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Liz Pichon - Author

About the Author

Liz Pichon studied Graphic Design at Middlesex Polytechnic and Camberwell School of Art in London. She then worked in the music industry for Jive records as a designer and art director, organising photo sessions and designing record and CD covers. Since going freelance, her work has been used on many different products all over the world. From beach towels to fabric, calendars, mugs and games. She has worked on several successful ranges of cards, some of which are still selling today.

Liz lives with her husband and three children in Brighton.

Featured books by Liz Pichon

Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The bestselling fully-illustrated Tom Gates series is back with a new book! This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world. MY VERY BIG PLAN: 1. Write more songs about VERY important things like... ... biscuits 2. Make sure there's a good supply of SNACKS for our band practice 3. Avoid Delia at ALL COSTS, she thinks I've been SNOOPING in her room. (I have.) 4. DOODLE as much as possible, especially if Marcus is watching

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Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). But just what *is* that squeaking sound coming from Tom's shoes?

Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

7+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). But just what *is* that squeaking sound coming from Tom's shoes?

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Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Super Good Skills (Almost...)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (for Now)

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (for Now)

9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Here's my EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be? (Very.) Right now I'm going to: 1. Write more songs. (Not about teachers.) 2. Make a SPECTACULAR music video. (Easy.) 3. Get some sleep. (Tricky when you're being kept awake by LOUD NOISES.) 4. Annoy Delia. (Nothing to do with DOGZOMBIES but always FUN.)

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Top of the Class (Nearly)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.

Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

7+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.

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Yes! No (Maybe...)

Yes! No (Maybe...)

9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

The laugh-out-loud Tom Gates is back in another brilliant instalment of Liz Pichon's bestselling illustrated series. Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is LOOMING over me. Mum's on a mission to TIDY UP the whole house. She says if I can't decide what to get rid of, she'll do it for me. Which would be a DISASTER! Lucky for me, The FOSSILS come to my rescue (more than once!)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.

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A Tiny Bit Lucky

A Tiny Bit Lucky

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2015

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the seventh amazing instalment of Tom Gates' adventures - now in paperback!

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My Little Sister Doris

My Little Sister Doris

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Illustrator: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

A rib-tickling read about being an older brother from an award-winning author and illustrator. Croc has always wanted to have a pet to look after but when he gets a little sister instead all hell breaks loose until that is he finds out that little sisters aren't all bad!

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A Tiny Bit Lucky

A Tiny Bit Lucky

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award. Full of doodle-style illustrations for fans of Wimpy Kid in particular.

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things)

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2013

This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't ge stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with ...Marcus Meldrew. Delia is already threatening to paint my room funny colours while I'm away. Which is annoying. I just hope the only surprise I hae when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about. Because I've always wanted a pet!

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Genius Ideas (Mostly)

Genius Ideas (Mostly)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story. Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he's going to compete aty Sport's Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we're really ready for the school Talent Show. Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012

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Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Crammed with scribbles, doodles, stories and sniggers, this hysterical journal brings you more manic mayhem from the crazy world of Tom Gates.

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Other books by Liz Pichon

You Can Draw Tom Gates with Liz Pichon

You Can Draw Tom Gates with Liz Pichon

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2022

Bestselling author and illustrator Liz Pichon gives you a step-by-step guide to drawing the wonderful characters from her blockbuster Tom Gates series, and more! The must-have art activity book for fans of Tom Gates: a celebration of imagination and creativity, packed with how-to doodles, pictures to colour-in and things to make and do. Learn how to illustrate Rooster the dog and Tom's favourite snacks, how to design a bedroom like Tom's with your doodles on his walls, draw lots of facial expressions and much, much more! Over 5 million copies of the Tom Gates series sold in the UK! Leave boredom behind with this activity-packed book: hours of fun for kids. The perfect present for creative kids. ABOUT THE TOM GATE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of humour This first title in the series, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly The first series of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates won the Scottish BAFTA for Entertainment! Love Tom Gates? Don't miss Liz Pichon's spectacular Shoe Wars, a laugh-out-loud, gadget-packed adventure!

Cyfres Twm Clwyd: 8. Seren y Dosbarth

Cyfres Twm Clwyd: 8. Seren y Dosbarth

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2021

Shoe Wars PB

Shoe Wars PB

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

A Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year pick From the imagination of Tom Gates' multi-million-copy bestselling creator Liz Pichon... 'Following up a best-selling series like Tom Gates is no easy feat, but Liz Pichon does so in huge style in Shoe Wars [...] Bursting with imagination and fabulous gadgets, Shoe Wars is full of Pichon's characteristic warmth, humour and quirky illustrations.' The Bookseller Welcome to Shoe Town - and meet brother and sister Bear and Ruby Foot. They are running out of time to rescue their inventor dad from his hideous boss, Wendy Wedge. She'll do ANYTHING to win the glitzy Golden Shoe Award and knows that entering flying shoes is her hot ticket to the trophy. Flying shoes that Ruby and Bear just happen to be hiding... Get ready for a gadget-packed, wedge-of-your-feet adventure like no other! Laughs and pictures on every single page! More praise for Shoe Wars: 'As with the Tom Gates books, every page here is dynamic and attention-grabbing, packed with cartoons and typeface trickery.' Financial Times 'An original and outrageous storyline gives plenty of scope for absurd inventions, loathsome baddies and heroic deeds from underequipped underdogs. This is a tale oozing creativity and packed with pen and ink illustrations, exciting and expressive typography and visual jokes.' Booktrust 'Shoe Wars is an exciting story with lively characters that offer plenty of laughs [...] Like Pichon's other books, it can be enjoyed as a funny, action-packed page-turner, but also as a comic book of cartoons so that children can keep returning to their favourite bits again and again.' Books for Keeps

Shoe Wars (the laugh-out-loud, packed-with-pictures new adventure from the creator of Tom Gates)

Shoe Wars (the laugh-out-loud, packed-with-pictures new adventure from the creator of Tom Gates)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

A Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year pick' From the imagination of Tom Gates' multi-million-copy bestselling creator Liz Pichon... 'Following up a best-selling series like Tom Gates is no easy feat, but Liz Pichon does so in huge style in Shoe Wars [...] Bursting with imagination and fabulous gadgets, Shoe Wars is full of Pichon's characteristic warmth, humour and quirky illustrations.' The Bookseller This special edition is a hardback with gold foil dust jacket AND a red shoelace bookmark Welcome to Shoe Town - and meet brother and sister Bear and Ruby Foot. They are running out of time to rescue their inventor dad from his hideous boss, Wendy Wedge. She'll do ANYTHING to win the glitzy Golden Shoe Award and knows that entering flying shoes is her hot ticket to the trophy. Flying shoes that Ruby and Bear just happen to be hiding... Get ready for a gadget-packed, wedge-of-your-feet adventure like no other! Laughs and pictures on every single page! More praise for Shoe Wars: 'As with the Tom Gates books, every page here is dynamic and attention-grabbing, packed with cartoons and typeface trickery.' Financial Times 'An original and outrageous storyline gives plenty of scope for absurd inventions, loathsome baddies and heroic deeds from underequipped underdogs. This is a tale oozing creativity and packed with pen and ink illustrations, exciting and expressive typography and visual jokes.' Booktrust 'Shoe Wars is an exciting story with lively characters that offer plenty of laughs [...] Like Pichon's other books, it can be enjoyed as a funny, action-packed page-turner, but also as a comic book of cartoons so that children can keep returning to their favourite bits again and again.' Books for Keeps

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