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Books by Tom McLaughlin

  • Black Friday

    The Accidental President Collection - 6 Books

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: APRE
    Collection 9 years +
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    Grown-ups have had their turn at running things, and let's face it, they've been rubbish...

    Tom McLaughlin's six laugh-out-loud stories find the kids taking charge and enjoying roles as the prime minister, the President, a secret agent, a billionaire and even Father Christmas!

    Very funny and filled with fantastic illustrations, these charming stories are easy to follow and will appeal to children who enjoy David Walliams or the Treehouse books.
    Format: paperback
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  • The Day That Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: AQU2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    A laugh-a-minute, action-packed alien adventure perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Best friends Freddy and Sal have accidentally intercepted a message from Alan - a spectacularly grumpy, brain-munching alien from outer space. Alan has only one message. Earth is going to be invaded in exactly ten hours' time. Soon the police, Nasa and even Presidents from around the world are getting involved - and Freddy is about to become the most famous kid on planet earth for all the wrong reasons. Wolverhampton, we have a problem.
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  • The Accidental Prime Minister

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: AMJZU
    Paperback 7 years +
    When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go ...and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start ...Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains! A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!
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  • The Story Machine

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: AMBII
    Paperback 3 years +
    Elliott is a boy who likes to find things and, one day, he stumbles across a machine. At first, he can't work out what the machine is for - it doesn't beep or buzz like all his other machines and it doesn't have an ON/OFF button. Then, quite by accident, Elliott makes the machine work. The machine makes letters! Elliott thinks it must be a story machine but, sadly, Elliott isn't very good at letters and words. How can he make magical stories without them? But, wait, some of the letters look like pictures. Elliott is good at pictures and, as he discovers, pictures make stories. An inspiring, uplifting picture book about the simple joys of a typewriter in a world of hi-tech machines. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers.
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  • Up, Up and Away

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BGJWS
    Paperback 3 years +
    What does it take to build your very own planet? Orson is about to find out. He takes: A cup full of rocks A dash of water A sprinkling of metal A lot of nothingness A big bang ...And before long, BOOM! He has it - a tiny planet with rings around it, right there in his bedroom! But it seems that BUILDING a planet is the easy bit; taking care of it is a different thing altogether. Over time, Orson realises that his planet needs to be free and that sometimes you have to let go of the things that you love the most ...A heart-warming story about life's possibilities and disappointments with an uplifting ending that will resonate with fans of Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen and Chris Haughton.
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  • The Day I Became the Most Wanted Boy in the World

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BRPHU
    Paperback
    Nine year old Pete is about to have the worst day ever in this laugh-a-minute illustrated adventure! There's nothing Pete loves more than sitting at home, being quiet and watching the snooker. But when he accidentally bumps into a local gangster, Pete and his super annoying next door neighbour, Sammy, are caught up in a series of events that get worse and worse at each and every turn. Now Pete is in a race against time to prove his innocence - but it's tricky to do that, especially when everyone thinks that you're the most wanted boy in the world.
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  • Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: Calling All Villains!

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BQZUA
    Paperback
    Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Calling All Villains! is in White Book Band, Oxford Level 10, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, something villainous is happening in the centre of Wildcroft Woods. Its up to Nisha and Cam to go under cover and find out what! Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.
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  • Along Came a Different

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BUGPY
    Paperback
    Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is that they just don't like each other. But one day, along comes a different colour who likes Reds, Yellows and Blues, and suddenly everything starts to change. Maybe being different doesn't mean you can't be friends ... A very special picture book that supports the adage that there is more that unites us than divides us. Along Came a Different just goes to show how much better we can all be when we come together to find common ground as friends. Every bookshelf should have a copy.
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  • The Cloudspotter

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: APWCG
    Paperback 3 years +
    His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ...Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a whole new world developing in the clouds? You have? Then you'll love this book about Franklin. There isn't a single cloud that Franklin can't spot - big ones, small ones, silly ones, sneaky pretend-they-can't-see-you ones. But when Scruffy Dog comes along, things begin to change for Franklin. How can he concentrate on cloudspotting when Scruffy is such a distraction? And what's more important - his hobby or his friend? A beautifully realised picture book, celebrating the power of the imagination and the importance of friendship, from the creator of The Story Machine.
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  • The Day I Found a Wormhole at the Bottom of the Garden

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BYHUC
    Paperback
    Nine-year-old Billy is digging for buried treasure when he finds a wormhole in the garden! And to make matters worse, all sorts of people from the past begin to clamber through it. Now Billy - aided by his pet dog, Shakespeare - is in a race against time to close the wormhole and round up all the people who have slipped through it, before history is changed for ever! No pressure then...
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  • You've Been Werewolfed

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BXMIA
    Paperback
    A laugh-out-loud mystery series with a new hilarious case for our heroic nerds to crack in each book. When Tyler is sent to summer camp, she can't resist packing one of her latest science projects - the Hologramaphone 3000. Problem is, some of the phone's functions have EXTREME side-effects, the kind that can turn your best-friend into a ferocious werewolf! But when Tyler, Dylan and Ashley band together, there's no problem that they can't solve - no matter how big, hairy, and terrifying.
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  • Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: The Termite-nator

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BQZUG
    Paperback
    Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Termite-nator is in Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12. In this story, Lexis City comes under attack from a giant robotic termite! Evan and Nisha must defeat the termite and stop the villain who made it. Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.
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  • Along Came a Different

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: BOHHJ
    Hardback 3 years +
    Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is that they just don't like each other. But one day, along comes a different colour who likes Reds, Yellows and Blues, and suddenly everything starts to change. Maybe being different doesn't mean you can't be friends ... A very special picture book that supports the adage that there is more that unites us than divides us. Along Came a Different just goes to show how much better we can all be when we come together to find common ground as friends. Every bookshelf should have a copy.
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  • Up, Up and Away

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: AUKLS
    Hardback 3 years +
    What does it take to build your very own planet? Orson is about to find out. He takes: A cup full of rocks A dash of water A sprinkling of metal A lot of nothingness A big bang ...And before long, BOOM! He has it - a tiny planet with rings around it, right there in his bedroom! But it seems that BUILDING a planet is the easy bit; taking care of it is a different thing altogether. Over time, Orson realises that his planet needs to be free and that sometimes you have to let go of the things that you love the most ...A heart-warming story about life's possibilities and disappointments with an uplifting ending that will resonate with all fans of Oliver Jeffers' work.
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  • The Accidental Secret Agent

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: AUDKE
    Paperback
    Schoolboy turns secret agent in this hilarious spy spoof! Before you read this, I want you to carefully check that no-one is reading over your shoulder - go ahead, do it now. First off, that was terrible - really obvious. If I'm going to tell you top secret government information, you're going to have to be a bit more stealthy. Try again. Was anyone looking? No? Right, then I'll begin. This year the secret service made a major mix up, they mistook a 13-year-old boy called Kevin for a secret agent (I know, so much for an 'intelligence' agency). This was the sort of kid that would try and zip wire across a building and end up falling head first into a fountain with his bum on show, so can you imagine what happened when he was allowed access to the amazing sort of spy gadgets that James Bond would use? Despite this, it was up to Kevin to save us all from an evil supervillain. It was the most dangerous, daring mission in the history of the secret service, and also its biggest blunder. This top secret book uncovers the entire story of Kevin's fateful and hilarious mission.
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  • Hot Dog Hal

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: AQWLF
    Paperback 3 years +
    A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and bestselling illustrator Tom McLaughlin. Sausage dog Hal loves his trusty old blanket and takes it everywhere, even though his friends all say that it makes him look like a sausage covered in mustard. From the beach to the zoo, wherever Hal goes his blanket goes with him. Little do Hal's friends know just how useful it might turn out to be when a thunderstorm strikes and Hal manages to rescue his canine chums using that scruffy old blanket!
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