Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Title: A Brief History of Life on Earth Author & illustrator: Clémence DupontI Publisher: Prestel Verlag, 2019 (French edition, l’Agrume, 2017) Translated from French by: Paul Kelly Ages: 5-11 Themes: history of the earth, hadean age, archean age, proterozoic, phanerzoic age, eons … Continue reading
World Wildlife Day is this Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. And I have selected a more unusual non-fiction picture book to celebrate this event. Title: One Iguana, Two Iguanas – A Story of Accident, Natural Selection, and Evolution (part of the … Continue reading
Title: An Extraordinary, Ordinary Moth Author: Karlin Gray Illustrator: Steliyana Doneva Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: moths, camouflage, insects, being special, scales, antenna, Genre: nonfiction Opening: I’m an ordinary moth, as you can plainly see. A dusty, grayish, dull insect— nothing special—me. Synopsis: Feeling … Continue reading