I stumbled upon a "wildly successful"** made-in-Ottawa Children's Book Podcast, Just One More Book ! -- a podcast about the children's books we love and why we love them, recorded in our favourite coffee shop.
Through this podcast and website, they are building a lively, interactive community linking children's book authors, illustrators, readers (parents, children, librarians, teachers and literacy activists) and publishers.
Busy parents and educators can now discover great read-aloud children's books while they are busy doing the many tasks that would otherwise rob them of the opportunity to research great children's books in more traditional ways.
Our guests have included celebrity authors such as Sheree Fitch, Rachna Gilmore, Jack Prelutsky, Daniel Pinkwater, Eve Bunting, Eva Ibbotson, Henry Winkler and Mary Ann Hoberman. We have also aimed the spotlight at interesting and lesser known authors such as Tim Huff, Heather Jopling and Jarrett Krosoczka.
They are on their 300th episode. So I would love to spread the word. Use with your Read Aloud or a with your author studies and poetry areas of your curriculum. Or just use it to introduce a new book. Try Tyrannosaurus was a Beast by Arnold Loebel and Jack Prelutsky
I am taking the liberty to use the description from the site: ~
"Just One More Book!" is a thrice-weekly podcast which promotes and celebrates literacy and great children's books. Each weekday morning, we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss one of our many favourite children's books. We also feature weekly interviews with authors, illustrators and experts and enthusiasts in the areas of children's literature and literacy as well as listener-submitted book reviews.
The Just One More Book! Podcast has been recommended by the American Library Association as one of itsa2007 American Library Association (ALA) - Great web sites for kids and has been featured in such prestigious literary publications as School Library Journal.