Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Title: My Hike in the Forest Author & Illustrator: Neecy Twinem Publisher: Muddy Boots, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: animals, plants, forests, adventure, hiking Genre: Nonfiction Opening: Down the soft path and into the lush forest, we eagerly begin our hike. All is quiet, … Continue reading
Title: 125 Rescues, From Pound to Palace: Homeless Pets made Happy Publisher: National Geographic Kids 2017 Ages: 6-11 Nonfiction, 112 pages Themes: animals, pet rescues, pets, pet sanctuaries Opening: In many ways, they’re just like pets in your own life. They have quirks, … Continue reading
Title: Baby on Board, How Animals Carry Their Young Author: Marianne Berks Illustrator: Cathy Morrison Publisher: Dawn, 2017 Ages: 3-7 Genre: creative nonfiction Themes: animal young, parental behavior in animals Opening: When you were a baby, someone carried you. Have you wondered what animal parents do? There … Continue reading