Love of Reading Gallery – Lee Edward Fodi

Thursday, July 17, 2008.

Love of Reading - Lee Edward FodiWhen we put out the call for illustrations that promote a love of reading, we didn’t expect to receive 51 submissions in about a month.

As part of the second anniversary celebrations of the Just One More Book children’s book podcast, we’re conducting short interviews with each illustrator that contributed to our Love of Reading Gallery. These interviews will be published three times each week as extra shows in our interview feed.

On this edition, Mark speaks with Lee Edward Fodi about his contribution called He Was a Tiger of a Storyteller.

Lee Edward Fodi on Just One More Book

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

Dinner with James McCann, Kirsti Wakelin and Lee Edward Fodi

Monday, December 31, 2007.

(from L to R) Kirsti Ann Wakelin, James McCann and Lee Edward FodiOne of the amazing things about producing Just One More Book!! is getting geek out on subjects of literature and literacy with the incredible people behind children’s books. One such occasion took place at the Steamworks Brewing Company in Vancouver this past November. Mark had dinner with young adult fiction novelist James McCann, children’s book illustrator Kirsti Wakelin, and children’s book author and illustrator Lee Edward Fodi.

A portable recorder sat on the table and captured the entire conversation – two hours worth – and it was all great. However, two hours is more than practical for a podcast. So, we’ve grabbed about twenty minutes for this edition of Just One More Book!! and more of the recording will be made available on markblevis.com in the coming week.

Follow the JustOneMoreBook.com website for links to more of the conversation when it’s made available.

Highlights of this excerpt:

  • how feedback from fans inspires and influences
  • sabbaticals
  • creativity as a finite resource
  • productive times and places
  • writer and illustrator toolkits
  • how books are like drops of water

Musical stings: Veranda by Robert Farrell

Interview with Lee Edward Fodi

Tuesday, August 29, 2006.

Mark had an interesting conversation with Lee Edward Fodi, author and illustrator of Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers, earlier this week.

You can listen to it at http://www.electricsky.net/lee-edward-fodi/

Selected chapter books we’ve read in the last year

Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

After a 14-month hiatus, we dust off Just One More Book to participate in the Canadian National Day of Podcasting, a virtual event intended to bring stale shows out of retirement for one-day in a festival-like reunion of online content creators.

In this episode, we highlight some of the chapter books we’ve read since parking JOMB last year.

Andrea’s picks

Mark’s picks

Beyond the Book: Can a creator’s background boost your enjoyment?

Saturday, April 4, 2009.

Today on Just One More Book!!, we break from our standard format to discuss connection with a book’s creator and how it impacts our enjoyment of a book.

Are you swayed by background of or connection with a book’s creator (geographically, culturally,..)? If so, does this in turn impact your young listeners’ enjoyment of a book?

Authors, illustrators and books mentioned

Pictured, Love and Roast Chicken, which we enjoy with more bittersweet fondness knowing the spunky, adventurous spirit of author, Barbara Knutson, and that she passed away so young, so suddenly after this book was published.

Leave us a comment or a voice mail message to let us know. Leave us a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

Filed under: Discussions,Podcast

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

Happiness Even After: Angel Girl

Saturday, October 25, 2008.

titleValAuthor: Laurie Friedman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Ofra Amit (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 CarolRhoda (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0822587394

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Dark, heart wrenching yet beautiful images and aching, intimate first person narrative tell the true fictional tale of holocaust prisoner Herman Rosenblat and the young girl who saved his life, twice.

HOTLINE VOICES: Thanks to author/illustrator Lee Edward Fodi for telling us about Strange Happenings: Five Tales of Transformation (by Avi).

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.

Announcing our Love of Reading Gallery

Friday, May 23, 2008.

Love of Reading - Lee Edward FodiWe have been receiving submissions for our Love of Reading illustration event — a part of our 2nd anniversary/400th episode celebrations that will take place in July.

We are currently preparing to interview our contributors. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce the launch our…

Love of Reading Gallery

…so that everyone can enjoy the great illustrations.

Love of Reading - Siri Weber FeeneyLove of Reading - Katie DavisLove of Reading - Deborah ZemkeLove of Reading - Bob StaakeLove of Reading - Rebecca Gavney Driscoll
Illustrators of all backgrounds are invited to submit a logo-like illustration that can be resized nicely and featured on our website for everyone to enjoy. Illustrators submitting artwork will be invited to be guests of Just One More Book!! to talk about their design, the creative process and how their submission helps to promote a love of reading.We ask that all submissions be emailed to justonemorebook@gmail.com in JPG, PNG or GIF format, 500×500 pixels on or before June 15, 2008. Let us know if you have any questions.

Love of Reading Gallery

Friday, May 23, 2008.

In July 2008, the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast will celebrate its second anniversary and 400th episode of promoting children’s books and literacy. As part of our celebration, we have opened our online gallery of images that promote a love of reading.

Illustrators of all backgrounds and ages are invited to submit a logo-like illustration that can be resized nicely and featured on our website for everyone to enjoy. We ask that all submissions be emailed to justonemorebook@gmail.com in JPG, PNG or GIF format, 500×500 pixels. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Welcome to our Love of Reading Gallery

Love of Reading - Bob Staake Taking a Book for a Stroll
Bob Staake, author/illustrator/designer
Massachusetts, USA
Received: May 15, 2008
Love of Reading - Lee Edward Fodi He Was a Tiger of a Storyteller
Lee Edward Fodi, author/illustrator
British Columbia, Canada
Received: May 19, 2008
Love of Reading - Deborah Zemke You Are What You Read
Deborah Zemke, author/illustrator
Missouri, USA
Received: May 19, 2008
Love of Reading - Katie Davis Get Into Books!
Katie Davis, author/illustrator
Received: May 20, 2008
Love of Reading - Becky Driscoll Reading with my Friend
Rebecca Gavney Driscoll, illustrator
Wisconsin, USA
Received: May 21, 2008
Love of Reading - Siri Weber Feeney Book Catcher
Siri Weber Feeney, illustrator/designer
California, USA
Received: May 21, 2008
Love of Reading - Bayla Bayla, six years-old
Ontario, Canada
Received: May 23, 2008
Love of Reading - Emerson Emerson, eight years-old
Ontario, Canada
Received: May 23, 2008
Love of Reading - Farrell Farrell, six years-old
Ontario, Canada
Received: May 23, 2008
Love of Reading - Lucy Lucy, eight years-old
Ontario, Canada
Received: May 23, 2008
Love of Reading - Megan Megan, nine years-old
Ontario, Canada
Received: May 23, 2008
David Smith David Smith, illustrator
Clapham, United Kingdom
Received: May 25, 2008
Love of Reading - Oliver Jeffers The Incredible Book Reading Joy
Oliver Jeffers, author/illustrator
New York, USA
Received: May 28, 2008
Love of Reading - Paul Rogers Paul Rogers, illustrator/designer
California, USA
Received: May 29, 2008
Love of Reading - Lucy Autrey Wilson A Book Can Take You Anywhere
Lucy Autrey Wilson, illustrator
Received: May 30, 2008
Love of Reading - Ruth Sanderson Curl Up With a Good Book
Ruth Sanderson, illustrator/artist
Massachusetts, USA
Received: June 2, 2008
Love of Reading - Nic Squirrell Nic Squirrell, illustrator
United Kingdom
Received: June 3, 2008
Love of Reading - Diane deGroat Read Me a Book, Gilbert
Diane deGroat
, author/illustrator
Massachusetts, USA
Received: June 3, 2008
Love of Reading - Denise Simon Little Red Reading Hood
Denise Simon, illustrator
Illinois, USA
Received: June 4, 2008
Love of Reading - Tom Bojarczuk Reading Under a Tree
Tom Bojarczuk, illustrator/designer/artist
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Received: June 5, 2008
Love of Reading - Matthew Dawson Matthew Dawson, illustrator/photographer
United Kingdom
Received: June 5, 2008
Love of Reading - Hélène Boudreau Story Time
Hélène Boudreau, author/artist
Nova Scotia, Canada
Received: June 5, 2008
Love of Reading - Cyd Moore Book Buddies
Cyd Moore, illustrator
Michigan, USA
Received: June 6, 2008
Love of Reading - Andy J. Smith Bookxplosion
Andy J. Smith, illustrator
Massachusetts, USA
Received: June 6, 2008
Love of Reading - Patricia Stormsl All the Hep Cats are Reading
Patricia Storms, illustrator/designer
Ontario, Canada
Received: June 6, 2008
Love of Reading - Kevin Levell Old Favourite
Kevin Levell, illustrator
United Kingdom
Received: June 7, 2008
Love of Reading - Candace Trew Camling Bookworm
Candace Trew Camling, illustrator/designer
Iowa, USA
Received: June 7, 2008
Love of Reading - Linda Sarah Loughran Linda Sarah Loughran, illustrator
London, UK
Received: June 7, 2008
Love of Reading - Dan Santat Dan Santat, illustrator/author
California, USA
Received: June 7, 2008
Love of Reading - Uyen Nguyen Uyen Nguyen, illustrator
Vietnam
Received: June 8, 2008
Love of Reading - Alicia Padron Alicia Padron, illustrator
Caracas, Venezuela
Received: June 8, 2008
Love of Reading - Kathleen Rietz Kathleen Rietz, illustrator/designer
Illinois, USA
Received: June 9, 2008
Love of Reading - Nicole Rubel Nicole Rubel, illustrator/author
Oregon, USA
Received: June 9, 2008
Love of Reading - Aaron Zenz The Big One
Aaron Zenz, illustrator/designer/artist/author
Michigan, USA
Received: June 10, 2008
Love of Reading - Roberta Baird Book Talk
Roberta Baird, illustrator
Texas, USA
Received: June 10, 2008
Love of Reading - Edrian Thomidis Edrian Thomidis, illustrator/artist/designer
Florida, USA
Received: June 11, 2008
Love of Reading - Gracie Love for Reading
Gracie, age 7
Michigan, USA
Received: June 12, 2008
Love of Reading - Lily Books and Friends
Lily, age 5
Michigan, USA
Received: June 12, 2008
Love of Reading - Daniele Rossi Now This One
Daniele Rossi, illustrator/designer
Ontario, Canada
Received: June 12, 2008
Love of Reading - Holly DeWolf Holly DeWolf, illustrator
Nova Scotia, Canada
Received: June 13, 2008
Love of Reading - Isaac Bedtime Snack
Isaac, age 9
Michigan, USA
Received: June 13, 2008
Love of Reading - Nancy Mungcal Nancy Mungoal, illustrator
California, USA
Received: June 13, 2008
Love of Reading - Scot Ritchie Scot Ritchie, illustrator
British Columbia, Canada
Received: June 13, 2008
Love of Reading - Tami Roos Tami Roos, designer/illustrator
South Africa
Received: June 14, 2008
Love of Reading - Eric Barclay
Eric Barclay, illustrator/designer
Texas USA
Received: June 14, 2008
Love of Reading - Emma Emma, age 8
Texas, USA
Received: June 14, 2008
Love of Reading - Kim Bene Kim Bene, artist/designer/illustrator
Missouri, USA
Received: June 15, 2008
Love of Reading - Chris Forrest Chris Forrest, illustrator
Missouri, USA
Received: June 15, 2008
Love of Reading - Diana K. M. Evans Diana K. M. Evans, author/illustrator
Ontario, Canada
Received: June 15, 2008
Love of Reading - Oana Petrugan Oana Petrugan, illustrator
Arad, Romania
Received: June 15, 2008
Love of Reading - Colleen Madden Colleen Madden, illustrator/author
Pennsylvania, USA
Received: June 15, 2008
Love of Reading - Jarrett Krosoczka Jarrett Krosoczka, illustrator/author
USA
Received: June 19, 2008
Love of Reading - Deborah Mori Deborah Mori, illustrator/graphic designer/artist/writer
San Diego, USA
Received: July 2, 2008
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Interview with Kyra Hicks

Monday, April 28, 2008.

Kyra HicksChildren’s books are a phenomenal way to share the remarkable stories of real people. It makes you wonder how generations before us managed to enjoy stories exlusively through the oral tradition, without the combined talents of storytellers and artists.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with author Kyra Hicks about magazine articles inspiring books, emphasizing the positive to move a story forward and how Kyra herself has become passionate about the subject of her book.

Relevant links

Opening the Door to Unger

Saturday, November 3, 2007.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to UngerOn March 3 we issued the first of a special series on Just One More Book. We called it Waiting at the Door to Unger and it followed the process of writing, editing and publishing Lee Edward Fodi’s book Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger, the long awaited sequel to Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers.

The wait is now over. The Door to Unger opened a few weeks ago, just before the end of October.

Lee Edward Fodi joins us for this ninth and final edition of the series to talk about his release party, early feedback on the book, an upcoming event in New York City and his plans for the next installments of the Kendra Kandlestar series.

You are entering the Door to Unger.

Waiting at the Door to Unger: Knock 8

Saturday, October 6, 2007.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to UngerWaiting at the Door to Unger is our ongoing series of Podcast interviews in which we follow the process of writing, editing and publishing Lee Edward Fodi’s book Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger, the long awaited sequel to Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers.

In this eighth knock, join Lee and me as we spend an afternoon together in Vancouver, Canada on what Lee would later call a children’s book pilgrimage. Our afternoon consisted of lunch at Bellaggio Cafe on Hornby Street, shopping for children’s books at a store appropriately called Kidsbooks and then taking a tour of Christian’s Lyceum of Literature and Art — a newly opened literacy centre — all the while talking about reading and writing great children’s books.

Books mentioned:

 
 

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