A Caring Countdown: Ten Days and Nine Nights (An Adoption Story)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

Author: Yumi Heo (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Yumi Heo
Published: 2009 Schwartz & Wade (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780375847189

Simple first person narrative, cheerful illustrations and charming child-like details make this task-by-task countdown to the arrival of a long awaited sibling sweet reading for any child.

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Ruff Rhyme: Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper

Friday, August 14, 2009.

Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul CaperAuthor: Lynley Dodd (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Lynley Dodd
Published: 1987 Tricycle Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9781582463070

Six bark-along pooches, homey illustrations and spirited verse — what youngster could resist this slightly retro, rhyming micro-adventure?

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Waves, Ruts and Resilience: Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus

Wednesday, August 12, 2009.

Camille McPhee Fell Under the BusAuthor: Kristen Tracy (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Random House (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780385736879

A big thanks to guest host Lucy (10) for joining Andrea today to discuss this book.

Life can be challenging and fair’s got nothing to do with it. Parents are people. Friendship’s a worthwhile risk. There’s a lot to think about when you’re ten in the real world. Which is why I’m so glad Lucy (10) and I read this fun and fabulously thought provoking book.

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Mission Nutrition: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli

Friday, July 31, 2009.

Monsters Don't Eat BroccoliAuthor: Barbara Jean Hicks (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Sue Hendra (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Knopf (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780375956867

Gasping, gobbling, grinning, crunching and belching, seven sherbet-coloured monsters revel in outrage at their broccoli-loving readers in this rhyming enticement to eat green.

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Competition for The Captain: Lunch Lady

Friday, July 24, 2009.

Lunch Lady and the League of LibrariransAuthor: Jarrett Krosoczka (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jarrett Krosoczka
Published: 2009 Knopf (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780375846847

Lunch Lady arrived this week and our young Jarrett fans were on these books “like cheese on macaroni”. Today Lucy (10) and Bayla (8) share their thoughts on the first two books in this zany graphic novel series.

For a behind the scenes glimpse at the making of Lunch Lady , check out our video interview with author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka:

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HOTLINE VOICES: An anonymous caller tells us why she loves My Friend Isabelle (by Eliza Woloson and Bryan Gough).

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Interview with Raul Colón

Monday, July 20, 2009.

His art has graced the New York Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker and the Wall Street Journal as well as record sleeves, theatre posters, annual reports and advertisements. His most important work, though, has been as an illustrator of children’s picture books.

Raul Colón’s illustrations together with Richard Michelson‘s engaging storytelling earned the 2009 Sydney Taylor Book Award for their book As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heshcel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom.

Illustrator, Raul Colón, joins me during a quiet moment at the Association of Jewish Libraries 2009 Convention to talk about illustrating the intersection of two lives in one event, getting excited about a book project and striking the balance between fact and fantasy.

MORE RAUL COLON: Click here to listen to Raul Colón talk about arming yourself with inspiration and exercising your creative muscles.

Character Capers: The Sleepy Little Alphabet

Friday, July 3, 2009.

Author: Judy Sierra (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Melissa Sweet (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Knopf (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780375840029

From skittery stalling to splendorous, sweet slumber, alphabet families do the bedtime wrestle in this fabulously illustrated preschool rhyme.

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Northern Comfort: Ocean’s Child

Friday, June 26, 2009.

Ocean's ChildAuthor: Christine Ford (on JOMB) & Trish Holland (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David Diaz (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Golden Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 978-0-375-84752-3

Warmth and well being radiate from stylized Inuit seascapes and gently lapping prose in this soothing bedtime confirmation of safety, connectedness and parental love.

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PAB09 — a life changing conference

Monday, June 22, 2009.

We spent the weekend at the inspiring and amazing PAB09 new media conference.  We made many new friends, reconnected with longtime friends and had our heads filled with amazing new ideas.

The conference opened with award-winning radio producer Jowi Taylor telling the incredible stories behind his Six String Nation guitar project.  6SN, as it is sometimes called, is a guitar made from 64 pieces of Canada including a piece of Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s Stanley Cup Championship ring, wood from Pierre Trudeau’s canoe paddle and a part of the Golden Spruce.  This project has become so important that the Canadian Mint has pressed 30,000 commemorative guitar-pick shaped coins.  Jowi’s Six String Nation book was released over the weekend.  By the time his session was over, the PAB community was rushing to the front of the room for the opportunity to hold the guitar, meet Jowi and participate in an impromptu, community  fundraiser.  We estimate that the community raised nearly $2000 in less than 30 minutes.  We encourage you to become familiar with this project and do what you can to support it!

The weekend was filled with incredible sessions about digital legacies, storytelling, creative workflow, audio for the blind, videography, photography, life/work balance, authority and epic awesomeness.  There was also a series of five-minute JOLT!s which challenged the community to collaborate and discover a world beyond its comfort zone.

PAB is the kind of conference that you continue to attend even after everyone has dragged out their long goodbyes and found themselves back in their normal routines.  So, there will be no show, today.

We look forward to seeing you at PAB2010 in Ottawa.

Photos: Andrea and Mark with the Six String Nation guitar taken by John Meadows, PAB09 group photo taken by Bob Goyetche.

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Left Reeling: You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! Author: Jonah Winter (on JOMB)
Illustrator: André Carrilho (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Schwartz & Wade (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0375837388

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Gilded, stylized illustrations, scads of stats and lilting, laid back narration present an inspiring tale of persistence, power, poise and prevalent potential in this intimate look at the short but striking career of one of baseball’s greats.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Radio Producer and Sound Artist Paolo Pietropaolo explains why he loves Fantastic Mr. Fox (by Roald Dahl).

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A Stinky, Tinka Ditty: Fun Dog, Sun Dog

Friday, June 5, 2009.

Fun Dog, Sun DogAuthor: Deborah Heiligman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Tim Bowers (on JOMB)
Published: 2005 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761455310

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Sunshine, shenanigans and loads of jingly rhyme make this cheery little board book a perfect preschool pick.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Twin sisters Rosie (6) and Ronnie (6) tell us about their favourite rhyming books, One Duck Stuck (by Phyllis Root and Jane Chapman) and Hop on Pop (by Dr. Seuss).

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Bring Down the House: The Greatest Power (The Gecko & Sticky)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

The Greatest Power (The Gecko & Sticky)Author: Wendelin Van Draanen (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Stephen Gilpin (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Knopf (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0375843779

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One wisecracking lizard, one over-caffeinated monkey and 200 pages of action, attitude and assombroso alliteration transform run-of-the-mill read-aloud adults into comedy superstars. Talk about the greatest power!

You can check out Lucy & Bayla’s Sticky-inspired artwork here.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Owen (9) and Riley (9) share their enthusiasm for Rick Riordan‘s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

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