Excellent Excuses and Other Good Stuff

  • Filename: excellent-excuses-and-other-good-stuff.
  • ISBN: 060637941X
  • Release Date: 2016-02-09
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books



For use in schools and libraries only. A two-week break from school enables middle school comedian, homework dodger, rock-star wannabe and master doodler Tom Gates to plot new ways to annoy his big sister. By the award-winning creator of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates.

Tom Gates Excellent Excuses and Other Good Stuff

  • Filename: tom-gates-excellent-excuses-and-other-good-stuff.
  • ISBN: 9780763687809
  • Release Date: 2016-02-09
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press



No school for two weeks gives Tom time to do important things, such as inventing new ways to annoy his sister Delia.

Tom Gates 2 Excellent Excuses And Other Good Stuff

  • Filename: tom-gates-2-excellent-excuses-and-other-good-stuff.
  • ISBN: 9781407139494
  • Release Date: 2013-11-07
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK



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 Brilliant World of Tom Gates

  • Filename: the-brilliant-world-of-tom-gates.
  • ISBN: 9781407139487
  • Release Date: 2013-11-07
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK



Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - lightning... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerman.

Tom Gates Genius Ideas mostly

  • Filename: tom-gates-genius-ideas-mostly.
  • ISBN: 9781407139951
  • Release Date: 2014-01-24
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK



Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he's going to compete at my Sport's Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we're really ready for the school Talent Show.

Tom Gates Is Absolutely Fantastic

  • Filename: tom-gates-is-absolutely-fantastic.
  • ISBN: 9781443133661
  • Release Date: 2014-06-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Canada



Tom Gates, master of excuses, expert doodler, and hilarious story-writer, is going on a class trip! Exciting News! Mr. Fullerman announces that we're going on a class trip! 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! This fifth 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 8 Tom Gates Yes No Maybe

  • Filename: tom-gates-8-tom-gates-yes-no-maybe.
  • ISBN: 9781407155586
  • Release Date: 2015-05-07
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Fiction



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!

Everything s Amazing Sort Of

  • Filename: everything-s-amazing-sort-of.
  • ISBN: 9781443124911
  • Release Date: 2013-05-01
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Canada



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?).

Tom Gates 12 Family Friends and Furry Creatures

  • Filename: tom-gates-12-family-friends-and-furry-creatures.
  • ISBN: 9781407168067
  • Release Date: 2017-05-04
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK



In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, 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!).

Super Good Skills Almost

  • Filename: super-good-skills-almost.
  • ISBN: 1407177486
  • Release Date: 2017-02-09
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher:



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.

Tom Gates Absolutely Brilliant Book of Fun Stuff

  • Filename: tom-gates-absolutely-brilliant-book-of-fun-stuff.
  • ISBN: 9781443146210
  • Release Date: 2015-06-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Canada



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!

Tom Gates Everything s Amazing Sort Of

  • Filename: tom-gates-everything-s-amazing-sort-of.
  • ISBN: 0763690988
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher:



Middle-school comedian, homework dodger, rock-star wannabe, master doodler—Tom Gates is back with two more episodes full of visual humor and kid appeal. Things are looking up for Tom Gates. The school dance is coming up, and his birthday, too! What could possibly put him in a bad mood? Well, the words math lesson, for one thing. And that annoying twit Marcus Meldrew at school. And Granny Mavis threatening to bake Tom’s birthday cake (carrots!). And the fact that nobody seems to be noticing the long list of birthday presents Tom has prominently displayed. Worst of all, can it be true that Tom’s dad has volunteered to deejay the school dance wearing the wacky costume from his new job?

Tom Gates 9 Top of the Class Nearly

  • Filename: tom-gates-9-top-of-the-class-nearly.
  • ISBN: 9781407161327
  • Release Date: 2015-10-08
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Fiction



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!

Tom Gates 11 Dogzombies Rule Nearly

  • Filename: tom-gates-11-dogzombies-rule-nearly.
  • ISBN: 1407171348
  • Release Date: 2016-10-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher:



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.)

Best Book Day Ever So Far

  • Filename: best-book-day-ever-so-far.
  • ISBN: 140713681X
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 83
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher:



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."

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