Northern Comfort: Ocean’s Child

Friday, June 26, 2009.

Ocean's ChildAuthor: Christine Ford (on JOMB) & Trish Holland (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David Diaz (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Golden Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 978-0-375-84752-3

Warmth and well being radiate from stylized Inuit seascapes and gently lapping prose in this soothing bedtime confirmation of safety, connectedness and parental love.

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Product Jingles: The Best Of Times (Math Strategies that Multiply)

Friday, June 12, 2009.

The Best Of Times (Math Strategies that Multiply)Author: Gregory Tang (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Harry Briggs (on JOMB)
Published: 2002 Scholastic (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439210445

Catchy, four-line rhymes and an energetic animal cast aim to take the sting out of multiplication long before the onset of Times Table Torture.

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Accept No Substitute: I Need My Monster

Saturday, March 7, 2009.

I Need My MonsterAuthor: Amanda Noll (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Howard McWilliam (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Flashlight Press
ISBN: 0979974623

Masterfully lit fisheyed views, fur, fangs, claws and interesting perspectives make six monsters just scary enough to spotlight the spunk of the picky, pajamaed lad who screens them.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Joe, a bartender at Northern Bowl in Philadelphia, escapes doing an encore dramatic reading of his childhood favourite, Greeen Eggs and Ham (by Dr. Seuss).

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Handling Hairlessness: Dad’s Bald Head

Saturday, January 3, 2009.

Dad's Bald HeadAuthor: Paul Many (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Kevin O’Malley (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Walker & Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 080279579X

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Issues of body image impact lives young and old but too rarely make it to picture books where the sparked conversation might do most good. This entertaining yet thoughtful look at hairlessness is a welcome exception.

HOTLINE VOICES: Deborah White, a headstart teacher in a partnership classroom in Columbus (Ohio), shares her love of Happy to Be Nappy (by bell hooks and Chris Raschka)

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Roamin’ Numerals: Missing Math (A Number Mystery)

Friday, July 11, 2008.

Missing Math (A Number Mystery)Author: Loreen Leedy (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loreen Leedy
Published: 2007 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453857

Shocked expressions, rhyming clamor and high contrast chaos create a dazzling disguise for this sneaky introduction to the importance of numbers.

You can read the interesting history of this book here.

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Superheroes, Sabayad and SUVs: My Friend Jamal

Wednesday, April 30, 2008.

My Friend JamalAuthor: Anna McQuinn
Illustrator: Anna McQuinn and Ben Frey
Published: 2008 Annick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1554511224

Beaming boyhood bliss pops from zesty action-packed photography-and-paint collage as a spunky seven year old proudly presents the shared adventures and intriguing details of life with his very best bud, Jamal — who happens to be Somali.

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Interview with Bob Staake

Monday, April 7, 2008.

Photo of Bob Staake from bobstaake.comSome people have the gift of being able to communicate ideas and inspire audiences in several industries, in both text and images. It’s particularly exciting when those people draw on their many talents to inspire children with books.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with computer artist, illustrator and author, Bob Staake about the role of children’s books in his childhood, how his energy and style helps him produce a picture book in a week and the important relationship of words and images.

Books mentioned

  • My Little ABC Book

Selected books by Bob Staake

  • The Red Lemon
  • Hello Robots
  • Pigs Rock
  • Mary Had a Little Lamp

Photo of Bob Staake from bobstaake.com.

Slime, Crime and Greediness: The Three Fishing Brothers Gruff

Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

The Three Fishing Brothers GruffAuthor: Ben Galbraith
Illustrator: Ben Galbraith
Published: 2007 Hodder & Stoughton (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0340893427

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Stubble, nastiness, dead fish and debris transform foul fishing tactics into a riveting affair in this gloriously disagreeable cautionary tale.

You can learn more about the real Poverty Bay (home of author/illustrator, Ben Galbraith) and Bay of Plenty here and here.

 
 

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