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Jim Smith

Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author Jim Smith is an author, illustrator and design and is the man responsible for the laugh-out-loud Barry Loser books. He graduated with a first-class degree in advertising, graphic design and illustration in 1997 and worked on various commercial products before publishing I am not a Loser in 2012.

Jim is also the author of the Future Ratboy series and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.



Jim Smith Books

  • AGITA
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    The second book in this madcap must-read series for 6+ boys You know when someone's horrible to you in a dream and you wake up really annoyed with them? That's what happened to me with my best friend Bunky. Barry has a new problem: Gordon Smugly - who's got the most perfect name for himself ever in the history of having a name, because he looks like a Gordon and is smug and ugly - has stolen Barry's best friend. Join Barry as he attempts to get Bunky back, organises a girly-screamvoice test and tries to avoid seeing his teacher kissing his gran.
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    This is from the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes a hilarious and brand-new series for young readers! Move over Spidey, get back in your cave Batman, and keep your glasses on Clark Kent, there's a new super hero in town. Future Ratboy. When a bolt of lightning hits Brian Lampost (and his toy bird, Bird), he is zapped millions of years into the future! Life will never be the same again. Bird has been brought to life as Not Bird and Brian's DNA is fused with a rat giving him superkeel powers. Future Ratboy is born! But the future is not a safe place to be and there are killer robot grannies on the rampage! Will the dynamic duo survive the attack and save the world? Join Future Ratboy and Not Bird on their first adventure to find out! Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling Barry Loser series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom and Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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    This book is Roald Dahl Funny Prize award-winning series. This is book is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr Gum and Tom Gates 'My mum and dad are so busy looking after my brand new baby brother, Desmond Loser the Second, that sometimes I wonder if they even know I exist.' There's a new Loser in town, and Barry's not happy about it. The only thing that's keeping him going is a superkeel new drink from Feeko's Supermarket. But then disaster strikes, and Barry has to turn detective to solve the mystery of the century: the case of the crumpled carton! Don't miss the other books in the series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, I am sort of a Loser and Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom. Praise for Barry Loser: "Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid." (Ben, aged 7). "Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos." (Guardian). "The review of the eight year old boy in our house..." Can I keep it to give to a friend? "Best recommendation you can get." (Observer). "I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!." (Finbar, aged 9). Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book spellchecker in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling series Barry Loser. He lives in London.
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    This is the ultimate book for fans of Barry Loser! Packed full of brilliant content, including the World Book Day book I am nit a Loser, the short stories 'Bunky is a Loser' and 'My Dad is a Loser', editions of the Daily Poo, a Q&A with Jim from his fans and pages of brand-new superkeel drawing guides and activities, Barry fans old and new will love Barry Loser's Ultimate Book of Keelness. This is the perfect companion to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series!
  • AWXTE
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    The eighth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. It's Barry's birthday and his mum and dad have bought him the amazekeel new gaming helmet he wanted - The Shnozinator 9000! It's the best birthday present ever ...until his baby brother breaks it and ruins everything. But Barry has a plan: he'll just have to become a billionaire inventor and make enough money to buy another one, before his life is comperleeterly over ...Join everyone's favourite Loser on his eighth hilarious adventure! Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, Barry Loser and the holiday of doom, Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton, Barry Loser hates half term, Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness, My mum is a loser, My dad is a loser, Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies and Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms. Praise for BARRY LOSER: "Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos". (Guardian). "The review of the eight year old boy in our house ..." Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get". (Observer). "I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!". (Finbar, aged 9). Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of Future Ratboy and and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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    This is the seventh book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize award-winning series Barry Loser. Suitable for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates. It's only a few days into the half-term holidays and Barry's dad has already had enough of him! He's packing Barry off to Pirate Camp, the same one he used to be sent to every year. Barry's not impressed - he's not a baby anymore, so why should he have to go to a camp for kiddy winkles? But horrible things are a foot at Pirate Camp - it's been taken over by the villainous Morag, and now its future's in doubt. There's only one thing to do: Barry and his new friends Sally Bottom and Renard Dupont have to uncover the hidden treasure of Mogden Island...Join everyone's favourite Loser on his seventh hilarious adventure!
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    The brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. 'My best friend Bunky is sort of like my pet dog, so it was weird when he suddenly started fancying a cat one day.' Barry can't wait to tell his friends that they've been invited on his family caravan holiday to Plonkton. But the weekend by the sea doesn't turn out to be the keelfest Barry was hoping for. It's all his best mate Bunky's fault for going and falling in love. OH. MY. UNKEELNESS! Have you got all of Jim Smith's amazekeel books? I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, Barry Loser and the holiday of doom, Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton, Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness, Barry loser hates half term, My mum is a loser free ebook, My dad is a loser free ebook, Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies. Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee e shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series, perfect for fans of Dennis the Menace, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, and Mr Gum. 'My mum's embarrassing enough just being my mum, but now she's won The Voice of Feeko's competition it's even worse.' Barry's mum has become a bit of celebrity, and now he can't go anywhere without seeing a poster of her eating a chocolate digestive or wiggling her bum in a pair of jeans. It's so annoy-embarrassing, and everyone at school is making fun of him. Have you got all of Jim Smith's amazekeel books? I am not a Loser; I am still not a Loser; I am so over being a Loser; I am sort of a Loser; Barry Loser and the holiday of doom; Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton; Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness; Barry Loser hates half term; and, Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies. Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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    From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the sequel to the brilliant Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies! When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born. In this new adventure, can Future Ratboy and Not Bird save Shnozville from the bitey little insects that are turning everyone into zombies? Will they defeat the evil Mr X? And how will they ever find their way home? This laugh-out-loud, unlikely superhero comedy adventure is perfect for fans of Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Jedi Academy. Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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    From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the third book in the brilliant Future Ratboy series! Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of David Solomons, Pamela Butchart, Tom Gates and Mr Gum. When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born. In this new adventure, Future Ratboy sees a surprising new side to his enemy, evil Mr X, goes on a journey to the centre of the earth and faces a race against time to find the missing thingy. This laugh-out-loud, unlikely superhero comedy adventure will delight all those that enjoyed Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Jedi Academy. Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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    The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Everyone at Barry's school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team (the Mogden Maniacs) for being completeerly rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker - so Barry becomes his manager. The cup final match is approaching and Bunky's getting carried away with his football fame - can Barry keep his head in the game? Join everyone's favourite Loser on his tenth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017 Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: BARRY LOSER I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser's Christmas Joke Book My mum is a loser My dad is a loser Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house . . . "Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of the Barry Loser spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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    Worst School Trip Ever! is the ninth book in Jim Smith's hilarious and popular Barry Loser series. Sure to delight fans of Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates, it finds Barry and his classmates heading on a school trip to see a history of television exhibition.

    Barry thinks it will be rubbish but then he discovers that his favourite show Future Ratboy is filmed in the same studios. Can he make his way on to the set or even land an audition?
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    This is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr Gum and Tom Gates. I am still not a Loser won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013! 'Everyone at school knows I'm the loserkeelest person ever. So imagine how annoying it was when Fay Snoggles came into school one day acting even more loserkeel than me.' There's a girl in Barry's class who's Getting more laughs than him! But luckily Barry immediately thinks up one of his brilliant and amazekeel plans to make sure he'll have the final chuckle. All he needs is thirty boxes of Beard Flakes...
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    Jim Smith grew up in the tenements of Govan, Glasgow, and dreamt of being a policeman as far back as he can remember. As he says, 'Thief-taking is in the blood.' Joining the police force at the age of twenty-one in 1962, he was posted to the East End of London where a career of steady selection began; one that would bring him into contact with the full range of criminals and criminal activity - including, ultimately, corruption within Scotland Yard itself. Here for the first time, he exposes the corrupt cabal in the Yard and relates how he was targeted by a small group of officers there who engineered his transfer out of that unit and subsequently strove to malignly influence his career. With a wealth of colourful and sometimes shocking stories, "Undaunted" traces both Jim's police days and his work as a private investigator in the UK and abroad.