Brimming with mystique and echoes of Sendak, this fresh fairy tale subtly, yet powerfully, casts light on the costs of safety and the value of freedom. Our whole family is entranced by this fabulous book.
Today at 2pm, Just One More Book! becomes a regular contributor to the online Children’s Literature Monthly Journal, The Edge of the Forest.
This information-packed online resource includes book reviews (from picture books to young adult), interviews, the latest news from the online children’s/YA literature community and much more.
Our monthly audio segment is called Sounds from the Forest. This month, Mark talks to Greg Fishbone, the founder of Class of 2k7, a collective of Children’s/YA authors with debut novels due for release in 2007.
Full of understated misinterpretations and over the top Tony Ross illustrations, this book is as hilarious for adults as it is for children. If your library doesn’t have a copy, we suggest swimming to the U.K. to find one. It’s worth the trip.
Author: Gilles Tibo
Illustrator: Bruno St-Aubin
Published: 2004 Scholastic Canada
Of course, we are in complete agreement with the idea of this book: that books can provide valuable information and great entertertainment. We must admit, however, we’re a bit mystified at how much our girls love this book. They can never get enough of it.
Packed with action and emotion and carried by catapulting rhyme, this hilariously original story reminds us that caring siblings are gifts to be treasured.
We’re thankful for the caring sibling we have!
Two thankful Canadians wish you a safe & happy Thanksgiving season, wherever you are.
Author: Robin Tzannes
Illustrator: Korky Paul
Published: 2005 Oxford University Press
Argh!!! Another fabulous book that’s out of print. I sure hope you can find this great book at your local library.
This hilarious and thought-provoking tale of greed gets squeals of delight time after time.
Our family was extremely lucky to spend 3 hours chatting with author (Sleeping Dragons All Around), poet (If I Had a Million Onions) and all-round interesting person, Sheree Fitch. We had a great time!!
Mark has whittled the recording down to a 30-minute conversation that includes Sheree’s thoughts on writing for children, the Theology of Nonsense and the power of poetry.
For more on The Theology of Nonsense, listen to Sheree on Mark’s Podcast, Electric Sky.
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Author: Heather Patterson
Illustrator: Ron Lightburn
Published: 2004 North Winds Press
Softly spellbinding words and illustrations relay the story behind the poem “In Flanders Fields” and the commemorative wearing of poppies. Our girls are mesmerized by this book.
PS. I found this in this Monday’s Star: Wearing Poppies Brings Questions.
Just One More Book!! appears in the November 2006 issue of Books for Keeps, a children’s book magazine from the UK.
Books for Keeps has both a print and online edition. Click here to take a peek at the online edition.
Zesty, Seussian rhyme and illustrations hurl us to a crescendo of hardcore harmony. This book’s message is simple: Peace is a choice.
This episode is dedicated to Paul, his stepbrother Dan Johnson (Journey Inside My Mind Podcast), and their families in celebration of Paul returning home from the Navy. Coincidentally, Dan sent an audio comment about Ben’s Trumpet for this show as well.
For a great list of Peace promoting childrens books click here.