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Editor’s Notebook | Honeycake Magazine: An Interview with Founder and Editor in Chief Anna Caplan

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to begin a magazine for Jewish kids? Anna Caplan (AC): Honeycake was an idea I dreamed up for my own children. One day as I was renewing my four-year-old’s subscription to Ladybug magazine, … Continue reading

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Why We Write and Publish Holocaust Books for Young Readers

To commemorate Yom HaShoah, The Whole Megillah sponsored a survey of writers and publishers/editors of Holocaust books for young readers. The writers include Jane Yolen, Janet Wees, Susan Lynn Meyer, Andria Rosenbaum, Nancy Churnin, Susan L. Ross, and Kathy Kacer. … Continue reading

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2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour, the culmination of a full week of insightful and inspiring award-winning author and illustrator interviews. Read about the blog tour and all 2019 Sydney … Continue reading

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Join the 10 Pages a Day of Reading Writing Crafts Books Challenge

I’ve been inspired so far this year to read 10 pages a day of self-improvement books as defined by Jeff Olson in The Slight Edge. But the more I read these books, the more I crave reading writing craft books … Continue reading

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Association of Jewish Libraries Announces 2019 Sydney Taylor Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 28, 2019 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today in Seattle, WA at the Youth Media Awards press conference of … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook: Not Our Kind, a Novel by Kitty Zeldis

Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis. HarperCollins, September 2018. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book? Kitty Zeldis (KZ): This book began in the 1970s, when I was student at Vassar, although I didn’t know that the … Continue reading

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August 2018 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: At Life Is Like a Library, Chava Pinchuck looks at some books that are appropriate for the month of Elul, a time … Continue reading

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