Big Ideas for Little Kids: We’re on the Dust Jacket

Thursday, August 27, 2009.

On February 5, 2007, we published episode 94 of Just One More Book!! It was a chat with Professor Thomas Wartenberg about the often overlooked philosophical concerns of young children, the deep philosophical issues raised by children’s books and the genesis of Philosophy For Children (not to be confused with P4C) — an innovative college course which harnesses the power of children’s books to help children learn to think about and discuss issues of philosophy, politics and social justice.

This spring, Professor Wartenberg gave us a sneak peek of his new book Big Ideas for Little Kids, an inspiring guide to teaching philosophy through children’s literature, and asked for our opinion.

If you want to know what we thought, check out the dust jacket:

We’re honoured!

The book is being released tomorrow, August 28.

Revisiting Poesy Perfection: Sleeping Dragons All Around

Saturday, December 13, 2008.

Author: Sheree Fitch (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Michele Nidenoff (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Nimbus Publishing (20th anniversary edition)
ISBN: 1551096994

On August 30, 2006, we published episode 22 of Just One More Book!! It was a review of a permanent family favourite, Sleeping Dragons All Around, written by Sheree Fitch and illustrated by Michele Nidenoff. We would learn, shortly afterward, that the book was out of print.

We’ve become friendly with Sheree since we interviewed her for episode 54 published on November 13, 2006 and we’ve always told her how disappointed we were that Sleeping Dragons and some of her other fabulous children’s books, were no longer available.

Not for long.

As it turns out, the 20th anniversary of Sleeping Dragons All Around will be celebrated on January 25, 2009, with the re-release of the book. And guess what’s printed on the dust jacket. Our Just One More Book!! blog blurb from that August 30, 2006 book chat:

How cool is that?

This is the first of a two-part series about Sleeping Dragons All Around. In this part, we replay our original review of Sleeping Dragons, complete with questionable recording quality. Part two will be released on Monday, December 15, 2008 and will feature a new interview with Sheree about the new edition and a story of how Sleeping Dragons All Around has made an impact.

Want to see our other dust jacket appearance? Click here.

HOTLINE VOICES: Shelley Burns shares a year-after-year favourite book, Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas).

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave us a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

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,

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


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