Wednesday, November 13, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Linda Locke, one of her books is titled, "Do farts make old people go faster?"

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.

Linda Locke

Types of kidlit books
Picture books

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
Agnes and her Amazing Orchid: How Vanda Miss Joaquim became Singapore's National flower" - Epigram; Jack is Curious: "Will I grow old", "Why do people cry when they're happy", "Can I hit back at a bully", " Do farts make old people go faster" - Epigram.

Describe your style
Either history for kids or fun but meaningful moments for kids and parents to share.

How did you get started?
The need to ensure the story of Agnes Joaquim and her achievement in creating a hybrid that became Singapore's national flower was embedded in the mindset of the children of Singapore.

Where do you get story ideas?
History, peculiar things my son said to me and observing the behavior of children and their attitude to the world

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Jack is Curious: " Can I hit back at a bully?". In this era of social media, kids are being subjected to more and more bullying. The book has a fun and dramatic story line that creates the right mood and platform for parents to discuss this tricky but important topic with their children.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Make it fun, theatrical and interactive so the children feel engaged and feel it is there special time with their parents utterly devoted to them.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Test the stories on children. Their feedback is invaluable. I learnt one story was too short.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More cross over content e.g. a book is also an audio book and an animated story on Youtube.

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+ Celebrating 8 years of Super Cool Books