This book is now part of the ‘Science Fiction Station‘ video series!

Free worksheets and accompanying author reading videos. Can be used as complete, regular lessons for quarantine homeschooling.


Wacky and fun like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but especially for kids!

Ilnoblet Elmer is an ordinary boy. Except for one thing; he’s from another planet – and his family, friends and teachers don’t know.

This human-alien superhero has lots of adventures trying to defeat tricky and sticky aliens, including the Mootilokygogrifies (that’s a mouthful to say – and they’re even worse when hiding in your garden shed).

All between going to school and handing in his homework on time!

The novel is full of science, space travel, planets, extraterrestrials, and some special words and numbers which have an interesting effect on aliens! There’s even a glossary to help with understanding Ilnoblet’s Gapitonian language – you’ll be speaking it in no time!


“Children’s literature that makes learning fun is always a joy to read. ‘Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves‘ by Kathryn Rose Newey is one such joy… 

“There’s plenty of action to keep kids interested, and alongside, there’s a fantastic message about fitting in…

“I love Newey’s use of letters and words in [Ilnoblet’s] confrontation with the Mootilokygogrifies. It’s such a unique take on the humans vs. extraterrestrials trope…

“With great pleasure, I rate ‘Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves’ 4 out of 4 stars. This adventure story is fit for both kids and kids at heart…

“Science fiction readers who want a little fun with their science would enjoy this book… This book is absolutely awesome.”

[From the official review by OnlineBookClub.org.]


The e-book version is currently free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers (readable in any Kindle app), and is also offered free on promotion from time to time.

Get your paperback or e-book from:

Amazon.co.uk   Amazon.com 


The second Ilnoblet Elmer book, The Hamster’s Triangles in Space, is due to be published soon. Find out more here.


Paperbacks and e-books are available from most Amazon websites and major online bookstores internationally, such as Barnes & Noble, Booktopia, Foyles, Waterstones, Blackwells, etc.

The Kindle reader app can be downloaded for reading Kindle e-books on any device (such as PC, Mac, iOS or Android).

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-97934-353-4