Tuesday, November 19, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Srividhya Venkat, she wrote a book about how young children can make a difference.

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.

Srividhya Venkat

Types of kidlit books
Picture books

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
The Tree Boy (Pickle Yolk Books), The Clever Tailor (Karadi Tales), Lunch-Friends (Tota Books), Pickle Mania (Tota Books)

Describe your style
Objective, hopeful.

How did you get started?
Inspired by reading to my children

Where do you get story ideas?
From experiences, observation and imagination

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Lunch-Friends' is about birds, who live near a boy's house, losing their home - a huge mango tree. This is an inspiring story of how young children can make a difference.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
If you read, so will your child.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Be patient and read loads of books!

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More kidlit related to contemporary world issues.

Website: http://vidhven.wixsite.com/srividhyavenkat
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/srividhyavenkat/

The updated list here

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