Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life – Laurie Wallmark

                I’m excited to welcome Laurie Wallmark to chat about her book, HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE – The Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor (Sterling Children’s Books) illustrated by Katy Wu. It’s a truly fascinating story of a movie star whose inventions changed the course of the world. Not only is Hedy’s story interesting…

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The Polio Pioneer by Linda Elovitz Marshall

I’m so happy to welcome Linda Elovitz Marshall. Linda is the author of many beloved books for kids. Her recent picture book, THE POLIO PIONEER (Knopf) beautifully illustrated by Lisa Anchin, tells the inspiring story of Jonas Salk and his journey to create a cure for polio. Linda brings Jonas Salk to life for young readers who may be learning…

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New Book Announcement! Fish Out Of Water by Joanne Levy

Over the years I have been honored to meet and interview many authors about their books. When they publish new books it’s important to celebrate! FISH OUT OF WATER is the newest book by the VERY busy Joanne Levy. FISH OUT OF WATER is about a boy named Fish who wants to do things his own way – and that…

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Striker Boy by Jonny Zucker – An interview with Fiona Starr

In STRIKER BOY by Jonny Zucker, Nat Levy and his dad have returned to England after traveling the world. Nat, a 13-year-old soccer player stumbles into a lifetime opportunity to play for a professional soccer team, The Hatton Rangers. But this dream-come-true has a price. Nat and his dad have to lie about Nat’s age. Then, Nat discovers he may…

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Happy Hanukkah Round Up! New book announcements!

It is always a pleasure for me to celebrate new books from authors I have previously interviewed. It is with great delight that I share FIVE new HANUKKAH books from Jewish Books for Kids friends. Hanukkah begins on December 10th. It’s not too early to start planning. Be sure these titles are on your gift-giving list this year. THE EIGHT…

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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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