Out Now! Bookish Plaza eZine OCTOBER Issue

1 10 2018

The OCTOBER issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • New Edition of a Masterpiece
  • Black Writer’s You Should Read
  • Caribbean Children’s Books for the Friendship Book Week
  • Book on a Coffee Exporting Country
  • And much more ……….

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.76 OCTOBER 2018

Fine reading to all our readers. The next ezine will be out in October.

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!

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HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK

29 11 2017

If books are magic, then children’s books are an extra special brand of magic. The books we read as kids don’t just stick with us, they form who we are and what we believe and how we see the world. Writing a children’s book is a calling, but learning how to write a children’s book is also a very long process with nitty-gritty, non-magical details—and it’s full of variables. No two journeys are exactly the same, but if you’re an aspiring children’s book writer, here is a rough outline of how to go from idea to book!

STEP 1. READ A LOT

STEP 2. CRACK OPEN THAT NOTEBOOK AND GET TO WORK

STEP 3. BE PERSISTENT

STEP 4. CELEBRATE! THEN REVISE

STEP 5. BRING IN OTHER EYES

STEP 6. DO YOUR RESEARCH!

STEP 7. CRAFT A KILLER QUERY

STEP 8. CULTIVATE PATIENCE

STEP 9. CULTIVATE SOME MORE PATIENCE, BUT ALSO KEEP WRITING

STEP 10. WORK WITH EDITOR! AND MORE PATIENCE!

STEP 11. YOU HAVE A BOOK!

Read further @ BookRiot





Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine November Issue

29 10 2017

The NOVEMBER issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

·        50th Anniversary of Cien Años de Soledad
·        New Scary Children’s Book
·        Book Launch Burgers & Broeders by Peter Verton
·        BookIsh Plaza @ One Happy Kingdom
·        And much more ……….

Read & share the eZine. The next special festive season issue will appear in December.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.66 NOVEMBER 2017

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!

 





How to Get Kids to Read Books for Pleasure

12 10 2017

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

In the summer, there were lots of excuses: camp, the pool, the beach, lazy days when it didn’t seem so bad if your kids were still in their pajamas and maybe watching a little TV or noodling around on an iPad. It was vacation, right? They’d read when school started. Wouldn’t pressuring them lead to resistance?

Now they’re back in school, and you’re up against something perhaps even more daunting: homework. (Also, soccer practice, piano lessons, play dates and on and on.)

How do you squeeze book-reading into this already overpacked schedule? More important: How do you help kids see reading as something separate from school, from testing, from work?

How do you foster a love of reading for pleasure?

Read further @ The Washington Post





BookIsh Plaza eZine April Issue 2014 is out!

29 03 2014

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Read the new BookIsh Plaza eZine April issue now!

In the Picture has a special feature of the new Bencho children´s book in Papiamento.
Lots of new arrivals for the upcoming Arubadagviering this Sunday. Lots of other events like this activity of on unspoken words of poets

We hope you like the eZine and do share it with literary lovers.

Read the BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.28 APRIL 2014





Booklaunch ‘Bencho ta rebeldia’

28 03 2014

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Last Sunday March 23th was the booklaunch of Bencho ta rebeldia [Bencho’s gone rebelious] by Olga Buckley at Unoca.

Olga Buckley made her debut in the world of literature in Papiamento in Aruba with the poetry book Curashi (2002) and with Sin wak patras (2008). But she has also dedicated her time writing narrative. Her first work was Bencho ta dual (2006), followed by Bencho ta gana un bais (2008).

Her next publication in the Bencho series is Bencho ta rebeldia (2014). Ramon Todd Dandaré, Mag. Ling. speaks of the first literary saga, a chronicle of the life and times of Bencho Kock. A saga narrates the history of one or more characters, relating the history of the family over different generations.

Read an article (in Papiamento) Presentacion di Bencho ta rebeldia di Olga Buckley, which Ramon Todd Dandaré Mag. Ling. wrote about the presentation.

View an impression of the Presentation of Bencho ta rebeldia