With the announcement of the Cybils shortlists coming in two days, we talk about our role in the awards process.
It’s a bad day for the Three Little Pigs. Full of slapstick silliness and colourful character/illustrator interactions, this twist on the traditional tale tickles our two.
Mark speaks with hospital librarian, author and bibliotherapist Elizabeth Schlenther about her Healthy Books website, an online bibliography of more than 1400 children’s books organized into 44 different categories of emotional, physical, social and mental health.
Healthybooks is hosted on the CILIP website by the Health Libraries Group.
Brought to life by a gorgeous selection of colours, textures and settings, this simple story of friendship and dreams transports us to another world.
Just One More Book! is 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.
Snappy dialogue and hilariously realistic body language bring to life a story that clearly illustrates the magic of a carefully crafted perspective. Generously sprinkled with subtle humour (for both adult and child), this is a year round family favourite.
We’ve received a lovely, meaty note from author, Kate McMullen. Check it out here.
Mark speaks with author, illustrator and teacher, Lisa Jahn-Clough about writing books as both a child and an adult, leaving space for readers to explore stories on their own, and the role that personal journals have played in her writing.
This week, Andrea had the immense pleasure of contributing to the inspiring and informative Critical Literacy in Practice podcast, CLIP Podcast.
The guest segment focuses on two fabulous books and two organizations that can help children see the power and possibility of relatively small, tangible gestures — just in time for the holiday season.
If you’re curious to know what Andrea sounds like without an espresso machine in the background, give it a listen here.
As our mouths thaw off, our discussion of the features that we love most about great books picks up energy. Which features do you like most in children’s books?
Participate in the conversation. Leave a comment, send us your thoughts (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 file in email to firstname.lastname@example.org, phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487), leave a two-minute MyChingo, or send your comments in email.
In this episode, two Listener Submitted Reviews:
- Dolphin Diaries: Following the Rainbow reviewed by Freddie (11) and her dad, Charles of the Mostly News and Desperate Husbands Podcasts
- Charlotte’s Web reviewed by Bob (5) and his dad, Charles of the Mostly News and Desperate Husbands Podcasts
and our first Guest Review:
We hope you’ll tell us about one of your favourite books too!
Send your review (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 file in email to email@example.com, phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487) or send your text review in email.