Interview with David Schwartz

Monday, May 26, 2008.

David Schwartz with popcornWe generally expect children’s books to educate and entertain children. It’s a special book that inspires a child to experiment and explore the world around them. It takes an author that conducted experiments during their own childhood, experiments like measuring the length of a frog and the distance of its hop to figure out how far a human with frog legs could hop. It takes an author that’s willing to count and pop one hundred thousand kernels of popcorn to demonstrate big numbers.

Our guest on this edition of Just One More Book!! is David Schwartz, author of fifty books including How Much is a Million — which inspired our two daughters to count to five hundred during a walk prior to this interview — and Cybils non-fiction finalist Where in the Wild.

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Product Jingles: The Best Of Times (Math Strategies that Multiply)

Friday, June 12, 2009.

The Best Of Times (Math Strategies that Multiply)Author: Gregory Tang (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Harry Briggs (on JOMB)
Published: 2002 Scholastic (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439210445

Catchy, four-line rhymes and an energetic animal cast aim to take the sting out of multiplication long before the onset of Times Table Torture.

More math on JOMB:

Pop over to Critique de Mr. Chompchomp for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

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Interview with Yael Schy

Monday, June 2, 2008.

Yael SchySimply put, collaboration can make good things great. Now, more than ever, individuals and organizations have embraced the concept of we are smarter than me, internally and in partnerships with their competitors in something that’s been dubbed coopertition. It all hinges on teamwork.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with Yael Schy, trainer, coach, organizational consultant and co-author of the picture book Where in the Wild?, about collaborating with her husband David Schwartz and photographer Dwight Kuhn to create an award winning book, and the potential for a children’s book about teamwork and collaboration.

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Photo of Yael Schy: Dramatic Strides.

Sneaky, Cheeky, Catchy: Where in the Wild?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008.

Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed ... and RevealedAuthor: David Schwartz & Yael Schy
Illustrator: Dwight Kuhn
Published: 2007 Tricycle Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1582462070

Ten pleasantly familiar animals perch boldly exposed — yet cleverly concealed — in full page photographs tossing tantalizing clues to their whereabouts through an assortment of snappy, lyrical, comical and informative poems in this 2007 Cybils Non-Fiction Picture Book Award Finalist.

Click here for the Tricycle Press Reading Guide.

Pop over to Cybils Central to get the scoop on all the 2007 Cybils finalists and, while you’re there, check out the full list of non-fiction picture book nominees.


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