A Catchy Coral Chorus: Over in the Ocean (in a Coral Reef)

Friday, May 16, 2008.

Over in the Ocean ... in a Coral ReefAuthor: Marianne Berkes
Illustrator: Jeanette Canyon
Published: 2004 Dawn Publications (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1584690623

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Brilliantly peppy polymer clay sculpture and enticing, educational details transform the traditional “Over in the Meadow” toddlers’ tune into a celebration of sea life that has captivated our whole family.

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You can learn more about 2008 International Year of the Reef here.

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Be sure to pop over to Two Writing Teachers for today’s full menu of poetry offerings.

Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

Celebrate two years and 400 episodes of promoting children’s books

Thursday, May 15, 2008.

“Andrea and Mark” by Bob StaakeThis July, the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast will celebrate its second anniversary and 400th episode of promoting children’s books and literacy. As part of our celebration, we are redesigning our website and would like the new look to include artwork that promotes a love of reading.

Illustrators of all backgrounds are invited to submit a logo-like illustration that can be resized nicely and featured on our website for everyone to enjoy. Illustrators submitting artwork will be invited to be guests of Just One More Book!! to talk about their design, the creative process and how their submission helps to promote a love of reading.

We ask that all submissions be emailed to justonemorebook@gmail.com in JPG, PNG or GIF format, 500×500 pixels on or before June 15, 2008. Let us know if you have any questions.

We always welcome feedback and book recommendations/reviews. Please leave us a message on our voice feedback line, +1.206.350.6487 and we’ll include it in the show.

Also, you can now subscribe to our podcast using any combination of the following options:

1) Subscribe to everything (RSS or iTunes)

2) Subscribe only to our three weekly reviews (RSS or iTunes)

3) Subscribe only to a review of the week as selected by us (RSS or iTunes)

4) Subscribe only to our interviews (RSS or iTunes)

Illustration of Andrea and Mark by Bob Staake.

Of Tantrums and Turn-Taking: Pumpkin Soup

Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

Pumpkin SoupAuthor: Helen Cooper
Illustrator: Helen Cooper
Published: 1998 Farrar, Straus & Giroux (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0374460310

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Warmly glowing orange and gold coziness and the hilariously familiar fluctuation from harmony to hysteria and back make this story of friendship, fits and flexibility an irresistible treat — even in the midst of our gorgeous, long awaited spring.

Interview with Jason Wells (part 2 of 2)

Monday, May 12, 2008.

Jason WellsLast week, in part one of a two-part series, I spoke with Jason Wells, Director of Marketing and Publicity for Harry N. Abrams Inc. about the role and career path of the publicist, the high turnover rate in the industry and the evolution of book marketing and publicity in the digital age.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, part 2 of my conversation with Jason Wells. This time, we talk about digital marketing and publicity and the future of children’s books in the age of MySpace, Facebook, blogs and podcasts.

Kicking the Handout Habit: Gracie, The Public Gardens Duck

Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Gracie, The Public Gardens DuckAuthor: Judith Meyrick
Illustrator: Richard Rudnicki
Published: 2007 Nimbus Publishing (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1551096455

With spring upon us and green spaces awash with waddling waterfowl, this humourous account of an outraged donation-dependent duck provides an entertaining reminder of why we resist the temptation to feed our feathered friends.

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Permission and Patience: Waiting For Benjamin (A Story about Autism)

Friday, May 9, 2008.

Waiting For Benjamin: A Story about AutismAuthor: Alexandra Jessup Altman
Illustrator: Susan Keeter
Published: 2008 Albert Whitman (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0807573647

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Warm, realistic artwork and candid first person narrative highlight the hidden hopes and hardships of an easily overlooked sibling to a special needs child.

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Emulating Spaces: McFig & McFly (A Tale of Jealousy, Revenge, and Death — with a Happy Ending)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008.

McFig & McFly (A Tale of Jealousy, Revenge, and Death -- with a Happy Ending)Author: Henrik Drescher
Illustrator: Henrik Drescher
Published: 2008 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763633860

A veneer of feigned pleasantries can’t conceal the ceaseless, senseless competition that corrupts then consumes former friends in this deliciously absurd yet apt demonstration of misguided attention and life misspent.

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Interview with Jason Wells (part 1 of 2)

Monday, May 5, 2008.

Jason WellsIt takes a team — an author, illustrator, editor and publisher to name a few — to publish a children’s book. There’s still the matter of getting the word out.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with Jason Wells, Director of Marketing and Publicity for Harry N. Abrams Inc. in the first of a two-part series. In this part, Mark and Jason speak about the role and career path of the publicist, the high turnover rate in the industry and the evolution of book marketing and publicity in the digital age.

In part two of this series (due out on May 12), Mark and Jason speak about digital marketing and publicity in the age of MySpace, Facebook, blogs and podcasts.

Reading Frenzy: Fire Up With Reading!

Saturday, May 3, 2008.

Fire Up With ReadingAuthor: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrator: Sachiko Yoshikawa
Published: 2007 Upstart Books
ISBN: 1602130191

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Arm-waving exuberance and ear-to-ear grins explode from every page of this energizing literary extravaganza.

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Pet Peeve: Not Norman (A Goldfish Story)

Friday, May 2, 2008.

Not Norman (A Goldfish Story)Author: Kelly Bennett
Illustrator: Noah Z. Jones
Published: 2008 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763627631

Sunny stylized digital images and giggle-inducing grins, grimaces and gestures make a disgruntled pet-owner’s gradual shift in perspective an entertaining example of rejection, reflection and imagination.

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