Beauty in our Minds: The Sound of Colors

Wednesday, January 31, 2007.

The Sound of ColorsAuthor: Jimmy Liao
Illustrator: Jimmy Liao
Published: 2006 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316939927

Captivatingly colourful and creative illustrations combine with dreamy inner dialogue to carry us along on a journey of reflection, isolation, loss and hope. This book envelopes our whole family and sweeps us away.

Blog post mentioned: Alvina of Blue Rose Girls tells us about the aquisition of this book.

A Peek at the Home of Just One More Book!!

Monday, January 29, 2007.

If you’ve ever been curious about our background sounds of milk steaming and espresso brewing, now you can take a peek at the source. During Nico‘s visit to Ottawa last week, he took this photo of our cozy Just One More Book! setting.

Home of Just One More Book!

Thanks, Nico!

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Interview with Marla Frazee

Monday, January 29, 2007.

Marla FrazeeMark speaks with author and illustrator Marla Frazee about remembering our accomplishments, illustrating Woodie Guthrie songs and the story behind the one-size-fits-all motivational picture book Walk On!: A Guide For Babies of All Ages.

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Listener Submitted Reviews #8

Saturday, January 27, 2007.

In this episode, two Listener Submitted Reviews:

We hope you’ll tell us about one of your favourite books too!

Send your review (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 file in email to, phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487) or send your text review in email.

Freedom and Friendship: Plantpet

Friday, January 26, 2007.

PlantpetAuthor: Elise Primavera
Illustrator: Elise Primavera
Published: 1994 The Putnam & Grosset Group
ISBN: 0399226273


Colour, shadow, movement and emotion spin a compelling story of isolation and togetherness that leaves room for us wonder about issues of companionship and captivity.

Other books mentioned: The Gardener

Pint-Sized People-Watching: The Not-So-Only Child

Wednesday, January 24, 2007.

The Not-So-Only ChildAuthor: Heather Jopling
Illustrator: Lauren Page Russell
Published: 2006 Nickname Press
ISBN: 0978073940

Nickname Press

This scrapbook-formatted celebration of traditional and non-traditional extended family provides tantalizing glimpses at the interwoven lives of forty-six people, fourteen pets and a teddy bear.

It’s a healthy helping of people-watching that caters to our fascination with figuring out other people’s stories.

Other books mentioned: Monicka’s Papa is Tall

Listen to a JOMB Chat with Heather Jopling

Interview with Kate and Jim McMullan

Monday, January 22, 2007.

Jim and Kate McMullanAuthor and illustrator team, Kate and Jim McMullan, share a behind the scenes peek at the making of Nutcracker Noel — an “anti-romantic”, humourous, realistic book about ballet — and try to explain to us how such a wonderful, timeless book could go out of print.

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Other books mentioned: I Stink!

Photo: New York Social

Of Worth and Wisdom: The King’s Equal

Friday, January 19, 2007.

The King's EqualAuthor: Katherine Paterson
Illustrator: Vladimir Vagin
Published: 1992 Harper Trophy (on JOMB)
ISBN: 006443396X

Generously illustrated and beautifully told, this story of companionship and cunning invites us to play with perspectives and the possibility that perhaps the greatest magic is the support of a friend.

Other books referred to in this episode:

Read-again Reference: Alphabetter

Wednesday, January 17, 2007.

AlphaBetterAuthor: Dan Bar-el (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Graham Ross
Published: 2006 Orca Book Publishers (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1551434393

Twenty-six funky kids, misplaced objects and hidden letters transform the familiar ABC drill into an entertaining, interactive story.

Interview with Rhody Cohon and Stacia Deutsch

Monday, January 15, 2007.

Blast to the Past #4: King's CourageJust One More Book! is a regular contributor to the online Children’s Literature Monthly Journal, The Edge of the Forest. This information-packed online resource includes book reviews, interviews, the latest news from the online children’s/YA literature community and much more.

Our monthly audio segment is called Sounds from the Forest.

This month, Mark speaks with Rhody Cohon and Stacia Deutsch, co-creators of the Blast to the Past historic chapter book series, about writing time travelling children’s books as an antidote to boredom.

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Eh is for Asia: Just One More Book! in Paper Tigers

Sunday, January 14, 2007.

PaperTigers.orgThis month, Andrea had the honour of contributing a personal essay to Paper Tigers — a bi-monthly e-zine and website for librarians, teachers, publishers and all those interested in young readers’ books from and about the Pacific Rim and South Asia.

Canadian Armchair Explorations in Homegrown Asian-themed Children’s Literature is an introduction to some of our family’s favourite Canadian, Asian-themed children’s books.

Paper Tigers also gave us a fantastic write-up on their site.

Thanks, PaperTigers!

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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.

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