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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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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 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

Shoe Wars

Shoe Wars

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

The brand new, laugh-out-loud, spectacular, stand-alone story from multi-million-copy bestselling author, Liz Pichon. Welcome to Shoe Town - and meet Ruby and Bear 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!

Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The seventeenth laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated Tom Gates adventure! Tom's doing everything possible to stay out of trouble but somehow he's got THREE sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means Mr Fullerman won't let him go on the SCHOOL TRIP! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom's annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework? ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of humour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly

Tom Gates: Big Book of Fun Stuff

Tom Gates: Big Book of Fun Stuff

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Don't get bored - get busy! The must-have activity book for fans of Tom Gates: packed with drawing guides, fun games, brilliant puzzles and perfect pranks to play on older sisters - there's hours of fun ahead! Previously published in hardback in 2014 as The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Annual: now with added brand new pages from Liz.

Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)

Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/06/2020

Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)

Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/06/2020

Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do and Stories Too!

Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do and Stories Too!

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

The sixteenth title in the bestselling series, from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon. When Mum and Dad forget it's half term, what's Tom going to do to keep busy over the break?! All his friends are away or busy and he doesn't want Delia left in charge! So he's finding lots of EXCELLENT things to do... It's a weeks' worth of doodling, games, stories and woolly monster making (because everyone needs one of those, don't they?)! includes pages of doodling activities to keep Tom Gates fans happy for hours ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of humour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly this updated edition comes with trading cards

Tom Gates: The Music Book

Tom Gates: The Music Book

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Pass your level 1 music test with Tom Gates! From DogZombies to Dude3, music is a HUGE part of the Tom Gates world. Learn how to play all your favourite songs from the series with REAL notation for: Guitar Ukulele Piano Recorder And with notation for drums and tips and tricks for vocals!

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