Carmen was born in Australia and brought up in Malta, moving to the UK in 1985 and is an award-winning teacher and Early Years Specialist.
Her degree in Literature and History of Art inspired her to use books to support children’s personal, social and emotional development; communication and language. She has written a beautiful children’s book – Matthew and the Magic Goat.
Carmen was recently shortlisted for the Early Years Alliance’s Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award and she is a private Early Years tutor.
Bookpotato speaks with Carmen Powell about writing and teaching: https://youtu.be/_gOxf5OP30M
A really interesting article in the Guardian newspaper from David Baddiel about diversity in children’s books: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/29/disabled-are-erased-from-childrens-books-baddiel
The books Carmen discusses in the video are:
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Hungry Bear ISBN 0-85953-012-4
Matthew and the Magic Goat ISBN 978-1-7887840-3-0
Mommy, Mama, and Me ISBN 978-1-58246-263-9
Daddy, Papa, and Me ISBN 978-1-58246-262-2
Miss Polly Had A Dolly ISBN 978-1-84646-049-4
Fix It! ISBN 978-1-84643-286-6
Mama Zooms ISBN 0-590-45775-6
George and the Dragon ISBN 978-0-099-41766-8
Owl Babies ISBN 978-0-7445-3167-1
Brown Bear, Brown Bear ISBN 978-0-140-50296-1
Hooray for Fish! ISBN 978-1-4063-2400-6
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