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: Great Rivers of the World Author: Volker Mehnert Illustrator: Martin Haake Publisher: Prestel, 2020 Translated from German by: Paul Kelly Ages: 6-11 (and middle school) 42 pages, tall format Genre: nonfiction Themes: rivers, culture ecology, ecosystem, history, legends, geography Opening:Introduction The great rivers of … Continue reading
Title: The Leaf Detective, How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest Author: Heather Lang Illustrator: Jana Christy Publisher: Calkins Creek, 2021 Ages: 4-8 40 pages. Genre: Themes: forest, tree canopies, science, leaves, rainforests, female scientists, breaking the glass ceiling, nature, science, STEM Opening:Meg … Continue reading
Title: The Wisdom of Trees, How Trees Work Together to form a Natural Kingdom Author & Illustrator: Lita Judge Publisher: Roaring Book Press, 2021 Ages: 6-11 (and middle school) 48 pages. Genre: narrative nonfiction/poetry Themes: trees, forests, ecology, communication, poetry, community, ecosystem, history Opening:A Secret Kingdom … Continue reading