Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee!

I am proud to formally announce my affiliation with the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. The Sydney Taylor book awards are given to those books deemed to be the best in Jewish Children’s Literature. I feel honored to be a part of this important process. As a child, I was an avid reader of Sydney Taylor’s All of a Kind…

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SCBWI Retreat

I have just returned from the most glorious SCBWI retreat held at the Old Mission in Santa Barbara, organized by Alexis O’Neill, our tireless leader, whose dedication to children’s writers has fostered a community of storytellers. The weekend offered opportunities to work on manuscripts, meet new people, and visit with old friends in a relaxed and serene environment. I was…

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Linda Silver – Jewish Values Finder

I am delighted to welcome Linda Silver to my blog. Linda is a specialist in Jewish children’s literature. A retired librarian, Linda has worked in school and public libraries as well as in synagogue and Jewish educational libraries. Her professional activities include leadership positions in the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC/ALA) and in the Association of Jewish Libraries…

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Meredith Resnick’s Writer Blog

My friend Meredith has a new writer blog. If you are looking for inspiration or some kidred soul connection, it’s the place for you! I stopped by to share my thoughts about “voice” with Meredith. Check it out: Happy Writing!

Writer Blog

Phyllis Mattson – War Orphan in San Francisco

Phyllis Helene Mattson the author of WAR ORPHAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, a memoir based on her life as an orphan during World War II. Her father was forced to leave Austria, and her mother was unable to obtain the required paperwork to leave, but was able to find Kindertransport to take her daughter to safety. Phyllis was ten years old…

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Sarah Lamstein – LETTER ON THE WIND

I am happy to welcome Sarah Lamstein to my blog! Sarah crafts heart- filled stories that are loved by children, parents, teachers, and librarians. Her newest picture book, LETTER ON THE WIND (Boyds Mills Press) just received a Sydney Taylor Honor Award for picture books. Congratulations on the Sydney Taylor Book Award! How did you hear the news? I received…

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Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced!

Hi Friends, I thought you might be interested to know that the Sydney Taylor Book Awards have been announced. You can check it out on YouTube: To see a full list of the awards, click here: Mazel Tov to all the winners!

Michelle Edwards – Chicken Man

Happy New Year friends and fellow book lovers! I know you will enjoy my first interview of the year with the talented author/illustrator, Michelle Edwards. Michelle has written and/or illustrated several picture books. Her most recent book is a new release of an old favorite, CHICKEN MAN. I’m delighted to welcome Michelle to my blog! Tell me a little bit…

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