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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Title: Captain Cat Author & Illustrator: Inga Moore Publisher: Candelwick Press, 2013 Ages: 5-8 Themes: cats, reciprocity, adventure, exchange, happiness Opening: Captain Cat loved cats. There were more cats on board his ship, the Carlotta, than there were sailors in his crew–which is … Continue reading
Title: Dumpster Dog (Chien Pourri in French) This is Book 1 in a new series called The Adventures of Dumpster Dog. Author: Colas Gutman Illustrator: Marc Boutavant Publisher: Enchanted Lion Press, 2019 Translated from French by: Claudia Bedrick & Allison M. Charette Ages: 6-8 … Continue reading
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