Interview with Shane Evans

Monday, October 30, 2006.

Shane EvansMark speaks with Shane Evans (illustrator of Bintou’s Braids) about illustrating children’s books that focus on social justice and civil rights, and how he developed his skills as an illustrator.

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Listener Input Show #5

Saturday, October 28, 2006.

In this episode, we introduce some snazzy new features for our webpage and play two listener submitted reviews:

We’re hoping you’ll tell us about one of your favourite books too…

Send your review (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 or text file to, phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487) or leave it as a two-minute MyChingo message.

Thanks, again, to Nico for a stellar job on our website!!!

Surviving Sibling Snubbery: The Very Worst Monster

Friday, October 27, 2006.

The Very Worst MonsterAuthor: Pat Hutchins
Illustrator: Pat Hutchins
Published: 1988 Harper Collins Canada
ISBN: 0688078168

This simple story of sibling rivalry has been almost an addiction for our younger daughter for as long as we can remember. Fun, monstery illustrations, simple repetitive text and a fair bit of mischief may be the reason.

The Cat’s Meow: Ben’s Trumpet

Wednesday, October 25, 2006.

Ben's TrumpetAuthor: Rachel Isadora
Illustrator: Rachel Isadora
Published: 1991 Harper Trophy (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0688109888

Kinetic, black and white illustrations and understated text bring to life a story of passion and hope that clearly illustrates both the power and the fragility of our mind’s eye view.

Worth Buying Twice: Monster Goose

Monday, October 23, 2006.

Monster GooseAuthor: Judy Sierra (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jack E. Davis
Published: 2005 Harcourt Inc
ISBN: 0152054170

Full of richly detailed, hilariously disgusting illustrations and fiendishly twisted traditional verse, this collection of poems is a year-round favourite.

Listener Input Show #4

Friday, October 20, 2006.

In this episode, we introduce our Thanks! page, announce The 2006 Cybils (the first annual Children’s and YA Bloggers Literary Awards) and play a listener submitted review:

We’re hoping you’ll tell us about one of your favourite books too…

Send your review (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 or text file to, phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487) or leave it as a two-minute MyChingo message.

Welcome Winter: Snowsong Whistling

Wednesday, October 18, 2006.

Snowsong WhistlingAuthor: Karen E. Lotz
Illustrator: Elisa Kleven (on JOMB)
Published: 1997 Puffin Books
ISBN: 0140558659

This beautiful book, packed with playful illustrations and cozy rhyme, invites us into winter with such joy I just can’t imagine an autumn without it.

(Arrgh!! Another gorgeous book that’s out of print! This book is available for purchase at Elisa Kleven‘s website.)

Download the Just One More Book brochure

Tuesday, October 17, 2006.

Download the Just One More Book brochure

Thanks to the geniuses at Snowy Day Design, we now have a “Just One More Book!!” brochure.

The brochure outlines the goals of this podcast and our Powered By Passion philosophy. It also includes some pretty nice quotes from listeners and authors!

To download a copy of the Just One More Book brochure, right-click on the image at the right and select “Save as…”

Filed under: News and Notes

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

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

Groovin’ in the Graveyard: Rattlebone Rock

Friday, October 13, 2006.

Rattlebone RockAuthor: Sylvia Andrews
Illustrator: Jennifer Plecas (on JOMB)
Published: 1997 Harper Collins Canada
ISBN: 0064434842

Groovy percussive repetition and rhyme with ghoulishly fun illustrations make this a Hallowe’en must. You’ll be chanting it in your sleep — and loving it!

A Prehistoric Party: Quennu and the Cave Bear

Wednesday, October 11, 2006.

Quennu and the Cave BearAuthor: Marie Day
Illustrator: Marie Day
Published: 1999 Maple Tree Press
ISBN: 0613266862

Our girls are completely engrossed by this story of a young girl, not so unlike them, who participates in a community celebration 30,000 years ago.

This story has long been a favourite and became even more interesting to our girls upon news of the recent discovery of a much more ancient three-year-old female hominin known now as “Lucy’s Baby“.

We’re Guests of the LD Podcast

Monday, October 9, 2006.

We recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Whitney Hoffman of the LD Podcast. We chatted about how the Just One More Book!! Podcast came to be, about literacy and learning — mostly we all enjoyed the opportunity to talk about great children’s books.

The interview is included in LD Podcast Episode #23. Listen in for tips to Maximize Your Child’s Cognitive Development, Uncle Seth…and us!

Filed under: News and Notes

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