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

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