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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I am committed to being open with my readers so let me just say that I picked up a copy of Miss Maple’s Seeds in 2012 solely because of the title! I was so glad I did. It is a … Continue reading
Title: A Grand Old Tree Written and illustrated by: Mary Newell Published By: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2005 Themes/Topics: Trees, life cycle, ecology, seasons Suitable for ages: 3-7 Opening: … Continue reading
Title: Maple Written and Illustrated by Lori Nichols Published by Nancy Paulson Books, February 2014, an imprint of Penguin Group Ages: 3-7 Themes: trees, siblings, seasons Opening Sentence: Maple loved her name. Synopsis: When Maple is a wee baby girl, her mom and dad plant … Continue reading