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Interviews

Welcome Brenda Ferber

I’m thrilled to introduce Brenda Ferber, the author of JULIA’S KITCHEN (Farrar Straus & Giroux), a sensitive novel of love, loss, and healing. JULIA’S KITCHEN was honored with the Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner in 2007. Brenda’s fans will be…

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Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee!

I am proud to formally announce my affiliation with the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. The Sydney Taylor book awards are given to those books deemed to be the best in Jewish Children’s Literature. I feel honored to be a…

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Interviews

SCBWI Retreat

I have just returned from the most glorious SCBWI retreat held at the Old Mission in Santa Barbara, organized by Alexis O’Neill, our tireless leader, whose dedication to children’s writers has fostered a community of storytellers. The weekend offered opportunities…

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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…

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Interviews

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…

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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: http://www.youtube.com/user/SydneyTaylorAward To see a full list of the awards, click here: http://sydneytaylorbookaward.blogspot.com/ Mazel Tov…

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Michelle Edwards

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…

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