Friday, November 8, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Pauline Loh, her new book is about having the courage to change what is wrong with the world

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.

Pauline Loh

Types of kidlit books
Picture books, Young adult

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
Not in the Stars (Scholastic)
A Fighting Chance (Scholastic)
Lion Boy and Drummer Girl (Epigram)
The Little Red Helicopter (Straits Times Press)
The Playground Expert (Straits Times Press)
The Robot in My Playground (Epigram)

Describe your style
A playful romp

How did you get started?
I have always dreamed about becoming an author.

Where do you get story ideas?
I get inspiration from respecting my imagination and observing people.

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Jade's Quest for Her Heritage. I hope young readers will read this book because it has gorgeous art and an exciting plot. It is a story about friendship and the courage to change what is wrong with the world. It also celebrates our Singapore culture.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Start young. Read to them; then read with them; then read beside them. Hide the mobile phone.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Honour your imagination. Listen when it talks.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More overseas sales.


The updated list here

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