Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Title: Town is by the Sea Author: Joanne Schwartz Illustrator: Sydney Smith Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: under the sea mining, Cape Breton, coal towns, dangerous jobs, historical fiction Opening: From my house I can see the sea. It … Continue reading
Title: Baby on Board, How Animals Carry Their Young Author: Marianne Berks Illustrator: Cathy Morrison Publisher: Dawn, 2017 Ages: 3-7 Genre: creative nonfiction Themes: animal young, parental behavior in animals Opening: When you were a baby, someone carried you. Have you wondered what animal parents do? There … Continue reading
Title: How to Be a Bigger Bunny Author & Illustrator: Florence and Wendell Minor Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: being the smallest, standing out, adventure, wordplay Opening: Tickles the bunny yawned. It was time to get … Continue reading