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A Day at the Park with Carmelita Ballesteros, our Storyteller for the Month

Our Storyteller from mid-September til mid-October is Dr. Carmelita Ballesteros, a colleague of mine at the NIE (National Institute of Education). Click here to read the GatheringBooks Storyteller Feature for the month and to know more about Carmelita’s books Annie D. Ant and The Fourth Little Pig. We also have lots of pictures (and video clip!) taken from our lovely read-aloud book session at East Coast Park.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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