 reviews) Review
1st May 2014

My Big Brother, Boris

  From the author of the bestselling Tom Gates series, a picture book about having an older teenage brothe... MoreMy Big Brother, Boris

(3 reviews) Review
5th February 2004

Beautiful Bananas

Beautiful Bananas ia an imaginative picture book in the African folktale tradition. A little girl sets off through the ... MoreBeautiful Bananas

(2 reviews) Review
3rd July 2014

My Little Sister Doris

  From the creator of the Tom Gates series, comes a very funny picture book about a new baby in the family... MoreMy Little Sister Doris

(2 reviews) Review
7th April 2016


A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author o... MoreSpinderella

(2 reviews) Review
3rd January 2013

Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf

Little Wolf doesn't want to be a big bad wolf. She dreams of being good and kind. But when she is sent out to catch d... MoreRed Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf

(1 review) Review
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