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: Fresh-Picked Poetry, A Day at the Farmer’s Market Author: Michelle Schaub Illustrator: Amy Huntington Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: farmer’s market, friendship, healthy eating, fresh produce Genre: poetry, slice-0f-life Opening: Market Day Today Its market day Hooray. Hooray! Spy the wonders … 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: Ben and the Emancipation Declaration Author: Pat Sherman Illustrator: Floyd Cooper Publisher: Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers, 2010 Ages: 8-12 Themes: African Americans, Unites States, President Lincoln, Emancipation, literacy Genre: Fiction Opening: “Excuse me, sir,” Ben tugged on the sleeve of a passing gentleman, “Does that … Continue reading