Liz Pichon (born 16 August 1963) is a British illustrator and children's writer. She is best known for her Tom Gates series of "satirical realist comedy fiction", which have been translated into 43 languages, and sold more than eight million copies worldwide.
Pichon in Waterstones at Piccadilly, London, December 2018
|Born||16 August 1963|
|Alma mater||Camberwell School of Art|
|Occupation||Illustrator and children's writer|
|Known for||Tom Gates series|
known for her work as a freelance illustrator and writer of children's books.
Her best-selling and multi-award winning Tom Gates series was first published in 2011. There are currently 15 books in the Tom Gates series, as well as a special £1 book produced for World Book Day in 2013, and a Tom Gates Annual.
It was announced in 2017 that Pichon has begun working on a new standalone series to be published by Scholastic Children's Books. 
Outside of Tom GatesEdit
- The VERY Ugly Bug (London: Little Tiger Press, 2004)
- My Big Brother, Boris (Scholastic, 2004)
- Bored Bill (Little Tiger, 2015)
- Penguins (London: Gullane Children's Books, 2008)
- The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf (Little Tiger, 2008); US title, The Three Horrid Little Pigs (Tiger Tales, 2008)
As illustrator only (selected)Edit
- Twilight Rhymes Moonlight Verse, compiled by Mary Joslin (Oxford: Lion Children's Books, 1997)
- Spinderella, written by [Julia Donaldson][Egmont UK], 2002)
- Beautiful Bananas, Elizabeth Laird (Oxford, 2003)
- The Three Billy Goats Fluff, Rachael Mortimer (Hodder Children's Books, 2010)
- Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf, Rachael Mortimer (Hodder, 2012)
Tom Gates seriesEdit
- The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2011)
- Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) (2011)
- Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (Sort Of) (2011)
- Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly) (2012)
- Tom Gates Is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things) (2013)
- Tom Gates: Best Book Day Ever! (so far) (2013)
- Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not) (2013)
- Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky (2014)
- Tom Gates: Yes! No (Maybe... ) (2015)
- Tom Gates: Top of the Class (Nearly) (2015)
- Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...) (2016)
- Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (For Now) (2016)
- Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures (2017)
- Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of) (2017)
- Tom Gates: Totally Brilliant Annual (2017)
- Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans (2018)
- Tom Gates: What Monster? (2018)
- Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do (and Stories Too!) (2019)
- 1999 National Parenting Publications Award, Twilight Rhymes Moonlight Verse, poetry compiled by Mary Joslin and illustrated by Pichon, 1997
- Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011
- Red House Children's Book Award 2012
- Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2012 for Best Fiction for 5-12 Year Olds
- Blue Peter Award for Best Story 2013
- 2004: Silver Award, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (0–5 years), My Big Brother Boris
- 2008: Finalist, Red House Children's Book Award and the Stockport Schools Book Award, The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf
- 2012: Shortlisted for the Specasvers National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, Genius Ideas (Mostly)
- "FAQ's / Liz Pichon". lizpichon.com.
- Lambert, Victoria (10 August 2016). "Liz Pichon on how dyslexia inspired her Tom Gates children's books - and made them a global phenomenon". Retrieved 9 December 2017 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
- "'Kids' Tapestry' by Liz Pichon marks Battle of Hastings anniversary - CBBC Newsround". Retrieved 2018-10-06.
- Horsenden Primary (2017-11-02), Horsenden's Guinness World Record on BBC Breakfast, retrieved 2018-10-12
- "Pichon opens the Gates to standalone fiction in seven-figure deal | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
- "Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011". Prizes Archive: Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Booktrust. Retrieved 2014-10-15. With more information linked, including 17 November 2011 interview of Pichon.
- "Blue Peter Books Awards 2013". Prizes: Blue Peter Book Awards. Booktrust. Retrieved 2014-10-15. With more information linked.