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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Swing – Perfect Picture Book Friday
Title: Swing Author & Illustrator: Michael Hall Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2020 Ages: 3-5 Format/Genre: concept book Themes: alphabet, letters, vowels, sharing, kindness, swings, playground, fun, shapes, colors, opposites Opening: The first letter was alone when a second letter arrived. “Can I play with you?” the … Continue reading
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Perfect Picture Book Friday – Higher! Higher!
Higher! Higher! By Leslie Patricelli Published by Candlewick Press, 2009 Ages: 2 – 5 Themes: Height, perspective, distance, fantasy v fiction, swinging Opening/Synopsis: “Higher! Higher!” Indeed, these are the only words we read, several times, except a cute interchange in … Continue reading