Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Title: the blue songbird Author & Illustrator: Vern Kousky Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2017 Ages: 4-7 Themes: individuality, songbird, special song, self discovery I received this book from the publisher for an honest opinion. Opening: Once, there lived a blue … Continue reading
Title: Brave and Loyal, An Illustrated Celebration of Livestock Guardian Dogs Author & Photographer: Cat Urbigkit Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016 Ages: 9-99 Themes: dogs, livestock guardian dogs, canines, predators, working dogs, shepherds, ranching, farming, ecosystems Opening: The wolves arrived in the darkest hour of … Continue reading
Title: Maybe Something Beautiful, How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Author: F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell Illustrator: Rafael Lopez Publisher: HMH, 2016 Ages: 4-7 Themes: art, neighborhoods, communtiy Genre: Based on a true story Opening: In the heart of a grey city, there lived a girl … Continue reading