It's tough fitting in when you're born to stick out!


From the moment Stick Boy and his family move to Little Town, there is way more to worry about than being the new kid.


There's a mysterious plot involving Baron Ben's new Mega Mall, pop star Jonny Vidwire, and the highly suspicious HomeBots that are infiltrating every home in town.


Can Stick Boy and his friends uncover the evil plan behind it all... before it's too late?


Action-packed, with a sensitive view on friendships and bullying and with thrilling twists and turns, this is an incredibly exciting and extremely funny new world for middle grade readers and fans of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, TOM GATES and TIMMY FAILURE.





About the Author


Paul Coomey was born in Cork, where his mother taught him to read in 1982. His favourite book that year was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, and he hasn’t stopped reading since. He learned to write creatively at Kilmurray National School, where he was the only student to ever achieve a mark of 9/10 for an essay, awarded by Headmaster Der Hartnett for a story about a wolf in the snow.


When he isn’t writing and illustrating books, Paul works as an Art Director at a brilliant little company called Wonderbly, and sometimes does workshops and portfolio reviews at UCL and AUB and with the AOI and SCBWI.


Paul lives in Hastings with three of the greatest rogues the world has ever known, only two of whom are cats. In his spare time his favourite things to do are read comics and walk to the sea.


You can find out more about Paul on his website at







© 2023 Paul Coomey

Stick Boy is published by Little Tiger Press

ISBN: 9781788952309