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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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
Title: Du Iz Tak? Author & Illustrator: Carson Ellis Publisher: Candlewick, 2016 Ages: 5-8 Themes: possibility, drama, invention Genre: fiction 48 pages Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2017 Opening: Du iz tak? Ma nazoot. Synopsis: Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies … Continue reading