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Joanne Schwartz was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from York University and she has a Master’s degree in Library Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. Joanne is a children’s librarian with the Toronto Public Library, and she is a reviewer for the Canadian Children’s Book News. She enjoys art history, dancing, mountain walking, and reading picture books. Joanne has two daughters and lives in Toronto, Ontario.  



book cover Our Corner Grocery Store
Written by Joanne Schwartz
Illustrated by Laura Beingessner

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Multigenerational; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-868-2 (0-88776-868-7) | April 2009 | 21.99

A picture book that celebrates local shops and building communities.

Anna Maria takes great pleasure and pride in her grandparents’ corner grocery store. Every Saturday she spends the day helping to arrange fruits and vegetables, greet the customers, and keep things neat and tidy. Through her day we meet the neighbors and... [read more]

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