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: How to Be a Bigger Bunny Author & Illustrator: Florence and Wendell Minor Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: being the smallest, standing out, adventure, wordplay Opening: Tickles the bunny yawned. It was time to get … Continue reading
Title: Nope, A Tale of First Flight Author & Illustrator: Drew Sheneman Publisher: Viking, 2017 Ages: 3-5 Themes: baby birds, first flight, trying new things, courage Opening: Synopsis: Nope tells the nearly wordless story of a baby bird who isn’t so sure it’s a good … Continue reading
I had a different review planned for today, but as with the rest of the children’s book community, I am reeling with the premature loss of one of our best. A year younger than me, Amy Krouse Rosenthal died of … Continue reading