- Filename: excellent-excuses.
- ISBN: 1407173227
- Release Date: 2017-02-02
- Number of pages:
- Author: Liz Pichon
No school for two whole weeks! Now Tom has plenty of time for the good stuff, like finding new ways (so many!) to annoy his big sister, Delia. Or watching TV and eating caramel candy. Or most important, band practice for DOGZOMBIES in his best friend Derek’s garage (while not encouraging Derek’s ’60s-music-crazed dad). All that stands between this band and rock greatness is, well, a song (besides "Delia’s a Weirdo"). And finding a drummer. And landing a gig. Will Tom let a killer toothache and pesky overdue homework get in his way?
No school for two whole weeks! (Yeah!) I can concentrate on good stuff like: band practice for DOGZOMBIES (with my mate Derek). Watching TV and eating caramel wafers. 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 . . .
The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier than ever in this fourth wicked diary in the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series! Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a big shock for Tom, but that's nothing compared to 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 preparing for the school talent show. Tom is desperate to become a rock star . . . but will his band Dog Zombies actually get a chance to play, or will Tom's plans be thwarted by the Measly Marcus Meldrew? This fourth book in the award-winning Tom Gates series is packed with cheeky antics and hilarious doodles. Plus: a doodle-filled glossary will help Canadian kids make sense of British terms (what IS a caramel wafer, anyway?).
Tom Gates is back and things are better than ever! Well, sort of . . . 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. 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 dance, too. How can the term turn out any less than seriously amazing? Follow Tom on his third set of cheeky and doodle-tastic adventures in this Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series! Includes a doodle-filled glossary to help Canadian kids make sense of British terms (what IS a caramel wafer, anyway?).
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.
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. Because I've always wanted a pet!"
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, comes the eighth amazing instalment of this brilliant illustrated series in diary format!
This is crammed with Tom's stories and doodles. "It's BOOK WEEK in Oakfield school and EVERYONE is very excited. Including all the teachers, who are making costumes of their own. Mr Keen says there's an EXCELLENT prize on offer for BEST costumes worn on BOOK DAY. So suddenly making a good costume is VITALLY important, but tricky and Delia's not much help (as usual). Then Marcus decides that HE is a super hero and can't understand why 'Super Marcus' isn't the best name."
What's better than another Tom Gates book? Two Tom Gates books in one! This unique volume includes a hilarious new Tom Gates novella AND a whole bunch of doodle-tastic activities. It's a must-have for all Tom Gates fans! It's Book Week at Oakfield school and everyone is very excited. Mr. Keen says there will be an excellent prize for best costumes worn on Book Day, so suddenly making a good costume is vitally important! Of course Delia's not much help (as usual). Then Marcus decides that he is a super hero and can't understand why "Super Marcus" isn't the best name . . . PLUS: There's loads to read, make, and do! In fact, there are 64 pages stuffed full of excellent stuff like drawing guides, fun games, brilliant puzzles, and perfect pranks!
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, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series!
The Kinsey sisters live in an unconventional world. Their parents are former flower-children who still don't believe in rules. Their small, Northern California town is filled with free spirits and damaged souls seeking refuge from the real world. Without the anchor of authority, the three girls are adrift and have only each other to rely on. Rachel is wild. Asha is lost. Sarah, the good sister, is the glue that holds them together. But the forces of a mysterious fate have taken Sarah's life in a sudden and puzzling accident, sending her already fractured family into a tailspin of grief and confusion. Asha has questions. Rachel has secrets. And Sarah, waking up in the afterlife, must piece together how she got there. Jamie Kain brings us The Good Sister, a stunning debut young adult novel about love in all its joyful, painful, exhilarating manifestations, and about the ties that bind us together, in life and beyond.
Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat and sleep and spend time with friends his own age - and he is SO grumpy. E-book edition of a brilliantly funny and reassuring tale about dealing with teenage siblings, written especially for little ones.
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.)
Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her newest tween novel, Moo. This uplifting tale reminds us that if we’re open to new experiences, life is full of surprises. Following one family’s momentous move from the city to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow. When Reena, her little brother, Luke, and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesn’t know what to expect. She’s ready for beaches, blueberries, and all the lobster she can eat. Instead, her parents “volunteer” Reena and Luke to work for an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala, who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a snake named Edna—and that stubborn cow, Zora. This heartwarming story, told in a blend of poetry and prose, reveals the bonds that emerge when we let others into our lives.