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: Kitten and the Night Watchman Author: John Sullivan Illustrator: Taeeun Yoo Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books, 2019 Ages: 3-7 Literary Awards Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for Writer (2019) Themes: night watchmen, different jobs, worry, companionship. Kittens, belonging, comfort Opening: The night watchman hugs … Continue reading
This is the PERFECT picture book to celebrate Valentine’s day next week! Title: LOVE Written by: Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethof Publisher: Running Press Kids, October 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: love Opening: Love is … a fancy dinner. Synopsis: What is love? Can you only … Continue reading
Title: The Big Bed Author: Bunmi Laditan Illustrator: Tom Kinght Publisher: Farrar Strauss Giroux, 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: bed sharing with parents, humor, toddleresque logic, sharing mommy Opening: We need to talk about the big bed. Synopsis: The Big Bed is a … Continue reading