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5 Favorites from . . . Baptiste Paul!

Baptiste Paul is a Caribbean-born author of three books for children. His debut picture book, THE FIELD, received starred reviews from Kirkus, The Horn Book, and Booklist. According to Kirkus, his co-authored book ADVENTURES TO SCHOOL, will "will pique readers' curiosity." His picture book biography, I AM FARMER, chronicles the work of Cameroonian environmentalist Tantoh Nforba. Born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia, Baptiste is a native Creole/Patois speaker who enjoys reading his books and sharing about his experiences with anyone who will listen. 


Here are Baptiste’s 5 Favorites:

My favorite place to write:

My basement


My favorite mentor text: 

Too many to choose. I like to experiment and play when I write. Some of my favorites are,  A LEAF CAN BE by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Violeta Dabija and POOR DOREEN: A FISHY TALE by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Alexandra Boiger


My favorite writing tip:

If something is not working, shelve the idea for later and write something new.


My favorite marketing tip:

Attend book conferences, do school visits. Just put yourself out there.

My favorite book event of the year:

Being on tour with Miranda Paul for our co-authored book I AM FARMER.


Learn more about Baptiste at his website

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