Wednesday, November 20, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Emily Lim-Leh, her picture books have been translated into Chinese, Tamil, Korean and Slovakian

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.

Emily Lim-Leh

Types of kidlit books
Picture books

Total kidlit books published
32, with several translations (Chinese, Tamil, Korean, Slovakian)

Selected titles
Prince Bear & Pauper Bear, The Tale of Rusty Horse, Just Teddy, Bunny Finds the Right Stuff (Mustard Seed Books), Tibby series (Epigram Books), Little Godwit Finds His Wings (Marshall Cavendish Children)

Describe your style
Stories of identity, self-discovery and hope

How did you get started?
I was a winner of the Singapore Book Council's First Time Writers Initiative

Where do you get story ideas?
Sparked by reading, personal experiences, anywhere really

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Little Godwit Finds His Wings - it's about recognizing one's strengths

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Find books which appeal to their interest.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Go to the library or bookstore. Browse the entire picture book section. Pick the 1-2 books that represent what you want to write. That's how I started.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More publicity support and wider readership of local kidlit

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The updated list here

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