Latest Books

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

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
ISBN 978-1407137971 

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

Kate has a sister so terrible, they call her Wild Thing.   She's a tree-swinging, worm-digging, mud-slinging menace.  And now she's off camping! 
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 the Viking Games by Joan Lennon
Out August 2014
Published by A&C Black
ISBN:  978-1472904621

When the Champion of the Waves turns up at the Frondfell Games, Leif's granny goes into overdrive, but that's only one on a long list of worries for our hero. 

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

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
Sometimes a Girl's Best 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.