Latest Books

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


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?


Wild Thing - by Emma Barnes
Out February 2014
Published by Scholastic
ISBN 978-1407137957  
 With a rock guitarist dad, and undoubtedly the naughtiest little sister ever, Kate reckons things can't get any worse...until a burglar breaks in.  Then she realises that little sister Wild Thing might have her good points after all.
The first of a new series for 8+.
Wild Thing and Hound Dog follows in July 2014.
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
Witch Camp by Ruth Symes
Out June 2013
Published by Piccadilly
ISBN: 1848123108 
At Witch Camp anything can happen!
The latest in the popular Belladonna series.



The Bomber Dog - by Megan Rix
Out Aug 2013 in paperback and kindle
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.




Slightly Jones: Case of the Hidden City - by Joan Lennon
Out August 2013
ISBN:  9781846471704
"Maria kidnapped.  Dare tell no one.  Ransom demand signed Hidden City.  Afraid."
Slightly Jones arrives in the City of Art and Artists in response to a bewildering telegram.  But will her first case out of her own country prove too much for our detective-in-training?  Will she discover the truth, or will she be lost forever beneath the streets of Paris?



The Victory Dogs - by Megan Rix
Out April 2013
ISBN 0141342730
This is the story of two puppies born on the London Underground on the first night of the Blitz.
Also available on kindle.
Tales from the Turrets - by Joan Lennon
Out February 2013
ISBN:  978-1846471605
Three stories in one book!
The Ferret Princess - Wag and the King - The Mucker's Tale
Travel to a world where princesses prefer ferrets to fancy dresses, old dogs are wiser than their young masters, and stable boys save the day.
This collection of chapter books is perfect for young readers looking for an unlikely hero - or heroine .



Don't Judge Me by Linda Strachan
Out October 2012
‘If we don’t see the whole the picture the bit we see might be the wrong bit.  It works for people, too. You think you know me, but think again because you don’t, so  Don’t Judge Me!’
We all make snap judgements, about people we meet, about our friends and about other people’s motives. But what if we’re wrong? What if a life depends on getting it right? Take 4 teens, an arsonist, an unreliable witness and four different motives.
With life and death on the line - Don’t Judge Me.




Planet Hell
by Joan Lennon

Out September 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4081-5477-9
"We don't like people who ask questions."
Sam is a Miner, digging Ore on Planet Hell.  He's never been above ground - it's deadly up there.  But then Sam starts asking too many questions, and now he's running for his life.
And there's only one way to go.  Up.
Thought-provoking sci-fi for struggling readers. 


 
Wolfie by Emma Barnes
Out August 2012
ISBN:978-1-905537-27-3
Sometimes a Girl's Best Friend...is a WOLF!
Lucie has always wanted a pet dog, but not one this big, or with teeth this sharp.  With wonderful illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.  Suitable for 6-10s.
"A delightful book" The Book Bag.
Book of the Week - Books for Keeps.






Doc Chaos: The Chernobyl Effect & The Last Laugh by David Thorpe
Out August 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9572459-4-5
Illustrated by prominent stars of the comics art world includng: Simon Bisley, Brian Bolland, Dave McKean and Bryan Talbot.
"Inside a nuclear reactor, no one can hear you scream - with pleasure." Doc Chaos, the scientific prodigy, has a dark reason for selling nuclear power to the world. "DOC CHAOS is one of the most exciting and refreshing pieces of graphic literature I've seen in a long time." - Alan Moore.