Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet
Meet Omar, and his huge imagination! He tries his best to stay out of trouble, but sometimes it finds him! The debut novel in the inclusive, award-winning Planet Omar series.
An exciting #OwnVoices middle-grade debut starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination. An NPR Best Book of the Year.
Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! You might not know me yet, but once you open the pages of this book you’ll laugh so hard that snot will come out of your nose (plus you might meet a dragon and a zombie – what more could you want?).
My parents decided it would be a good idea to move house AND move me to a new school at the same time. As if I didn’t have a hard enough time staying out of trouble at home, now I’ve also got to try and make new friends. What’s worse, the class bully seems to think I’m the perfect target.
Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes
Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy
Omar and his huge imagination are back - and he's still getting himself into sticky situations! Can he find the missing money to help save his local mosque?
Welcome back to Planet Omar! The second book in Zanib Mian’s laugh-out-loud series is perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Omar and his friends have been saving up their pocket money for ages so they can have the world’s most epic Nerf Blaster battle. But when Omar discovers that his mosque is in trouble, they decide to donate their pennies to help save it.
Then they try to raise some more money by: Doing some chores (boorrring) Selling some home-made cookies (deeelicious) Holding a talent contest (YESSSSSSS).
Everything goes PERFECTLY until the money mysteriously goes missing. Can they work out who has taken it in time to stop the mosque closing down? And what exactly is Omar’s sister Maryam hiding in her room…?
Chosen as The Times Children’s Book of the Week: ‘Mian’s gentle mixing of humour and Muslim tradition is fresh and necessary.’
Zanib Mian is a World Book Day author for 2021 with her Planet Omar title, Operation Kind.
Running time: 2 hours 1 min
Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission
With great friends by your side, nothing can stop you! Not even strange, spooky aliens... The third book in the 'Planet Omar' Series.
Welcome back to Planet Omar! The third book in Zanib Mian’s laugh-out-loud series is perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
When Omar and his friends come back after the school holidays, their lovely teacher seems to have been replaced by somebody much more grumpy.
Overhearing other teachers talking about her, Omar decides something terrible has happened. Could she possibly have been abducted by … aliens?!
Omar persuades his friends to mount a rescue mission but what they find is very surprising!
*Zanib Mian is a World Book Day author for 2021 with her Planet Omar title, Operation Kind.*
Running time: 2 hours 21minutes
Age Range - 5 - 12+yrs