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: The Ramble Shamble Children Author: Christina Soontornvat Illustrator: Lauren Castillo Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2021 Ages: 4-8 32 pages. Genre: fiction Themes: home, family, working together, ramble shamble Opening: Down the mountain, across the creek, past the last curve in the road, five … Continue reading
Title: Our Friend Hedgehog, The Story of Us Author & Illustrator: Lauren Castillo Publisher: Random House Kids, May 2020 Ages: 5-8 Chapter Book- 128 pages Themes: friendship, adventure, woodland animals, mutual support, friendship groups I received an ARC from the publisher for an … Continue reading
Title: A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider Author: Barbara Herkert Illustrator: Lauren Castillo Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Genre: biography Themes: authors, E. B. White, inspiration Opening: When young Elwyn White lay sick in bed, a bold mouse … Continue reading