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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Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day
Title: Love, Mama Written and illustrated by: Jeanette Bradley Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: temporary separation, mother’s love, penguins, missing, longing Opening: When they reached the ocean, Kipling waved goodbye to Mama. She called, “I’ll be back soon.” Synopsis: When … Continue reading
Title: Jerome by Heart Written by: Thomas Scotto Illustrated by: Olivier Tallec Publisher: US Publisher – Enchanted Lion Books, 2018 (also the translator) Ages: 3-7 Themes: childhood friendship, affection, being understood, gender stereotyping, love Opening: He always holds my hand,It’s true.Very tight. Synopsis: This story follows a little … Continue reading
This is the PERFECT picture book to celebrate Valentine’s day next week! Title: LOVE Written by: Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethof Publisher: Running Press Kids, October 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: love Opening: Love is … a fancy dinner. Synopsis: What is love? Can you only … Continue reading