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Nick Arnold

When he is not writing, Nick spends his time travelling around the UK, giving talks to children in bookshops, schools and libraries. He has recently moved to Devon, England. Horrible Science author Nick Arnold has been writing books and stories since he was a lad. Even in those days his favourite subjects for stories were horrible goings-on – the more gruesome the better. So you see, he hasn’t changed a bit.

Nick’s first published books appeared several years ago when he was working at the University of North London on a project teaching children about nature. This led on to magazine articles. And one day Nick had a brilliant idea, if he could write articles he could write books… Since then Nick has lost count of the number of books he’s written.

He teamed up with Scholastic and the best-selling/award-winning series, Horrible Science was created. There’s currently over twenty titles on sale – including Ugly Bugs, Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Chemical Chaos, Nasty Nature and Disgusting Digestion to name but a few. Nick’s most recent books are Explosive Experiments, Killer Energy and The Body Owner’s Handbook.

Ugly Bugs and Blood Bones & Body Bits won the prestigious Rhône-Poulenc Junior Science Books Prize in 1997. Nick’s also had the honour of being a judge for the Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science. Sales across the series now stand at over an amazing one and half million books!

Aside from Horrible Science Nick has written Awesome Archeology for The Knowledge, Speedy Reads: The Moon Landing. He soon have a new series to his name called Wild Lives, about the first year in animals life, first up Nick will be looking at lions and sharks!

When he’s not writing books, Nick is constantly taking his one-person show to bookshops, libraries, festivals and schools. The show is everything you would expect from a Horrible Science book, packed with revolting experiments and gory descriptions.

Books by Nick Arnold

  • Angry Animals

    Angry Animals

  • Annual 2011

    Annual 2011

  • Annual 2012

    Annual 2012

  • Awesome Archaeology

    Awesome Archaeology

  • Blood, Bones and Body Bits

    Blood, Bones and Body Bits

  • Blood, Bones and Body Bits

    Blood, Bones and Body Bits

  • Body Owner's Handbook

    Body Owner's Handbook

  • Body Owner's Handbook

    Body Owner's Handbook

  • Bulging Brains

    Bulging Brains

  • Bulging Brains

    Bulging Brains

  • Chemical Chaos

    Chemical Chaos

  • Chemical Chaos

    Chemical Chaos

  • Deadly Diseases

    Deadly Diseases

  • Deadly Diseases

    Deadly Diseases

  • Disgusting Digestion

    Disgusting Digestion

  • Disgusting Digestion

    Disgusting Digestion

  • Evil Inventions

    Evil Inventions

  • Evil Inventions

    Evil Inventions

  • Fatal Forces

    Fatal Forces

  • Fatal Forces

    Fatal Forces

  • Frightening Light

    Frightening Light

  • Frightful Flight (New Edition)

    Frightful Flight (New Edition)

  • House of Horrors

    House of Horrors

  • Killer Energy

    Killer Energy

  • Microscopic Monsters

    Microscopic Monsters

  • Microscopic Monsters

    Microscopic Monsters

  • Nasty Nature

    Nasty Nature

  • Nasty Nature

    Nasty Nature

  • Painful Poison

    Painful Poison

  • Painful Poison

    Painful Poison

  • Really Rotten Experiments

    Really Rotten Experiments

  • Shocking Electricity

    Shocking Electricity

  • Shocking Electricity

    Shocking Electricity

  • Sounds Dreadful

    Sounds Dreadful

  • Space, Stars and Slimy Aliens

    Space, Stars and Slimy Aliens

  • Space, Stars and Slimy Aliens

    Space, Stars and Slimy Aliens

  • Terrible Time

    Terrible Time

  • The Fight for Flight

    The Fight for Flight

  • The Horrible Science of You

    The Horrible Science of You

  • The Terrible Truth About Time

    The Terrible Truth About Time

  • Ugly Bugs

    Ugly Bugs

  • Ugly Bugs

    Ugly Bugs

  • Ugly Bugs Jigsaw Book

    Ugly Bugs Jigsaw Book

  • Vicious Veg

    Vicious Veg

  • Wasted World

    Wasted World

Awards

Nick Arnold has won three Aventis Science Prizes for the Horrible Science series, for Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Ugly Bugs and Really Rotten Experiments, and won the 2013 Best Book with Facts at the Blue Peter Book Awards.