Loving Your Label: Patrick the Somnambulist

Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

Patrick the SomnambulistAuthor: Sarah Ackerley (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Sarah Ackerley
Published: 2008 Blooming Tree Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1933831073

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Quiet absurdity and understated text relay the hilarious tale of a unique young penguin who swaps stigma for stupendous in this inspiring invitation to embrace our traits.

Podcasts mentioned:

Love of Reading Gallery – Bob Staake

Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

Love of Reading - Bob StaakeAs part of the second anniversary celebrations of the Just One More Book children’s book podcast, we’ve been conducting short interviews with each of this spring’s Love of Reading Gallery contributors. These interviews will be published three times as extra shows in our interview feed.

On this edition, Mark speaks with Bob Staake about his contribution called Taking a Book for a Stroll.

Be sure to enjoy all of the amazing artwork in our Love of Reading Gallery.

CLICK HERE to hear a full length interview with Bob Staake.

Interview with Katie McAllaster Weaver

Monday, July 14, 2008.

Katie McAllaster WeaverSome books are so perfect, you’d swear the idea must have just poured out of the author’s head and on to the pages of their notebook. It might have taken an afternoon.

Not so with the picture book Bill in a China Shop.

Author Katie McAllaster Weaver took a seed of an idea, an accidentally misspoken idiom, and laboured over it, on and off, for many years.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with Katie McAllaster Weaver about the iterative process of writing and perfecting Bill in a China Shop***, finding support and inspiration in a high school creative writing teacher and her writing group, and always wanting to be a writer.

*** Our review of Bill in a China Shop was recorded 401 episodes ago and is appropriately rough around the edges.

Photo provided by Katie McAllaster Weaver.

A celebration of 400 episodes in two years

Saturday, July 12, 2008.

Andrea and Mark at PAB2008We celebrate 400 episodes in two years by reflecting on what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve learned and what we’d like to see in children’s literature. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this episode.

Books, reviews, interviews and resources we mention:

Audio comments and book recommendations received:

Thank you for being part of the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast community.

Photo of Andrea and Mark at PAB2008 by John Meadows.

Roamin’ Numerals: Missing Math (A Number Mystery)

Friday, July 11, 2008.

Missing Math (A Number Mystery)Author: Loreen Leedy (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loreen Leedy
Published: 2007 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453857

Shocked expressions, rhyming clamor and high contrast chaos create a dazzling disguise for this sneaky introduction to the importance of numbers.

You can read the interesting history of this book here.

Other books mentioned:

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

More math on JOMB:

Be sure to pop over to Under the Covers for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

Ooops! Confused numbers

Wednesday, July 9, 2008.

Earlier this week we announced that our 399th episode will be released this Saturday (July 12). Our 399th episode will actually be released this Friday (July 11). It seemed like a fun idea to celebrate 399 rather than 400. However, we want the celebration to remain on Saturday which means we’ll be celebrating the big 400.

To be a part of our anniversary celebration, call our listener hotline (206-350-6487) by the end of the day Friday July, 11 2008 and tell us your name, your website or blog address (if you have one) and the title of a favourite children’s book on the theme of birthdays or summertime. If you’re tech savvy, you can email an MP3 recording to justonmorebook@gmail.com.

Sorry about the confusion.

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Heeding Homelessness: Lily and the Paper Man

Wednesday, July 9, 2008.

 Lily and the Paper ManAuthor: Rebecca Upjohn (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Renne Benoit (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Second Story Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 189718719X

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Fall rain surrenders to vividly blustering snow as a young girl thinks her way from fear through curiosity, empathy and finally into action in this heartwarming tale of hardship and humanity.

More books touching on homelessness on JOMB:

Be part of Just One More Book! Episode #399

Monday, July 7, 2008.

Mark and Andrea Podcasters Across Borders 2008It’s an exciting time here at Just One More Book! This Saturday, July 12 2008, marks our 399th episode and the following Tuesday July 15, 2008 marks our second anniversary.

We’d love to include your voice in our celebration!

If you take a couple of minutes to tell us your name, your site address (if you have one) and the title of a favourite children’s book on the theme of Birthdays or Summertime, we’ll include it in our 399th show and link to you from our show notes.

Send your MP3 recording to justonemorebook@gmail.com, or phone it in to our JOMB listener hotline (206-350-6487) by the end of the day Friday July, 11 2008.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Photo: Whitney Hoffman (ldpodcast.com)

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Kevin Bolger becomes a first time published author

Monday, July 7, 2008.

Kevin BolgerBy day he’s the popular Mr. B, a reading and writing teacher at First Avenue Public School in Ottawa. At night, he’s the creator of a fantasy world from medieval times — a time of not-so-brave-knights.

Kevin Bolger launched his first book on June 3 to a crowd of nearly 300 people. Despite its title, Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger, this young reader novel (with illustrations) is not mired in toilet humour.

This edition of Just One More Book!! features coverage of the book launch and excerpts from an interview with Kevin Bolger including discussions on how the book came together, how Mr. B submitted his manuscript using a computer in a public library and how being a published author will affect him as a teacher.

Bewitching Beginnings: How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet (Native American Animal Origin Stories)

Saturday, July 5, 2008.

How Chipmunk Got Tiny FeetAuthor: Gerald Hausman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Ashley Wolff (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Irie Books
ISBN: 0970911262

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Earthy, folk art and simple, friendly narrative intrigue and entertain us with seven traditional Coushatta, Tsimshian and Navajo tales of adventure, transformation, conflict and punishment.

Other books mentioned:

Flipped Fundamentals: A isn’t for Fox (An Isn’t Alphabet)

Friday, July 4, 2008.

A isn't for Fox (An Isn't Alphabet)Author: Wendy Ulmer (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Laura Knorr (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Sleeping Bear Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1585363197

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Smiling eyes, tumbling rhyme and richly illustrated mischief take centre stage in this roundabout romp through the alphabet.

Other books mentioned:

Be sure to pop over to In Search of Giants for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

Crackerjack Crankiness: I’m Not Cute!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

I'm Not Cute!Author: Johnathan Allen (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Johnathan Allen
Published: 2005 Hyperion (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0786837209

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Caustic scowls and harried helplessness take turns on the face of an overtired owlet in this hilariously endearing tale of naptime nastiness and unconditional love.

Other books mentioned:

 
 

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