Fun, Times Eleven: The Eensy-Weensy Spider

Friday, June 8, 2007.

The Eensy-Weensy SpiderAuthor: Mary Ann Hoberman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Nadine Bernard Westcott (on JOMB)
Published: 2000 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439295165

When it comes to generously illustrated sing-along staples, more is more. Boasting eleven extra verses of the classic toddler tune and thirty-two pages of captivating illustrations, this book has always left our girls eager for its next reading.

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Cats, Spats and Imagination: Scribble

Wednesday, June 6, 2007.

ScribbleAuthor: Deborah Freedman
Illustrator: Deborah Freedman
Published: 2007 Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375839666

Squabbling siblings, ingenuity and the irresistable innocence of preschool art combine to make this slick spin on the sleeping beauty standby a welcome trip outside the box.

You can learn more about appreciating young children’s scribbles here.

Interview with Brian Lies

Monday, June 4, 2007.

Brian LiesChildren’s books and the people that create them can be the catalysts for life changing experiences. Take the example of a grade five student who discovers during a school visit by a favourite author/illustrator that creating children’s books is something anyone could do.

Mark speaks with author/illustrator Brian Lies about his career path, overcoming his self-doubts, and creating books as a chance to explore one’s own fantasy.

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Listener Submitted Reviews #13

Saturday, June 2, 2007.

In this episode, we read two listener submitted suggestions, play two Listener Submitted Reviews and a Guest Review:

and announce the winner of our draw for an autographed copy of The Call to Shakabaz.

Many thanks to Ms K, John, James and Spencer for participating in JOMB.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Send your review as an MP3 file in email to, phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487), leave a two-minute MyChingo, or send your text review in email.

Thank you for your patience

Friday, June 1, 2007.

The Just One More Book!! website has been plagued with extremely spotty Internet service over the last two days while our ISP battled networking problems. Full service was restored around noon, today.

Thank you for your patience!

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Loot-Retrieving Girl-Power: Kate and the Beanstalk

Friday, June 1, 2007.

Kate and the BeanstalkAuthor: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator: Giselle Potter (on JOMB)
Published: 2000 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0689825501

This refreshing departure from the boy-burglarizes-giant version of the giant beanstalk story has our girls swooning, roaring and cheering each and every time.


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