Books develop and nourish kids’ imaginations, expanding their worlds. Picture books introduce young children to the world of art and literature. Novels and nonfiction books stimulate kids’ sensory awareness, helping kids to see, hear, taste, feel, and smell on an imagined level. Books inform our imaginations, inspiring creativity.
This Children's Book Author Spotlight Series is going to showcase independent children's book authors and their works. We strive to bring you the best there is to offer and an insight into the world of children's books!
This week we are featuring author Anushka Bhattacharjee.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to write your first book.
Anushka is eight years old. She is in grade 3. She has a sister named Arushi, in kindergarten. She was born in Arkansas, USA, then moved to Chicago, Dallas and now in Toronto. Her schooling started at Preston Hollow CDC, then Children's Courtyard, Universal Academy and now at Seneca Trail. This fall she will be starting at Coronation School where she has been selected for the "gifted program". Anushka enjoys reading, bike riding, and movies. She is also very good at ice skating.
"Covid19, I was tired of it , so I decided to something constructive and fun - Thats how 'My Magic Mirror' was written!"
What inspired the idea for your book?
She loves to read a lot of story books.
What part of the book was the most fun to write?
The twisted ending!
How long did it take you to write this book?
Has writing and publishing a book changed the way you see yourself?
Who has been the biggest supporter of your writing?
My Sister, Arushi.
What books did you grow up reading?
Would you share something about yourself that your readers don’t know (yet)?
I turned 9 last month!
Anything you want to add?
I want to inspire other kids to write their stories.
Where can our readers find you? (Website, Social Media, etc)
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