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: Monster & Mouse Go Camping Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Jared Champman Publisher: HMH, June 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: camping, friendship, adventure, monsters, mice, acceptance, resourcefulness. Opening: Monster was having a snack when Mouse burst through the front door. “Let’s … 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 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