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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Hazel and I go way back, to a time when pocket money was 10p and for that you’d get you a bag of candy as large as your fist; and London was overrun by wonderful creatures called wombles. Seriously, I … Continue reading
A few weeks back I posted a review in our Perfect Picture Book Friday series of the first book Matt illustrated, THE NEW GIRL…. AND ME. I had so many comments on this post on my Facebook page from people … Continue reading
Higher! Higher! By Leslie Patricelli Published by Candlewick Press, 2009 Ages: 2 – 5 Themes: Height, perspective, distance, fantasy v fiction, swinging Opening/Synopsis: “Higher! Higher!” Indeed, these are the only words we read, several times, except a cute interchange in … Continue reading