Friday, November 1, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Teo Xue Shen, he wrote a young adult novel inspired by war and science fiction

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.

Teo Xue Shen

Types of kidlit books
Young adult

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
18 Walls

Describe your style
War, sci-fi

How did you get started?
It was an avenue of expression, I guess, with concepts best put across in a novel
Where do you get story ideas?
Daily life, usually with a bit of imagination

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
18 Walls. It's a fun read which can get serious in discussing real world concepts

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Don't dictate what they read. Let them read what they love and they'll come to love reading.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Stock up on coffee and willpower!

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More young authors. It'll be interesting getting fresh perspectives.

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The updated list here

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+ Celebrating 8 years of Super Cool Books