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: Plenty of Hugs Author: Fran Manushkin Illustrator: Kate Alizadeh Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2020 Ages: 3-5 Themes: moms, children, hugs, parenting, lgbtqia+ Opening: Look up, The sun shines on everyone There are plenty of fish in the sea There’s a buzz for … Continue reading
Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting her 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest on her blog: write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words costume, dark and haunt. All the other amazing entries can be found here. What does a … Continue reading
Title: GUYKU A Year of Haiku for Boys Written by: Bob Raczeka Illustrated by: Peter Reynolds Published by: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, New York, 2010 Themes/Topics: seasons, poetry, haiku, nature Suitable for ages: 4-8 Opening: The wind and I play … Continue reading