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: 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
Title: Henry Knox, Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot Author: Anita Silvey Paintings by: Wendell Minor Publisher: Clarion Books, 2010 Ages: 7-11 Themes: revolutionary war, patriotism, Henry Knox, biography, problem-solving 40 pages/ 16 chapters Opening: When other boys walked, Henry Knox bounced. Where others saw problems, … Continue reading
Title: My Hike in the Forest Author & Illustrator: Neecy Twinem Publisher: Muddy Boots, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: animals, plants, forests, adventure, hiking Genre: Nonfiction Opening: Down the soft path and into the lush forest, we eagerly begin our hike. All is quiet, … Continue reading