Author Archives: Joanna


After ten years of a (mostly) weekly blogging schedule, I am taking a wee break to focus on my writing and my own story. May you own musings lead you on some wonderful journeys. And my ten words for this … Continue reading

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Two Many Birds – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Two Many Birds Author & Illustrator: Cindy Derby Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages.  Genre: fiction Themes: power of community, standing up for yourself, birds, inclusion, empathy, rules, resistance Opening: Synopsis: A lone authority-bird monitors the number of birds with access … Continue reading

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Love Can Come in Many Ways – Perfect Picture/Board Book Friday

Title: Love Can Come in Many Ways Author: Terry Pierce Illustrator: Suzy Ultman  Publisher: Chronicle Books., 2020 Ages: 0-3 Themes: love, animals love, human love Genre: novelty board book Synopsis: Love Can Come in Many Ways celebrates the many diverse ways animals, and humans, show … Continue reading

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