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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

The Accidental Rock Star

The Accidental Rock Star

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/08/2019

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

The Accidental Rock Star

The Accidental Rock Star

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback 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 Found a Wormhole at the Bottom of the Garden

The Day I Found a Wormhole at the Bottom of the Garden

Author: Tom McLaughlin Illustrator: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Nine-year-old Billy is digging for buried treasure when he finds a wormhole in the garden! And to make matters worse, all sorts of people from the past begin to clamber through it. Now Billy - aided by his pet dog, Shakespeare - is in a race against time to close the wormhole and round up all the people who have slipped through it, before history is changed for ever! No pressure then...

You've Been Werewolfed

You've Been Werewolfed

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

A laugh-out-loud mystery series with a new hilarious case for our heroic nerds to crack in each book. When Tyler is sent to summer camp, she can't resist packing one of her latest science projects - the Hologramaphone 3000. Problem is, some of the phone's functions have EXTREME side-effects, the kind that can turn your best-friend into a ferocious werewolf! But when Tyler, Dylan and Ashley band together, there's no problem that they can't solve - no matter how big, hairy, and terrifying.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: The Termite-nator

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: The Termite-nator

Author: Tom McLaughlin Illustrator: Bill Ledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Termite-nator is in Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12. In this story, Lexis City comes under attack from a giant robotic termite! Evan and Nisha must defeat the termite and stop the villain who made it. Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: Calling All Villains!

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: Calling All Villains!

Author: Tom McLaughlin Illustrator: Bill Ledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Calling All Villains! is in White Book Band, Oxford Level 10, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, something villainous is happening in the centre of Wildcroft Woods. Its up to Nisha and Cam to go under cover and find out what! Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

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