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: Masterpiece Mix Author & Illustrator: Roxie Munro Publisher: Holiday house, 2017 Ages: 7-11 Themes: art history, inspiration, famous artists Opening: Today I will make a new painting. Synopsis: The second spread is invitational with its tubes of paint and a blank canvas. … Continue reading
OK, friends, aside me being on a bit of a Francophone kick in my life right now, for which I offer no apologies, I invited Benjamin Chaud to chat on the blog for three reasons: I … Continue reading
Title: Leaves Author & Illustrator: David Ezra Stein Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007 Ages: 2-5 Themes: leaves, seasons, bears, first, hibernation, fall, winter Opening: It was his first year Synopsis: It’s a young bear’s first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise … Continue reading