Author Archives: Joanna

Town is By The Sea – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title:  Town is by the Sea Author: Joanne Schwartz Illustrator: Sydney Smith Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2017 Ages: 5-8   Themes: under the sea mining, Cape Breton, coal towns, dangerous jobs, historical fiction Opening: From my house I can see the sea. It … Continue reading

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Sydney Smith – Illustrator Interview

I am reviewing Town by the Sea on Friday, and I think the illustrations are some of the most breathtaking I have seen this year in a picture book. I have been a fan of Sydney’s since I saw his … Continue reading

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Sea Otter Heroes – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Sea Otter Heroes- The Predators that Saved the Ecosystem Author: Patricia Newman Publisher: Millbrook Press, 2017 Ages: 8-12 Themes: sea otters, seagrass, marine habitats, ecology, Elkhorn Slough, trophic cascade Creative Nonfiction – 56 pages Opening: What does a playful sea … Continue reading

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