Liz Pichon (born August 16, 1963 in London, England) is a British illustrator and children's writer. She lives in Brighton (as of November 2011).

She studied graphic design in the Camberwell School of Art in London. She worked as art director in the musical label Jive Records. Afterwards she started working as a freelance illustrator and writer of children's books.

Her work most widely held in WorldCat libraries is The Very Ugly Bug, a children's picture book.


  • 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)
Tom Gates series

Novels written and illustrated by Pichon, published by Scholastic Books.

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TitleBook release DatePages
1The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates4 April 2011239
2Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)1 September 2011340
3Everythings' Amazing (Sort Of)1 March 2012404
4Genius Ideas (Mostly)6 September 2012307
5Best Book Day Ever (So Far)7 March 201396
6Tom Gates Is Absolutely Fantastic (At Some Things)4 April 2013249
7Extra Special Treats (Not)17 October 2013219
8(A Tiny Bit) Lucky8 May 2014253
9Yes! No. (Maybe)7 May 2015257
10Top Of The Class (Nearly)8 October 2015221
11Super Good Skills (Almost)5 May 2016235
12DogZombies Rule (For Now)6 October 2016
As illustrator only (selected)


Twilight Rhymes Moonlight Verse (1997), poetry compiled by Mary Joslin and illustrated by Pichon, won the 1999 National Parenting Publications Award.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2011), first in Pichon's series of self-illustrated novels, won a 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize (7–14 years), a 2012 Red House Children's Book Award (younger readers), and a 2012 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize (ages 5–12). The fourth volume Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly) won a 2013 Blue Peter Book Award (best story).