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: Here Comes the Easter Cat Author: Deborah Underwood Illustrator: Claudia Rueda Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014 Ages: 2-6 Themes: cats, easter bunny, humorous stories, jealousy Opening: What’s wrong cat? You look grumpy? The Easter Bunny? What about him? Synopsis: When Cat tries … Continue reading
Title: Star-Crossed Author: Barbara Dee Publisher: Aladdin, March, 2017 Ages: 9-13 Themes: family, friendship, 8th grade theater production, crushes, LGBTQIA, Romeo & Juliet Opening: “It wasn’t about me, I knew. But still.” Synopsis: Mattie, a star student and … Continue reading
Title: Tony and His Elephants, Best Friends Forever Text and photos by: Cathleen Burnham Published by: Crickhollow and Crispin Books, April 2017 Themes/Topics: elephants, baby animals, environmental conservation, Thailand, youth activism, wild animal rescue Genre: Nonfiction – 32 pages Suitable for ages: … Continue reading