Author Archives: Joanna

Gay Pride Month PB, MG and YA Book Recommendations

I have been blogging for seven years, and find my summer hiatus essential to my blogging energy. Plus my tendency to use the summer to travel far and wide doesn’t lend itself to regular access to wifi and social media. … Continue reading

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Hush That Hullabaloo – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Hush that Hullabaloo Author: Donna Marie Merritt Illustrator: Chris Demarest Publisher:  MacLaren-Chocrane, June 20th, 2017 Ages: 3-8 Themes: Scottish brogue, birthday celebrations, rhyme, grandparents Opening: Hullabaloo! Hullabaloo! Hush that hullabaloo! Michty me! What to do? Hush that hullabaloo! Synopsis: Grandpa is fretting at … Continue reading

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Gianna Marino – Illustrator Interview

I remember in the fall of 2012 when I had just arrived in the US, I decided to visit my dear author friend Kristin Clark in Cali after a weekend mentor retreat with SCBWI Nevada. Among the touristy stuff we … Continue reading

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