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: Pond Author & Ilustrator: Jim LaMarche Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2016 Ages: 5-8 Themes: pond, discovery, seasons Opening: This is so weird,” I said to myself as I watched the clear water bubble up from the ground. We had always called … Continue reading
Title: Masterpiece Mix Author & Illustrator: Roxie Munro Publisher: Holiday house, 2017 Ages: 7-11 Themes: art history, inspiration, famous artists Opening: Today I will make a new painting. Synopsis: The second spread is invitational with its tubes of paint and a blank canvas. … Continue reading
Title: Come with me Author: Holly McGhee Illustrator: Pascal Lemaître Publisher: G. R. Putnam’s Sons. 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: making a difference, hope, empathy, small acts of kindness Opening: All over the world, the news told and retold of anger and hatred– People … Continue reading