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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Squee, Perfect Picture Book Friday is back from its summer hiatus and I have a humdinger for you! Title: What a Beautiful Morning Author: Arthur A. Levine Illustrator: Katie Kath Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2016 Ages: 4-8 40 pages Themes: … Continue reading
New friends these days so often mean new stories. It’s one of the thrills of belonging to creative communities – sharing in others’ creative works, getting glimpses into their lives through their books. No less than three author friends gave … Continue reading
Michael Rosen’s SAD BOOK Written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Published by Candlewick Press, 2004 Ages: 5 – adult Themes: Loss, grief, sadness Opening/Synopsis: “This is me being sad. Maybe you think I am happy in this picture. … Continue reading