Power, Paint and Restraint: The Araboolies of Liberty Street

Saturday, September 29, 2007.

The Araboolies of Liberty StreetAuthor: Sam Swope
Illustrator: Barry Root
Published: 2001 Farrar, Straus & Giroux (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0374303908

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Stagnant submissiveness meets infectious effervescence in this rousing exploration of supremacy, perspective and the power of partnership.

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Life Saving Rhyme: No Dragons for Tea

Friday, September 28, 2007.

No Dragons for TeaAuthor: Jean Pendziwol
Illustrator: Martine Gourbault
Published: 1999 Kids Can Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550745719

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Softly illustrated and secured in unshakable rhyme, this engaging adventure sharpens fire safety smarts with a perfect balance of silly sweetness and serious suspense.

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Information about the National Book Festival‘s Young Readers’ Toolkit can be found here

Banyan Benevolence: In the Heart of the Village

Wednesday, September 26, 2007.

In The Heart of the VillageAuthor: Barbara Bash
Illustrator: Barbara Bash
Published: 2002 Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1578050804

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Welcoming illustrations and stirring text exalt the gifts of an Indian banyan tree while gently tossing us on waves of darkness, golds, laughter, peace and chatter.

You can read more about banyan trees here.

We’re on Kendra Kandlestar’s New Dust Jacket!

Monday, September 24, 2007.

JustOneMoreBook! review makes a dustjacketWhat an honour!!!

We are thrilled to announce that an excerpt from our review of Lee Edward Fodi‘s new fantasy adventure Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger, the long awaited sequel to Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers, has been printed on the back of the freshly released book:

“In The Box of Whispers, Kendra Kandlestar helped us understand the magic of facing ourselves. Now she’s back — older, wiser and full of spunk — to share with us the incredible power of resisting negativity and being gatekeepers of our own truth.”
~ Andrea Ross and Mark Blevis, JustOneMoreBook.com

We hope you’ll get your hands on a copy of this engaging adventure so you can see for yourself!

Interview with Joanne Froh

Monday, September 24, 2007.

Joanne Froh and mother & publishing partner Frances PlagensPublishing a children’s book is a dream for many people. Some would-be authors never realize their dream, while others publish a book in short order. The most amazing of publication dream stories may be the one behind Joanne Froh and Frances Plagens’ book of fanciful children’s poetry, Imagine This!

On this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with author Joanne Froh about realizing a thirty-five year long publication dream.

Photo: Joanne Frances Press

Let Them Eat Lima Beans: Greedyanna

Saturday, September 22, 2007.

GreedyannaGreedyannaAuthor: Frank Remkiewicz
Illustrator: Frank Remkiewicz
Published: Lothrop, Lee & Shephard Books
ISBN: 0688102956 Alibris.com

Full of understated humour and told from the perspective of a disgruntled older brother, this hilarious tale of family forbearance gives fresh meaning to the “It’s just a phase” refrain.

Sadly, this is another wonderful book which has fallen out of print. I hope your library has a copy.

You can read about the quote “Let them eat cake!” here.

Diverting Disobedience: The Hound from the Pound

Friday, September 21, 2007.

The Hound from the PoundAuthor: Jessica Swaim (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jill McElmurry (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 076362330X

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Fast-paced, must-memorize rhyme, a pack of unruly pooches and a sprinkling of romance made this explosion of canine character a family favourite before the ink had time to dry.

Other books mentioned:

You can find more great dog books here.

Generosity* Personified: The King of Capri

Wednesday, September 19, 2007.

The King of CapriAuthor: Jeanette Winterson (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jane Ray (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Bloomsbury Publishing (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0747563470

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Crammed* with curiosities and humourous details, this gorgeously illustrated and leisurely told fairy tale reminds us of the perils of reckless consumption and the priceless pleasures of good company.

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Interview with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman

Monday, September 17, 2007.

Mary Ann Hoberman (photo courtesy of Little Brown and Company)Sometimes, a passion for children’s books — especially creating them — extends through generations of the same family. Take for example Mary Ann Hoberman, an accomplished author of over forty children’s books and many more poems, and her niece Deborah Freedman, an architect who’s first children’s book, Scribble, was published earlier this year.

On this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman about creativity, memory, children’s books and how these two creative women have influenced each other in their work.

Books mentioned:

PEN essay mentioned: Mary Ann Hoberman, “And Yet…”

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


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Favourite Children’s Books from PodCamp Philly

Saturday, September 15, 2007.

Photo of Mark interviewing Chef Mark by CC ChapmanOn this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark gathers some book suggestions from Podcamp Philly Campers.

Our guest reviewers, their primary websites/blogs and their favourite children’s books are:

Todd Marrone: Life Doesn’t Frighten Me
Kristen Crusius: Where the Sidewalk Ends
Chef Mark Tafoya: In the Night Kitchen (on JOMB)
Francis Wooby: Goodnight Moon
Jesse Taylor
A Wrinkle in Time

C.C. Chapman: Green Eggs and Ham
Gretchen Vogelzang
: Who Says Quack?, Goodnight Moon, The Magic Treehouse Series, The Enders
Steve Garfield
: Help us identify the book
Whitney Hoffman
: Artemis Fowl
Eric Skiff
: Everyone Poops
Christopher Penn
The Butter Battle Book
Paige Heninger
: The Rainbow Goblins, Sheep in a Jeep, Charlie and Lola Series
Lynnette Young: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz

Photo courtesy of C.C. Chapman

Reflection, Connection & Affection: Mama’s Saris

Friday, September 14, 2007.

Mama's SarisAuthor: Pooja Makhijani
Illustrator: Elena Gomez
Published: 2007 Little Brown And Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316011053

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Wrapped in crimson, green and gold, this warmly worded and richly illustrated account of motherly love shares a glimpse of the caring and compromise that can make minutes meaningful.

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Art Auction for Action: Robert’s Snow

Thursday, September 13, 2007.

Robert's Snow for Cancer Cure. Dana-Farber Cancer CentreYou will soon have a chance to purchase the artwork of a favourite children’s book illustrator while helping to fight cancer — by participating in a unique fundraiser for cancer research: Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure. Since 2004, this online auction has raised over $200,000 for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and, with your help, the holiday tradition will thrive in 2007.

In order to raise awareness of and participation in this fabulous fundraiser, we in the kidlitosphere community will be highlighting ~160 of the 200 or so individual illustrators who have created snowflakes for the upcoming ’07 auctions — and giving you a peek at the unique snowflakes they have made.

Here at Just One More Book, we will be showcasing the art of:

Thanks to Jules and Eisha at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast for highlighting this fabulous fundraiser and for organizing the book-bloggers brigade.

More details about the Robert’s Snow Online Illustration Auction can be found here and here.
Stay tuned…


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