Wednesday, November 13, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Maureen Yeo, she says you should go out and have adventures

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.

Maureen Yeo

Types of kidlit books
Middle grade

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
The Great Singapore Poo Sale and Other Beastly Business (Epigram), Make Animals Great Again and Other Creature Campaigns (Epigram)

Describe your style
Humorous so that adults can explore thought-provoking themes with kids in a fun way.

How did you get started?
I was a teacher and was inspired by my awesome students!

Where do you get story ideas?
I get up to crazy adventures and have a passion for wildlife.

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
"Make Animals Great Again and Other Creature Campaigns" is a must read because it'll help kids think about what qualities they need to be a good leader. Adults will enjoy the exploration of the government and education system through a society of 100% Singapore wildlife!

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Show them how much you enjoy reading yourself! Talk with them about what you read.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Go out and have adventures! That'll give you something to write about.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More distribution support.


The updated list here

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+ How and where you can get published in Singapore (from 2017)