Author Archives: Joanna

Travel Musings and Annual Summer Blog Hiatus Announcement

I travel for Five main reasons:   Curiosity Connection Continued learning/growth Culinary exploration Creativity And this summer, I am adding a sixth – the Curative properties of travel!   Though I am so grateful for the little apartment I have … Continue reading

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Love is Love – PPBF and #Pride Month

Title: Love is Love Author: Michael Genhart Illustrator: Ken Min  Publisher: Little Pickle Press, June 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: pride, alternative family, two dads, bullying, lgbtqia+   Opening: I’ve got a problem. Today some kids were laughing at my shirt.  They … Continue reading

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Monster & Mouse Go Camping – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Monster & Mouse Go Camping Written  by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Jared Champman Publisher: HMH, June 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: camping, friendship, adventure, monsters, mice, acceptance, resourcefulness.  Opening: Monster was having a snack when Mouse burst through the front door. “Let’s … Continue reading

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