Poesy Perfection: Sleeping Dragons All Around

Wednesday, August 30, 2006.

Sleeping Dragons All AroundAuthor: Sheree Fitch (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Michele Nidenoff
Published: 1992 Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385253982

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This fabulously fun nighttime expedition is essential bedtime reading for the toddler and preschool crowd. Full of crackerjack words, plenty of variety and a deceptively simple plot, our copy is worn ragged.

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/

Waiting – and wondering why: Bintou’s Braids

Monday, August 28, 2006.

Bintou's BraidsAuthor: Sylviane A. Diouf
Illustrator: Shane Evans
Published: 2004 Chronicle Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0811846296

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Featuring beautiful women, a spunky little girl and lots of gorgeous hair, this richly illustrated story captures perfectly the frustration we can feel when life’s rules don’t make sense to us.

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.

Generosity and The Great One: The Magic Hockey Stick

Thursday, August 24, 2006.

The Magic Hockey StickAuthor: Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas
Illustrator: Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas
Published: 2001 Which Books
ISBN: 0142300152

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Ok, maybe we like this book more than our girls do. Without a single hockey-loving bone in our all-Canadian bodies we still can’t help swelling up with some huge, undefined emotion when we read this book. Oh, and our girls enjoy it too.

Rigoletto for Roosters: Bantam of the Opera

Wednesday, August 23, 2006.

Bantam of the OperaAuthor: Mary Jane Auch
Illustrator: Mary Jane Auch
Published: 1997 Holiday House
ISBN: 0823413128

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Hilarious illustrations and lots of action make this story of passion and resilience a favourite in our family (Or maybe it’s just the hilarity of Mom & Dad trying to sing La Donna e mobile).

Finding Great Children’s Books

Tuesday, August 22, 2006.

Today we (unexpectedly) deviate from our standard format to talk about how we locate and recognize great children’s books.

Just Plain Rotten: Not so Rotten Ralph

Monday, August 21, 2006.

Not So Rotten RalphAuthor: Jack Gantos
Illustrator: Nicole Rubel
Published: 1997 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0395851564

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Ralph is rotten and Sarah loves him anyway. I have to admit these books do play with my mind a bit, but our girls think they’re just the cat’s meow. This is my favourite of the bunch.

Spacious and Spellbinding: The Tortilla Cat

Friday, August 18, 2006.

The Tortilla CatAuthor: Nancy Willard
Illustrator: Jeannette Winter (on JOMB)
Published: 1998 Harcourt Brace Children’s Books
ISBN: 0152895876

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This simply spun and beautifully illustrated story of family, magic and suspense absorbs our girls completely — and almost always ends to cries of “read it again!”.

Doomed to Dispassion: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Wednesday, August 16, 2006.

Twelve Dancing PrincessesAuthor: Marianna Mayer (on JOMB)
Illustrator: K. Y. Craft (on JOMB)
Published: 2001 Harper Collins (on JOMB)
ISBN: 068814392X

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Gorgeous illustrations, luscious language and intrigue: this masterpiece transports us to another world.

A Read Aloud Dream: The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

Monday, August 14, 2006.

Author: Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator: Peter Sis
Published: 1998 Harper Trophy (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0688161626

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I will always extend our storytime by one book, if this is it. These seventeen poems are a read aloud dream. They feel great in the mouth, evoke a good range of moods and emotion and end with a rousing glint of intrigue that brings the reading to a perfect close.

Belting it out at bedtime: Sing, Sophie

Friday, August 11, 2006.

Sing, SophieAuthor: Dayle Ann Dodds
Illustrator: Roseanne Litzinger
Published: 1999 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 076360500X

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Who can resist singing along with this spunky little cowgirl? The artwork is perfect. The southern drawl is contagious. This is a read aloud riot.


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