Love of Reading Gallery – Kevin Levell

Saturday, August 30, 2008.

Love of Reading Gallery - Kevin LevellWhen we put out the call for illustrations that promote a love of reading, we didn’t expect to receive 51 submissions in about a month.

As part of the second anniversary celebrations of the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast, we’re conducting short interviews with each illustrator that contributed to our Love of Reading Gallery. These interviews will be published as extra shows in our interview feed.

On this edition, Mark speaks with illustrator Kevin Levell about his contribution called Old Favourite.

Be sure to enjoy all of the amazing artwork in our Love of Reading Gallery.

By the way, if you know Mark you know that he’s very particular about good audio quality. More importantly, he’s extremely particular about great conversation. Unfortunately, his audio card acted up during this interview and the resulting audio is disappointing. The conversation is too good to attempt an encore performance. We assure you that if you can be patient with the audio quality, you’ll be rewarded by the discussion.

Mark reached Kevin at his home in the UK, during tea time.

Seasons, Silk & Separation: Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep

Friday, August 29, 2008.

Ocean Wide, Ocean DeepAuthor: Susan Lendroth
Illustrator: Raúl Allén
Published: 2008 Tricycle Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1582462321

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Haunting illustrations and tranquil, heartfelt rhyme describe a young girl’s yearning, worry and unyielding love for her long-awaited father in this soothing story of family fortitude.

Other books mentioned:

More seafaring on JOMB:

Pop over to Charlotte’s Library for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

We’re featured in Canadian Children’s Book News

Thursday, August 28, 2008.

Canadian Children's Book News, Summer 2008The Summer 2008 issue of Canadian Children’s Book News magazine is now available. This edition of the magazine features pointers on how the children’s book community can take advantage of the Internet and examines some popular sites that are promoting children’s literacy and creativity as well as some incredible author and illustrator websites.

There is a fantastic write-up about Just One More Book!! on page 11. In fact, Just One More Book!! is the only podcast featured in the magazine. Woohoo!

Thank you very much to Canadian Children’s Book News for featuring us in their excellent publication and welcome to everyone who has discovered our site because of the magazine.

Click here to view a large version of our Canadian Children’s Book News collage.

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Love of Reading Gallery – Tom Bojarczuk

Thursday, August 28, 2008.

Love of Reading Gallery - Tom BojarczukThere’s no turning back, now. We’re eleven interviews into fifty-one with illustrators and children — artists all — who’ve contributed amazing illustrations that promote a love of reading for the Just One More Book!! podcast’s Love of Reading Gallery.

On this edition, Mark speaks illustrator, designer and artist Tom Bojarczuk (check out Tom’s Flickr photo page) about his contribution called Reading Under a Tree.

By the way, if you know Mark you know that he’s very particular about good audio quality. More importantly, he’s extremely particular about great conversation. Unfortunately, his audio card acted up during this interview and the resulting audio is disappointing. The conversation is too good to attempt an encore performance. We assure you that if you can be patient with the audio quality, you’ll be rewarded by the discussion.

Be sure to enjoy all of the amazing artwork in our Love of Reading Gallery.

Mark reached Tom at his home in Brazil.

Download problem fixed

Wednesday, August 27, 2008.

Thank you to Alicia for notifying us that there was a problem playing the Interview with Diane deGroat on our website.  The issue has been confirmed as fixed (thanks, again, to Alicia).

If you missed the interview with Diane deGroat, be sure to go back and listen to it.

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Slapstick Mapwork: The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

Wednesday, August 27, 2008.

The Scrambled States of America Talent ShowAuthor: Laurie Keller (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Laurie Keller
Published: 2008 Henry Holt and Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0805079971

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Gaffes, guffaws and gargantuan grins explode from page after page of frantic action as fifty fervent American states peel themselves from cartographical slumber and paint the town.

As a Canadian, I’m not embarrassed to admit that I learned more about U.S. geography and statehood history from these forty pages of tumult, tables and talent than I ever learned in school.

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Love of Reading Gallery – Diane deGroat

Tuesday, August 26, 2008.

Love of Reading Gallery - Diane deGroatIt’s a fun job and somebody has to do it.

We’re talking about interviewing 51 artists, professionals, hobbyists and children — artists all — about their drawings for our Love of Reading Gallery. It’s all part of the celebration of the second anniversary of the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast.

On this edition, Mark speaks with author and illustrator Diane deGroat about her contribution, Read Me a Story, Gilbert.

By the way, if you know Mark you know that he’s very particular about good audio quality. More importantly, he’s extremely particular about great conversation. Unfortunately, his audio card acted up during this interview (one of three) and the resulting audio is disappointing. The conversation is too good to attempt an encore performance. We assure you that if you can be patient with the audio quality, you’ll be rewarded by the discussion.

Be sure to enjoy all of the amazing artwork in our Love of Reading Gallery.

Interview with Lane Smith

Monday, August 25, 2008.

Whether the theme is politics, science or math, Lane Smith is always able to entertain his readers with a striking relationship between words and art. And today, August 25, 2008, he’s celebrating his 49th birthday. Happy birthday, Lane!

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, author and illustrator Lane Smith (on JOMB) talks about being a custodial host and a published author — both with Disney, writing children’s books with a political theme and how the book publishing industry is constantly evolving.

Books mentioned:

Also reviewed on Just One More Book!!

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Addictive Non-Fiction: Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds

Saturday, August 23, 2008.

 Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds Author: Jeff Crosby & Shelley Ann Jackson
Illustrator: Shelley Ann Jackson & Jeff Crosby
Published: 2008 Tundra Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0887768156

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Rich, realistic, edge-to-edge illustrations full of action, maps and lovable hounds combine with history, humour and friendly, accessible text to provide the full scoop on 43 canine breeds in this quickly dog-eared non-fiction tome.

This episode includes contributions from our daughter, Lucy.

More Dogs on JOMB:

Life is Good: Jillian Jiggs

Friday, August 22, 2008.

Jillian JiggsAuthor: Phoebe Gilman
Illustrator: Phoebe Gilman
Published: 1985 Scholastic Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0590413406

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Good friends, good intentions and an unstoppable stream of creativity: this infectiously upbeat tale of disarray, distraction and blissful disobedience makes us glad we chose the adventure that is family life. We can’t imagine a childhood without it.

Other books mentioned:

Pop over to Read. Imagine. Talk. for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are.

– Marianne Williamson

Love of Reading Gallery – Denise Simon

Thursday, August 21, 2008.

Little Red Reading Hood by Denise SimonAs part of the second anniversary celebrations of the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast, we’re conducting short interviews with each of 51 contributors to our Love of Reading Gallery. These interviews are being published as extra shows in our interview feed until we’ve interviewed everyone who contributed before June 15.

On this edition, Mark speaks with illustrator Denise Simon about her contribution called Little Red Reading Hood and her hope to illustrate children’s books.

Be sure to enjoy all of the amazing artwork in our Love of Reading Gallery.

Books and stories mentioned:

  • Little Red Riding Hood

Peeps, Projectiles and Prima Donnas: Thing-Thing

Wednesday, August 20, 2008.

Thing-ThingAuthor: Cary Fagan (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Nicolas Debon (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Tundra Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0887768393

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Dizzying perspectives, deadpan musings and the small scale dramas of everyday life turn a slo-mo tumble from a sixth storey window into an entertaining peek at excess, ingratitude and the thrill of being loved.

 
 

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