Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Interview with Tami Lehman-Wilzig, author of SOOSIE: THE HORSE THAT SAVED SHABBAT

Tami Lehman-Wilzig is an award-winning children’s book author.  Her newest book, SOOSIE: THE HORSE THAT SAVED SHABBAT (Kalaniot Books) is beautifully illustrated by Menahem Halberstadt. SOOSIE: THE HORSE THAT SAVED SHABBAT is a delightful tale about a horse who saves the day when the baker is unable to deliver challahs to the community. Tami provides lovely back matter about the Jewish values of caring…

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Interview with publisher and author Margie Blumberg, MB Publishing

It is such a pleasure to introduce Margie Blumberg from MB Publishing. MB Publishing publishes picture books through YA. It is always interesting to learn about the business side of book publishing. Margie is also an author, so her insights come from a wealth of experience. If you aren’t familiar with MB Publishing please visit www.mbpublishing.com. Margie’s recent book, BUNNY ROMERO’S WHITE…

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MEET THE MATZAH – Interview with Alan Silberberg

Alan Silberberg is a super talented author and illustrator I met at the TENT program. Alan’s books are playful and funny, but always with a lot of heart. I am so excited to help Alan celebrate his newest book, MEET THE MATZAH – A Passover Story (Viking, 2021).  It’s a perfect follow-up to his recent Hanukkah book, MEET THE LATKES. With…

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Interview with Allison Ofanansky, author of A SWEET MEETING ON MIMOUNA NIGHT

I’m so pleased to welcome Allison Ofanansky to chat about her beautiful new picture book A SWEET MEETING ON MIMOUNA NIGHT, illustrated by Rotem Teplow (Groundwood Books). Mimouna is a Moroccan Jewish holiday celebrated right after Passover. Miriam and her mom set out to make sweet moufletot pancakes for their family celebration. They invite their Muslim neighbors, and Miriam and Jasmine…

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Alexis O'Neill author

Interview with Alexis O’Neill, author of JACOB RIIS’S CAMERA

It is an absolute delight for me to welcome my friend, Alexis O’Neill. In her book, JACOB RIIS’S CAMERA, Alexis shares the work of Riis as a photojournalist and reformer. His photographs of the Lower East Side were a catalyst for social change. Having done research about the Jewish community in New York, I was familiar with Jacob Riis’s photos.…

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Interview with Elizabeth Suneby, author of NO ROOM FOR A PUP!

I’m pleased to welcome (back!) Elizabeth Suneby. We’ve chatted about her earlier books here. Today Elizabeth shares her newest picture book, NO ROOM FOR A PUP (Kids Can Press) co-created and illustrated by Laurel Molk. The story is a charming retelling of a classic folktale. Readers will relate to young Mia as she slowly but surely (and lovingly) fills her…

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Liza Wiemer Interviews Rachel Kamin – Family Bonding with Audiobooks

I am so excited to share a link to this interview featuring two people I admire greatly –  Liza Weimer, author of THE ASSIGNMENT and librarian Rachel Kamin, whose knowledge and passion for books is inspiring. In this interview from Penguin Random House Audio & Penguin Random House Library Marketing teams, Liza chats with Rachel and her sons about their…

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The Challah Girl – Welcome Bracha K. Sharp

Bracha Sharp is an author and poet. Her picture book THE CHALLAH GIRL (Feldheim) is a sweet tale of Zlatah Leah, whose beautiful challah is known throughout her village. But is her challah special enough to bring a smile to the melancholy prince? When not writing, Bracha loves to muse over her memories of ballet, and spend time with her…

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The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

Welcome Liza Wiemer – THE ASSIGNMENT

                  Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her second young adult novel, The Assignment (Delacorte Press, 2020) tells the story of a  high school assignment that requires defending the position of Nazis during World War II. Liza utilizes multiple points of view to tell this compelling story.…

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