Worlds of Imagination
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Ever since I was small, I've been a storyteller. This website is the story of my life as a writer, it's the comprehensive history behind my stories.
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#CoverKidsBooks Why Our Kids Need Books
13 May, 2016
Here, in New Zealand, media coverage of children’s books is poor. I was particularly interested when a fellow Kiwi author shared this online conversation about the topic of the under-representation of children’s literature in the media. #CoverKidsBooks
This was the original “call-to-action:” ‘#CoverKidsBooks invites you to join in a public conversation about children's books. Leave a comment, write a blog of your own, or tweet about it using the hashtag. Tell us why children's books matter to you, and what you'd like to see the media do to #CoverKidsBooks!’
The research by #CoverKidsBooks showed that children's books ‘typically got 3% of newspaper review space, despite accounting for over 30% of the market.’
This is a subject close to my heart. *grabs soapbox*
I’ve never been able to understand why children’s books are so greatly undervalued. To me, children’s literature is as important as any other genre. Wake up world, to the increasing rather than decreasing value of books for our kids, and the importance for our children of time spent reading!
*Read more on my website, http://www.yvettecarol.wordpress.com/ #-cover-kids-books-why-our-kids-need-books/
Talk to you later,
Yvette K. Carol
Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. – Daisaku Ikeda
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'You've done a lot of work on this site. Very friendly! I look forward to some bloggerly blatherings about your writing life.'
~ PJ Reece, author of Roxy, Story Structure to Die For, Smoke that Thunders.
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'Yvette, just wanted to let you know that your synopsis for Aden Weaver is wonderful! I wish I could write summaries of my stories that read as beautifully. :)'
Teresa Robeson, co-author of Out of Time, Tales of Time Travel, and In a Land Far Away.
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'Yvette, Your web site has such heart. From the intricate drawings to the photos and stories and your writer's journey, I feel like I know you so well. I have a son with severe autism and I'm also an introverted writer -- so much common ground! I signed up for your newsletter and look forward to keeping in touch. Your writing has the emotional honesty of an Anne Frank or Anne Lamott - two of my favorite writers. I love middle grade stories and look forward to your books being in print. Here's to a productive and happy 2014, p.s. I'm in the process of having my website professionally done and I know I need to start blogging -- your site is an inspiration.' Debbie Herbert
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