Types of kidlit books
Total kidlit books published
1 (2 more to come in the same series )
Counting Sheep (Marshall Cavendish)
Describe your style
Rhyming narrative/ fun / bedtime adventure
How did you get started?
I’ve always written since I was a little girl but only began to take it seriously when I joined SCBWI when my youngest began school 2 years ago
Where do you get story ideas?
I got the idea many years ago when I couldn’t get to sleep and I was reminded about my dad telling me to count sheep as a child
Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Rhyming stories are great for literacy development in kids and allow them to predict the end to sentences too. My story advocates problem solving and teamwork and has a strong positive female role model in the lead.
Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Let kids enjoy the pictures as well as the text, they offer so much in terms of storytelling and emotional depth of characters but can often be overlooked by parents as something only suitable for tiny tots.
Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Get your nails done! Or have a massage! It’s a great way to relax and get those creative juices flowing.
Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
I'd love to see more disability features in picture book stories. We are starting to see more diversity in some forms but I rarely see kids in wheelchairs etc in kid lit!
GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019
The updated list here
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