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: In Our Garden Author: Pat Zietlow Miller Illustrator: Melissa Crowton Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, March 2022 Ages: 4-8 Format/Genre: fiction Themes: homesickness, urban gardens, school, community, vegetables, growth, patience Opening: It’s a day. It’s a gray day. A breakfast-can-wait-day, don’t-be-late day. I look … Continue reading
Title: FIVE Minutes (That’s a lot of time) (No, it’s not) (Yes, it is) Authors: Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick Illustrator: Olivier Tallec Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019 Ages: 3-7 Genre: fiction Themes: time, five minutes, abstract thinking, passage of time, emotional intelligence, … Continue reading
Title: if you want to see a whale Written by Julie Flogliano, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead Published by Roaring Book Press, May 2013 Ages: 2-5 Themes: patience, whale-watching Opening line: If you want to see a whale … Continue reading