Blinking, Blunking Great Laughs: Little Wolf’s Book of Badness (series)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007.

Little Wolf's Book of Badness (Little Wolf Series)Author: Ian Whybrow (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Tony Ross (on JOMB)
Published: 2001 Carolrhoda Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1575055503

Full of snappy wit and hilariously scrawled illustrations, these clever and sweetly cheeky adventures crack us up not only as we read them but again and again as we toss about their hilarious expressions in our daily life.

Other Little Wolf books which we have read and often rave about:

P.S. Little Wolf left us a comment about our conversation with Ian Whybrow interview here! Arooooo!

Stop Making Sens: 8 Things Meme

Wednesday, May 30, 2007.

Andrea and MarkSince the hockey fans in our home town are doing their best to show that we’re not all work and no play, I guess we’ll do our part…

We have been tagged for a meme. This one is the 8 Things Meme and it comes to us from NYCTEACHER at Mentor Texts & More. Here are the rules:

Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged.

So, here are 8 Facts about us (Mark & Andrea):

  • we met while Andrea was on a first date with someone else and would not be together today if not for a misdirected email message
  • Andrea failed her drivers test twice; and once put a car in the Rideau Canal
  • Mark is colour blind and 6 foot four
  • Andrea can twist her tongue counterclockwise to vertical
  • Mark has written and recorded several songs (for example)
  • Andrea rode her bicycle across Canada, ocean-to-ocean
  • Mark has flown in a World War II B-25 bomber
  • we drink red wine, eat popcorn with olive oil, salt & freshly ground pepper and watch an episode of Arrested Development every night before bed — no matter what.

We tag:

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Interview with Alice Priestley

Monday, May 28, 2007.

Hush, Mama Loves YouImagine drawing while having books read to you. There are no expectations of what you draw, just the freedom to do so. It’s really not such a crazy idea, and yet for so many children, the expectation is that they will sit still and be read to.

Mark speaks with illustrator Alice Priestley on drawing while being read to by her father — still to this day — getting the rhythm of language into your bones and understanding a story and its characters in order to illustrate books.
Books mentioned:

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

A Hoodoo Hoedown: Drumheller Dinosaur Dance

Saturday, May 26, 2007.

Drumheller Dinosaur DanceAuthor: Robert Heidbreder
Illustrator: Bill Slavin and Esperanca Melo
Published: 2004 Kids Can Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1553379829

This feisty fossil fiesta of anatomically correct dinosaurs is not just a riot to read — it ignited an irresistable desire to make the trek to Drumheller (Alberta) to see this unbelievable landscape for ourselves. See you there!

Other books mentioned:

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only museum dedicated to the science of palaeontology.Alberta’s rugged badlands hold the richest deposits of dinosaur fossils in Canada. Landmark fossil discoveries have been made there for more than a century, and new and exciting finds continue to be uncovered almost every year. Now imagine sleeping there. To find out about the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s family and youth camps, click here.

We’re an ALA great site for kids!

Friday, May 25, 2007.

American Library Association Great Web Site for Kids sealWe’re very happy to announce that the American Library Association (ALA) has selected Just One More Book!! as one of twelve additions to its Great Web Sites for Kids for 2007.

Nominated web sites are evaluated against specific criteria and finalists are voted on by the ALA’s Great Web Sites Committee.

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Hypnotising Beauty: Lugalbanda – The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War

Friday, May 25, 2007.

Lugalbanda -- The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War (an epic tale from ancient Iraq)Told By: Kathy Henderson
Illustrator: Jane Ray (on JOMB)
Published: 2006 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763627828

This warmly worded and intricately illustrated epic enchants our daughters with its exotic beauty and its underlying themes of kindness and generosity, in spite of its war and gore and shark-toothed, eagle-taloned Anzu birds.

You can find more information about cuneiform writing here.

Great Deeds from Dull to Daring: Seven Brave Women

Wednesday, May 23, 2007.

Seven Brave WomenAuthor: Betsy Hearne
Illustrator: Bethanne Andersen
Published: 1997 Greenwillow Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0060799218

Radiant with peace and perseverance, this beautiful string of family remembrances gently sips and savours the contributions of seven remarkably unremarkable women.

Read the story behind the story here.

Interview with Ben Hodson

Monday, May 21, 2007.

Ben HodsonThere is a multitude of unique stories about how people became involved in the children’s book industry; some knew they wanted to write or illustrate books from the time they were young, others studied the industry and their art form for years, and still others taught themselves and worked hard to break in to the industry.

On this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with illustrator Ben Hodson about his versatile illustration style, the role of illustrations in social justice and how hard he worked to establish himself as a children’s book illustrator.

Books mentioned:

Help us help kids: PAB2007 children’s book drive

Sunday, May 20, 2007.

Podcasters Across BordersWe’re coordinating a children’s book drive as part of the Podcasters Across Borders 2007 conference taking place in Kingston, Ontario (Canada), June 22-24, 2007. If you’re attending PAB2007, here’s what to do:

  • Buy a brand new copy of one of your favourite children’s books
  • Write the name of your city, province/state and country on the inside cover (optionally, you can write your name as well)
  • Bring that book to PAB2007
  • Drop the book off in the book collection bin at the conference
  • Feel great that you are helping a school turn children on to reading

All books collected will be donated to Central Public School in Kingston, ON.

As an added bonus, you can qualify to win an author-autographed children’s book of your own. Submit a two-minute audio review about the book that you are donating and what makes it one of your favourites to the Just One More Book!! podcast. Your name will be entered in to a draw.

If you have questions about the book drive, email Andrea.

Updated 070522: added procedure two

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Spring version of our featured children’s book list

Sunday, May 20, 2007.

Just One More Book!! book listWe’ve updated the printable list of books featured on the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast. To download the PDF of the spring edition of our feature children’s book list, click on the image immediately to the right of this text.

To download your very own Just One More Book!! bookmark, click on the image of the bookmark that appears just below the image of our brochure in the left sidebar of our website.

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Listener Submitted Reviews #12

Saturday, May 19, 2007.

In this episode, we play two Listener Submitted Reviews:

Many thanks to Sage and Bayla for participating in JOMB, to Karen and Gwen for leaving us audio comments and to those of you who have sent us feedback via email and have spread the JOMB word in your own circles. We really appreciate your support.

Listeners who submit reviews before May 30, 2007 will be entered in a draw to win an autographed copy of The Call to Shakabaz.

If you would like to share your thoughts on a favourite children’s book, please send your review 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.

We’re in the June edition of Canadian Living Magazine

Friday, May 18, 2007.

A brief write-up about the Just One More Book! children’s book podcast appears in the June edition of Canadian Living Magazine (print edition).

Canadian Living magazine

Canadian Living magazine is a national lifestyle magazine that offers articles on food, fashion, crafts, health and family living.

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