Tom McLaughlin - Author Picture

Tom McLaughlin - Illustrator

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.

Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Tom McLaughlin

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...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
Info Extract Buy

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...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
Info Extract Buy

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....
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
Info Extract Buy

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
Info Extract Buy

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...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
Info Extract Buy

Chicken Nugget
Michelle Robinson - illustrated by Tom McLaughlin
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children When Nugget's long-lost-cousin Franz turns up, all isn't quite as it seems. There's definitely something fishy - or foxy - about this chicken. This is Nugget's chance to...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Buy

The Odds Strike Back
Adam Perrott - illustrated by Tom McLaughlin
For those who love the anarchic humour of Roald Dahl's The Twits, this second book in The Odds series is a mucky, messy, marvellous read! The Odds are a family of Meddlers, otherwise known as Professional Pranksters and here they...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2013
Info Extract Buy

The Odds
Adam Perrott - illustrated by Tom McLaughlin
September 2012 Book of the Month. The Odd family delight in making mischief, and playing tricks on each other, or on the unsuspecting residents of the town of Trott. But they meet their match in the Plopwells - a seemingly...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2012
Info Extract Buy

Loading other books illustrated by Tom McLaughlin...


Illustrator Info

Illustrator's Website

www.tommclaughlin.co.uk

Illustrator's Facebook

Find Tom McLaughlin on Facebook

Illustrator's Facebook Latest

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an opening extract and an online review of books by Tom McLaughlin and hundreds of other illustrators.

****