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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I am always fascinated by artists whose art journey takes them through different mediums and styles. [JM] Illustrator or author/illustrator? If the latter, do you begin with words or pictures? [MC] I’m an illustrator first and a writer second. My … Continue reading
Today is multicultural children’s book day and what better way to celebrate than with this visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, which has just won the Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award for … Continue reading
Title: Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals Author: Charles Ghigna, Animal Planet Publisher: Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books Ages: 7-12 Nonfiction, 128 pages Themes: animals, creepy, gross, unusual Opening: The world is full of incredible creatures, each one a wonderful … Continue reading