“Andrea and Mark” Immortalized by Bob Staake

Thursday, April 10, 2008.

“Andrea and Mark” by Bob Staake

Holy Doodlekaboodle!!

Look what über-talented artist, author, designer, guest of Just One More Book! and all-round nice guy Bob Staake just sent us!

How cool is that???

Huge thanks to Bob for this amazing honour!

This generous (and hilariously accurate) gift now appears on our About page.

You can listen to Mark’s chat with Bob Staake here.

What’s next??

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Brothers With Borders: The Puddle Pail

Thursday, April 10, 2008.

The Puddle PailAuthor: Elisa Kleven (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Elisa Kleven
Published: 1997 Tricycle Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1582462062

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This wonderfully cluttered and sweetly retro story of a sibling’s soft struggle for individuality is a heartening celebration of creativity, character and acceptance.

More sibling dynamics on JOMB:

Love, Loss and Luxury: Taj Mahal

Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

Taj MahalAuthors: Caroline Arnold and Madeleine Comora
Illustrator: Rahul Bhushan
Published: 2007 CarolRhoda Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 076132609X

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Strikingly intricate illustrations and lush, detailed narrative transform this four hundred year old story of tenderness, tragedy and tribute into a fascinating non-fiction fairy tale.

More ancient stories and flavours of The East on JOMB:

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Thanks to Kate Heartfield of The Ottawa Citizen for joining us for this show. You can read Kate’s blog here.

Interview with Bob Staake

Monday, April 7, 2008.

Photo of Bob Staake from bobstaake.comSome people have the gift of being able to communicate ideas and inspire audiences in several industries, in both text and images. It’s particularly exciting when those people draw on their many talents to inspire children with books.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with computer artist, illustrator and author, Bob Staake about the role of children’s books in his childhood, how his energy and style helps him produce a picture book in a week and the important relationship of words and images.

Books mentioned

  • My Little ABC Book

Selected books by Bob Staake

  • The Red Lemon
  • Hello Robots
  • Pigs Rock
  • Mary Had a Little Lamp

Photo of Bob Staake from bobstaake.com.

The Edge is Up

Sunday, April 6, 2008.

Just 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 (from picture books to young adult), 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 we contribute extra footage from Mark’s conversation with author and literacy advocate, Sharron McElmeel.

You can check out the entire March/April 2008 issue of The Edge of the Forest, March/April 2008 here.

Dive In! Swimming In Literary Soup looks at Real Parents

Sunday, April 6, 2008.

Swimming In Literary Soup Podcast

Today, in honour of kidliterarily neglected parents everywhere, Swimming In Literary Soup looks at a “clump” of books that hint at the possibility that parents are actually people.

So pop over for a peek — and be sure to tell us about children’s books that you think provide a noteworthy portrayal of parents.

Greats Misbehaving: The Book Of Time Outs (A Mostly True History of the World’s Biggest Troublemakers)

Saturday, April 5, 2008.

The Book Of Time Outs: A Mostly True History of the World's Biggest TroublemakersAuthor: Deb Lucke
Illustrator: Deb Lucke
Published: 2007 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416928294

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Chatty, irreverent narrative and outrageous edge-to-edge illustrations portray the crimes and punishments of fourteen famous historical figures as the antics, timeouts and grumblings of unruly children in this hilarious timeout corner staple.

Other books mentioned:

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Story-coated Storytelling Skills: Show; Don’t Tell (Secrets of Writing)

Friday, April 4, 2008.

Show; Don't Tell! (Secrets of Writing)Author: Josephine Nobisso
Illustrator: Eva Montanari
Published: 2001 Gingerbread House (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0940112132

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Push-button glass crashing, scratch-and-sniff scent and a cast of warmly illustrated and lovable animal characters disguise this palatable presentation of language arts pointers as a read-again storytime hit.

Canine Coastguard: Heroes of Isle aux Morts

Wednesday, April 2, 2008.

Heroes of Isle aux MortsAuthor: Alice Walsh
Illustrator: Geoff Butler (on JOMB)
Published: 2001 Tundra Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0887765017

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Based on a true story and starring a Newfoundland dog, this suspenseful account of a daring maritime rescue is an inspiring reminder of the resourcefulness, generosity and pluck of an era gone by.

You can read more about the Canadian Coast Guard vessel, CGCS Ann Harvey, which was named for one of the young rescuers, here.

Other ships and shipwrecks on JOMB:

More working dogs on JOMB:

You can learn more about Newfoundland Dogs here.


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