Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book comma-putter and page-numberer in the whole wide world amen. He is the bestselling author and illustrator of the I am Not a Loser series (Egmont) which has been translated into 17 languages and rides high in the UK bestseller chart for 7-10 year olds with over 500,000 copies sold, and the Lollie-winning, wickedly funny spin-off series Future Ratboy.

Scoot, written by Katie Blackburn (Faber),  is his first picture book and a glorious celebration of the on-trend mode of transportation for the under-eights.

Jim has also designed cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake and creates branding for Puccino's coffee shops.

  • Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms - Winner of the Laugh Out Loud Book Award (Lollies) 2017 (6-8 category)
  • Barry Loser and the Birthday Billions shortlisted for Laugh Out Loud Book Award (Lollies) 2018 (6-8 category)
  • Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club
  • Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 for ages 7-14
  • "Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos." The Guardian



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