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: Teensy Meensy Mice Author: Donna Marie Merritt Illustrator: Ed Heck Publisher: MacLaren-Cochrane, September 4th, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: mice, mischief, rhyme Opening: Meensy mice come out at night to skip and danse around. They’re sneaky little critters who hardly make a … Continue reading
On Friday I will be reviewing the most recent picture book released last week by author-poet Donna Marie Merritt. You know me, where possible with new releases if I have the chance to interview the illustrator, I’ll take it. I … Continue reading
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