Sizzling Rhythm: Dirty Dog Boogie

Friday, August 15, 2008.

Dirty Dog BoogieAuthor: Loris Lesynski (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loris Lesynski
Published: 1999 Annick (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550375725

If these thirty-two pages of flipping, flopping, bouncing, buzzing, twitching, itching, hissing, humming, fizzing, popping, whizzing, waltzing, shaking, leaping, rug-cutting rhyme don’t get your toes tapping, we’d like to hear about it.

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Listen to Mark’s interview with Loris.

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

Soul Tonic and Spoonerisms: If I Had a Million Onions

Friday, August 8, 2008.

If I Had a Million OnionsAuthor: Sheree Fitch (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Yayo (Diego Herrera)
Published: 2005 Tradewind Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1896580785

Tangy rainbow-fashioned sketches and popping, crackling, soaring, gliding rhyme make these sixty three pages of wordplay and warmth a poetry medley for all ages.

Pop over to Becky’s Book Reviews 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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Our feeble attempt at a Desert Island 10

Friday, December 21, 2007.

Andrea and Mark at the Kidlit ConferenceYou’d think it would be easy to pick favourite children’s books. Indeed, that’s what Mark thought.

As it turns out, there are far too many amazing children’s books, authors and illustrators to limit ourselves to just ten choices. Even so, Mark suggested we try compiling our Desert Island 10 — books we’d need to have with us if we were stranded on a desert island.

The list that follows captures the names of books, book series and authors mentioned.

Are you brave or crazy enough to create your own Desert Island 10? Share your list as a comment on this post, send your MP3 recorded or type-written list via email to, or phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487).

* Congratulations to Andrea Beaty. Her book, Iggy Peck, Architect, is one of Time Magazine’s top ten children’s books of 2007!

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Creativity, Character and Clutter: Cat Magic

Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Cat MagicAuthor: Loris Lesynski (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loris Lesynski
Published: 1998 Annick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550375326

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Don’t judge this book by its cover: the stars of this book are a fabulously spunky cat and a houseful of creativity, character and clutter. This refreshingly original book is bursting with tumbling rhyme, boisterous illustrations, and a deliciously happy ending.

Hear an interview with Loris Lesynski on Electric Sky.


Sunday, July 2, 2006.

“Andrea and Mark” by Bob StaakeJust One More Book is a thrice-weekly podcast which promotes and celebrates literacy and great children’s books.

Each weekday morning, we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss one of our many favourite children’s books. We also feature weekly interviews with authors, illustrators and experts and enthusiasts in the areas of children’s literature and literacy as well as listener-submitted audio reviews.

Through this podcast and its website, we are building a lively, interactive community linking children’s book authors, illustrators, readers (children, parents, educators and librarians) and publishers.

Episodes range in length from 5 to 30 minutes and can be played directly from our web page or downloaded to an iPod for listening on the go.

This podcast is powered by passion. We have no advertisers or sponsors. Our goal is to link children with great books and help create happy memories for children and the adults that read to them…and to have fun!

If you would like to share these conversations with others who are interested in connecting families and children with great children’s books, please feel free to link to this site and to pass it along to parents and teachers.

We hope you discover some new favourites!

— Andrea Ross & Mark Blevis

A huge thanks to author/illustrator Bob Staake for the hilariously accurate sketch of us, above.

Still Curious? read on…

If you’re curious about the people behind this podcast, you can read some of our story here:

Home of Just One More Book!

If you’re curious about the background sounds of milk steaming and espresso brewing, you can take a peek at the source. During Nico‘s 2007 visit to Ottawa, he took this photo of our cozy Just One More Book! coffee shop setting. (Thanks, Nico!)

And, if you’re curious about our audio equipment, you can take a peek at our coffee shop recording setup here.

More questions?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Want to share your own reviews? Or get ours by email? Join us in the “Good Reads” community here.

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What is a Podcast?

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