Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Title: Town is by the Sea Author: Joanne Schwartz Illustrator: Sydney Smith Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: under the sea mining, Cape Breton, coal towns, dangerous jobs, historical fiction Opening: From my house I can see the sea. It … Continue reading
Title: Leaping Lemmings Author: John Briggs Illustrator: Nicola Slater Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, 2016 Ages: 5-8 Themes: lemmings, following the crowd, individuality Opening: Can you tell two lemmings apart? No? That’s because all lemmings look alike, sound alike, and act … Continue reading