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: Grandma’s Purse Author & Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: grandparents, purses, inter-generational relationships Opening: Today my grandma Mimi is coming to visit. When Mimi comes over, she always has a new treasure to share. Synopsis: When … Continue reading
I have been drooling over Vanessa’s artwork for years, and I will be reviewing her recently published picture book as author/illustrator, Grandma’s Purse, this Friday for Perfect Picture Book Friday. [JM] Illustrator or author/illustrator? If the latter, do … Continue reading
Title: Hello Goodbye Dog Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Patrice Barton Publisher: Roaring Book Press, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: therapy dogs, friendship with pets Opening: “Hello Moose!” said Zara. There was nothing Moose loved more than hello. Synopsis: For Zara s dog, Moose, … Continue reading