Latest Books

Here are some of the latest titles by Awfully Big Blog Adventure contributors:

The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton
Out July 2018
Published by Stripes
JESS WILSON REMEMBERS EVERY SINGLE DETAIL OF EVERY SINGLE DAY. She remembers the research programme that ruled her life. She remembers creating a fresh start for herself at a boarding school on Dartmoor. She remembers her roommate falling from the window. When Jess starts receiving cryptic messages she turns to new boy Dan for support  and she’s forced to question her past.

But when there’s so much information  in your head, how do you sort the  truth from the lies?


Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers
Out May 2017
Published by Macmillan

Since accidentally joining the crew of pirate ship the Onion, the lives of twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne, her magician friend Peter and former-librarian Tom have been turned upside down. Having battled the world's most evil magician, Marfak West, fought off sea monsters and found Magical North, they thought they were prepared for whatever the eight oceans could throw at them . . . until they hatched the world's last-known dragon.



Chloe's Secret Princess Club by Emma Barnes
Out September 2016 
Published by Scholastic UK

Imaginative Chloe is determined to be a princess – and she isn't going to let ordinary life get in her way!
A new series for 7+






Jenny the Pony’s New Friends by Liz Kessler
Out June 2016 
Published by Orion Children's Books

Liz’s latest Early Reader, co-written with her partner Laura Tonge.









Silver Skin by Joan Lennon
Out June 2015 
Published by Birlinn Ltd.

Sci-fi meets prehistory in this story of a time-traveller from the far future who accidentally ends up in ancient Scotland. Inspired by the Stone Age village at Skara Brae, Orkney, this is a gripping YA novel. 





Wild Thing Goes Camping 
by Emma Barnes
Out February 2015 
Published by Scholastic UK

The third book in the series for 8+ about the naughtiest little sister ever. Follows Wild Thing and Wild Thing Gets A Dog.
"Hilarious and heartwarming" - The Scotsman.





Leif Frond and Quickfingers by Joan Lennon
Out August 2014
Published by A&C Black
ISBN:  978-1472904539

A tale of cunning deceptions, wild inventions and "the danger of cow" - can Leif survive long enough to solve the mystery of the Old Pedlar? 

Deep Amber - by CJ Busby
Out March 2014
Published by Templar

Two worlds collide when strange objects are discovered in medieval Roland Castle and in the modern day home of siblings Catrin and Simon. Could mysterious substance deep amber be at the centre of this rift between worlds? Catrin and Simon must join forces with apprentice witch Dora and castle mischief-maker Jem to mend the rift and prevent the deep amber from falling into the wrong hands.


The Dark Wild
- by Piers Torday
Out March 2014
Published by Quercus
ISBN: 978-1782064855

Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. And soon Kester realises: he is the only one who can stop them. Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too?




Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers by John Dougherty

Out January 2014

ISBN978-0-19-273449-5
The first rather ridiculous story of two children and some very bad badgers. Illustrated by David Tazzyman, it’s been described as ‘Monty Python for kids’.
“Sharp wit and genuinely funny storytelling keep everything moving along at a rattling speed... Clever, surprising and satisfyingly silly” - Booktrust

Twisted Winter by Catherine Butler
September 2013 
Published by A&C Black

This sinister collection of short stories is by a stunning line-up of authors: Susan Cooper, Katherine Langrish, Liz Williams, Frances Hardinge, Frances Thomas, Rhiannon Lassiter and Catherine Butler.



The Bomber Dog - by Megan Rix

Out Aug 2013
Published by Puffin

ISBN: 0141347899


The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during the Second World War.




Witch Camp by Ruth Symes 
Out June 2013
Published by Piccadilly

In Witch Camp anything can happen!
The latest in the popular Belladonna series.



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