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SCBWI Summer Spectacular 2020

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I’m going to the SCBWI Summer Spectacular!!!

Whoop whoop!!

The SCBWI summer conference will kick off today, July 31st at 4pm PDT (12am WAT) with a conversation between The Phillip Pullman and Arthur Levine.

I’m super excited!!

This year’s conference features exciting conversations with industry heavyweights like Phillip Pullman, Judy Blume, Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Alexander, Raul the Third, Jane Yolen, Meg Medina, Jeff Kinney and many agents and editors!

Every writer’s dream.

Have you registered? No?!! Hop on over to https://www.scbwi.org/events/scbwi-summer-spectacular-2020/ for more information. See you there!!


1. If you’re a current SCBWI member in Nigeria, you get a stunning 50% discount so you’ll be paying $50 only! If you’re not, subscribe today for $50 and pay the $50 fee for the conference and you’re still pay $75 less than the non-SCBWI member conference attendee!

2. Registered attendees get a discount on the application fee for admission into the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adult.

What are you waiting for?

Our Summer Reading Club at OLMQP, Lagos

Pictures from our summer reading club at OLMQP, Ajah, Lagos.

we read short stories, books, poems, bible passages.

we made reading diaries and bookmarks.

we had fun word puzzles

we created our own stories

we had 4 weeks of ‘reading’ fun

Our Bookmarks
Our Reading Diaries




Dear Pint-sized Bookworms (and their mummies, daddies, aunties, uncles and teachers),

A few days ago, a friend called me ‘Super Mom’. Those words sparked off a lot of thoughts in my small head. Of all the thoughts, 1 stuck: I have definitely bitten off more than I can chew.

  • I have a blog that needs to be fed at least 3 posts every week
  • I have to read 3 books every week in order to feed the blog
  • I have 2 boys under 2 and no help
  • I am in the 2nd year of my PhD (in Law)
  • I am working on 2 manuscripts: 2 early chapter books and I have a July deadline
  • Our reading club will kick off May 27th (in 2 weeks) in 3 schools with a minimum of 60 pupils

Suffice it to say that according to a popular Igbo idiom, I have slowly but surely stuffed my hands and feet in my mouth at the same time. I am definitely not ‘Super Mom’. If anything, I’m ‘Exhausted Mom’.

So dear Pint-sized Bookworms, this is the part where this Busy Bee yells, “THERE ARE GONNA BE SOME CHANGES AROUND HERE!!”

Since I’m not the smartest person in the world (you’ll come to understand why I said this in a few seconds), I have decided to add 2 more posts every week! (You see!). Basically, I’m trying to enrich your reading experience by putting up some more interesting stuff.

So our blog schedule will be tweaked a little. Every week, expect the following:

Mondays: Love Books! Anything in the world of Children’s Books: tips on reading with children, book reading events, news from our reading club, top libraries and bookstores for children’s books, etc.

Tuesdays: Book Reviews for 8-12 year olds

Thursdays: Book Reviews for 0-4 year olds

Fridays: Stories from Me! At least 500 words from my manuscript.

Saturdays: Book Reviews for 4-8 year olds

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Happy Reading !!





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