Dispelling our Darkness: Lights For Gita

Wednesday, February 7, 2007.

Lights For GitaAuthor: Rachna Gilmore (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Alice Priestley (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Tilbury House Publishers (on JOMB)
Original publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 0884481514

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This carefully crafted tale of homesickness and hope combines the universal experience of long-awaited plans foiled by weather with the grief of a young girl pining for her far off home. This book leaves us with the powerful insight that its up to each of us to fill our darkness with light.

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Interview with Thomas Wartenberg

Monday, February 5, 2007.

Thomas WartenbergMark speaks with Professor Thomas Wartenberg about the often overlooked philosophical concerns of young children, the deep philosophical issues raised by children’s books and the genesis of Philosophy For Children — an innovative college course which harnesses the power of children’s books to help children learn to think about and discuss issues of philosophy, politics and social justice.

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Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Welcome School Library Journal Readers!

Sunday, February 4, 2007.

School Library Journal Feb 2007Liz Burns of A Chair, A Fireplace, & A Tea Cozy has included the “Just One More Book!” podcast in her list of must-reads (in our case, must-listens) as part of her newsy article Curl Up With a Cup of Tea and a Good Blog in the February 2007 edition of School Library Journal — the industry leader for children’s, young adult, and school librarians.

Many thanks to Liz and School Library Journal for the nod. What an honour!

The print version of School Library Journal is available on magazine stands now. You can also check out the online version here: Table of Contents and text of article.

Space limitations restricted Liz to the short list provided in the article, but you will find many inspiring and informative destinations in the kidlitosphere on our Thanks! page.

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Courage, Confidence & Compassion: Little Squarehead

Friday, February 2, 2007.

Little SquareheadAuthor: Peggy O’Neill
Illustrator: Denise Freeman
Published: 2001 Illumination Arts Publishing Company
ISBN: 093569921X

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Can the way we see the world impact the way we are treated?
Do we allow ourselves to be bullied because we lack courage, confidence and compassion?

One thing for sure is that we can never change another — we can only change ourselves. This simply told and insightful look at bullying is a thought-provoking must-read for bullied, bullies and bystanders. Our girls love it.

Thank You for Joining the Conversation

Thursday, February 1, 2007.

Raise-a-ReaderOn January 1st, Inspired by gifter.org, we announced that we would donate CDN$1 of personal funds to the Raise-a-Reader Foundation for each non-nasty/non-spam comment left on a Just One More Book! post during the month of January 2007.

As a result, we are donating CDN$60 to Raise-a-Reader!

Thank you very much to everyone who participated: Jamila Gavin, Vivian of CLIP Podcast, Mitali Perkins, Chris, Donald Seeley, Emily, Charles Cadenhead, Franki, Jules, Dan J, Daniel and Jill, Amy Wachspress, Praba, Dan Bar-el, Whitney Hoffman, Heather Jopling, Peter A. Mello, AndyCast Andy, Heidi Estrin and Nico .

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