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Ahoy Matey! Welcome Pittodrie Pirates to GatheringBooks from January-February 2015

Myra here.

I am very glad to welcome our featured guests here in the blog from January-February as we give love to more local Singaporean/Singapore-based authors and illustrators.

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The Pittodrie Pirates! series is perfect for our current reading theme as we look into early reader books or easy reads that transform young children into avid readers.


Meet the Storyteller: Lynette Morrison

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Lynette Morrison has a PhD in Film Studies, and lectured at universities in the UK and in Singapore for more than 12 years. She is a mother of three young children, who inspired her to begin writing creatively. She is passionate about writing for children, creating stories that excite the imagination, encourage reading and help build a firm moral foundation.


Illustrator’s Sketchpad: Lee Kowling

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Lee Kowling is a children’s book illustrator from Singapore. She is a mother of a girl and a boy who love to read. Kowling has illustrated more than 30 children’s books and has worked with major publishers such as Times, MPH, Federal and Landmark Books. A designer by training, Kowling is much sought after for her water-colour paintings for children’s books. She has won accolades from book reviewers for her artistic and creative contribution to the works of well-known authors such as Jessie Wee, Suchen Christine Lim, Adeline Foo and John Bittleston.

We are looking forward to knowing more about the Pittodrie Pirates, Lynette’s inspirations, and Lee’s creative process. Click here to be taken to the Pittodrie Pirates’ official website.

How about you dear friends, what’s going on in your blog in the next two months?

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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