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Tom McLaughlin - Author

About the Author

Tom McLaughlin has illustrated several books for Bloomsbury, including The Cloudspotter (as read by Tom Hardy on CBeebies Bedtime Stories) and The Story Machine, which has received wonderfully positive reviews and has sparked a number of thought-provoking articles on dyslexia (which Tom understands well, being dyslexic himself). Tom loves drinking tea, eating lunch and drawing (in no particular order). He lives in Devon. 

Featured books by Tom McLaughlin

Other books by Tom McLaughlin

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Hero Academy: Villains on the Loose!

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Hero Academy: Villains on the Loose!

Author: Tom McLaughlin, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy, who must work together and use their powers to outwit the super-baddies. In Calling All Villains, Nisha and Cam go undercover to find out how to save Wildcroft Woods. In Race for the Meteorite, Nisha and her friends race the villains to the meteorite - but who will get there first? This exciting chapter book with carefully-levelled text is ideal for children who are reading independently. Books with short chapters are a great way to build your child's reading stamina and confidence. The stories are packed with dynamic CGI-style illustrations - perfect for fans of comics. Tips for parents help to support your child's developing reading skills and the fun after-reading activities making reading fun while reinforcing comprehension. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 6 equates to Oxford Levels 10, 11 and 12 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Hero Academy: Rampage of the Robots

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Hero Academy: Rampage of the Robots

Author: Tom McLaughlin, Sam Watkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy, who must work together and use their powers to outwit the super-baddies. In Operation Poach, Cam and Jin try to save Professor Poach but soon discover he is not as harmless as he seems. In The Termite-nator, Evan and Nisha must defeat a giant robotic termite. Can they save Lexis City? This exciting chapter book with carefully-levelled text is ideal for children who are reading independently. Books with short chapters are a great way to build your child's reading stamina and confidence. The stories are packed with dynamic CGI-style illustrations - perfect for fans of comics. Tips for parents help to support your child's developing reading skills and the fun after-reading activities making reading fun while reinforcing comprehension. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 6 equates to Oxford Levels 10, 11 and 12 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Queen of King Street

Queen of King Street

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2020

Unlucky Bertie has only gone and gambled away the entire family fortune. It's the last in a long line of disasters, and nobody is going to save the Montgomery family this time. But this is no ordinary family - this is the royal family, and Bertie is the Queen's brother. So it's goodbye to the palace and hello to a little house on King Street for these royals. Who knew getting jobs and fitting in with the neighbours could be so hard? It's time to sink or swim! A hilarious Barrington Stoke debut from Tom McLaughlin, author of The Accidental Prime Minister. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Attack of the Smart Speakers

Attack of the Smart Speakers

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2020

There's a new craze in town for smart speakers and everyone has got one. At first they seem super helpful, but Tyler and her friends soon start to get suspicious. It's like these virtual assistants are really the ones in control-but no-one else seems to notice. It's not long before the assistants become mobile, attaching limbs so that they can crawl around like weird spider robots. Spiders are bad enough, but robot spiders trying to enslave humanity? That's a problem that need to be squished, fast!

The Day I Started a Mega Robot Invasion

The Day I Started a Mega Robot Invasion

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

A nine-year-old inventor is about to have her worst day ever in this laugh-a-minute mega-robot adventure! Molly should be doing her homework, but instead, she builds a robot to do it for her. The robot is pretty clever ... so clever that it decides to make another robot. Then that robot makes another one. Before long, an army of slightly-too-clever-for-their-own-good robots are running around town causing chaos. But when robot number one gets wind of Molly's plan to shut them down, the mechanical army set out to get rid of the humanoid once and for all. Now, Molly must race against time to stop the mega-robot invasion ... and hand in her homework!

The Accidental Rock Star

The Accidental Rock Star

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

It should never have happened, but somehow-with the aid of a recorder, keyboard, and very disturbed cat-Hector and Ollie have made a hit single. And now everybody wants a piece of them. They may have always dreamed of fame, but is life on tour all it's cracked up to be? Follow a rollercoaster of rock star antics in this hilarious new story from Tom McLaughlin.

The Accidental Rock Star

The Accidental Rock Star

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/07/2019

It should never have happened, but somehow-with the aid of a recorder, keyboard, and very disturbed cat-Hector and Ollie have made a hit single. And now everybody wants a piece of them. They may have always dreamed of fame, but is life on tour all it's cracked up to be? Follow a rollercoaster of rock star antics in this hilarious new story from Tom McLaughlin.

The Day I Became the Most Wanted Boy in the World

The Day I Became the Most Wanted Boy in the World

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/07/2019

Nine year old Pete is about to have the worst day ever in this laugh-a-minute illustrated adventure! There's nothing Pete loves more than sitting at home, being quiet and watching the snooker. But when he accidentally bumps into a local gangster, Pete and his super annoying next door neighbour, Sammy, are caught up in a series of events that get worse and worse at each and every turn. Now Pete is in a race against time to prove his innocence but it's tricky to do that, especially when everyone thinks that you're the most wanted boy in the world.

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