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Jim Smith - Author

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors After graduating with a first class degree in advertising, graphic design and illustration in 1997, Jim Smith was spotted by the owner of a small coffee shop chain and brought in to fill the walls of their flagship store with his paintings.

In the meantime he's illustrated kids' food packaging for M&S, drawn cartoons on the sides of PJ smoothies, created in-store graphics for Orange phone stores, designed book covers and branded a New York based Iced Tea company.

'I am not a Loser' by Barry Loser, the first of a series of children’s books 'spellchecked' by Jim, was published in 2012, having already sold rights to nine countries. The sequel, ‘I am Still Not a Loser’ was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and declared the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jim Smith

Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies
Jim Smith
This brand new series from Jim Smith, creator of the one and only Barry Loser, scores top marks for nutty – and non-stop – surreal humour, and for its fabulous black and white illustrations. Our hero is Brian Lampost,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton
Jim Smith
February 2015 Series of the Month - Barry Loser What to say about the Barry Loser series to recommend it to the uninitiated? Well, if burps, characters with smelly breath, bogey-eating schoolboys and poo jokes make you double up, then...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedBarry Loser and the Holiday of Doom
Jim Smith
This is the 5th madcap book in the Barry Loser series, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr Gum and Tom Gates. All of our Lovereading4kids reader review panel, made up of children love this series, and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/07/2014
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I am Sort of a Loser
Jim Smith
The Barry Loser notebooks are perfect reads for the more reluctant 7+ reader with plenty of pictures & humour to keep reader interested. The second in this series, I am still not a Loser, deservedly won the Roald Dahl...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2014
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I am So Over Being a Loser
Jim Smith
Barry Loser is back giving another hilarious glimpse into his busy life and, above all, into his ongoing campaign to prove that he is a really cool guy. It's harder than ever for Barry to be cool when his mum...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2013
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I am Still Not a Loser
Jim Smith
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 for the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen. Barry Loser perfectly combines the random inner thoughts and outer goofiness of a schoolboy set on being the ‘keelest' kid in school,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2013
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Reader ReviewedBarry Loser: I am Not a Loser
Jim Smith
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans will love how the ill-named Barry Loser copes with the ups and downs of school life. Told in words and pictures, Barry's way of telling the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2012
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