It’s here! And to kick off Kid’s Book Week 2017, we have child author, Nia Mya Reese joining us!
Megan: Welcome, Nia Mya! We are so happy to have you joining us and starting out Kid’s Book Week 🙂 My first question is one I’m sure you have probably heard a thousand times already – how has life changed for you, becoming a bestselling author so young?
Nia Mya: My mouth gets tired from speaking to everyone at school and I keep having to answer questions like this.
Megan: What is your favorite part of writing books?
Nia Mya: Me helping loads and loads of people with my ideas.
Megan: I loved Judy Blume when I was your age, too 🙂 Now that you have written a book, is this what you want to be when you grow up? Or did you have another dream career?
Nia Mya: I want to be a preschool teacher that writes sometimes – I don’t want to be an author but it’s fun. I just so happen to write down my ideas and people like them.
Megan: Okay, one more question. Do you have a favorite subject in school (mine was always the classes where we got to sit and read all day)?
Nia Mya: Math because it speaks to me – lol.
When Nia Mya was in first grade, her teacher asked them to write about something that they were an expert at. Nia Mya said that she is an expert at dealing with and taking care of her annoying little brother – thus the inspiration for this book.
She hopes that this book will help kids everywhere.
This book was adorable! It has been back and forth between both the kids (3 yr old and 18 month old) since we got it. They even sit and read it together! (a shocker, I know!) I loved the way the story was told. And it was cute watching Mister Chu talk about Lady Quinn as the “annoying little sister”, though I’m not super certain he knows what annoying is yet lol. This was definitely a book they could interact with and the illustrations were gorgeous!
And of course, the only one who would sit still for the photos was Lady Quinn. I think the bright colors were her thing (the rest of it probably still goes over her head).
Thank you, Nia Mya, for talking with us and for writing such an adorable book! And don’t forget to stop by all week long as we showcase some of our favorite children’s books and authors!
Happy Kid’s Book Week 2017!