The Bliss of Forgiveness: New Year at the Pier (A Rosh Hashanah Story)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

New Year at the Pier (A Rosh Hashanah Story)Author: April Halprin Wayland (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Stéphane Jorisch (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Dial Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780803732797

Crisp salt air and sunshine breeze from airy, upbeat illustrations in this chattily shared and poignant reminder of the bliss that is forgiveness.

Rosh Hashanah is September 19-20, 2009. Will you be tossing an “I’m Sorry” list?

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Noticing and Nurturing Each Other: How to Heal a Broken Wing

Thursday, May 21, 2009.

How to Heal a Broken WingAuthor: Bob Graham (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Bob Graham
Published: 2008 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763639036

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Airy illustrations and sparse poetic prose paint a poignant picture of hope, help and healing in this unspoken invitation to dare to care.

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Six weeks ago yesterday, in Woodstock, Ontario, eight year old Victoria Stafford  finished her school day … then disappeared.  As the days turned to weeks, Canadians coast to coast came to know Victoria and her family as we watched mother Tara McDonald’s daily efforts to keep the search for her daughter fresh in our minds.  This despite mounting public criticism and suspicion of Tara herself.

Yesterday, we learned of Tori’s tragic fate … and of her mother’s innocence.

This episode of Just One More Book! is dedicated to little Tori Stafford, with heartfelt hopes for the healing of those she left behind.

Makes No Difference Who You Are: Wish (Wishing Traditions Around the World)

Friday, November 14, 2008.

Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the WorldAuthor: Roseanne Thong (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Elisa Kleven (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Chronicle Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0811857166

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Splashing, soaring, leaping and dreaming, gorgeously detailed watercolour and collage illustrations whisk us into the midst of vivid wishing traditions across the globe in this beautiful reminder of our universal desires.

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

HOTLINE VOICES: Thanks to Illustrator Chris Forrest for sharing two of her favourites, Make Way for Ducklings (by Robert McCloskey), The Sky is Falling on Henny Penny (by Marie Schubert).

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Welcome Ramadan: Night of the Moon (A Muslim Holiday Story)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008.

The Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday StoryAuthor: Hena Khan
Illustrator: Julie Paschkis
Published: 2008 Chronicle Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0811860620

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Luminous geometric patterning, spacious blue views of the changing moon and warm orange spreads of bustling celebration give us a gorgeous glimpse of the treats and traditions of Ramadan.

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Frankincense and Mirth: Humphrey’s First Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2007.

Humphrey's First ChristmasAuthor: Carol Heyer
Illustrator: Carol Heyer
Published: 2007 Ideals Publications
ISBN: 0824955595

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Relayed with the pomp of an indignant camel and replete with starlit sandscapes, stunning, sometimes comical close-ups and loads of understated melodrama, this twist on the Christmas story is as hilarious as it is endearing.

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You can view some fabulous illustrations from this book here.

The Might of Metaphor: The Red Thread (An Adoption Fairy Tale)

Saturday, October 20, 2007.

The Red ThreadAuthor: Grace Lin
Illustrator: Grace Lin
Published: 2007 Albert Whitman & Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0807569224

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Dramatic, stylized folk art, carefully worded text and a cleverly crafted story-within-a-story format combine to create an engaging story time snapshot that vividly illustrates the unwavering strength of parental devotion — and the quiet power of children’s books.

You can find more information about adoption at Moonrattles, an online community for tweens touched by adoption and fostering.

Banyan Benevolence: In the Heart of the Village

Wednesday, September 26, 2007.

In The Heart of the VillageAuthor: Barbara Bash
Illustrator: Barbara Bash
Published: 2002 Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1578050804

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Welcoming illustrations and stirring text exalt the gifts of an Indian banyan tree while gently tossing us on waves of darkness, golds, laughter, peace and chatter.

You can read more about banyan trees here.

Living From the Heart: Falling Angels

Monday, September 3, 2007.

Falling AngelsAuthor: Colin Thompson
Illustrator: Colin Thompson
Published: Random House UK (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0091768179

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Spellbindingly surreal illustrations contrast with matter-of-fact narrative to relay this thought provoking story of perspective, choice and inter-generational connection: “All you have to do is keep your dreams”.

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The Strength to Shine: Cassandra’s Angel

Saturday, July 28, 2007.

Cassandra's AngelAuthor: Gina Otto
Illustrator: Trudy Joost
Published: 2001 Illumination Arts (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0935699201

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Surreal illustrations and rhyming text invite us to rise above the judgements of others and stay true to our authentic selves.

Holding Hope for Humanity: Freedom Child of the Sea

Saturday, June 16, 2007.

Freedom Child of the SeaAuthor: Richardo Keens-Douglas
Illustrator: Julia Gukova
Published: Annick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550373730

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Absorbing artwork and intimate narrative relay a haunting yet delicately hopeful tale of cruelty, oppression and the promise of humanity.

Courage, Confidence & Compassion: Little Squarehead

Friday, February 2, 2007.

Little SquareheadAuthor: Peggy O’Neill
Illustrator: Denise Freeman
Published: 2001 Illumination Arts Publishing Company
ISBN: 093569921X

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Can the way we see the world impact the way we are treated?
Do we allow ourselves to be bullied because we lack courage, confidence and compassion?

One thing for sure is that we can never change another — we can only change ourselves. This simply told and insightful look at bullying is a thought-provoking must-read for bullied, bullies and bystanders. Our girls love it.

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.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

 
 

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