Photo above: Ashraf and Farid (holding book), and their teachers from MINDS Towner Gardens joining illustrator Nicholas Liem (far left) and Lianne Ong (far right) at the launch of B-Boy Brothers, AFCC 2019
Types of kidlit books
Total kidlit books published
Stacey Goes to the National Museum (Armour Publishing), Stacey Goes to the National Gallery Singapore (Armour Publishing), Maxilla (MPH), Timmy & Tammy Discover: Singapore Hawker Food (Armour Publishing), B-Boy Brothers (Armour Publishing)
Describe your style
I'll let my readers decide.
How did you get started?
I wrote a story about my son's encounter with a caterpillar.
Where do you get story ideas?
I spend a lot of time researching and interviewing the right people.
Pick one book of yours that kids should read
He's My Brother. Everyone knows someone who is a little different and quirky, but who loves them all the same.
Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Read daily to them, from a young age, and be led by their interests. Oops, that's two tips.
Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Don't be patronising when you write for kids. Kids smell that a mile away.
Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
For more Singaporean children's titles to be known internationally!
GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019
Updated list here
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