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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Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting her 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest on her blog: write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words costume, dark and haunt. All the other amazing entries can be found here. What does a … Continue reading
Title: baby bear sees BLUE Written and illustrated by Ashley Wolff Published by Beach Lane Books, 2012 Ages: 2-6 Themes: colors, bears, daily rhythm Opening Lines: Deep down in the den, baby bear wakes up. He yawns and blinks and stretches … Continue reading
Title: No Fair – Science Fair Written and illustrated by Nancy Poydar Published by Holiday House, 2011 Ages: 5-8 Themes: science projects, competition, birds, perseverance, school Opening Lines: Mr Zee’s class was having a science fair. Otis had tried lots of project … Continue reading