Swamps, Chainsaws & Solipsism: Fiendish Deeds (The Joy of Spooking)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

Fiendish Deeds (The Joy of Spooking)Author: P.J. Bracegirdle (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 McElderry Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416934162

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Hard-core horror meets sumptuous simile in this gripping exploration of siblinghood, self-destruction and sanitized sameness.

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Fun Facts & Foolishness: There’s a Babirusa in My Bathtub

Friday, February 27, 2009.

There's a Babirusa in My Bathtub (Fact and Fancy About Curious Creatures)Author: Maxine Rose Schur (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Michael Maydak (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Dawn Publications (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1584691182

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Startling facts, silly poems and the thrill of a hidden picture hunt make this warmly illustrated smorgasbord of strangeness a sly and slippery segue from fiction to non-fiction.

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

HOTLINE VOICES: Author/Illustrator Peggy Collins makes a good case for Sleepyhead (by Karma Wilson and John Segal) as a great last-read-aloud-before-bedtime book.

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Conversation with Paul Rogers

Monday, February 9, 2009.

His work has included posters, murals, magazine art and logos.  Only recently has he become known for his children’s picture book illustrations with two books that carry musical themes; Jazz A-B-Z: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits with poems by Wynton Marsalis and the warmly illustrated Forever Young (the song by Bob Dylan).  He’s also a contributor to the Just One More Book!! Love of Reading Gallery.

On this edition, Graphic Artist and Illustrator Paul Rogers speaks with Mark about new collaborations with Wynton Marsalis, finessing with a computer and the permanence of children’s books.

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Just One More Book!! Love of Reading Gallery illustration by Paul Rogers.

Choosing Love over Luxury: Ella’s Big Chance (A Jazz-Age Cinderella)

Friday, February 6, 2009.

Ella's Big ChanceAuthor: Shirley Hughes (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Published: 2003 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0689873999

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Rife with bobs, crops and cloche hats, beads, bangles and silk, this refreshing Roaring Twenties rendition of the traditional tale swaps the wincing minion for a spunky, talented and unflapperishly curvy Cinderella who, like another C-character we’ll all be watching this weekend, understands that we really don’t want everything we want.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Thanks to Maddy Lau of Styling with Renee Michelle shares her memories of The Little Prince (by Antoine de Saint Exupéry).

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A Panting Play-by-Play: A Day in the life of Murphy

Friday, May 30, 2008.

A Day in the life of MurphyAuthor: Alice Provensen
Illustrator: Alice Provensen
Published: 2003 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416918000

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in the mind of a yipping, sniffing, hustling, jumping, manic terrier — wonder no more! This classically simple, hilarious book tells all.

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Greats Misbehaving: The Book Of Time Outs (A Mostly True History of the World’s Biggest Troublemakers)

Saturday, April 5, 2008.

The Book Of Time Outs: A Mostly True History of the World's Biggest TroublemakersAuthor: Deb Lucke
Illustrator: Deb Lucke
Published: 2007 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416928294

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Chatty, irreverent narrative and outrageous edge-to-edge illustrations portray the crimes and punishments of fourteen famous historical figures as the antics, timeouts and grumblings of unruly children in this hilarious timeout corner staple.

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Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Loot-Retrieving Girl-Power: Kate and the Beanstalk

Friday, June 1, 2007.

Kate and the BeanstalkAuthor: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator: Giselle Potter (on JOMB)
Published: 2000 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0689825501

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This refreshing departure from the boy-burglarizes-giant version of the giant beanstalk story has our girls swooning, roaring and cheering each and every time.

A Parent’s Hopeful Panorama: Someday

Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

SomedayAuthor: Alison McGhee
Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Published: 2007 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416928111

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Breezy illustrations and stirring text whisk mother and daughter through memories of the precious past and into dreams of a richly textured future in this hopeful celebration of life and love.

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A Father and Son Reunion: The Bat Boy and his Violin

Monday, October 16, 2006.

The Bat Boy and his ViolinAuthor: Gavin Curtis
Illustrator: E. B. Lewis
Published: 2001 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0689841159

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In this touching tale, a frustrated and distant father comes to see his son through new eyes. Mark loves this one.

 
 

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