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2013 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced at Mid-winter Association of Jewish Libraries

At the Mid-winter meeting of the Association of Jewish Libraries today, Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee chair Aimee Lurie announced the 2013 winners. Read the press release and see the list of winners. Throughout the year, The Whole Megillah provides … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Read Up | Association of Jewish Libraries List of Children’s Hanukkah Books

Hanukkah Read Up! The Association of Jewish Libraries has created “Hanukkah Read Up!,” a list of Hanukkah books for children recommended by the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee. The colorful two-page flyer is  available on the AJL website. All the … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Guest Post by Laurel Snyder

I need to be honest—I’ve really struggled to write this little essay.   When Barbara asked me to scribble something about the promotion of Jewish picture books, I said yes immediately!  Because it seemed a simple enough task, and Barbara’s blog … Continue reading

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2011 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2011 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 2011 Sydney … Continue reading

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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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The Sydney Taylor Manuscript Awards

Competition Season for Jewish Children’s Literature The Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Now is the time to get in gear to prepare your manuscript for the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. Established by Sydney’s husband, Ralph, and first … Continue reading

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Librarian’s Notebook | Linda R. Silver

For August 2010, The Whole Megillah Librarian’s Notebook features an interview with Linda R. Silver. Linda is a librarian and a specialist in Jewish children’s literature.  She has written two books on the subject as well as speaking, teaching, and … Continue reading

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Librarian’s Notebook | Heidi Rabinowitz Estrin

The July 2010 Librarian’s Notebook features Heidi Rabinowitz Estrin, library media specialist for Feldman Children’s Library at Congregation B’nai Israel, a large Reform synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida. Heidi is also the incoming Vice President/President- Elect of the Association of … Continue reading

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Librarian’s Notebook | Barbara Bietz

The Whole Megillah is proud to feature monthly interviews with members of the Association of Jewish Libraries in our Librarian’s Notebook. Any writer of Jewish-themed children’s books needs to become familiar with this organization and its librarians. For May 2010, … Continue reading

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