Interview with Terry Doherty

Monday, July 30, 2007.

Terry DohertyIt’s a fact. We are spending more time online then ever before. So, it stands to reason that the online resources for niche topics are becoming far more reliable and credible. That means traditional sources run by institutions such as mainstream newspapers have to compete with websites run by passionate people who have something to say on a particular topic in a way that their target audience is interested in hearing.

Like Just One More Book, TheReadingTub.com is one of many online resources that cater to the children’s book community — both readers and creators. Their site features reviews of children’s books of all ages and categories, and their Author Showcase, a series of interviews with children’s book authors that sponsor The Reading Tub.

On this edition of Just One More Book , Mark speaks with Terry Doherty, founder of The Reading Tub.

If you have questions about the Just One More Book! story, you might find some answers in the summer 2007 edition of The Reading Tub. You can check it out here and here.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Photo: The Reading Tub

The Strength to Shine: Cassandra’s Angel

Saturday, July 28, 2007.

Cassandra's AngelAuthor: Gina Otto
Illustrator: Trudy Joost
Published: 2001 Illumination Arts (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0935699201

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Surreal illustrations and rhyming text invite us to rise above the judgements of others and stay true to our authentic selves.

The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell

Friday, July 27, 2007.

The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the BellAuthor: Kathy-Jo Wargin
Illustrator: Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Sleeping Bear Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1585361267

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Gorgeous red and gold warmth entwines with thrashing, raw waves and spray to tell the tragic tale of twenty nine souls struggling against the fury of Lake Superior and of the polished brass bell that forever sounds their farewell.

You can find more information about this tragedy here.

Shear Understanding: Amos’s Sweater

Wednesday, July 25, 2007.

Amos's SweaterAuthor: Janet Lunn
Illustrator: Kim LaFave (on JOMB)
Published: 1988 Groundwood Books
ISBN: 0888998457 Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Folk art, flying fleece and fury contrast the carefree contentment of two oblivious farmers with the blatant anguish of their frustrated sheep in this hilarious example of the bliss of being understood.

Interview with Lorie Ann Grover of ReaderGirlz

Monday, July 23, 2007.

Lorie Ann GroverIn the days before the Internet and online social media tools, authors were extremely inaccessible; fans and book clubs functioned in isolation. Now, entire networks exist that relate to specific books and book genres.

On this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with Lorie Ann Grover, author and co-founder of ReaderGirlz, an online community that exists to empower young female readers and promote the authors that contribute.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Photo: readergirlz.com

A Chilling Chain: The House That Crack Built

Saturday, July 21, 2007.

The House That Crack BuiltAuthor: Clark Taylor
Illustrator: Jan Thompson Dicks
Published: 1992 Chronicle Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0811801233

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Dark and disturbing yet surprisingly digestible, this thought-provoking twist on the classic rhyme is an arresting introduction to drug-induced despair — and a call to choose to act to end it.

Celebrating 200 episodes and 1 year of JOMB

Friday, July 20, 2007.

Photo of Andrea and Mark on the PAB2007 boat cruiseFiguring that 200 episodes and one year of Just One More Book!! is a milestone worth celebrating, we took a few minutes to share some stories and thoughts on what we’ve done so far and some of the changes we’re making to our podcast. Is the next milestone episode number 500?

Don’t forget that we will be giving away an autographed copy of Lois Ehlert’s Eating the Alphabet during the first week of September. To qualify, send a review of one of your favourite children’s book (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 file (or text review) in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, phone it in to our listener feedback line (+1-206-350-6487) or leave a two-minute MyChingo by August 31, 2007.

Photo of Andrea and Mark on the PAB2007 boat cruise taken by Scarborough Dude.

Soapy Sibling Sunshine: Kid Tea

Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

Kid TeaAuthor: Elizabeth Ficocelli
Illustrator: Glin Dibley
Published: 2007 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453334

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Rhythmic strings of percussive rhyme and a reliably repetitive refrain give this colourful celebration of the simple joys of summer the begging-to-be-memorized-and-shouted-out feel of a classic skipping song.

Other books mentioned:

Andrea and Mark take a dip in the Reading Tub

Tuesday, July 17, 2007.

The Reading TubIf you have questions about the Just One More Book! story, you might find some answers in the summer 2007 edition of The Reading Tub. You can check it out here and here.

And if you’re curious about The Reading Tub, be sure to listen in August when we interview the tub’s Terry Doherty…

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Interview with Valerie Coulman

Monday, July 16, 2007.

Val CoulmanSupporting literacy isn’t just about creating great books; it’s also about making sure they’re available to the community. Of course, that’s why libraries exist. Can you imagine if your community closed the doors to its libraries?

On this edition of Just One More Book, author Valerie Coulman speaks with Mark about the closing of all of the libraries in her community, and on a happier note, her book When Pigs Fly and how she develops her story ideas.

This interview was recorded on April 27, 2007 and when we checked with Ms. Coulman on July 15 (the day before this interview was published) she informed us that her community has voted to keep the libraries closed.

Books mentioned:

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Photo: CANSCAIP

Just One More Book! is one year old today

Sunday, July 15, 2007.

Just One More Book recording setupJust One More Book was launched one year ago today with the release of our first podcast episode; a review of the children’s picture book, Bill In A China Shop. It was a different world for JOMB. Our audio quality was terrible and we hadn’t found our rhythm. We watched our statistics and hoped for more than thirty listeners per show.

As the year progressed, we invested in some new equipment, changed our review style, interviewed a lot of amazing people, gave away several autographed books, corresponded with people who are equally passionate about great children’s books and watched our listener base grow to an average of 6,000 downloads a week. Later this week we will release our 200th episode.

Thank you for being a part of the Just One More Book community and for helping to make this an incredibly fun first year!

Don’t forget that we will be giving away an autographed copy of Lois Ehlert’s Eating the Alphabet during the first week of September. To qualify, send a review of one of your favourite children’s book (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 file (or text review) in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, phone it in to our listener feedback line (+1-206-350-6487) or leave a two-minute MyChingo by August 31, 2007.

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Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 5

Saturday, July 14, 2007.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to UngerWaiting at the Door to Unger is our ongoing series of Podcast interviews in which we follow the process of writing, editing and publishing Lee Edward Fodi‘s book Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger, the long awaited sequel to Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers.

In this fifth knock at the Door to Unger, Lee Edward Fodi makes some announcements including a surprise about the release date of the book, shares his plans for the summer and offers suggestions for those who want to do some creative writing.

Sound effect: Concrete blocks moving from the Freesound project

 
 

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