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: Love, Mama Written and illustrated by: Jeanette Bradley Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: temporary separation, mother’s love, penguins, missing, longing Opening: When they reached the ocean, Kipling waved goodbye to Mama. She called, “I’ll be back soon.” Synopsis: When … Continue reading
Title: A Penguin Named Patience, A Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story Written by: Suzanne Lewis Illustrated by: Lisa Anchin Published by: Sleeping Bear Press, 2015 Themes/Topics: Hurricane Katrina, penguins, rescuing, patience Suitable for ages: 3-7 Opening: Patience knew something was terribly wrong. It was dark and steamy … Continue reading