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: Where, Oh Where, is baby bear? Author & Illustrator: Ashley Wolf Publisher: Beach Lane Books, 2017 Ages: 3-6 Themes: baby bear, hide-and-seek, games with mom, prepositions Opening: One by one, bats fly out of the deep, dark den. “Where … Continue reading
Let me give you a heads up that I am reviewing Sophie’s latest book, Little Fox in the Forest for Perfect Picture Book Friday this week. It was my own personal walk through this stunning picture book that prompted me to … Continue reading
Title: Love, Triangle Author: Marcie Colleen Illustrator: Bob Shea Publisher: Balzer & Bray, Oct. 3rd, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: friendships, geometry, puns, shapes, conflict, jealousy Opening: Ever since they were a dot and a speck, Circle and Square’s friendship had a shape of its own. … Continue reading