April 22, 2019

The winning story for the Bear With Me Books Short Story Competition is The Last Straw, by writing team The EV & Commando Jugendstil, based between Milano, Italy, and the UK.

We were looking for planet-based stories about people or animals making an attempt to impact their environment in a positive way. The Last Straw delivered with a story of a not-too-distant future where the latest abuse of power from an unchecked administration makes a neighbourhood band together and give rise to a re-wilding society, a society where people become the gardeners and protectors of th...

March 22, 2019

Bear With Me Books is running a writing competition for Earth Day 2019. We’re looking for environmentally-themed stories about people or animals attempting to make their world a better place. Stories that help us to understand the natural world, change attitudes and influence action are what we need now more than ever.

March 7, 2019

This World Book Day, we're chatting with Andrew Barlow, author of Warblegrub & the Forbidden Planet, and Bear With Me Books' first writer.

February 14, 2019

One year on from a successful crowdfunding.

December 9, 2016

This world of ours has seen better days. Sure, every animal on the planet contributes in some way to changing the face of the Earth, but it is undoubtedly the case that humans are the root cause of the worst kinds of change. All too often we hear about some new disaster, worrying future speculations or another animal relegated to the list of lost species. There is of course the argument that we can and are, to some degree, making things better. Anything that instills a progressive attitude towards protection, preservation and the proliferation of more natural environm...

November 16, 2016

Here’s what went into the decisions behind the cover and then the decisions behind creating the revised cover of Warblegrub & the Forbidden Planet, by Andrew Barlow.

In the first cover Andrew wanted to show whoever picked up the book that this was what they were getting themselves into. Andrew used a style similar to George Lucas’ Star Wars pastiche paintings as a way of showing the elements of the story the reader would encounter and allowing them to build it in their minds before they had opened the book. Your eye is drawn down the cover and you are immediately aware...

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