Types of kidlit books
Total kidlit books published
X and O Are BFFs! (Bubbly Books)
Describe your style
It's fun and light-hearted, and filled with bright and colourful illustrations
How did you get started?
I've been writing stories since I was a kid. Then when I had my own kid, I wanted to write one that my child would enjoy.
Where do you get story ideas?
I like flipping through a wide spectrum of picture books as they can really inspire. Quite frankly, my daughter is my muse. I also get ideas just from daily life and they can come when you least expect it. I got the idea for this book one morning while I was brushing my teeth.
Pick one book of yours that kids should read
X and O Are BFFs! is a fun introduction to the English alphabet. It will make you giggle and laugh while you learn new words at the same time. Oh, and there are fun word games and activities, too.
Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
To bring the story to life, I read animatedly through my voice and hand gestures. I play with accents and make all the funny sounds I'm expected to. Kids love that.
Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Hang out with your target audience. I get great ideas from the things children say.
Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
I hope that more and more parents will see buying children's books as an investment in their children's development.
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.