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: My Grandparents Love Me Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Judi Abbot Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books (S & S), 2016 Ages: 2-5 Themes: grandparents, concept picture book Book received from Publisher in exchange for an unbiased review Opening: I’m off to Gran and Grandpa’s with … Continue reading
I am a little late but here’s a cute back to school story. I am sure some children are still feeling their way with the new class/building/teacher. And the winner of last week’s TOBY giveaway is Jarie Waterfall, who needs … Continue reading
Title: Trapped, A Whale’s Rescue Author: Robert Burleigh Illustrator: Wendell Minor Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2015 Ages: 4-8 Themes: endangered species, fishing nets, conservation, marine life, humpback whales, animal rescue, California Opening: The huge humpback whale dips and dives. Her sleek black sides shimmering, she spy hops, … Continue reading