Monthly Archives: April 2013

Illustrator’s Notebook | Ann D. Koffsky, Thank You for Me!

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did the opportunity to illustrate Thank You for Me! come about? Ann Koffsky (AK): Rick Recht, a well-known Jewish musician,  had a hit song, “Kobi’s Lullaby,” which he wanted to make into a children’s book. … Continue reading

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Four-in-One Author’s Notebook | A Cyber Roundtable about Writing Jewish Children’s Books

At the 2011 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books,” I had the pleasure of meeting four talented writers: Lois Barr, Marcia Berneger, Dede Fox, and Joan Seliger Sidney. I’d like to introduce them to you through this interview. The … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Austin Ratner, In the Land of the Living

As a representative of the Association of Jewish Libraries, I had the unique opportunity to interview Austin Ratner about his new novel. His previous novel, Jump Artist, received the Jewish Book Council Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in 2011. Barbara … Continue reading

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Attention Illustrators! Announcing The Whole Megillah Illustration Contest

Dear Illustrators, Finally, a contest for you! Enter The Whole Megillah Illustration Contest. How? Just send in a JPG of your finest Jewish-themed artwork and win a copy of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats. You … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2013 The Whole Megillah Picture Book Contest Announced

Mazel tov to the winners of the 2013 The Whole Megillah Picture Book Contest: Grand Prize Winner: Joan Seliger Sidney, Elsa’s Pillow Finalists: Ellen Emerman, Where Is the Tzedakah Box? Michael Herman, The Secret of the Sabbath Stew Honorable Mention: … Continue reading

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