The Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour is Coming!

My friend Heidi Estrin has orgainized a blog tour for the STBA winners. Here is the schedule: Sunday, January 18, 2009Karen Hesse, author of Brooklyn BridgeSydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Older Readers Categoryat Jewish Books for children http://barbarabbookblog.blogspot.com/ Monday, January 19, 2009Richard MichelsonAuthor of As Good As Anybody, Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers CategoryandAuthor…

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ANNOUNCING – THE SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARDS

Congratulations to all the winners – it has been an honor to serve on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee! THE 2009 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARDSANNOUNCED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers:As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson with…

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Welcome David Adler

David Adler is the much-loved author of over 200 books for children, including the iconic Cam Jansen Series. David’s writing career was inspired by his curious three-year-old nephew whose questions led to David’s first book, A Little At A Time (Random House) is being released with new art in 2010 by Holiday House. His latest book, Don’t Talk To Me…

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Congratulations!

The winner of the Like a Maccabee book contest is Debbie Colodny. Debbie also sent in her fabulous latke recipe. I can’t wait to try it! Latkes with a Spin.3 Granny Smith apples3 parsnips3 slightly beaten eggs3 Tbsp. flour or potato pancake mix from a box1 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. pepperGrate or shred in food processor the apples and parsnips. Blend…

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Like a Maccabee Contest Ends on December 26!

In honor of Hanukkah I am offering a contest for a signed copy of Like a Maccabee. Simply send an e-mail to me at [email protected] with Happy Hanukkah in the title. Only one entry per family, but if you include your favorite Hanukkah recipe, I will enter your name twice. The winner will be drawn randomly. Good luck and Happy…

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Like a Maccabee Contest!

In honor of Hanukkah I will be oferring a contest for signed copy of Like a Maccabee. Just send an e-mail to [email protected] with “Happy Hanukkah” in the message. The winning reader will be randomly selected. If you send along your favorite Hanukkah recipe, I will enter your name twice! Good Luck!

HAPPY HANUKKAH

To all my friends and blog readers, I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah filled with light and love. As we celebrate with the scent of frying latkes, the sweet taste of sufganiyot (jelly donoughts), and the dancing flames of the candles in the menorah, let’s all remember that the real miracle of Hanukkah is one of hope and courage…

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Exploring the Holocaust Through Children’s Literature

The Western Regional Jewish Literature for Children Conference is coming up on February 1, 2009. Here is the announcement for this terrific day: The Association of Jewish Libraries, Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California, Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, Children’s Literature Council, UCLA, and Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library in cooperation with the Bureau of Jewish Education will hold…

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Once Upon A World Book Award Winner – Gretchen Woelfle

On November 2, I attended the Awards Program for The Once Upon A World Book Award. The event took place at The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. This award was established by Sonia Levitin and her family to “support and perpetuate the values and mandate of the Simon Wiesenthal Center & Museum of Tolerance by honoring children’s books ……

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Association of Jewish Libraries Launches Podcast

My friend Heidi Estrin shared the exciting news about the new AJL podcast. There are some really terrific programs available. Please check it out! Here is the original press release with all the info you need: Author talks, lectures on Jewish literature, panel discussions, and workshops are among the offerings of the newly launched Association of Jewish Libraries Podcast. Available…

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