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: Mother Earth’s Lullaby – A Song for Endangered Animals Written by: Terry Pierce Illustrated by: Carol Heyer Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers, September 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: endangered species, lullaby, baby animals Opening: When Mother Earth bids goodnight, she casts her shafts of silver light. … Continue reading
Title: Sometimes rain Written by: Meg Fleming Illustrated by: Diana Sudyka Publisher: Beach lane Books, October 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: seasons, weather, wonder, exploration, Opening: Sometimes drizzle. Drip-drip drain. Sometimes picnic. Sometimes rain. Synopsis: Sometimes it rains, sometimes it snows, sometimes the sun … Continue reading
Title: We Are Grateful, Otsaliheliga Written by: Traci Sorell Illustrated by: Frané Lessac Publisher: Charlesbridge, Sept. 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: thankfulness, seasons, Cherokee, Cherokee language, community Opening: Cherokee people say otsaliheliga to express gratitude. It is a reminder to celebrate our blessings … Continue reading