Skip to content

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet: Book 1

Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik

Planet Omar is a book about being different, growing friendships and overcoming hurdles.

Omar has just moved into a new house with his family: sticky-fingered little brother Esa, snooty older sister Maryam and his scientist parents. Going to a new school turns out to be okay, apart from the fact that class bully Daniel tells Omar that because he’s a Muslim, he’s going to be kicked out of the country and will have to go and live in Pakistan. Understandably worried, Omar asks his cousin if that’s true, and both hope it isn’t, because there’s a distinct lack of good pizza there. Plus, there’s mean Mrs Rogers next door who complains loudly about Omar’s mum frying onions.
Yet when mean Mrs Rogers has an accident, Omar’s family is there to help. And when Omar and bully Daniel get stranded on a school trip in London, Omar realises that Danny isn’t so tough after all…

Find this book

Visit your local library website to borrow this book. Your local library service also offers many Reading Well books as ebooks and audiobooks, free to download.

If you’d like to buy a copy of this book, you can visit our page.


I've read this

Reader Reviews


13 January 2021

It’s so funny and even when there was a bully at his class. Omar was not at the school that has the bully at the beginning of the story. He changed school because he changed house and the old one was far away.


23 December 2020

The book was really good, I had a great experience on how Omar was strong and had faith in himself and was accepting what his parents decided for him and his family, he knew that his parents were doing it for him and his families good……..
I would recommend this to children and teachers who are interested in fiction .

Urgent help