Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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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 Night Baddies Author: Deborah Underwood Illustrator: Juli Kangas Publisher: Beach Lane Books, 2016 Ages: 4-8 Themes: Fairytale baddies, good hearts, humor Review copy from publisher. Opening: Sun dips down; the day has gone. Witches, wolves, and giants yawn. Queen and dragon, troll … Continue reading
Title: Interstellar Cinderella Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Meg Hunt Published by: Chronicle Books LLC, 2015 Themes/Topics: retelling fairytales, Cinderella, outer space, rhyme Suitable for ages: 4-8 40 pages Opening: Once upon a planetoid, amid her tools and sprockets, a girl named Cinderella dreamed … Continue reading