Interviews

Susan Lynn Meyer – Matzah Belowstairs

My friend Susan Lynn Meyer (previously interviewed for her novel Black Radishes) has a new picture book just in time for Passover! MATZAH BELOWSTAIRS (Kar-Ben) is a delightful story about a charming little mouse family whose lives Belowstairs. They are…

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Jane Kohuth – Who’s Got The Etrog?

It is such a pleasure to introduce Jane Kohuth, another wonderful author I met at the Yiddish Book Center TENT program. I was already a fan of Jane’s books, including Esty the Mensh and Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree. Jane’s newest book is a …

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Welcome – Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh

There is no doubt that the greatest gift of being in the world of children’s literature is the community of writers, illustrators, and other creative people who share a passion for the work we all do. Every so often, you…

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Welcome – Laya Steinberg

Laya Steinberg is an award-winning author. She is also an artist, teacher, and gardener.  Laya’s newest book, The Best Sukkot Ever, is a heart-warming story about a boy named Micah who sets out to find the perfect pumpkin for his…

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Welcome Barbara Krasner!

Barbara Krasner is an author, educator,  and creator of the blog, The Whole Megillah. I have the good fortune of serving with Barbara on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.  Barbara is passionate about history and research – her wealth of knowledge…

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Interviews

Let My People Go – Tilda Balsley

Tilda Balsley is the author of LET MY PEOPLE GO! (Kar-Ben)This delightful picture book tells the story of Passover in a reader’s theatre format that is engaging, humorous, and appealing for kids and adults of all ages. The interactive nature…

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Interviews

Welcoming Jacqueline Jules!

Jacqueline Jules has made some terrific contributions to Jewish literature for children, and it is an honor to share her interview on my blog. Jacqueline Jules is the author of thirteen children’s books including The Hardest Word (Kar-Ben), The Ziz…

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