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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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Title: 125 Rescues, From Pound to Palace: Homeless Pets made Happy Publisher: National Geographic Kids 2017 Ages: 6-11 Nonfiction, 112 pages Themes: animals, pet rescues, pets, pet sanctuaries Opening: In many ways, they’re just like pets in your own life. They have quirks, … Continue reading
Title: Here Comes the Easter Cat Author: Deborah Underwood Illustrator: Claudia Rueda Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014 Ages: 2-6 Themes: cats, easter bunny, humorous stories, jealousy Opening: What’s wrong cat? You look grumpy? The Easter Bunny? What about him? Synopsis: When Cat tries … Continue reading
Title: Good Morning to ME! Written and illustrated by: Lita Judge Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015 Themes/Topics: exuberance, indoor voices, pets, parrots Suitable for ages: 3-6 Opening: Early one morning in a little cottage, Beatrix was wide AWAKE. She knew it was … Continue reading