Saturday, November 2, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Caline Tan, her latest book has time travel, adventure and excitement

Time for holiday reading! To celebrate 8 years of Super Cool Books, I’ll be featuring a mega list of fellow kidlit writers and illustrators both from Singapore and beyond. New interviews every week. Do introduce their books to some young readers in your life! Latest updates here.

Caline Tan

Types of kidlit books
Chapterbooks, Middle grade

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
"Save the Flowers (Bubbly Books),
Fishy Tales (Bubbly Books),
Into the Goal (Bubbly Books),
Squirrel Away (Bubbly Books),
Dragonfly Rescue (Bubbly Books)
Forest on Fire (Bubbly Books)"

Describe your style 
Science fiction, humour, adventure

How did you get started?
Started out by telling bedtime stories to my own children and turned one of the stories into a book

Where do you get story ideas?
From real life experiences, observation of things happening around me, reading, movies

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Forest on Fire is my latest book, which highlights the environmental issues facing us. It is about a fire breaking out in the MaxRitchie nature reserve. The main characters are a boisterous girl and a robot from the future. There are elements of time travel, adventure and excitement as the kids work with the robot and animals to save the forest. Suitable for 9-12 year olds.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Choose fun books of suitable level instead of trying to push too many classics to them. They like to read the latest books rather than books from our times.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Try writing a chapter a month. At the end of the year, you can get a 12-chapter book!

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
Parents to invest in buying story books for their children instead of spending the money on tuition classes and assessment books.

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