Tom Gates

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 552 ratings

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Summary

Honest, silly, and laugh-out-loud funny...the first book in Liz Pichon's hugely popular, award-winning Tom Gates series.

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

After gaining five merits for his "Camping Sucks" holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill - which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him....

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  • Book 1

    • The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

    • Tom Gates, Book 1
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Honest, silly, and laugh-out-loud funny...the first book in Liz Pichon's hugely popular, award-winning Tom Gates series. Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks, spilt water, lightning... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-04-16

    Regular price: £10.49

  • Book 2

    • Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)

    • Tom Gates, Book 2
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Crammed with stories and sniggers, this hysterical journal brings you more manic mayhem from the crazy world of Tom Gates. No school for two whole weeks leaves Tom with heaps of time for the important things in life. Yeah! He can forget all about lessons and the irritating Marcus Meldrew and save his energy for good stuff! Stuff like: inventing new ways to annoy his sister Delia. (So many).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING

    • By Anonymous User on 25-06-16

    Regular price: £10.49

  • Book 3

    • Everything's Amazing (Sort of)

    • Tom Gates, Book 3
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it is awesome. (Zephyr aged 7)

    • By Jamie on 17-08-15

    Regular price: £10.49

  • Book 4

    • Genius Ideas (Mostly)

    • Tom Gates, Book 4
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    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! 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 newfound 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool

    • By mrs on 30-01-17

    Regular price: £10.49

  • Book 4.5

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  • Book 5

    • Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (At Some Things)

    • Tom Gates, Book 5
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Tom is off on a school activity trip in the fifth instalment in Liz Pichon's best-selling series. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awsome

    • By Anonymous User on 03-11-17

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 6

    • Extra Special Treats (...not): Tom Gates, Book 6

    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Tom Gates Extra Special Treats is about hard work, annoyance and humiliation - and is as brilliantly entertaining as the rest of the series. 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So funny

    • By Scout on 13-04-17

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 7

    • (A Tiny Bit) Lucky: Tom Gates, Book 7

    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013 comes the seventh amazing installment of Tom Gates' adventures! Will Tom and his band, Dogzombies, be lucky enough to win the Rockweekly Bandbattle competition? They just might be if they could find time to practice!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED it.easy to finish. liked party scene.hated

    • By Miss SM Wilmett on 19-03-18

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 8

    • Yes! No (Maybe...)

    • Tom Gates, Book 8
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    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 the brilliant Tom Gates series!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes no (maybe). Yes 5 STARS!!!! 😁

    • By anna fawkes on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £10.49

  • Book 9

    • Top of the Class (Nearly)

    • Tom Gates, Book 9
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Grint
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Tips for being top of the class (sadly...I did none of these things). Stay awake in lessons (it helps). Don't draw hilarious pictures of your teachers. Avoid the class bully to stay out of trouble. Don't let Mum and Dad write anything in your school planner. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really good I absolutely loved it

    • By Emma H. on 16-11-17

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 10

    • Super Good Skills (Almost...)

    • Tom Gates, Book 10
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    The tenth exciting story in the best-selling Tom Gates series... 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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super Good Skills : Tom Gates

    • By Rachel Luckett on 24-01-18

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 11

    • DogZombies Rule for Now

    • Tom Gates, Book 11
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AWSOME ness from the grave <:

    • By anna fawkes on 24-11-16

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 12

    • Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

    • Tom Gates, Book 12
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The latest hilarious audiobook in the ever-popular Tom Gates series! Working hard on my school project, I've found out ALL kinds of interesting facts I wasn't expecting to. Stuff like: Mum and Dad got together because of cake. (Full story inside). Cats sleep for 70% of their lives. Peppermint ice cream is just wrong. (True.).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FAMILY FREINDS AND FURRY CREATURES

    • By A. wright on 12-04-18

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 13

    • Epic Adventure (Kind Of)

    • Tom Gates, Book 13
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    The 13th hilarious audiobook in the ever-popular Tom Gates series! Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me. The wrinkles are keen on giving presents, and they're planning a family outing, too, which is going to be epic!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really nice

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-11-17

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 14

    • Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

    • Tom Gates, Book 14
    • By: Liz Pichon
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013 comes the 14th instalment in the brilliant Tom Gates series! Tom Gates and his hilarious adventures are back! Can Tom and DogZombies write a new hit song, get a peek at Delia's top secret diary and complete his doodle-a-day mission?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tom gates

    • By Loulou on 27-05-18

    Regular price: £13.99