Honey on the Page – Welcome, Miriam Udel

              I am delighted and honored to welcome Miriam Udel. I first met Miriam when I attended the TENT program at the Yiddish Book Center. Miriam was one of our instructors and introduced us to Yiddish stories for children. As a teacher, Miriam is magical! I felt like an eager college student, so excited…

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May Her Memory Be A Blessing

                I  am reposting this interview from February 2020 in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. May her memory be a blessing.      I am excited that Jewish Books for Kids is a stop on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Tour! It is my absolute honor to introduce Victoria Ortiz, winner of the…

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Sadie’s Shabbat Stories – Welcome Melissa Stoller

Melissa Stoller is the author of SADIE’S SHABBAT STORIES (Clear Fork Publishing) a picture book that celebrates family, tradition, and the power of story from generation to generation.  Every Shabbat as they bake challah, Sadie listens to Nana’s family stories and learns all about her ancestors. Soon, Sadie wants to tell Nana stories of her own. Sadie weaves a beautiful…

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Tablet – Book for Kids with Anxiety By Marjorie Ingall

A wonderful book list in Tablet Magazine. Thank you, Marjorie Ingall. Books for Kids With Anxiety A recent spate of titles can help children struggling in our scary world BY MARJORIE INGALL Read here: Books for Kids with Anxiety

Welcome Laura Silverman – Recommended For You!

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU by Laura Silverman is a charming YA romance featuring a heartfelt cast of characters who work at the Once Upon Bookstore. If you have ever wanted to work in a book store, the setting alone will draw you in. But the main character,  Shoshanna, is sure to win your heart. She juggles a lot – her moms…

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A Crowded Farmhouse Folktale – Karen Rostoker-Gruber

I love celebrating new books with friends! I am excited to announce a  wonderful new book: “A Crowded Farmhouse Folktale”  by Karen Rostoker-Gruber illustrated by Kristina Swarner (Albert Whitman & Company)   Farmer Earl has had enough—his home is too crowded!  So, he visits the wise woman in town for help.  She tells him to bring all his ducks in…

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Chai-ku Contest!

    Do you like writing Chai-ku? What? Chai-ku! If you do, like writing Chai-ku, please send them to: [email protected] AND [email protected] with the word “Chai-ku” in the subject line. With your written permission, and if you’ve followed the above directions, we’ll celebrate your Chai-ku on our Book Meshuggenahs page on Facebook and on Twitter @TMeshuggenahs. Plus, our resident haiku…

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Thank you, AJL Blog!

From the  Association of Jewish Libraries Blog “PEOPLE OF THE BOOKS” BLOG LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR: BOOK LIST #7 THE BLACK JEWISH EXPERIENCE   Book List #7: The Black Jewish Experience In response to rising antisemitism in the United States, the Association of Jewish Libraries offers the Love Your Neighbor series of book lists for all young readers. Books read in youth impact…

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Welcome Deanie Yasner – Essie Rose’s Revelation Summer

                Deanie Yasner, a former special education teacher, is the author of Essie Rose’s Revalation Summer (Golden Alley Press). Inspired by her own childhood, the novel is about ten-year-old Essie Rose Ginsberg, writer, loner, and all-time worrier, the only Jewish girl in Tipton, Mississippi in 1953. Her hopes for a happy-go-lucky summer vanish…

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