Just One More Book

Just One More Book is a fantastic podcast about kids books. Hosts Mark and Andrea have an absolute passion for kids books and they approach each book with great enthusiasm and knowledge.

Not only do Mark and Andrea review books, they also have listeners submit book reviews which adds a nice touch of community involvement to the podcast.

But book reviews are just the start. They are connected, and feature interviews with authors and the people passionate about writing. Henry Winkler (yes, that Henry Winkler), poet Jack Prelutsky, and Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC’s Writers and Company are just a few of the guests they have interviewed. And it made my day to hear a review of Berkley Breathed’s Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big. Oh, the fond memories I have of Bloom County.

They also take the show on the road, as they did earlier this year when they attended the 100th anniversary party of the release of Anne of Green Gables in Toronto where they had a chance to speak with former Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.

Most shows are bite sized 7-12 minutes and the production values are high, making for a very enjoyable 10 or so minutes. If you are looking for some good kid book talk, Just One More Book fits the bill nicely.

4 responses to “Just One More Book

  1. Thanks so much for the glowing write-up. We do indeed love children's books and we have a great time reading and talking about them.

    We're coming up on episode 500. Will you be the one to have a review included in that show?

  2. I was happy to have come across the site, Mark. We are always on the hunt for new books for The Girl and Boy. Wow, 500 episodes. Congrats. That is quite an achievement, and a testament to your passion for the subject matter.

  3. Does my heart good to learn of another Bloom County fan. Was so sad to see Opus' tale end. I'm looking forward to when my son is old enough to move into Breathed's children's books.

  4. I think I still have my Billy and the Boingers soft vinyl 45 tucked away somewhere in my box of lost youth :)I just read "Goodnight Opus" with my 5 year old a few weeks ago. It's a bit of a twist on "Goodnight Moon" where Opus "departed the text" (which I had to explain to the girl). The language was a bit advanced for her to get the story on the first read, but it got us talking about words and she was engaged. The story itself is typical Breathed goofiness, but the one thing that really struck me was the richness of the artwork. Very nice.