Cover Reveal & Book Giveaway: Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy – Dashe Roberts (Illustrated by Bill Bragg) – Out 6th February 2020!

Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to exclusively reveal the cover of Dashe Roberts’ eagerly-awaited first novel, Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy, illustrated by Bill Bragg, which will be published on 6th February 2020 by Nosy Crow.

I’m even more delighted that the team at Nosy Crow have produced an awesome animated video to show off the cover in all its glory which you can see on Twitter: @MrEPrimary!

I’m also super happy because the very lovely people at Nosy Crow have given me three copies of Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy to give away!
Find out more below!

Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy

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When twelve-year-old, UFO-obsessed, Lucy Sladan sneaks out in the middle of a thunderstorm to investigate the unexplained disappearances in her hometown of Sticky Pines, she finds more than she bargained for: a huge hairy creature, a thirteen-year-old stranger named Milo Fisher and a deep-rooted secret.

Together, Lucy and Milo become entwined in a mystery that threatens to engulf the whole town of Sticky Pines and its weird and wonderful residents.


After all the times she had insisted that something was out there, after all the times no one believed her, after the lifetime of sniggering she had endured –tonight, Lucy Sladanwould prove she was right. With a CLICK, she loaded a roll of film into the old camera she had ‘borrowed’ from her parents. She needed proof, the kind that was hard to fake. People of the world, she thought, prepare to learn the Truth.

• What do a monster, a sweetener made from pine tree sap and the Fisher family have to do with one another? Lucy may be the only one who can find out: she’s the only one who really believes that The Truth is Out There

• US setting and voice gives it an authentic genre feel

• Funny, fast-paced and perfect for reluctant readers

Age: 9+
RRP: £6.99
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781788006866

The first in an exciting new middle-grade series: Stranger Things meets The X-Files

Editor says:

“If you like the look of STRANGER THINGS but your mum says it’s too scary, then STICKY PINES is the series for you!”

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Dashe Roberts

Dashe Roberts spent most of her life in California and studied Psychology and Film at UC Berkely. After several years working in New York as a playwright and actress, she moved to London and received an MA in Children’s Literature. Dashe loves stories that contain elements of mystery, adventure and the uncanny, and The Bigwoof Conspiracy is her debut novel for children.

Find out more by following Dashe Roberts on Twitter: @maddashe

Preorder: Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy is currently available to pre-order online from Waterstones or from any good independent bookshop, go support yours!

Huge thanks to Dashe, Julia, Rebecca and all at Nosy Crow for inviting me to host this super cover reveal, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

Mr E



The very lovely people at Nosy Crow have kindly given me three copies of Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy to give away!

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If you’d like to be in with a chance of being one of the first people to read this incredible book, simply retweet (RT) this tweet!

Copies will be sent to winners when available from Nosy Crow, as soon as possible.