Peggy Collins and Kendra Marcus and the pursuit of representation

Monday, November 17, 2008.

On Saturday, October 4, 2008, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators held an event in Ottawa, Canada that focused on the relationship between children’s book creators and agents.  The day included presentations, group discussions and private meetings with agents to review manuscripts.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with author/illustrator Peggy Collins and Agent Kendra Marcus about their private meeting in which Kendra reviewed and commented on Peggy’s latest project.

We’ve stayed in contact with Peggy since this interview was recorded.  We provide an update on Peggy’s career and agent representation at the end of the interview.

Our Love of Reading Gallery Grows

Thursday, June 4, 2009.

As we prepared to celebrate the second anniversary of the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast, we invited illustrators to submit original artwork for our Love of Reading Gallery.

This week, almost one year to the day after our June 15, 2008 cutoff date, we were thrilled to receive this fabulous new submission from illustrator & author Peggy Collins (on JOMB). Thank you, Peggy!!

Over the summer, we’ll be catching up on our series of short interviews with each of the more than 50 contributors to our Love of Reading Gallery.

Details on how to submit appear at the top of our Love of Reading Gallery page.

Love of Reading - Scot Ritchie Love of Reading - Tami RoosLove of Reading - EmmaLove of Reading - Eric Barclay Love of Reading - Chris Forrest

Fun Facts & Foolishness: There’s a Babirusa in My Bathtub

Friday, February 27, 2009.

There's a Babirusa in My Bathtub (Fact and Fancy About Curious Creatures)Author: Maxine Rose Schur (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Michael Maydak (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Dawn Publications (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1584691182

Startling facts, silly poems and the thrill of a hidden picture hunt make this warmly illustrated smorgasbord of strangeness a sly and slippery segue from fiction to non-fiction.

More amazing animals on JOMB:

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

HOTLINE VOICES: Author/Illustrator Peggy Collins makes a good case for Sleepyhead (by Karma Wilson and John Segal) as a great last-read-aloud-before-bedtime book.

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.

Warmth, Waiting & Woolly Friends: A New Coat for Anna

Friday, November 7, 2008.

A New Coat for AnnaAuthor: Harriet Ziefert (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Anita Lobel (on JOMB)
Published: 1986 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0394898613

Soothing images and clear, generous text allow us to follow the year-long creation of an overdue winter coat in this true tale of patience, resourcefulness and the quiet optimism of a community emerging from war.

Other books mentioned:

Looking for a lighter look at lamb-based clothing? Read Amos’s Sweater.

HOTMAIL VOICES: Author, illustrator, designer Peggy Collins shares her enthusiasm for Too Many Toys by David Shannon.

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.


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