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: Small Author & Illustrator: Gina Perry Publisher: Little Bee Books, 2017 Ages: 3-5 Themes: being small, living big, perspective Genre: fiction 40 pages Opening: The City is big and I am small Synopsis: While spending the day with her mom and baby sibling, one … Continue reading
Title: Mary Anning’s Curiosity Author: Monica Kulling Illustraions by: Melissa Castrillon Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2017 Ages: 7-11+ Themes: fossils, paleontology, scientific discovery, mighty girls Opening: Long Ago in Lyme Regis More than two hundred years ago, a traveling fair … Continue reading
Title: Hush that Hullabaloo Author: Donna Marie Merritt Illustrator: Chris Demarest Publisher: MacLaren-Chocrane, June 20th, 2017 Ages: 3-8 Themes: Scottish brogue, birthday celebrations, rhyme, grandparents Opening: Hullabaloo! Hullabaloo! Hush that hullabaloo! Michty me! What to do? Hush that hullabaloo! Synopsis: Grandpa is fretting at … Continue reading