What do you think of read-a-thons?

Saturday, November 8, 2008.

Read-a-thons are a common tool used by schools and literacy organizations to motivate children to read. In fact, the school that our two daughters attend has an annual read-a-thon and their summer camp acknowledged reading achievements.

On this edition, we reflect on our own reading experiences as children and consider the impact of read-a-thons now that we’re parents. Listen in as we wonder aloud about the effectiveness of read-a-thons, ways in which we can motivate children to love reading and the importance of preschool emphasis on language, pre-literacy and a love of reading.

Links to resources mentioned:

HOTLINE VOICES: Illustrator Holly Dewolf explains why The Stinky Cheese Man (by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith) is her favourite book.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave us a voice message on the JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

Filed under: Discussions,Podcast

Listener Submitted Reviews #24

Saturday, August 2, 2008.

On this edition, we play a listener submitted review from New Zealand and two that we recorded in the Rogers Television green room in Ottawa.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Send your MP3 recorded or type-written review in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, or phone it in to our JOMB listener hotline (206-350-6487).

Need some inspiration? Give a listen to 23 previous listener submitted review episodes here.

Infectious Burlesque: Science Verse

Friday, November 30, 2007.

Science VerseAuthor: Jon Scieszka (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Lane Smith (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Penguin Young Reader (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0670062693

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Mother Goose, Longfellow and Edgar Allen Poe get a jolt of unshakable Scieszkan nonsense in this addictive collection of twisted belt-it-out classics.

Other books mentioned:

Check out 7-Imp’s interview with the amazing Jon Scieszka here.

Check out our chat with Lane Smith here.


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