~ Linn Shekinah~琳*诗凯娜 ~
* Children’s Author * Asian Spice Kids *
I made my first foray into children’s picture books with “The Watchtower Warrior”. It won First-Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative Award and a reviewer described the book as “a gateway into a fascinating chapter of Chinese cultural and social heritage”.
“The Fearless Twins and the Magical Kaleidoscope: A Narrow Escape” was commissioned by thePreservation Monuments Board of National Heritage Board.
The time spent experimenting with sauces, spices and recipes inspired me to write “Dou Dou, the Imperial Chef”, and The “Asian Spice kids”,my first bilingual books, supported by the Ministry of Education’s Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.
~ Loves ~
Reading children’s stories & poems, watching children’s animated movies & plays, writing for children are some of my favourite things.
~ Little Lit ~
This is an eclectic and non-exhaustive list of my favourite children’s* authors, poets and illustrators:
David Almond, Peter Brown, Lauren Child, Sharon Creech, Roald Dahl, Kate Dicamillo, Anne Fine, Alison McGhee, Morris Gleitzman, Mark Haddon, Oliver Jeffers, Thanhha Lai, Suzy Lee, Astrid Lindgren, Leo Lionni, Lois Lowry, Michael Morpurgo, Andy Mulligan, Ogden Nash, Patrick Ness, Linda Sue Park, Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, Francesca Simon, Jerry Spinelli, Shaun Tan, David Walliams, Mo Willems, Judith Viorst, Markus Zusak……
* Young Adults, Middle Grade, Chapter, Picture Books and Board Books