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: Business Pig Author & Illustrator: Andrea Zuill Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: pigs, business, jobs, adoption, animal sanctuary, being different Opening: One Morning at the Sunshine Sanctuary for farm Animals, Jelly Bean the sow gave birth … Continue reading
Dear blog-followers, I am back after my annual summer blog hiatus and seven weeks traveling in California and Colorado. I visited with seventeen kid lit friends during my travels, meeting some for the first time in person. And as always, … Continue reading
Title: Monster & Mouse Go Camping Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Jared Champman Publisher: HMH, June 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: camping, friendship, adventure, monsters, mice, acceptance, resourcefulness. Opening: Monster was having a snack when Mouse burst through the front door. “Let’s … Continue reading