Art, Anxiety and Inspiring Acceptance: Emily

Wednesday, December 19, 2007.

EmilyAuthor: Michael Bedard
Illustrator: Barbara Cooney
Published: 1992 Dell Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0440417406

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Warm, evocative illustrations and beautifully worded, thought provoking narration make this fictional encounter with poet Emily Dickenson a stirring introduction to poetry, eccentricity and the power of understanding.

You can read more about social anxiety in children’s book here.

Bliss, Slips and Forgiveness: Jamela’s Dress

Friday, November 23, 2007.

Jamela's DressAuthor: Niki Daly (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Niki Daly
Published: 1999 Farrar Straus Giroux (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0374437203

Gorgeously expressive illustrations capture the small pleasures of a dreamy preschooler, the chaos of failed judgments and the matchless relief of reconnection in this longtime family favourite.

Other books mentioned:

Julie Smith offers some Global Diversity activities based on this book here.

Art Auction for Action: Robert’s Snow

Thursday, September 13, 2007.

Robert's Snow for Cancer Cure. Dana-Farber Cancer CentreYou will soon have a chance to purchase the artwork of a favourite children’s book illustrator while helping to fight cancer — by participating in a unique fundraiser for cancer research: Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure. Since 2004, this online auction has raised over $200,000 for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and, with your help, the holiday tradition will thrive in 2007.

In order to raise awareness of and participation in this fabulous fundraiser, we in the kidlitosphere community will be highlighting ~160 of the 200 or so individual illustrators who have created snowflakes for the upcoming ’07 auctions — and giving you a peek at the unique snowflakes they have made.

Here at Just One More Book, we will be showcasing the art of:

Thanks to Jules and Eisha at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast for highlighting this fabulous fundraiser and for organizing the book-bloggers brigade.

More details about the Robert’s Snow Online Illustration Auction can be found here and here.
Stay tuned…

Listener Input Show #1

Friday, August 25, 2006.

We break form this time to present listener-submitted reviews.

Submit your review and qualify for a draw to win an autographed copy of Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers (reviewed in an earlier edition of this Podcast).

Send your review (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 file in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, call it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487), leave a two-minute MyChingo, or send your text review in email. All submissions must be received no later than September 14, 2006. The winner will be announced on September 15, 2006.

Reaching higher: I Can Hear the Sun

Friday, August 4, 2006.

I Can Hear the SunAuthor: Patricia Polacco
Illustrator: Patricia Polacco
Published: 2002 Puffin USA
ISBN: 069811857X

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A beautifully written and illustrated story that somehow blends the harsh realities of homelessness, isolation and disability with a magical sense of wonder, friendship and maybe even hope.

Fly, Eagle, Fly

Thursday, August 3, 2006.

Fly, Eagle, FlyAuthor: Christopher Gregorowski
Illustrator: Niki Daly (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 0711217300

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An eagle chick orphaned and raised as a chicken completely forgets its potential.

This brilliant book can be enjoyed for the guaranteed giggles of embarrassment at the eagle’s ridiculous situation, or to prompt discussions of life, limits and the potential of the human spirit.

 
 

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