Tom's mum is madly gathering stuff from around the house to sell off at a boot sale. Tom's worried she might get rid of some of his prized things, but then again he might make a little money selling his stuff to buy a scooter! Meanwhile, Business Day is coming up at school. Tom comes up with a brilliant idea for an item his team can sell for Business Day. But because he was busy doodling, Tom accidentally gets himself switched to another group. And Tom's sister Delia continues to be grumpy, but now she has a key to her bedroom. What is she keeping locked behind that door?
The laugh-out-loud Tom Gates is back in another brilliant instalment of Liz Pichon's bestselling illustrated series. Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is LOOMING over me. Mum's on a mission to TIDY UP the whole house. She says if I can't decide what to get rid of, she'll do it for me. Which would be a DISASTER! Lucky for me, The FOSSILS come to my rescue (more than once!)
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 has super good skills! 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 - this time with doodle your own elements!
What luck - more Tom Gates! Tom's dad wants to make a kite so they can go out together and get some fresh air. This would be okay with Tom if he had a dog, but that's just not going to happen. Tom's grumpy sister Delia is allergic to dogs! Tom has other things on his mind. The Rock Weekly Band Battle Audition is coming up, and Tom, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice. But Tom's not panicking because they have loads of time . . . time that passes quickly . . . time that runs out! Will Tom and his friends pull it together in time for the audition?
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.
Tom Gates: overachiever? We never thought we'd see the day! Tom's latest goal is to earn a Star Pupil Badge. Marcus Mildrew has one, and Tom wants one so he can stay in the library at lunchtime and catch up on his comics. But it's not going to be easy. To earn the badge, he'll have to get his homework in on time . . . and as always, his life is full of distractions. A new girl has moved in next door. A girl who hates him and keeps pulling faces. His grandparents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and Uncle Kevin thinks it would be a great idea to get a family portrait taken. Tom doesn't. And as usual, Delia is being very grumpy. How will Tom ever get his hands on that Star Pupil Badge?
Tom Gates is back . and at the top of his class (nearly) From Tom: TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. 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. This ninth story in the award-winning Tom Gates series is packed with cheeky antics and hilarious doodles! Plus: a doodle-filled glossary that will help Canadian kids make sense of British terms (what IS a caramel wafer, anyway?).
What's up the Gates family tree? 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!). But just what is that squawking sound coming from Tom's shoes?
The brand new hilarious and fully-illustrated instalment of the bestselling Tom Gates series! Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me. The Wrinklies are keen on giving presents AND they're planning a family outing which is going to be EPIC! Even Delia wants to come. (I can always ignore her.)
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!).
THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES ANNUAL is a must-have for all Tom Gates fans. Packed with drawing guides, fun games, brilliant puzzles and perfect pranks to play on older sisters - this is the annual everyone will want!
Author: Liz Pichon
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
Release Date: 2015-06
Genre: Book industries and trade
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!