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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 first wacky journal of scribbles and silliness, you’ll find all sorts of comic craziness to make you groan with glee! Will Tom ever manage to get his homework in on time, avoid the rage of his teacher – AND impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him? Warning! Do not attempt to read this in public. You will snigger loudly!


* Roald Dahl Funny Prize (2011) * Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner in the 5-12 category * Best Book for Younger Readers at the Red House awards * Shortlisted for the Branford Boase


Age 8+



1) The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

2) Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

3) Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (sort of)

4) Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly)

5) Tom Gates Is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

6) Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (...Not)

7) Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky

8) Yes! No (Maybe...)

9) Tom Gates: Top of the Class (Nearly)

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

11) Tom Gates: Dog Zombies Rule (For Now)

12) Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

13) Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)

14) Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

15) Tom Gates: What Monster?

16) Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!)

17) Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really.)

18) Tom Gates: Ten Tremendous Tales

19) Tom Gates: Random Acts of Fun

Tom Gates Series | Liz Pichon

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