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: 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
Title: A Word’s a Bird/Un Mot est un Oiseau Witten by Orel Protopopescu Illustrated by: Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie Published by Syntonia and Actialuna Category: Books Ages: 5+ Themes: children’s poetry, seasons, spring, nature, bilingual Platform: iPad Release Date: May 16th, 2013 Price: $ 2.99 Available at: Apple iTunes … Continue reading
Red Sings from Treetops – a year in colors by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2009 Ages: 4-8 Themes: colors, seasons, poetry Honors/Awards Received: 2010 Caldecott Honor Award Claudia Lewis Poetry Award Minnesota Book Award … Continue reading