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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The Contest: Write a children’s story, in poetry or prose, maximum 350 words. The story must be about something that really says “SPRING” to you and the only other requirement is that the last line must be “[Character Name] knew Spring was really here!” or “[Character Name] knew Spring … Continue reading
A related preempt to today’s perfect picture book is, for those that missed the announcement on Monday, I have been selected as part of this year’s CYBILS round 2 panel for judging the category of fictional picture books. I am … 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