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: 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
Title: NEW YORK Day & Night Author: Aurélie Pollet Illustrator: Vincent Bergier Publisher: Prestel Verlag, March 19th, 2019, originally published in French by l’Agrume in 2017 Ages: 3-6 Themes: New York City, perception, nighttime, daytime, imagination Genre: Concept picture book Opening: … Continue reading
Title: King Alice Written and Illustrated by: Matthew Cordell Publisher: Fiewel and friends, October 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: snow day, imagination, house-bound, stories, tuck inside Opening: Good morning Sir Dad. “Yaaaaawn… Morning Alice,” said Dad. “No! KING Alice! The First!” shouted … Continue reading