Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and … Continue reading
Title: Mary Anning’s Curiosity Author: Monica Kulling Illustraions by: Melissa Castrillon Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2017 Ages: 7-11+ Themes: fossils, paleontology, scientific discovery, mighty girls Opening: Long Ago in Lyme Regis More than two hundred years ago, a traveling fair … Continue reading
Title: Crocodali Author & Illustrator: Lucy Volpin Publisher: Little Bee, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: Dali, abstract art, interactive story Genre: fiction 4o pages Opening: I am Crocodali, the most talented painter in the whole wide world. And you are in my studio! Synopsis: This … Continue reading