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: Our Friend Hedgehog, The Story of Us Author & Illustrator: Lauren Castillo Publisher: Random House Kids, May 2020 Ages: 5-8 Chapter Book- 128 pages Themes: friendship, adventure, woodland animals, mutual support, friendship groups I received an ARC from the publisher for an … Continue reading
Title: Rabbit and the Motorbike Author: Kate Hoefler/Sarah Jacoby Illustrator: Kate Hoefler Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2019 Themes: courage, travel, friendship, grief, expanding horizons, loss Ages: 3-6 Synopsis: Rabbit isn’t sure he’ll ever be brave enough to go on an adventure. … Continue reading
Title: Penguinaut! Written by: Marcie Colleen Illustrated by: Emma Yarlett Publisher: Orchard Books, 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: penguins, the moon, adventure, imagination, being small, thinking big, friendship Opening: Orville was small. Synopsis: Orville lives at the zoo, surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures. A hang … Continue reading