About

Jewish Books for Kids was established to create a sense of community through interviews with writers, illustrators, editors, and more. The site is a celebration of Jewish books for children and a resource for parents, educators, and readers. If you have a traditionally published book you would like to see featured on Jewish Books for Kids, please email at barbarabietz@gmail.com

Barbara Bietz is an award-winning author, educator, and Assistant Regional Advisor to SCBWI Central California.

Raised in Southern California, Barbara attended the University of Arizona where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Education. She formerly served as the chair for the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, which honors exceptional works about the Jewish experience. Barbara runs Jewish Books for Kids where she interviews authors, illustrators, and other creatives involved in children’s literature. She is also a member of The Book Meshuggenahs.

Barbara’s work has also been featured in numerous magazines and online publications.

Barbara is represented by Rising Bear Literary Agency.