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Level Up!

When Flo’s engineer mum creates a device that will make her image appear in her videogames, Flo can’t wait to use it! Ignoring her mum’s warnings that it’s not ready, Flo accidentally transports herself into the game, along with her not-so-keen-on-videogames-and-wishing-he’d-stayed-home best friend Max. Immersed in the world of Star Smasher, they not only have to face armies of soldiers, but also the very real possibility that there may not be a way out…

Block and Roll

Having successfully battled spaceships, Max and Flo are excited to return home. But when they wake up, they’re in Max’s favourite game, Blocktopia. The friends are accepted into a city, where they are protected from the dangerous monsters that attack daily. Max is in his element – creating increasingly elaborate buildings – but Flo just wants to go home. Then she uncovers a secret. A secret which might just be the key to escaping the game…

And More...

Look out for more virtual adventures from Flo and Max coming 2020!

About Tom Nicoll

What is a Tom Nicoll?

Tom Nicoll is an award-winning writer of funny books for children, including the There's a Dragon in my... series and Boyband of the Apocalypse, which won the Stockton Children's Book of the Year 2019. He is also an avid, though arguably not-very-good, gamer and has written a video-game based series for younger readers called Level Up!

He sounds cool.

Oh yes, he very much is.

What else can you tell me about him?

He lives just outside Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters. He also likes playing videogames badly.

Favourite videogame?

Rocket League

Nice.

Thanks. Anything else you want to know?

Are you at all troubled by the fact that you're writing this pretending to be two different people.

A little bit yes.

I think we, as in you, should probably stop then.

Good idea. Bye.

Illustrators

Do you draw the pictures in your books is a question I'm asked all the time when I'm visiting schools. "Yes," I tell them. "And I edit them myself and print all the pages out and glue them together." Sometimes though, I tell them the truth about the awesome illustrators who have helped bring all my books to life. But only sometimes. It's their own fault for being so talented.

Sarah Horne

Series: There's a Dragon in my...
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David O'Connell

Series: Boyband of the Apocalypse
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Anjan Sarkar

Series: Level Up
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My Books

Here are all the books I've written.

There's a Dragon in my Dinner!
Small dragon ... big trouble! When Eric finds a tiny dragon nestled among the beansprouts in his Friday night takeaway, he thinks it's a free toy. But Pan the Mini-Dragon is very real indeed - and he's about to get Eric into a whole heap of trouble... How is Eric going to explain the trail of devastation caused by one creature not much bigger than a spring roll? Illustrations by Sarah Horne.
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There's a Dragon in my Backpack!
Eric finally succumbs to Pan's demands and agrees to take the Mini-Dragon to school with him. But Eric gets more trouble than he bargained for when nightmare neighbour Toby switches his backpack with Eric's and dragon-naps Pan! Now Eric must dash across town to Toby's posh school and swap them back before his snappy secret is out! Illustrations by Sarah Horne.
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There's a Dragon in my Toilet!
Pan is missing his parents in China and is delighted when Eric helps him to speak to them over the internet. But his joy turns to despair when his parents announce that they are sending his aunt and uncle to bring him home. Travelling through the sewer system, Pan's relatives show up in Eric's house via his toilet ... and they're not going back without him! Illustrations by Sarah Horne.
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There's a Dragon in my Pants!
Eric and Pan the Mini-Dragon have planned the most awesome camping trip. Then Eric's mortal enemy, Toby, shows up. Determined not to let him take over, Eric suggests a series of outdoor challenges. But when Toby starts bending the rules, it's up to Pan to fly to the rescue... Illustrations by Sarah Horne.
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There's a Dragon in my Popcorn!
Eric and Pan the Mini-Dragon love going to the cinema. So when they hear about a short film competition they jump at the chance to make a movie. But before they can say LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! nightmare neighbour Toby shows up. And he's got Hollywood dreams of his own... Illustrations by Sarah Horne.
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There's a Dragon in my Stocking!
Eric and Pan are thrilled to hear something coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. But their festive visitor isn't quite who they were expecting...Pan's parents are in town for the holidays! With a full house - including, to Eric's dismay, the Blooms - Eric has a tough time of keeping Pan's parents away from his own family. Then disaster strikes, leaving them all without Christmas dinner! Can the Mini-Dragons step in to save the day? Illustrations by Sarah Horne.
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Boyband of the Apocalypse
The closest he's ever come to super-stardom is playing the back end of a donkey in the school Nativity play. Then his sister drags him along to an Apocalips concert and he overhears members of the band plotting to destroy all humanity. Starting with their own lead singer. Can Sam discover his hidden talents, infiltrate the World's Most Evil Boyband and foil their fiendish plan? One thing's for sure - if he's going to save the universe, he'll need a bit of help... Illustrations by David O'Connell.
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Boyband of the Apocalypse: Washed Up
Just when Sam thinks life has returned to normal he's bundled into a black van by agents of the Apocalypse Intelligence Agency who send him off the remote jungle island of Fin del Mundo to appear on a celebrity reality TV game show. One of Sam's rival `celebrity' contestants is none other than evil music mogul Nigel Cruul, who the A.I.A. suspect is planning to bring back the Horsewomen of the Apocalypse. Luckily his best friend Milo and kick-ass sister Lexi are starring in the show too. But they'll have to survive everything from alligator-infested swamps to public vote offs, if they're to save the world once more. Illustrations by David O'Connell.
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Level Up!
When Flo's engineer mum creates a device that will make her image appear in her videogames, Flo can't wait to use it! Ignoring her mum's warnings that it's not ready, Flo accidentally transports herself into the game, along with her not-so-keen-on-videogames-and-wishing-he'd-stayed-home best friend Max. Immersed in the world of Star Smasher, they not only have to face armies of soldiers, but also the very real possibility that there may not be a way out... Illustrations by Anjan Sarkar.
Buy on Amazon
Buy on Waterstones
Level Up - Block and Roll
Having successfully battled spaceships, Max and Flo are excited to return home. But when they wake up, they're in Max's favourite game, Blocktopia. The friends are accepted into a city, where they are protected from the dangerous monsters that attack daily. Max is in his element - creating increasingly elaborate buildings - but Flo just wants to go home. Then she uncovers a secret. A secret which might just be the key to escaping the game... Illustrations by Anjan Sarkar.
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Buy on Waterstones

Contact

I love visiting schools and festivals and can be booked by contacting me through the form below. Or I suppose it can also be used if you just want to give me what for. If you have queries for writing related work then please contact me via my agent Jodie Hodges at United Agents.

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