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Tom McLaughlin

  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Tom McLaughlin Biography
    Having started life as a political cartoonist and then an animator, Tom McLaughlin is now best-known for his picture books, including The Diabolical Mr Tiddles, The Story Machine and The Cloudspotter. His first novel, The Accidental Prime Minister was shortlisted for 12 regional UK prizes. Tom's second novel for middle-grade readers, The Accidental Secret Agent, was published in June 2016. 
    27th August 2015

    The Sheep Won't Sleep

    The moon is high, the hour is late, Goat is napping by the gate. But . . . THE SHEEP WON'T SLEEP! A sleepy sheep... More

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    4th February 2016

    Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget is a hilarious new picture book by Michelle Robinson and Tom McLaughlin. My name is Nugget. Chic... More

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    11th February 2016

    The Cloudspotter

    His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ... Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a wh... More

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    5th April 2018

    Along Came a Different

    Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is that they just don't like each... More

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    14th May 2006

    Old MacDonald Had a Zoo

    From author Curtis Jobling, the designer of Bob the Builder, and illustrator Tom McLaughlin (The Accidental Prime Minist... More

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    4th February 2016

    Hot Dog Hal

    A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and bestselling illustrator Tom McLaugh... More

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    26th January 2017

    Chicken Nugget: Scrambled Egg

    My name is Nugget. Chicken Nugget . . . It's not easy being the smallest chick in the family, but Nugget has had s... More

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    17th June 2015

    My Alien and Me

    From Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Tom McLaughlin, the creator of The Accidental Prime Minister, comes My Alien and Me. Ch... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Up Up and Away

    Gorgeous new concept board book by Frann Preston-Gannon featuring animals up above us! * Author's The Journey Home has b... More

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    2nd August 2012

    The Odds

    Have you ever fallen flat on your face when you're carrying an ice cream? Or put down a drink, gone back to get it and i... More

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