Celebrating our 500th Episode: Chapter Book Chatter

Wednesday, December 31, 2008.

To celebrate the 500th episode of our JustOneMoreBook! Children’s Book Podcast, our daughters, Lucy (9) and Bayla (7), share their thoughts on a few of their favourite chapter books.

Books mentioned:

We hope you’ll help us celebrate by sharing some of your favourite chapter book titles in our comments section.

Thank you for making our 500 episodes possible. Looking forward to show #1000.

Andrea & Mark

Interview with Werner Zimmermann

Monday, October 27, 2008.

There’s no shortage of amazing people in the children’s book industry, and since Just One More Book!! is a mere two-and-a-quarter years-old, we’re still meeting people we’ve never heard of on a regular basis.

Werner (pron. Verner) Zimmermann is a children’s book author and illustrator, and a teacher of illustration and animation at Sheridan College.  I happened upon a conversation he was a part of at a recent event of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) held in Canada’s National Library and Archives in Ottawa.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Werner Zimmermann talks about using illustration to portray what we see, the role of illustrations and the children’s book illustrations as art.

Werner’s books include:

A Captivating Chronicle: If I Die Before I Wake (The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor)

Friday, October 10, 2008.

If I Die Before I Wake (The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, 1918)Author: Jean Little
Published: 2007 Scholastic (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439988373


Beautifully bound in a soft unevenly edged journal and told with humour, innocence, intimacy and affection, the daily entries of a fictional twelve year old disclose the spellbinding details of life during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-19.

Our daughter Lucy (9) also contributes to the discussion of the book, which she tells us is part of her current favourite series.

More books touching on war and peace on JOMB:

More illness on JOMB:

HOTLINE VOICES: Author Michelle Mulder from Victoria, British Columbia shares her thoughts on The Composition (by Antonio Skarmeta and Alfonso Ruano). Thanks, Michelle!


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