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Good News from Good Friends!

One of the highlights of having a blog is staying in contact with the wonderful folks I’ve had the honor of interviewing. As a fan, it’s a pleasure to follow their careers and celebrate their accomplishments.  Today I have lots…

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Thank You for Me!

A shout-out to my friend, illustrator Ann Koffsky for her new book, Thank You for Me! The book is based on Rick Recht’s hit song, “Kobi’s Lullaby.” Rick is the top-touring artist in Jewish music. Ann says he is a total rock…

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Hanukkah Read Up!

  AJL has created “Hanukkah Read Up!,” a list of Hanukkah books for children recommended by the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee. The colorful 2-page flyer is available on the AJL website at http://tinyurl.com/AJLhanukkah. All the titles on the list…

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Thank you, AJL!

The Association of Jewish Libraries Convention took place last week in Pasadena. Four days packed with wonderful sessions, friends, and fun. My experiences being the chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee have been rewarding beyond measure. Here’s a…

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Sifriyat Pijama B’America

Many of you are familiar with the wonderful PJ Library program that distributes Jewish books for to young children. I recently learned about Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which mails free Hebrew books to kids 3-6 throughout the country. Later this month…

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Blogging for YALSA

I’m excited to be a guest blogger for YALSA! Check it out! http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2012/02/28/the-2012-sydney-taylor-book-awards-for-younger-and-teen-readers/