Interview with Judy Sierra

Monday, February 18, 2008.

Photo of Judy Sierra from judysierra.comA love of folk tales and puppetry, a drive to create and a childhood that included rewards for memorizing poems has made a natural children’s book author of Judy Sierra. Her long list of books and story collections include one of our favourites, Monster Goose, a book of mother goose poems with a beastly twist.

On this edition of Just One More Book, author, poet and literary quilter Judy Sierra (on JOMB) talks about writing with a library setting in mind, the importance of read-aloud and the advantage of writing in rhyme.

Books mentioned:

Character Capers: The Sleepy Little Alphabet

Friday, July 3, 2009.

Author: Judy Sierra (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Melissa Sweet (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Knopf (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780375840029

From skittery stalling to splendorous, sweet slumber, alphabet families do the bedtime wrestle in this fabulously illustrated preschool rhyme.

Other books mentioned:

More alphabet reading on JOMB:

More bedtime reading on JOMB:

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

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487, so we can include your audio in our show.

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.

Interview with Henrik Drescher

Monday, June 16, 2008.

Henrik DrescherAs with many creative disciplines, some children’s book creators produce works that are more artistic in nature — books that have limited commercial appeal. Those are the authors with small yet loyal fan base and you’re missing out by not knowing about them.

One such example is author and illustrator, Henrik Drescher, creator of many children’s books including Turbulence: A Log Book, Simon’s Book and Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale, and illustrator of books by Judy Sierra and Eric Metaxas.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Henrik Drescher speaks with Mark about his book McFig and McFly: A Tale of Jealousy, Revenge and Death (with a Happy Ending), storytelling mojo and the privilege of being a children’s book creator.

Other authors mentioned:

Worth Buying Twice: Monster Goose

Monday, October 23, 2006.

Monster GooseAuthor: Judy Sierra (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jack E. Davis
Published: 2005 Harcourt Inc
ISBN: 0152054170

Full of richly detailed, hilariously disgusting illustrations and fiendishly twisted traditional verse, this collection of poems is a year-round favourite.


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