Sunday, November 3, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Ruth Wan-Lau, she has 37 English books, 10 Mandarin books and 6 Malay books

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.

Ruth Wan-Lau

Types of kidlit books
Picture books, Chapterbooks

Total kidlit books published
37 in English, 10 in Mandarin, 6 in Malay (forthcoming)

Selected titles
"Timmy & Tammy: What is Singapore? (Armour Publishing)
Percy & Pam: Trouble At the Prata Shop (Epigram Books)
Timmy & Tammy: Guide to Cyber-Wellness (Armour Publishing)
Timmy & Tammy: Learning to Swim (Armour Publishing)"

Describe your style 
Fun, happy, simple, positive

How did you get started?
I wanted to create a series of books to teach my daughter how to read. Timmy & Tammy was created!

Where do you get story ideas?
Ideas come from my real-life outings with my kids, conversations with them, and my observations of what they do and say.

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Timmy & Tammy: Guide to Cyber-Wellness. Using positive and negative scenarios, I help kids to think about what's safe, healthy and beneficial to them about screen time.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Enjoy reading and discuss the books you read with your kids.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Write something parents would want their children to read.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
A local kidlit author becomes as famous and well-regarded as Neil Gaiman

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The updated list here

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