Interview with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman

Monday, September 17, 2007.

Mary Ann Hoberman (photo courtesy of Little Brown and Company)Sometimes, a passion for children’s books — especially creating them — extends through generations of the same family. Take for example Mary Ann Hoberman, an accomplished author of over forty children’s books and many more poems, and her niece Deborah Freedman, an architect who’s first children’s book, Scribble, was published earlier this year.

On this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman about creativity, memory, children’s books and how these two creative women have influenced each other in their work.

Books mentioned:

PEN essay mentioned: Mary Ann Hoberman, “And Yet…”

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Images:

  • http://www.hachettebookgroupusa.com/
  • http://www.deborahfreedman.net/

Conversation with Greg Pincus about 30 Poets in 30 Days

Monday, March 30, 2009.

April is poetry month. Which means that if you haven’t spent much time with poetry, you can enjoy it guilt-free — and maybe discover you like it. There should be lots to enjoy. Especially since the people who love poetry are going to be all over it.

One such example is Greg Pincus. Greg is a screenwriter, author, poet and the entertaining blogger of Gotta Book. And this year, he’s the founder and host of 30 Poets/30 Days, an event that will see his Gotta Book blog host new and original work by thirty guest poets, a new poem for each day of the month. Contributors include Mary Ann Hoberman, Jon Scieszka and Jane Yolen, and will kick off on April 1st with a contribution from Jack Prelutsky.

On this edition, Greg Pincus on 30 Poets/30 Days.

Check out Greg’s poem, I’m Pretty Well Connected, which speaks to our own fascination with social media. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of podcasting in it.

Photo courtesy of Greg Pincus.

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Riddles, Rhyme and Recognition: The Looking Book

Friday, November 2, 2007.

The Looking BookAuthor: Mary Ann Hoberman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Laura Huliska-Beith (on JOMB)
Published: 2002 Little, Brown and Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316363286

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Twenty-eight pages of mystery, mischief and marvelously meandering rhyme take us on a distraction-packed cat-finding mission that introduces youngsters to the numbers 1 to 28 and — perhaps, more importantly — introduces adults to the delightful art of dawdling.

Fun, Times Eleven: The Eensy-Weensy Spider

Friday, June 8, 2007.

The Eensy-Weensy SpiderAuthor: Mary Ann Hoberman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Nadine Bernard Westcott (on JOMB)
Published: 2000 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439295165

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When it comes to generously illustrated sing-along staples, more is more. Boasting eleven extra verses of the classic toddler tune and thirty-two pages of captivating illustrations, this book has always left our girls eager for its next reading.

Other books mentioned:

Choose Peace: And To Think That We Thought That We’d Never Be Friends

Wednesday, November 8, 2006.

And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be FriendsAuthor: Mary Ann Hoberman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0440417767

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Zesty, Seussian rhyme and illustrations hurl us to a crescendo of hardcore harmony. This book’s message is simple: Peace is a choice.

This episode is dedicated to Paul, his stepbrother Dan Johnson (Journey Inside My Mind Podcast), and their families in celebration of Paul returning home from the Navy. Coincidentally, Dan sent an audio comment about Ben’s Trumpet for this show as well.

For a great list of Peace promoting childrens books click here.

Thanks!

Friday, October 13, 2006.

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support the Just One More Book! podcast by including us in their own projects:

Podcasts

Blogs

Authors & Illustrators

Publishers

Libraries

Schools/Universities

Media

Other

And many thanks to you for including Just One More Book in your day!

Andrea & Mark

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