Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Best Hanukkah Present You Can Give Yourself

Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens by Linda R. Silver (Jewish Publication Society, 2010) While you’re out buying Hanukkah presents for your kids or your grandkids, don’t forget your own needs. If you write Jewish content for kids, the … Continue reading

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Report on the 12th Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference

Anyone who doubted that the annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference in New York City would continue its longstanding tradition of excellence as sponsorship and venue moved from the 92nd Street Y to the Jewish Book Council (JBC) … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Eric Kimmel

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What makes a great storyteller? Eric Kimmel (EK): You have to love being a storyteller. You have to love telling a story and making it come alive with your words. I always feel that I’m a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hereville by Barry Deutsch

Hereville–How Mirka Got Her Sword (Yet Another Troll-Fighting 11-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Girl) by Barry Deutsch (Abrams Amulet Books, 2010) For ages 8-12 This graphic novel tells the story of Mirka Hirschberg, an 11-year-old Orthodox girl from Hereville who wants to … Continue reading

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum | Snapshot, Take Two!

Yesterday I attended the encore Snapshot! event at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum at 97 Orchard Street in New York City. The first time I went to the museum was a few years ago to research an immigrant novel … Continue reading

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Agent’s Notebook | Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group

Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Children’s Book Agent at Trident Media Group in New York City and a featured speaker at the 2009 Jewish Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference, answers  a few questions for The Whole Megillah. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What … Continue reading

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