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: Leaves Author & Illustrator: David Ezra Stein Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007 Ages: 2-5 Themes: leaves, seasons, bears, first, hibernation, fall, winter Opening: It was his first year Synopsis: It’s a young bear’s first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise … 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
Title: Small Author & Illustrator: Gina Perry Publisher: Little Bee Books, 2017 Ages: 3-5 Themes: being small, living big, perspective Genre: fiction 40 pages Opening: The City is big and I am small Synopsis: While spending the day with her mom and baby sibling, one … Continue reading