True Love: Hunwick’s Egg

Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Hunwick's EggAuthor: Mem Fox (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Pamela Lofts (on JOMB)
Published: 2005 Harcourt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780152163181

Amidst mauve and pink Australian sunsets, this lyrically told and beautifully illustrated tale reminds us of the underrated pleasures of simply loving.

Other books mentioned:

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A Soothing Celebration: Snow

Friday, November 28, 2008.

SnowAuthor: Cynthia Rylant (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Lauren Stringer (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Harcourt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0152053034

Welcoming snowscapes, glowing orange coziness and carefully, crafted verse capture our very personal yet wonderfully universal relationship with snow in this exquisite reflection on the fleeting sweetness of life.

More wintry reading on JOMB:

HOTLINE VOICES: Blogger and soon to be published children’s book author Candace Ryan shares a creative review (with a Thanksgiving twist) of Blue Hat, Green Hat (by Sandra Boynton).

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Welcome to Just One More Book!! If you’re a newcomer to our website or are unfamiliar with audio podcasts and how the Just One More Book!! audio programs promote children’s books, the people that create them and a general love of reading, you may find this video to be a helpful on-ramp to becoming part of the Just One More Book!! community.

Meteorological Madness: The Snow Show with Chef Kelvin

Saturday, November 22, 2008.

The Snow Show -- wih Chef KelvinAuthor: Carolyn Fisher (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Carolyn Fisher
Published: 2008 Harcourt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0152060197

Hoopla, bloopers and the rantings of temperamental talent turn a lesson in the science of snow into a boisterous blast of behind-the-scenes TV-making lunacy — who knew deposition, sublimation, sectored plates and radiating dendrites could be so much fun?

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HOTLINE VOICES: Author and Professor of Library Science at Texas Woman’s Universit, Sylvia Vardell explains why Diamond Willow (by Helen Frost) is one of her current favourite books.

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.

Seasons, Silk & Separation: Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep

Friday, August 29, 2008.

Ocean Wide, Ocean DeepAuthor: Susan Lendroth
Illustrator: Raúl Allén
Published: 2008 Tricycle Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1582462321

Haunting illustrations and tranquil, heartfelt rhyme describe a young girl’s yearning, worry and unyielding love for her long-awaited father in this soothing story of family fortitude.

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More seafaring on JOMB:

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

Cybil Resistance: Go To Bed, Monster!

Friday, January 4, 2008.

Go to Bed, Monster!Author: Natasha Wing
Illustrator: Sylvie Kantorovitz
Published: 2007 Harcourt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0152057757

Featuring playful, childlike drawings, imaginary adventure and the familiar ping-pong interaction of every stall tactic in the book, this 2007 Cybils Award Finalist turns the tables on the theatrical endurance test we call “bedtime”.

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Be sure to check out the freshly announced list of Fiction Picture Book Finalists for The 2007 Cybils Awards here. And stay tuned — the finalists in the Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction Picture Books, Non-Fiction MG/YA and Young Adult Novels categories of The 2007 Cybils Awards will be announced in three short days!

Baffled Bullies & Beatles’ Tunes: Oops! (A Preston Pig Story)

Monday, September 10, 2007.

Oops!Author: Colin McNaughton
Illustrator: Colin McNaughton
Published: 1997 Harcourt Brace (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0152015884

Dialogue bubbles, repetition, huge text and page after page of visual slapstick make this twist on Little Red Riding Hood a satisfying read-along for even the youngest of readers.

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We can’t help directing you to some of our other pig-centric favourites:

Heritage and Hope: The Lotus Seed

Friday, June 29, 2007.

The Lotus SeedAuthor: Sherry Garland
Illustrator: Tatsuro Kiuchi
Published: Harcourt Brace Children’s Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0152014837

Glowing, earth-toned illustrations and swift, soothing narrative capture the loss and longing of a life tossed by the turbulence of Vietnam.

To learn more about Lotus Flowers, click here.

Encrypted Freedom: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Friday, May 4, 2007.

Follow the Drinking GourdAuthor: Jeanette Winter (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
Published: 1992 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0679819975

Saturated with colour and emotion, this beautifully illustrated book — like the song that inspired it — opens young eyes to the value of freedom and the price some pay to achieve it. Fact or fiction, it’s an inspiring read.

Follow the Drinking Gourd” performed by The Brookfield High School World Voices Choir and Maria Hawkins used with permission of Jeannie Hunter. Learn more about The Brookfield Highschool World Voices Choir on this episode of The Electric Sky Podcast.

Rhyme and Pun-ishment: And the DISH Ran Away with the SPOON

Wednesday, February 28, 2007.

And the DISH Ran Away with the SPOONAuthor: Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Published: 2001 Harcourt Children’s Books
ISBN: 0152022988

Colourful characters, corny humour and a considerable amount of complaining have made this collision of nursery rhymes a favourite adventure at our house.

Interview with Marla Frazee

Monday, January 29, 2007.

Marla FrazeeMark speaks with author and illustrator Marla Frazee about remembering our accomplishments, illustrating Woodie Guthrie songs and the story behind the one-size-fits-all motivational picture book Walk On!: A Guide For Babies of All Ages.

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Vicarious Vexing: Oh No, Not Ghosts!

Friday, December 8, 2006.

Oh No, Not Ghosts!Author: Richard Michelson
Illustrator: Adam McCauley
Published: 2006 Harcourt
ISBN: 0152051864

Whatever evolutionary requirement is served by the fiendish delight we derive from teasing — or terrifying — our siblings is served, without the damage, by this fabulous book. Its spooky, stylized illustrations and rhyming text are a great substitute for the terrorizing we don’t let our girls do.

Intro: Chris of Answers for Freelancers

Raw Resilience: Gleam and Glow

Monday, November 6, 2006.

Gleam and GlowAuthor: Eve Bunting
Illustrator: Peter Sylvada
Published: 2001 Harcourt Children’s Books
ISBN: 0152053808

Gorgeous illustrations and beautifully crafted text relay a story of heartbreak and hope so poignant that even chatting about it was difficult, but we did our best.

This show opens with our first MyChingo audio comment, which we received from author Paul Levinson of the Light On Light Through Podcast, just in time for this – our fiftieth – episode! Thanks, Paul.


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