WELCOME KAREN – FARMER KOBI’S HANUKKAH MATCH

            Karen Rostoker-Gruber is an award-winning children’s book author, ventriloquist, and humorist. Karen is a dynamo! Her awards, accolades, and activities are impressive and too numerous to list (visit her web site listed below for Continue reading WELCOME KAREN – FARMER KOBI’S HANUKKAH MATCH

Nancy Churnin Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank

Nancy Churnin is a dynamo. She is the award winning author of numerous picture book biographies, with more on the way. One of her most emotionally driven books is Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Continue reading Nancy Churnin Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank

Honeycake Magazine – Anna Caplan, Editor in Chief

  I am very excited to introduce Anna Caplan, the Editor in Chief of the new children’s Magazine, Honeycake. Anna’s dream to create a magazine for Jewish children led her on a journey that culminated in the first issue of Continue reading Honeycake Magazine – Anna Caplan, Editor in Chief

Signs in the Well – Shoham Smith

It is a great honor for me to introduce award-winning Israeli author, Shoham Smith, to chat about her book Signs in the Well (illustrated by Vali Mintzi). The picture book about Rabbi Akiva was originally published in Hebrew in 2013. Continue reading Signs in the Well – Shoham Smith

Welcome Sue Macy – The Book Rescuer

Last year I had the incredible opportunity to visit the Yiddish Book Center to attend the TENT program for children’s authors. I could barley contain my excitement when I heard about THE BOOK RESCUER by Sue Macy, Illustrated by Stacy Continue reading Welcome Sue Macy – The Book Rescuer

Susan Dubin – Katzele and the Silver Candlesticks

I first met Susan (Suzi) Dubin when she worked as a librarian at Valley Beth Shalom Day School in Encino, California. Suzie was well-known in the children’s book world as an ardent supporter of author and illustrators, welcoming many into Continue reading Susan Dubin – Katzele and the Silver Candlesticks

Association of Jewish Libraries – Author’s Lunch and More

Oh, what a lovely gathering! The AJL Conference this year was in Woodland Hills, California. The Author’s Lunch featured an inspiring  keynote by Eugene Yelchin. The Sydney Taylor Book Award winners were spectacular, as always. So delighted to be part Continue reading Association of Jewish Libraries – Author’s Lunch and More