Thursday, November 21, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Koen Setyawan, he's from Indonesia and has published 80 books

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.

Koen Setyawan

Types of kidlit books
Picture books, Young adult

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
Menangkap Unicorn (Dar!Mizan), Binatang Langka Indonesia (Elex Media Komputindo), Utahraptor (KPG), Ekosistem Terumbu karang (Penerbit Erlangga), The Adventure of Small Orangutan (TNC Asia Pacific)

Describe your style
Fiction and non fiction that promote biodiversity of Indonesia

How did you get started?
From bookstore

Where do you get story ideas?
My educational background and every day activities

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Menangkap Unicorn, its full of adventure, action and magic.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Buy them lot of books, give book for their present

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Explore your passion, observe, learn from book, read lot of books

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More science fiction books


The updated list here

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