Planet Plastic – Interactive Environmental Worksheet ~ Free Teaching Resource All About Plastics, Pollution and Waste

Plastic is everywhere – so much so, that we might as well rename Planet Earth “Planet Plastic”. Explore the environmental issues of plastic waste, pollution and solutions in a 2-page worksheet I created for you. It’s suitable for anyone aged 9-14 years, and it’s best to use it with someone else, perhaps a teacher or parent, so you can benefit from discussion, […]

Interview with Environmental Author Sonia Faruqi ~ Books Exploring Factory Farming and Ocean Conservation

I’m always happy to find another author who uses the magic of words and the potentially powerful imagery inherent in them to bring awareness of environmental issues, animal rights and nature conservation to the world. Sonia Faruqi is one such author, having written two books, both of which she says happened accidentally! I interviewed Sonia in August 2018 about her […]

Veganism: Saving the Planet one Plant-Based Meal at a Time ~ Vegans Shun Animal Suffering, Help Health & Environment

Veganism: Some may think it’s a passing fad or trend which celebrities, especially young celebrities and their followers, are embracing. However there’s more to veganism than you might think, and the numbers of people adopting vegan diets have risen exponentially in the last 10 years. Matt Prior, a vegan and vegan activist in Hertfordshire, UK, says: “Veganism is a lifestyle, not […]

Single-Use Plastic – 5 Ways To Reduce Yours and Save the Earth ~ Easy ways to Reduce, Reuse or Recycle your Plastics

Single-use plastic is what it says: Plastic that’s been designed to be used once only, then thrown away. What a waste! We all know it’s a huge problem. Billions of tons of waste plastic lies about as litter, clogs up the oceans, and animals get caught and injured or killed by it. Plus plastic is made from fossil fuels (oil) […]

‘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 Animal Rights Story for Teens to be Published Soon ~ Novel about Zoo Animals in Captivity, 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 […]

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, or watch it now: Here’s some more information about the ‘Nature Conservation Fiction’ genre: What exactly is ‘nature conservation fiction’ or ‘environmental fiction’? […]

What are ‘Animal Rights’ and why should we care about Animals? ~ Caring about Animals Goes Further than Fluffy Bunnies

The term ‘Animal Rights‘ is everywhere these days. To the point where perhaps it’s easy to dismiss, like the myriad of other things vying for our attention in the modern world. But here’s why the rights of animals are important… Now we could get into ethics and philosophy, but to me it’s simpler than that.  Firstly we can often see the […]

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 another […]