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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You readers must know by now how much I love and admire picture book illustrators. Naturally I am friends with many on FB. When I find myself often liking the work they share, then I know it is time to … Continue reading
Title: The Great Pasta Escape Author: Miranda Paul Illustrator: Javier Joaquin Publisher: Little Bee Books, 2016 Ages: 4-8 Themes: pasta, problem solving, teamwork Genre: fiction 40 pages Opening: Since the beginning of their lives (which was earlier that morning) the pasta at the factory followed … Continue reading
Title: Hush that Hullabaloo Author: Donna Marie Merritt Illustrator: Chris Demarest Publisher: MacLaren-Chocrane, June 20th, 2017 Ages: 3-8 Themes: Scottish brogue, birthday celebrations, rhyme, grandparents Opening: Hullabaloo! Hullabaloo! Hush that hullabaloo! Michty me! What to do? Hush that hullabaloo! Synopsis: Grandpa is fretting at … Continue reading