Sizzling Rhythm: Dirty Dog Boogie

Friday, August 15, 2008.

Dirty Dog BoogieAuthor: Loris Lesynski (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loris Lesynski
Published: 1999 Annick (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550375725

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If these thirty-two pages of flipping, flopping, bouncing, buzzing, twitching, itching, hissing, humming, fizzing, popping, whizzing, waltzing, shaking, leaping, rug-cutting rhyme don’t get your toes tapping, we’d like to hear about it.

Other books mentioned:

Listen to Mark’s interview with Loris.

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

Idol Ambition: The Fisherman and the Turtle

Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

The Fisherman and the TurtleAuthor: Eric Kimmel (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Martha Avilés (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453873

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Cheery, stylized illustrations and friendly, informal narration breath new life into this traditional tale of fish, wishes and contentment.

You can read more about Tenochtitlán and Aztec gods here and here.

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Interview with Gregory Walters

Monday, August 11, 2008.

Author, Gregory WaltersEvery now and then we’re contacted by an author or illustrator that’s passing through town and would like to meet us where the Just One More Book!! action really happens — our favourite coffee shop.

On this edition, we’re joined by Gregory Walters, a teacher turned lawyer turned teacher (again) turned principal who was in the Ottawa area for a summer holiday from his home in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.

In addition to his administrative duties, Mr. Walters is a reading teacher and children’s books are more than just a passing interest for him. His office is filled with children’s books and has become something of a hangout for students looking for something good to read. This past spring, Gregory Walters published his first book, Fouling Out, which follows the evolution of a friendship between two pre-teens. It’s a book for 10-14 year olds.

If you’d like to hear more from Gregory Walters and some of our other interview guests, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. We’ll be releasing bonus audio footage to our newsletter subscribers.

Links to Gregory Walters’ websites:

Listener Submitted Reviews #25

Saturday, August 9, 2008.

Just One More Book!! children's book podcastOn this edition, we play one listener submitted review:

Other books mentioned:

  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Anne of Green Gables

Check out our lively coverage of the launch of Before Green Gables and 100 Years of Anne Shirley.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Send your MP3 recorded or type-written review in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, or phone it in to our JOMB listener hotline (206-350-6487).

Need some inspiration? Give a listen to our other listener submitted review episodes here.

Soul Tonic and Spoonerisms: If I Had a Million Onions

Friday, August 8, 2008.

If I Had a Million OnionsAuthor: Sheree Fitch (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Yayo (Diego Herrera)
Published: 2005 Tradewind Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1896580785

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Tangy rainbow-fashioned sketches and popping, crackling, soaring, gliding rhyme make these sixty three pages of wordplay and warmth a poetry medley for all ages.

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

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Love of Reading Gallery – Lucy Autrey Wilson

Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Love of Reading Gallery - Lucy Autrey WilsonThere’s no turning back, now. We’re eight 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 with after-hours illustrator Lucy Autrey Wilson about her contribution called A Book Can Take You Anywhere.

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

Books mentioned:

  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Hans Christian Anderson Tales
  • Goodnight Moon
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

Creative Vision: My Travelin’ Eye

Wednesday, August 6, 2008.

My Travelin' EyeAuthor: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Published: 2008 Henry Holt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0805081690

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Funky paint and collage artwork and breezy first person narrative provide an eye-opening peek at a young girl’s experience with amblyopia and strabismus in this upbeat tale of personality, patches, perspective and pride.

You can read more about eye patching treatments here and here.

Other books mentioned:

Love of Reading Gallery – Oliver Jeffers

Tuesday, August 5, 2008.

Love of Reading Gallery - Oliver JeffersWhen 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 three times each week as extra shows in our interview feed.

Author, illustrator and artist Oliver Jeffers makes an encore appearance on this edition of Just One More Book!! This time Oliver talks about his Love of Reading Gallery submission titled The Incredible Book Reading Joy.

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

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Love of Reading Gallery – Ruth Sanderson

Monday, August 4, 2008.

Love of Reading Gallery - Ruth SandersonAs 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 will be published three times a week as extra shows in our interview feed until we’ve interview everyone who contributed before June 15.

On this edition, Mark speaks with illustrator, artist and fantasy art enthusiast (as you’ll learn in this interview) Ruth Sanderson about her contribution called Curl Up With a Good Book.

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

Books mentioned:

  • The Golden Key by George MacDonald

Listener Submitted Reviews #24

Saturday, August 2, 2008.

On this edition, we play a listener submitted review from New Zealand and two that we recorded in the Rogers Television green room in Ottawa.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Send your MP3 recorded or type-written review in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, or phone it in to our JOMB listener hotline (206-350-6487).

Need some inspiration? Give a listen to 23 previous listener submitted review episodes here.

Of Lapdogs and Legends: Biscuits in the Cupboard

Friday, August 1, 2008.

Biscuits in the CupboardAuthor: Barbara Nichol (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Philippe Beha
Published: 1997 Fitzhenry & Whiteside (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0773759360

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Packed with punchlines, puzzles, spookiness and spunk, these forty fabulous fur-filled poems keep our family scrambling for read-aloud dibs.

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

 
 

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