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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It is June, which means it’s Gay Pride Month, The French Open at Roland Garros and the beginning of my annual summer blog hiatus (to write a novel, just in case ya think it’s all about pina coladas, beaches and … Continue reading
Title: Maple Written and Illustrated by Lori Nichols Published by Nancy Paulson Books, February 2014, an imprint of Penguin Group Ages: 3-7 Themes: trees, siblings, seasons Opening Sentence: Maple loved her name. Synopsis: When Maple is a wee baby girl, her mom and dad plant … Continue reading
Title: Little Chicken’s Big Christmas Written by Jerry Davis Illustrated by Katie Davis Self-published Ages: 2-5 Themes: Christmas day, anticipation, giving Available from the Amazon Kindle Store. Opening Lines: Little Chicken! Rise ‘n Shine! Synopsis: Little Chicken, like any littl’un can’t … Continue reading