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Liz Pichon’s award-winning Tom Gates book series has sold more than 11 million copies round the world in 45 languages. Each of the 18 (really funny!) books is a rich mix of stories, music, mischief and a whole lot of doodles. Tom’s everyday trials and tribulations at home and school immerse readers in a relatable world, wherever they live. You can read these books in any order.

Translated into 45 languages!

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MORE than

11 million

copies sold worldwide

Ten Tremendous TalesTen Tremendous Tales

Tom Gates #18

A brand new laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated collection of stories starring Tom Gates and his friends, family and foes! Ten side-splitting tales featuring ant-infested underwear, a seriously delicious chicken pie and the enigmatic Wafer Boy.

Tom Gates is TREMENDOUS and so are his TALES!

Hardback publication 18th February 2021.

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The Brilliant World of Tom GatesThe Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Tom Gates #1

Tom Gates is a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire – and the bane of his grumpy teacher, Mr Fullerman. And in his hilariously wacky journal, you’ll find all sorts of comic craziness to make you groan with glee! Tom’s battered homework diary is crammed with scribbles and stories, cartoons and jokes – as well as hilariously acerbic comments from the long-suffering Mr Fullerman. Don’t miss this first book in a fantastic series from Smarties Award winner Liz Pichon.

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Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

Tom Gates #2

"No school for two whole weeks! (Yeah!) I can forget ALL about lessons (and irritating things like Marcus Meldrew). And concentrate on good stuff like: Inventing new ways to annoy my sister Delia. (So many). Band practice for DOGZOMBIES (with my mate Derek). Watching TV and eating caramel wafers. Eating caramel wafers and watching TV. Excellent. Unfortunately a couple of small problems called the dentist and my big weirdo sister, Delia, seem to be getting in the way of my BRILLIANT plans..."

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Everything’s Amazing (sort of)Everything’s Amazing (sort of)

Tom Gates #3

Back to school, but it's not all bad. Sports Day, the school fair and Tom's birthday are all coming up. And even better, his awful big sister Delia won't be at any of those events! On the downside, Granny Mavis is threatening to make his birthday cake - uh oh! But on the other hand, Mr Keen has asked Dogzombies to perform in front of the whole school! YEAH! Maybe they can even play at the school disco too. How can the term turn out any less than seriously amazing?

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Genius Ideas (Mostly)Genius Ideas (Mostly)

Tom Gates #4

Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock for Tom, but that's nothing compared with the surprise that Dad has in store with his new-found fitness regime! He says he's going to compete at the school Sports Day. Can you even imagine the horrendous shame that will bring? Meanwhile Tom, Derek and Norman are also busy with a training regime of their own - practising with Dogzombies to make sure they're ready for the school talent show. The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier and more extreme than ever in this fourth wicked diary from the Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning series!

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Absolutely Fantastic (At Some Things)Absolutely Fantastic (At Some Things)

Tom Gates #5

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 get 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 have when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about - I've always wanted a pet!"

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Extra Special Treats (not)Extra Special Treats (not)

Tom Gates #6

"It's really cold outside and we're all hoping it's going to snow. Yeah! Derek and I could make a snow Rooster and have a snowball fight (look out, Delia!). Granny Mavis has started to knit me a new winter jumper, but by the looks of things I'm not sure it's going to fit. . ."

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A Tiny Bit LuckyA Tiny Bit Lucky

Tom Gates #7

Will Tom and his band be LUCKY enough to win the Rock Weekly Band Battle competition? They just might be if they could find time to practice! But with inspectors in the school, an amazing new cartoon on TV, caramel wafers to eat and a stray cat getting in the way, Tom’s a bit too busy having FUN!

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Yes! No. (Maybe…)Yes! No. (Maybe…)

Tom Gates #8

"Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Specially 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!)"

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.

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Top of the Class (Nearly)Top of the Class (Nearly)

Tom Gates #9

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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Super Good Skills (Almost)Super Good Skills (Almost)

Tom Gates #10

Book 10 in the BRILLIANT Tom Gates series has arrived!

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!

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DogZombies Rule (For Now)DogZombies Rule (For Now)

Tom Gates #11

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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Family, Friends and Furry CreaturesFamily, Friends and Furry Creatures

Tom Gates #12

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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Epic Adventure (Kind of)Epic Adventure (Kind of)

Tom Gates #13

"Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me.

The Wrinklies are keen on giving presents AND they're planning a family outing which is going to be EPIC!

Even Delia wants to come. (I can always ignore her.)"

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Biscuits, Bands and Very Big PlansBiscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Tom Gates #14

Tom Gates has an announcement to make:

“This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans (top secret of course) to make us global superstars and DogZombies the BEST band in the world."

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What Monster?What Monster?

Tom Gates #15

Monsters? Mayhem? Music? (Caution, may contain biscuits.)

Everyone’s favourite mad-cap, band-obsessed, super-doodler Tom Gates is back in a brand new, fully-illustrated instalment, the 15th book in the bestselling series.

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Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too)Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too)

Tom Gates #16

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?)!

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Spectacular School Trip (Really…)Spectacular School Trip (Really…)

Tom Gates #17

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 onthe 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?

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Tom Gates The Music BookTom Gates The Music Book

All the hits from Tom’s world, from Dude3 to DogZombies! Do you love Tom Gates? Do you love music? Then you’re in luck! In this book, you get both! Music is a HUGE part of Tom’s life. Now you can learn to play all your favourite songs from the book series, with real musical notation for the guitar, ukelele, piano, recorder and drums. There are tips and tricks for vocals, if you fancy raising your voice! Oh, and did we mention the cool mobile app that lets you practise with a virtual band? Plus, the music in this book can be used for the RSL Debut exams in piano, guitar and ukelele.

Does that sound good? Then get this book!

  • Learn to play all the hit songs from the book series
  • Real notation for guitar, ukelele, piano and more
  • Mobile app of accompaniments by 3FireMusic
  • Accredited by RSL for use in their Debut exams

Songs included: Nice Cup of Tea by Tea Cup Tony and The Saucers; What You Gonna Do? by Plastic Cup; Shout it Out by Dude3; Delia’s A Weirdo by DogZombies; The Cat Song by DogZombies; The School Dinner Blues (Chips Song) by DogZombies.

Please note RSL accreditation applies only to guitar, ukelele and piano parts. Mobile app works with iOS and Android.

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