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: Love, Santa Written by: Martha Brockenbrough Illustrated by: Lee White Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2018 Ages: 8-11 (those starting to doubt Santa :)) Themes: truth, Christmas spirit, empathy, universal love, letters, holiday books Opening: When Lucy was 5, she wrote Santa … Continue reading
Title: Merry Christmas, Little Elliot Written and illustrated by: Mike Curato Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: friendship, Christmas spirit, togetherness, New York City Opening: Little Elliot was not excited about Christmas. “Let’s go see Santa,” said Mouse. Synopsis: Little … Continue reading
Title: Mother Earth’s Lullaby – A Song for Endangered Animals Written by: Terry Pierce Illustrated by: Carol Heyer Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers, September 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: endangered species, lullaby, baby animals Opening: When Mother Earth bids goodnight, she casts her shafts of silver light. … Continue reading