Author Archives: Joanna

A Boy, A Mouse, and a Spider – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider Author: Barbara Herkert Illustrator: Lauren Castillo Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Genre: biography Themes: authors, E. B. White, inspiration Opening: When young Elwyn White lay sick in bed, a bold mouse … Continue reading

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Mary’s Monster – Book Recommendation

Title: Mary’s Monster-Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN Author & Illustrator: Lita Judge Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 12+ Genre: Graphic novel in verse/biography Themes: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Pierce B Shelley, Lord Byron, female authors, gothic literature, feminism, catharsis, … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Purse – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Grandma’s Purse Author & Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton  Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: grandparents, purses, inter-generational relationships Opening: Today my grandma Mimi is coming to visit. When Mimi comes over, she always has a new treasure to share. Synopsis: When … Continue reading

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