Linda Silver – Jewish Values Finder

I am delighted to welcome Linda Silver to my blog. Linda is a specialist in Jewish children’s literature. A retired librarian, Linda has worked in school and public libraries as well as in synagogue and Jewish educational libraries. Her professional activities include leadership positions in the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC/ALA) and in the Association of Jewish Libraries…

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Meredith Resnick’s Writer Blog

My friend Meredith has a new writer blog. If you are looking for inspiration or some kidred soul connection, it’s the place for you! I stopped by to share my thoughts about “voice” with Meredith. Check it out: Happy Writing!

Writer Blog

Phyllis Mattson – War Orphan in San Francisco

Phyllis Helene Mattson the author of WAR ORPHAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, a memoir based on her life as an orphan during World War II. Her father was forced to leave Austria, and her mother was unable to obtain the required paperwork to leave, but was able to find Kindertransport to take her daughter to safety. Phyllis was ten years old…

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Sarah Lamstein – LETTER ON THE WIND

I am happy to welcome Sarah Lamstein to my blog! Sarah crafts heart- filled stories that are loved by children, parents, teachers, and librarians. Her newest picture book, LETTER ON THE WIND (Boyds Mills Press) just received a Sydney Taylor Honor Award for picture books. Congratulations on the Sydney Taylor Book Award! How did you hear the news? I received…

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Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced!

Hi Friends, I thought you might be interested to know that the Sydney Taylor Book Awards have been announced. You can check it out on YouTube: To see a full list of the awards, click here: Mazel Tov to all the winners!

Michelle Edwards – Chicken Man

Happy New Year friends and fellow book lovers! I know you will enjoy my first interview of the year with the talented author/illustrator, Michelle Edwards. Michelle has written and/or illustrated several picture books. Her most recent book is a new release of an old favorite, CHICKEN MAN. I’m delighted to welcome Michelle to my blog! Tell me a little bit…

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Michelle Edwards

Tell me a little bit about your latest book. Why you were drawn to write about a Jewish theme or character? My newest book, Chicken Man (January 2008) is actually one of the first books I wrote and illustrated. It will have a new cover and author’s note. I wrote Chicken Man after living and working on Kibbutz Mizra. I…

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Pamela Ehrenberg – Ethan Suspended

Pamela Ehrenberg is the author of ETHAN SUSPENDED, a multi-layered novel about a boy who moves into the home of his grandparents. ETHAN SUSPENDED is a wonderful example of a growing genre in Jewish kidlit, with a strong Jewish character in a story that will appeal to kids of all backgrounds. Pamela is a former teacher. She currently lives in…

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