‘Animals in the Forest’ Review: Thought Provoking and an Absolute Pleasure to Read ~ Review in EducationOtherwise.org Newsletter Spring 2018

The Nature Conservation novel aimed at middle grade children, teens and young adults, ‘Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came‘, was recently reviewed by Education Otherwise, a major home education organisation in the UK. Kerri, the EO book reviewer, wrote: “‘Animals in the Forest’ is an absolute pleasure to read due to the superb descriptive detail and wide ranging vocabulary…It’s a […]

New Teens’ and Children’s Animal Rights Story to be Published Soon ~ Out Soon: Story about Zoo Animals in Confinement, With Facts and Websites

UPDATE June 2018: ‘The Zoo Animals’ Faraway Dream‘ has been published! Find out more here. If you or your kids are into reading about the natural environment, green issues, ecology, animals or saving the planet, then my next book, ‘The Zoo Animals’ Faraway Dream‘ is for you! It’s a story about living behind bars, told from the perspective of zoo […]

Ilnoblet Elmer is Officially Awarded ‘4 out of 4 Stars’! ~ 4 out of 4 Stars Review by OnlineBookclub.org

OnlineBookClub.org has published their official review of ‘Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves‘, rating it 4 out of 4 stars: “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… This adventure story is fit for both kids and kids at heart. As an […]

Children’s Writing Workshops at Waterstones Bookstores ~ Kids' Writing Workshops with Local Author in Hertfordshire

UPDATE May 2018: I’m offering more Kids’ Writing Workshops at Waterstones Hatfield, Waterstones Welwyn Garden City, and Harpenden Books during May Half-Term (28th-31st May 2018). Contact the stores to book your place! UPDATE April 2018! The 2pm-3pm workshop on Monday 9 April 2018 is now fully booked, so we’ve added a second workshop at 11am-12noon. Hurry and book your place (ages […]

Radio Interview: Nature Conservation Novel ‘Animals in the Forest’ ~ Kathryn Rose Newey Interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio

Nick Coffer interviewed me live on BBC Three Counties Radio about my nature conservation / environmental fiction book ‘Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came‘ early in January 2018. Listen to the podcast of the interview here. Here’s some more information about the ‘Nature Conservation Fiction’ genre: What exactly is ‘nature conservation fiction’ or ‘environmental fiction’? It’s a relatively unexplored […]

What do Batman and Ilnoblet Elmer have in Common? ~ Aspiring Illustrator and Art Student puts his Skills to the Test

Or more precisely, what do an illustration of Batman and the book cover for ‘Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves‘ have in common? Answer: Both have been drawn and designed by Jamie Ridge, who is currently an Art & Design student and aspiring illustrator! Jamie and other Art & Design students from Oaklands College in Hertfordshire, UK, partook in a […]

Animals in the Forest – Audiobook Available Soon! ~ Environmental Audiobook will be on Amazon, Audible & iTunes

UPDATE February 2018: The audiobook is now ready! Get it from:  Audible.co.uk or Audible.com  Thought I’d give you a head’s up – Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came (already available as a paperback and e-book) is going to be made into an audiobook. Once created, it will be available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes. I’ve chosen an English native […]

New Children’s Sci-Fi Story with a Difference! ~ Fun and Educational Children's and Teens' Science Fiction

My latest book, Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves (published December 2017), is a fun children’s and young teens’ science fiction story with a difference. Ilnoblet Elmer is an ordinary boy like any other. Except for one thing. He’s from another planet – and his family, friends and teachers don’t know. The story follows his adventures trying to defeat tricky and […]

Environmental Activists and Indigenous Tribes Honoured ~ Environmental Fiction Teaches Readers Facts in the Real World

Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came is much more than just a story from the animals’ point of view. It’s also “a story to save the Earth”! But how does one story save the Earth, you ask? The story itself is about an increasingly concerning environmental issue – humans ‘developing’ land where wild animals live. On other […]

‘Animals in the Forest’ Paperback and e-Book now available! ~ Environmental Fiction Title Aims to 'Save the Earth'

Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came is now conveniently available as either paperback or e-book versions on Amazon. You can get your paperback or e-book here:   Amazon.co.uk  or   Amazon.com    Kids’ books are meant to be enjoyable, readable and fun, and that’s wonderful. But often they’re not about real things in the real world, and they don’t always encourage thinking and questioning. […]