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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tom Watson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born:


-- Blog -- http://stickdogbooks.com/index.php/blog
-- Website -- http://stickdogbooks.com
-- Tom Watson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=tom++watson


Illinois Connection

Watson lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tom Watson was a Political Science major in college. He worked for US Senator John Glenn and as a political speechwriter. He has also been a freelance advertiser and marketer. This experience helped him develop the unique, story-telling narrative style of the Stick Dog books. His time in politics made him realize it's a lot more fun and rewarding to write stories for kids than write speeches for grown-ups.


Awards

Stick Dog


-- 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) The author loves to visit schools, bookstores and libraries. His visits usually include talking with kids about the Stick Dog books, teaching them how to draw all the characters, and lots of time for questions and answers. He even asks young readers to help him come up with great ideas for future Stick Dog stories. The best way to inquire about Tomís availability is to contact his School Events Coordinator at HarperCollins at [mailto:harper.appearances@gmail.com harper.appearances@gmail.com].

Selected Titles At Your Library

A tail of two kitties /
ISBN: 0062411004. OCLC Number: 913135872

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Stick Cat and his best friend Edith must rescue a man in the building next door.

Cats in the City
ISBN: 9781538412534. OCLC Number: 988018139

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ANIMAL STORIES (CHILDREN'S TEENAGE). Stick Cat is going somewhere he's never been before--his best friend Edith's apartment. It's got everything: donut crumbs in the sink, a fire escape, and a window with a great view of the big city. While admiring that view, Stick Cat sees trouble--thick, gooey, terrible trouble. Hazel, the bagel maker, is in serious danger in the building across the alley. Stick Cat knows he and Edith have to help. He'll use his smarts--and Edith's appetite--to devise a rescue plan. The only question is this: Can Hazel hang on long enough for this dynamic duo to save her? Join Stick Cat and Edith on another dangerous, epic--and hilarious--rescue mission. Ages 9+

Stick Cat :
ISBN: 9780062572615. OCLC Number: 948747991

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There's a new pet in town: Stick Cat! Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Stick Dog books, Stick Cat features Tom Watson's trademark combination of laughs and adventure.It's a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the twenty-third floor, danger lurks just around the corner. Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley--and around Edith's peculiar ways--to attempt a rescue.Stick Cat's high-wire act is sure to please cat lovers and Stick Dog fans everywhere.

Stick Dog /
ISBN: 0062110780. OCLC Number: 795757756

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Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog! He'll make you laugh ... He'll make you cry ... But above all, he'll make you hungry. Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger.

Stick dog chases a pizza
ISBN: 9780062345745. OCLC Number: 882257276

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Is it a flying saucer?Is it a Frisbee?Or is it the best thing they've ever tasted?Stick Dog and his crazy canine crew have discovered a newfangled flavor--and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be easy. There's a kitten to rescue, a plan to make, and the messiest--and most dangerous--game of catch they've ever played ...

Stick Dog chases a pizza /
ISBN: 0062278053. OCLC Number: 877013224

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Tasting pizza for the first time, Stick Dog and his crazy canine crew find it more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs, and set off to get slices of their own, but obstacles keep hindering the success of their mission.

Stick dog craves candy
ISBN: 9780062683489. OCLC Number: 995161334

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Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson's hilarious series continues with Stick Dog Craves Candy--a fun Halloween adventure! Stick Dog and the gang are on their usual hunt for food, but there is something unusual going on. Little humans are dressed up as creepy witches and spooky ghosts, all carrying big orange buckets!Their search leads them to something unexpected and delicious and sweet--candy! Once they get a taste, they will stop at nothing to get more. The gang will have to avoid terrifying witches and even escape a creepy haunted house! Will Stick Dog's smarts, courage, and patience be enough to lead his buddies to the best treats ever?Witches, and ghosts, and goblins...and Stick Dog and friends! Oh my!

Stick Dog dreams of ice cream
ISBN: 9780062464248. OCLC Number: 932138049

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Stick Dog and his pals are back, but this time the temperature is rising and they're all feeling the heat. They need cold, cold ice cream on this hot, hot day. It will take all of Stick Dog's smarts to guide his friends to a scrumptious ice cream feast. They'll battle a water-attacking machine, discover rainbow puddles, and chase the strangest, loudest truck they've ever seen. But there's a looming threat to their mission, Stick Dog gets spotted by a human. And the police are on his tail. If he's captured, Stick Dog may never see his friends again. If he escapes, it's ice cream for everyone.

Stick Dog dreams of ice cream /
ISBN: 006227807X. OCLC Number: 889666473

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Stick Dog and his feral friends are looking for relief on a very hot day--and this time they have their eyes on a ice cream truck.

Stick Dog gets the tacos
ISBN: 9780062685186. OCLC Number: 1083642492

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HEY! WHAT'S THAT IN THE TREE? IT'S AN EMERGENCY! When Karen sprints into Stick Dog's pipe and declares an emergency, Stick Dog springs into action. After racing through the woods with his squad of strays, Stick Dog discovers there's no crisis at all. But there is a great opportunity to feed his hungry friends. As a family of humans plans to feast on tacos, tortilla chips, and guacamole, Stick Dog makes plans of his own. To feed Mutt, Karen, Poo-Poo, and Stripes, he'll need all his smarts and problem-solving skills. While his hungry, drooling, goofy friends prepare to chow down, something nags Stick Dog at the edge of his mind. What is that thing swinging in a tree? And how can he get it? If this funny, madcap, daring quest succeeds, it's taco time for these crazy canines!

Stick dog slurps spaghetti
ISBN: 9780062669384. OCLC Number: 959243809

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Stick Dog and his gang of hungry hounds want to play tug-of-war. Their search for rope leads to something even better, spaghetti! Once they get a taste, they must get some more. It will be their most difficult mission ever, and will demand all of Stick Dog's problem-solving skills. They'll need to scale the tallest mountain in the suburbs and sneak into a restaurant filled with people. Dangerous humans, a strange-talking girl, a huge chef, and a penguin-man, lurk around every corner. But there's more than danger in the air. Stick Dog has caught the scent of something even more scrumptious than spaghetti. And he'll risk everything to find out what it is.

Stick Dog slurps spaghetti /
ISBN: 006234322X. OCLC Number: 935985696

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When they come across spaghetti in their search for a tug-of-war rope, Stick Dog and his hungry friends go on a quest for more pasta that sees them scale their suburb's tallest mountain and sneak into a restaurant filled with humans.

Stick dog tries to take the donuts
ISBN: 9781338188288. OCLC Number: 966669729

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Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that's not all. He'll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend Poo-Poo comes face-to-face with the ultimate enemy a squirrel. With Stick Dog's smarts, daring, loyalty and patience he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever.

Stick Dog tries to take the donuts /
ISBN: 0062343203. OCLC Number: 910530549

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Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that's not all. He'll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend Poo-Poo comes face-to-face with the ultimate enemy--a squirrel. With Stick Dog's smarts, daring, loyalty--and patience--he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever.

Stick Dog wants a hot dog
ISBN: 9780007511495. OCLC Number: 879648532

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Stick Dog and his friends must execute a master plan for stealing hot dogs.--

Stick Dog wants a hot dog /
ISBN: 0062110802. OCLC Number: 827259851

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"Stick Dog and his friends must execute a master plan for stealing hot dogs"--