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Miss Marple's Musings · 1M ago

Gay Pride Month PB, MG and YA Book Recommendations

I have been blogging for seven years, and find my summer hiatus essential to my blogging energy. Plus my tendency to use the summer to travel far and wide doesn’t lend itself to regular acce...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Hush That Hullabaloo – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Hush that Hullabaloo Author: Donna Marie Merritt Illustrator: Chris Demarest Publisher:  MacLaren-Chocrane, June 20th, 2017 Ages: 3-8 Themes: Scottish brogue, birthday celebrations, r...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Gianna Marino – Illustrator Interview

I remember in the fall of 2012 when I had just arrived in the US, I decided to visit my dear author friend Kristin Clark in Cali after a weekend mentor retreat with SCBWI Nevada. Among the t...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Maya Lin – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines-Designer of the Vietnam Memorial Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey Illustrator: Dow Phumiruk Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books, 2017 Ages: 7-...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Dow Phumiruk Ng – Illustrator Interview

I’ve known Dow a couple of years on line, and she is one of those people with whom I have interacted with such frequency that I feel we have already met in real life. And, yay for my first T...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Town is By The Sea – Perfect Picture Book Friday

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 jo...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Sydney Smith – Illustrator Interview

I am reviewing Town by the Sea on Friday, and I think the illustrations are some of the most breathtaking I have seen this year in a picture book. I have been a fan of Sydney’s since I saw h...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Sea Otter Heroes – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Sea Otter Heroes- The Predators that Saved the Ecosystem Author: Patricia Newman Publisher: Millbrook Press, 2017 Ages: 8-12 Themes: sea otters, seagrass, marine habitats, ecology, El...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Jia Liu – Illustrator Interview

Here at Miss Marple’s Musings, I do my best to include book reviews and interviews that reflect the fabulous diversity of our world. I am thrilled to have my first artist on the blog from In...
Miss Marple's Musings · 2M ago

Fresh Picked Poetry – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Fresh-Picked Poetry, A Day at the Farmer’s Market Author: Michelle Schaub Illustrator: Amy Huntington Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: farmer’s market, friendship, hea...