Types of kidlit books
Total kidlit books published
Emi Takes Hong Kong- A Kids' Story Travel Guide (Fly High Press)
The book (including eBook) is available on Amazon, it won’t be available in physical bookstores in Singapore.
Describe your style
My book is a fun adventure story based in Hong Kong that also doubles up as a travel guide for young kids.
How did you get started?
It was reading to my two young children that inspired me to write.
Where do you get story ideas?
Reading picture books is a big part of our routine and I've found many so inspiring for both myself and the kids that I wanted to write my own! I had the idea to write a series of adventure stories based in different cities when I struggled to find any Asian travel stories or guides catering to young children. I’ve always found that stories are the best way to introduce new things (or cities) to kids! In terms of the story itself, I was getting many ideas from my children day to day!
Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Emi Takes Hong Kong is a story on creativity that appeals to any reader as a satisfying one, whether it is their home town or not. As well as major sights of Hong Kong, the travel story book also introduces elements of local culture, such as dim sum and making a wish at Wong Tai Sin temple.
The kids’ story travel guide is designed to fit easily into those backpacks and little hands. I’ve also included maps and picture glossaries, as well as a quiz, to keep the little ones busy on the road.
Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Read with them- kids love this special time they have with you
Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Experiment with creating your own website- it's not as hard as you think!
Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
Indie authors in Asia coming together to support each other
GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019
The updated list here
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+ Why should we make new books for young readers? My blog post from last year.