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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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Snow – Written and Illustrated by Uri Schulevitz Farrer Strauss and Giroux, 1998 In this simple story, a boy and his dog experience the first snowfall of the year in a busy, small town. Just as the snow begins to … Continue reading
Martin Waddell is a children’s author with whom we are all familiar, probably most notably for Owl Babies (one of the most requested books in our school library). He is a giant amongst modern picture book authors and he has … Continue reading
I am continuing last week’s Asian theme by highlighting today a very successful Japanese picture book author/illustrator. Satoshi Kitamura is known for quirky perspectives, brilliant watercolors, great detail and unique, humorous characters. After winning the Mother Goose Award for the … Continue reading