Good News and Bad News

Saturday, December 9, 2006.

The good news is that yesterday Just One More Book!! was featured on a terrestrial radio program and in a local newspaper.

The bad news is that our server couldn’t handle the sudden peak in traffic so the new listeners were not able to reach us — and our site died.

Just One More Book was out of service between 4pm December 8 and 5am December 9. This left the site with a number of small problems, which we are slowly sorting out. This may also have mixed up your JOMB RSS feed.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Andrea & Mark

Filed under: News and Notes

Vicarious Vexing: Oh No, Not Ghosts!

Friday, December 8, 2006.

Oh No, Not Ghosts!Author: Richard Michelson
Illustrator: Adam McCauley
Published: 2006 Harcourt
ISBN: 0152051864

Whatever evolutionary requirement is served by the fiendish delight we derive from teasing — or terrifying — our siblings is served, without the damage, by this fabulous book. Its spooky, stylized illustrations and rhyming text are a great substitute for the terrorizing we don’t let our girls do.

Intro: Chris of Answers for Freelancers

3 Generations of Grouchiness: The Grandmother Doll

Wednesday, December 6, 2006.

The Grandmother DollAuthor: Alice L. Bartels
Illustrator: Duscan Petricic (on JOMB)
Published: 2001 Annick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550376667

Finally, a little dysfunction!! With all the stomps, sneers and slams you would expect on the third day of influenza-induced confinement, the candor of this warm, magical story is a rare and welcome treat.

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.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to

Books mentioned: The Not-So-Only Child


‘Tis the Season for Cozy Reading: 2006 JOMB Book List

Saturday, December 2, 2006.

Download Book ListWith the temperatures dropping and the darkness stretching, what could be better than a cozy bed and an armload of great children’s books? If you’re compiling your library list, gift list or wish list for this cozy reading season, be sure to check out our Just One More Book 2006 Book List.

We’ve boiled our Just One More Book!! episodes from July through December 2006 down to title, author and illustrator and made the list available in PDF format.

Thanks to Vivian Vasquez of the CLIP Podcast for this great suggestion.

Happy Reading!!

Filed under: News and Notes

Enjoying the Process: I Want A Dog

Friday, December 1, 2006.

I Want A DogAuthor: Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Illustrator: Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Published: 1994 Tundra Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 088776326X

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, try, try again you might enjoy yourself anyway. In a quiet explosion of colour, character and creativity, this book tells us how.

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