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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Don’t you just love the serendipitous discovery that one of your favorite picture books of the previous year that you already have scheduled for this Friday’s Perfect Picture Books just happens to have won a well deserved Caldecott Honor Award … Continue reading
Title: THE LION AND THE MOUSE By Jerry Pinkney Published by Hatchette Book Group, 2009 Ages: 2-8 Themes: fable, kindness, unlikely paring Awards: Caldecott Medal, 2010 40 pages Opening Lines: Who Who Whooo Synopsis: While the book does begin with an owl hooting, … Continue reading
Red Sings from Treetops – a year in colors by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2009 Ages: 4-8 Themes: colors, seasons, poetry Honors/Awards Received: 2010 Caldecott Honor Award Claudia Lewis Poetry Award Minnesota Book Award … Continue reading