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

The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti – Leslie Kimmelman

Leslie Kimmelman is the author of MANY books that kids and parents cherish. Her most recent picture book. The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti (Apples and Honey Press) is a charming look at the real life of a beloved Rabbi. The characters Continue reading The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti – Leslie Kimmelman

Welcome Esty Schachter – Pickled Watermelon!

Photo by Samantha Liddick Esty Schachter is a writer, clinical social worker, book reviewer and assistant librarian. Her newest book is a middle-grade novel, PICKLED WATERMELON (Kar-Ben). In the story, eleven-year-old Molly visits her family in Israel for the first Continue reading Welcome Esty Schachter – Pickled Watermelon!

Welcome Omer Hoffman – The Sages of Chelm and the Moon

Omer Hoffman, award-winning artist, is the illustrator of THE SAGES OF CHELM AND THE MOON by Shlomo Abas (Green Bean Books). It’s a charming version of the classic tale. Omer’s art is a perfect pairing for the text. His illustrations Continue reading Welcome Omer Hoffman – The Sages of Chelm and the Moon

Welcome Back, Ann Koffsky – Creation Colors

Ann Koffsky divides her time among numerous projects, as an author, illustrator, editor, and art designer – she does it all! Ann recently shared her artistic process on social media as she worked on a beautiful series of paintings. These Continue reading Welcome Back, Ann Koffsky – Creation Colors

Welcome Tracy Newman – AROUND THE PASSOVER TABLE

Tracy Newman is the author of more than 10 Jewish books for young readers, most of them about celebrating holidays. Her newest book, AROUND THE PASSOVER TABLE (Albert Whitman & Company) is delightful picture book that takes readers through the Continue reading Welcome Tracy Newman – AROUND THE PASSOVER TABLE

Green Bean Books – Michael Leventhal

It’s always wonderful to hear about new publishers that are passionate about bringing meaningful stories to life for young readers. Green Bean Books, based in London, is a new, independent publishing company. They have select titles available, including translated works Continue reading Green Bean Books – Michael Leventhal

Adina At Her Best – Rebecca Klempner

I am pleased to introduce Rebecca Klempner. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and she is the author of several books. The most recent is an endearing middle grade novel, Adina at Her Best (Menucha). Adina Ben Ami truly Continue reading Adina At Her Best – Rebecca Klempner