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Tom McLaughlin

  • 5 stars across 22 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 March 2014

Old MacDonald Had a Zoo

From author Curtis Jobling, the designer of Bob the Builder, and illustrator Tom McLaughlin (The Accidental Prime Minist... MoreOld MacDonald Had a Zoo

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Sheep Won't Sleep

(5 reviews) Review
4th February 2016

Chicken Nugget

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

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreAlong Came a Different

(5 reviews) Review
4th February 2016

Hot Dog Hal

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

(4 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Cloudspotter

(4 reviews) Review
2nd January 2020

The Day I Started a Mega Robot Invasion

A nine-year-old inventor is about to have her worst day ever in this laugh-a-minute mega-robot adventure! Molly s... MoreThe Day I Started a Mega Robot Invasion

(4 reviews) Review
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 some go... MoreChicken Nugget: Scrambled Egg

(3 reviews) Review
5th October 2017

The Accidental Father Christmas

The latest hilarious caper from author Tom McLaughlin. Funny by name. Funny by nature. Ben has one important thing on h... MoreThe Accidental Father Christmas

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreMy Alien and Me

(2 reviews) Review
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    This was a book from the school library and I really enjoyed it! I really liked the stories and characters but most of all I loved the pictures - espe...