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: 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
Title: The All Saw A Cat Author & Illustrator: Brendan Wenzel Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2016 Ages: 4-8 Themes: perspective, observation, curiosity, science, empathy Opening: The cat walked through the world, … Continue reading
Title: Tell Me a Tattoo Story Written by: Alison McGhee Illustrated by: Eliza Wheeler Published by: Chronicle Books, 2016 Themes/Topics: tattoos, fathers and sons, personal history Suitable for ages: 5-7 Opening: You wanna see my tattoos? Synopsis: This is a modern father-son love story. The … Continue reading