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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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Title: Pond Author & Ilustrator: Jim LaMarche Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2016 Ages: 5-8 Themes: pond, discovery, seasons Opening: This is so weird,” I said to myself as I watched the clear water bubble up from the ground. We had always called … Continue reading
Title: Leaves Author & Illustrator: David Ezra Stein Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007 Ages: 2-5 Themes: leaves, seasons, bears, first, hibernation, fall, winter Opening: It was his first year Synopsis: It’s a young bear’s first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise … Continue reading
Title: Hi, Koo, A Year of Seasons By Jon J Muth Published by Scholastic, 2014, February 25 Ages: 4-8 Themes: seasons, haiku, poetry First Haiku: Autumn, … Continue reading