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Tom McLaughlin - Author

Before becoming a writer and illustrator Tom McLaughlin spent 9 years working as political cartoonist for The Western Morning News thinking up silly jokes about even sillier politicians. Then, in 2004 Tom took the plunge into illustrating and writing his own books. Since then he has written and illustrated picture books as well as working on animated TV shows for Disney and Cartoon Network.

Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders, running out of biscuits, and writing biographies.

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The Accidental Father Christmas
Tom McLaughlin
October 2017 Book of the Month In a nutshell: original madcap adventure with a seasonal feel All Ben wants is for his dad to spend more time at home, surely that's not too much to ask from Father Christmas? But...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Inventive Orson builds his own planet with a cupful of rocks, a dash of water, a sprinkling of metal and a lot of nothingness. He loves his planet and is proud of all he has achieved. Orson's planet becomes so...
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Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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The Accidental Billionaire
Tom McLaughlin
July 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: action-packed, laugh-out-loud inventor adventure Tom McLaughlin had readers in stitches with The Accidental Prime Minister and The Accidental Secret Agent, but The Accidental Billionaire is possibly his funniest yet....
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 Inventive Orson builds his own planet with a cupful of rocks, a dash of water, a sprinkling of metal and a lot of nothingness. He loves his planet and is proud of...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Accidental Secret Agent
Tom McLaughlin
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | June 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: espionage – laughs – fake moustaches. The story of a boy who accidentally becomes a secret agent, Tom...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Accidental Prime Minister
Tom McLaughlin
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - April 2015 Debut of the Month We've all thought it: a twelve-year-old boy could do an MP's job at least as well as the present lot, probably better. That's the premise...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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The Diabolical Mr Tiddles
Tom McLaughlin
How far will Mr Tiddles the cat go to keep his loving master Harry happy? Harry has longed for a cat but, when Mr Tiddles arrives, things begin to get a bit out of hand. Every day he brings Harry...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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