Author Archives: Joanna

An A to Zed of the USA by a European Nomad

At the end of my thirteen amazing years in Nice before moving to the USA, and as a newbie to blogging, I wrote an A-Z about France. I have now been living in and around New York City for the … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Stars – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Stuff of Stars Author: Marion Dane Bauer Illustrator: Ekua Holmes Publisher: Candlewick, 2018 Ages: 5-11 Themes: universe, big bang, evolution, wonder, humanity, biology, science     Opening: In the dark, in the dark, in the deep, deep, dark, a speck floated, invisible as a … Continue reading

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Mixed – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Mixed, A Colorful Story Written and Illustrated by: Arree Chung Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, September 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: colors, mixing colors, diversity, acceptance, variety, mixed race Opening: In the beginning there were three colors. Reds, Yellows, and Blues. Synopsis: All special in … Continue reading

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