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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Title: Grandma’s Purse Author & Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: grandparents, purses, inter-generational relationships Opening: Today my grandma Mimi is coming to visit. When Mimi comes over, she always has a new treasure to share. Synopsis: When … Continue reading
This is my final Perfect Picture Book of the year and I want to wish you all a peaceful festive season, whether your snow or beach bound! Bonnes Fêtes! Title: Hoot and Peep, A Song For Snow Author & … Continue reading
Title: Love, Triangle Author: Marcie Colleen Illustrator: Bob Shea Publisher: Balzer & Bray, Oct. 3rd, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: friendships, geometry, puns, shapes, conflict, jealousy Opening: Ever since they were a dot and a speck, Circle and Square’s friendship had a shape of its own. … Continue reading