Monthly Archives: January 2011

Announcing the 2011 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour

Mark your calendars from February 6-11 to visit your favorite blogs and read interviews with this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Award and Honor Award recipients! The Whole Megillah will be hosting a wrap-up roundtable with all the winners on February … Continue reading

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The Whole Megillah Contest Update

For all those interested in The Whole Megillah YA Novel Contest: Please do not use the e-mail address in my original post. Instead, please send your entries to

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Librarian’s Notebook | Joyce Levine

Joyce Levine earned her library degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She worked as a children’s librarian at the Great Neck Public Library and as an elementary school librarian at a Solomon Schechter Day School. She established two new … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook | Jeanne Elders DeWaard, Eerdmans

Jeanne Elders DeWaard began her career in the adult division at Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. in the early 1990s, then left to complete a Ph.D. in American literature. She taught college literature for a number of years and pursued … Continue reading

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Jewish Book Council Announces 2010 National Jewish Book Award Winners

The Jewish Book Council announced the 2010 National Jewish Book Award winners today. Here are the winners in the children’s and young adult literature categories: Children’s and Young Adult Literature Winner: Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in … Continue reading

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2011 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

The Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winners of the 2011 Sydney Taylor Book Award winners today: Howard Schwartz and Kristina Swarner, author and illustrator of Gathering Sparks, Barry Deutsch, author and illustrator of Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook | Joni Sussman, Kar-Ben

Joni Sussman is the Publisher at Kar-Ben Publishing, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. Kar-Ben’s concentration is Jewish content picture books for children, both fiction and non-fiction for preschool through approximately 6th grade, including holiday books, life-cycle stories, Bible tales, … Continue reading

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