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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Very happy to once again be interviewing an illustrator whose illustrations will be showcased in my perfect picture book Friday link this week. [JM] Illustrator or author/illustrator? If the latter, do you begin with words or pictures? [CM] I consider … Continue reading
Title: Animal Ark, Celebrating our WILD WORLD in Poetry and Pictures Author: Kwame Alexander Photographs by: Joel Sartore Published by: National Geographic Kids, February 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: animals, poetry Opening: Chorus of creatures Singing our names See what we … Continue reading
Title: Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love Authors: Lori Robinson & Jane Chodosh Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, April 2017 Ages: 11+ Themes: animal conservation, conservationists, endangered species Quotes I love: Who would think a wild leopard … Continue reading