Author Archives: Joanna

WHAT IF…? THEN WE… -Perfect Picture Book Friday/Blog Tour

Title:  WHAT IF…? THEN WE… Author: Rebecca Kai Dotlich Illustrator: Fred Koehler Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, 2019,  Ages: 4-8 Themes: consequences, imagination, friendship, adventure  Opening: WHAT IF…We got lost far, far, far away, and couldn’t find our way home. Synospis: Two … Continue reading

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LOVE – Perfect Picture Book Friday

This is the PERFECT picture book to celebrate Valentine’s day next week! Title: LOVE Written by: Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethof Publisher: Running Press Kids, October 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: love Opening: Love is … a fancy dinner. Synopsis: What is love? Can you only … Continue reading

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Julián Is A Mermaid – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Julián Is a Mermaid Author & Illustrator: Jessica Love Publisher: Candlewick, 2018 Ages: 5-8 Themes: LGBTQIA, gender expression, diversity, mermaids, boys, nonconformity, unconditional love, afro-latinx, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, individuality, self-love Awards: ALA, Stonewall Picture Book Award, 2019 Opening:  This is a boy named … Continue reading

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