The Book Bag, Podcast Reviews

We’ve got a special pocket in the Book Bag for Just One More Book!

Three times a week you can listen to podcasts of the books Mark and Andrea are reading with their girls. They’ve also got great interviews, like this one with Henry Winkler, who talks about dyslexia.

Here are some of recent favorites recommended by Just One More Book!

Books for Kids ages 0 to 3

There Were Monkeys in my Kitchen! by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Marc Mongeau. “Concentrated comedy, chaos, and commotion explode from every detail-packed image and fervent verse of this frenzied celebration of syllables and silliness.” (Doubleday Canada, 1992)

Spotty & Eddie Learn to Compromise by Lisa M. Chalifoux, illustrated by Heather Castles. “What could be more giggle-inducing than recognizing our own human foibles in a pair of sweet and spunky turtles? With its slapstick, smiles and airy, upbeat illustrations, this simple story helps us laugh at the silliness of squabbles and invites us to find a better way. “(Trafford Publishing, 2008)

Books for Kids ages 4 to 12

Lace, Lore and Laughter: Aunt Claire’s Yellow Beehive Hair by Deborah Blumenthal, illustrated by Mary GrandPre. “Warmth, humour and fond remembrance waft through this beautifully worded and evocatively illustrated exploration of a young girl’s family tree — and the traits, trinkets and togetherness that sustain it.” (Pelican Publishing Company, 2007)

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Beth Krommes. “Soothing speculation, striking details and spellbinding scratchboard art present a gripping account of The Karluk’s last icy voyage and the strength and resourcefulness that beat all odds.”