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: This is the NEST that ROBIN Built, with a little help from her friends Author & Illustrator: Denise Fleming Publisher: Beach Lane Books, 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: nests, robins, chicks, help, rhythm Opening: This is the SQUIRREL who trimmed the … 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: 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