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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790105
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

Tom Weekly 3: My Life and Other Massive Mistakes




I'm Tom Weekly. You think you've made mistakes? I've made more.

I'm Tom Weekly. You think you've made mistakes? I've made more.

Every single word in this book is true. I do know someone with the worst case of nits in history. Stella Holling used chocolate to trick me into kissing her again. My sister, Tanya, truly is an evil genius. And as weird as it sounds, I really did ask Jack to help me mine my teeth for cash. It's embarrassing, but it's true.

Bonus stuff inside this book:
1. Test your dad for Cranky Dad Syndrome
2. Make your own slime
3. Have your brain removed

  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790105
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series and Nit Boy. His books have won and been shortlisted for many awards, including a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, ABIA, YABBA, KOALA, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Queensland Literary Awards. His new release for 2021 is Ginger Meggs, a 100th anniversary book of brand new short stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921.


Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop a number of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, join his Young Writers’ StorySchool and help him try to change the world at tristanbancks.com

Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows.
Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards.

His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded.

Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016 and has won many awards internationally, including a 2017 CBCA Notable book and 2017 book of the year for 5-8 year olds in the Speech Pathology book awards in Australia.

Praise for Tom Weekly 3: My Life and Other Massive Mistakes

Like Dahl, Bancks is passionate about inspiring a love of reading in the young by placing fun at the centre of his storytelling.

Andy Griffiths, Sydney Morning Herald

Awards & recognition

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2016  •  Older Readers

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