Interview with Stephen Swinburne

Thursday, May 17, 2007.

Stephen SwinburneThis episode of Just One More Book! is part of our showcase coverage of the International Reading Association’s 52nd annual conference.

Mark speaks with author Stephen Swinburne about how he writes books to turn children in conservationists.

Books mentioned:

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Interview with Gabriel Benn

Wednesday, May 16, 2007.

Gabriel BennThis episode of Just One More Book! is part of our showcase coverage of the International Reading Association‘s 52nd annual conference.

Mark speaks with Hip Hop M.C. and curriculum developer Gabriel Benn about H.E.L.P., the Hip-Hop Educational Literacy Program — a creative reading program that combines the power of Hip-Hop with proven reading instruction — and gives a short performance.

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Interview with Andree Poulin

Monday, April 30, 2007.

Andree PoulinIncredible stories can emerge from natural disasters including Tsunamis. Those miracles can be the seeds for great children’s books that introduce some of the weightier issues in life to children in a productive way.

Mark speaks with French-language author Andree Poulin about her book Une Maman Pour Khadir, French-language publishing and delivering workshops in schools.

Other books mentioned:

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Photo: Quebec Amerique

Soul Force and Spice Cake: The Call to Shakabaz

Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

The Call To ShakabazAuthor: Amy Wachspress
Published: 2007 Woza Books
ISBN: 0978835026

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Colour, music, scents and sentiment spill out of this pictureless fantasy novel and sweep us into a story of suspense, self-discovery and nonviolent resistance. Our girls laughed, swooned, quaked and cheered — then happily chirped “Satyagraha!”.

Other books mentioned: The Meanest Doll in the World

Check out our interview with author Amy Wachspress here.

Pint-Sized People-Watching: The Not-So-Only Child

Wednesday, January 24, 2007.

The Not-So-Only ChildAuthor: Heather Jopling
Illustrator: Lauren Page Russell
Published: 2006 Nickname Press
ISBN: 0978073940

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This scrapbook-formatted celebration of traditional and non-traditional extended family provides tantalizing glimpses at the interwoven lives of forty-six people, fourteen pets and a teddy bear.

It’s a healthy helping of people-watching that caters to our fascination with figuring out other people’s stories.

Other books mentioned: Monicka’s Papa is Tall

Listen to a JOMB Chat with Heather Jopling

Interview with Amy Wachspress: The Call To Shakabaz

Saturday, January 13, 2007.

The Call to ShakabzIn honour of Martin Luther King Day on Monday January 15, 2007, Amy Wachspress will be launching The Call to Shakabaz, an innovative, non-violent fantasy which is set in an African American cultural context.

Mark speaks with author and activist Amy Wachspress about this ambitious book, the importance of exercising our creativity and her seven daily practices that can change the world.

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Interview with Heather Jopling

Monday, December 4, 2006.

Heather JoplingMark speaks with Heather Jopling, author of Ryan’s Mom is Tall and founder of Nickname Press, about the challenges of bypassing the traditional publishing industry to introduce ideas of inclusion to the next generation.

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Books mentioned: The Not-So-Only Child

Photo: http://nicknamepress.com

Interview with Lee Edward Fodi

Tuesday, August 29, 2006.

Mark had an interesting conversation with Lee Edward Fodi, author and illustrator of Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers, earlier this week.

You can listen to it at http://www.electricsky.net/lee-edward-fodi/

The Magic of facing ourselves: Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers

Monday, July 31, 2006.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of WhispersAuthor: Lee Edward Fodi
Illustrator: Lee Edward Fodi
Published: 2005 Brown Books Publishing Group
ISBN: 1933285117

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This page-turning adventure packs a whollup of a lesson: what we fear most is the truth about ourselves. Luckily, as Mark points out, it also helps us discover the magic of facing that truth.

This cleverly crafted fantasy is full of magic, silliness, suspense and adventure and is an absolute hit with the little ones.

 
 

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