Monthly Archives: October 2013

PiBoIdMo 2013 Registration is OPEN!

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
***Registration officially closed on November 7th. You can still join in the challenge by reading the daily posts and keeping track of your ideas, but you will not be eligible for…

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Book Review | Leonard Bernstein and American Music by Catherine Reef

Leonard Bernstein and American Music Morgan Reynolds, 2013, 128 pages I had the pleasure of hearing a medley from West Side Story at the Spanish Synagogue in Prague in 2011. To bear witness, to hear the work of an American Jew … Continue reading

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October 2013 | Monthly Writing Prompt

Here is the October 2013 prompt: Write a poem about a dream you’ve had. Floating over your town with your deceased grandfather. Re-entering your childhood home to find your parents in the kitchen. Chatting with a long-lost love. Write whatever … Continue reading

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November Is Picture Book Idea Month | Guest Post by Tara Lazar

When I finally decided to write for children with the intention of becoming published, I got online. I made writing friends. And I listened to them talk. In the fall of 2008, everyone got loud about an event: NaNoWriMo—National Novel … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Notebook Special | Children’s Nonfiction in the 21st Century

A Conversation with Lionel Bender and Sally Isaacs, Organizers of the 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to offer the nonfiction conference? How did the two of you come together? Lionel Bender (LB) and Sally … Continue reading

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Third Annual Write Your Own Megillah Event | Jewish Book Month 2013

Attention Jewish children’s novel writers! In honor of Jewish Book Month, The Whole Megillah is hosting its third annual Write Your Own Megillah event. Think of it as the Jewish equivalent of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). From October 26 … Continue reading

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Announcing Two Opportunities

The Whole Megillah is proud to announce two opportunities: The Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee has three vacancies and is looking for replacements. Desired qualifications include: Applicants should be members … Continue reading

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