Kathryn White

Kathryn White

Author of books, Children's author, Ghostwriter, Novelist, Scriptwriter, YA author

Also writes as

Kit White
http://www.kathrynwhite.net
kwauthor@gmail.com
01749 677639 or 07914 011649
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Available for

Commission a book, Educational, General enquiry, Interview, Reading, Speech, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Further Education, University, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Fiction, History, Horror, Humour, Novelty, Science, Science fiction, Sport, Stage/Screen, Travel

Book types

Educational, Fiction for children, Fiction 8-13, Picture book, Young Adult

Awards

  • Boston USA Globe Best Readaloud Picture Book 2011
  • Here Comes The Crocodile
  • Sheffield & Nottingham Children's Book Awards 2005
  • Ruby's School Walk

Organisations

  • NAWE
  • SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
  • SCATTERED AUTHORS. RIF. TESOL cert.

Details

School powerpoint presentation on writing: inspiration; the process involved in book publishing; followed by up to 4 workshops for all year groups.  

Published ages range - nursery/picture books up to YA fiction and include education fiction and trade fiction across all primary year groups.

Events have been held in China, Prague, Denmark across the UK and in other territories.

 

Author/illustrator interview about how 'Ruby's School Walk'  became a book. Barefoot Books website  http://www.barefootbooks.com/community/play_learn_create/ 


Events for all ages and abilities on a broad range of books.

Reading Force UK events.

Cathedra 900, sponsored by Literature West.

Consultant for nursery educators/professionals on engaging early year groups through the imaginative use of picture books.  Texts for struggling readers- BEAST HUNTER.

Older events include, The Egyptian Experience, masks and disguises and Ghost stories. 

Best-selling picture book Here Comes The Crocodile/  nominated for the Sheffield & Nottingham childrens' book awards.

Supported by the Arts Council South West.
Events held at Bath, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Salisbury, Sheffield and Lowdham and the Edinburgh International Festival.


Regular visitor to schools throughout the UK and Europe.

Sponsored by the Arts Council for work in HMP on creative writing .

Fee:  £350 per day - plus travel.

Links:

http://www.kitwhite.co.uk  

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=balance+kit+white

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5fqFT3ReOQ

Books by Kathryn White

9781472924889
Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf

Maya's little brother Ethan is always telling stories about the Sea Wolf, the monster in the sea around Black Rock. Maya doesn't believe Ethan's lies but she does believe the sea is dangerous so, when Ethan tries to prove he can kayak to Black Rock, she knows she has to try to save him. Will either of them make it back from the dark and deadly sea? 
9781783445899
The Tickle Test

The Tickle Test

Could you pass the test to join the Tickle Squad? One brave mouse is willing to give it a go! It's easy to tickle a giraffe and fun to tickle a bear. An octopus is trickier (underwater with all those arms) but tickling a crocodile is the hardest one – with those sharp teeth! This is a ticklish tale that children will love. 
978-1846869495
Ruby's Baby Brother

Ruby's Baby Brother

Ruby's mom is having a baby, but Ruby is not very happy about it. She knows that babies are smelly and noisy, and she is sure that he will steal all of her toys! When baby Leon comes along, will she change her mind about having a baby brother? 
9781846867590
Ruby's Sleepover

Ruby's Sleepover

Beautifully illustrated and exiting book about Ruby & her friend Mai dealing with pirates, dragons and giants on camp. 
9781845064143
Here Comes the Crocodile!

Here Comes the Crocodile!

The first snap of the Hungry Crocodile is here in this lively jungle adventure that can be bought as a book or book and CD to aid and improve reading skills and listening. The wonderful, witty narration by Craig Kelly and Helen Lederer plus original music and sound effects bring this jungle adventure to life. The illustrations are big and bold and bright and atmospheric. 
9781848952539
When Will It Snow?

When Will It Snow?

A beautifully illustrated tale about not wanting to leave your friends. 
9781848952393
The Very Noisy Jungle

The Very Noisy Jungle

Who's the biggest noise in the jungle? A fun book for nursery + 
Balance (Kit White)

Balance (Kit White)

Lawrence, a popular, confident, fifteen year old is just cruising through life. He can leap the line, screw the system and keep his BALANCE, as easy as. But a dark twist of fate sends Lawrence spiralling out of control. He is sent to an institution for young offenders of all cultures and temperaments. As Lawrence struggles to come to terms with his imprisonment: the violence and disrespect, he makes powerful enemies but he also finds friendship and courage. This original, cleverly structured story keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Y/A Novel for KS4 
Laila's Lion & Stories from Other Cultures

Laila's Lion & Stories from Other Cultures

Stories from other cultures contain The Hunt. 
9781408142653
Beast Hunter (Wired)

Beast Hunter (Wired)

Highly Readable, exciting tale in the Wired Up series. 
9781848570436
Cheese Hunt

Cheese Hunt

Sniff, sniff, scuttle, scurry, it's time for tea! Mouse was on a cheese hunt. Where could it be? 
Carving the Sea Path

Carving the Sea Path

An exciting tale about the Arctic and its impact on the life of a two small boys. 
978-0435228507
Literacy World Comets Stage 3 Novels: The Tupilak

Literacy World Comets Stage 3 Novels: The Tupilak

KS2 Literacy World. Quenna embarks on a dark adventure and wonders if she'll ever see home again. 
When they fight

When they fight

A beautifully illustrated book about a family of badgers. 
9781845066703
The Nutty Nut Chase

The Nutty Nut Chase

Pop A shiny brown nut bursts up from the ground. A funny magical picture book. 
WOW! 366: Speedy Stories in just 366 Words

WOW! 366: Speedy Stories in just 366 Words

Roman Gladiators. Short story containing 366 words. Scholastic. All profits go to the charity CHILDLINE 
978-0602242121
Pocket Chillers Year 3 Horror Fiction: Ghost Thief

Pocket Chillers Year 3 Horror Fiction: Ghost Thief

ocket Chillers is part of Pocket Reads, a superb collection of quality books that really capture children's imaginations! Pocket Reads have fantastic breadth and variety of genre, with Pocket Facts, Pocket Tales and Pocket Sci-Fi making up the rest of the collection of independent readers. The fiction books are beautifully illustrated and are guaranteed to appeal to even the most reluctant of readers. The non-fiction readers are equally as stunning and will captivate and excite children with fascinating facts.  
Sleepy Time

Sleepy Time

A bedtime book exploring the amazing and funny ways animals sleep - from an upside-down bat to a baby kangaroo. 
978-0602243159
The Gift

The Gift

Pocket Tales is part of Pocket Reads, a superb collection of quality books that really capture children's imaginations! Pocket Reads have fantastic breadth and variety of genre, with Pocket Sci-Fi, Pocket Facts and Pocket Chillers making up the rest of the collection of independent readers. The Gift is based on the first female Pharoah. 
9781846867859
Ruby's school walk

Ruby's school walk

On the way to school, Ruby experiences a world her mum cannot see. In an old house, she spies bats with red eyes peering out and scary witches that flit about. And these aren't the only dangers on her path: tigers, crocodiles and mighty beasts abound 
Splitzaroni

Splitzaroni

Exciting Science fiction for ages 7 - 11. 
Snowshoe the Hare

Snowshoe the Hare

GO BANANAS WITH THIS HUMOROUS ACRTIC TALE WITH FACTS & ACTIVITIES 

Keywords

FOR KS4 UPWARDS KIT WHITE NOVEL SPECIAL CREATIVE WRITING EVENT Y/A