Tag Archives: Jewish children’s books

Report on Tent: Jewish Children’s Literature, August 2017

From August 13-August 20, 2017,  the National Yiddish Book Center, in partnership with PJ Library, and funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, hosted the first-ever Tent program of Jewish Children’s Literature. They received about 130 applications and selected 20 writers … Continue reading

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Children’s Literary Salon | Continuing the Conversation about Jewish Children’s Books

On April 12, I participated in a panel discussion about Jewish children’s books, hosted by Betsy Bird of the New York Public Library. The discussion was the latest in the library’s series of literary salons. Joining me on the stage … Continue reading

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Seminar on Jewish Story | April Halprin Wayland, Children’s Book Author

On May 18, award-winning children’s book author April Halprin Wayland joins the children’s book panel at the Seminar on Jewish Story, held at Temple Emanu-El, 10 E. 66th Street, in New York City. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Jewish Writers’ Conferences & Workshops

15th Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Seminar Sponsored by the Jewish Book Council Sunday, November 10, Center for Jewish History Learn more>>> Jewish Story Sponsored by The Whole Megillah LLC in conjunction with the Association of Jewish Libraries … Continue reading

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The Whole Megillah | The Jewish Experience in Children’s Books | Panel at AWP in Boston

On Saturday, March 9, five Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA alumnae will be participating in a panel at the 2013 Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The Whole Megillah | The … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Write Your Own Megillah?

Attention, Jewish children’s book writers Jewish Book Month starts on Wednesday and so does our Write Your Own Megillah event. This is the time to commit yourself to writing that middle grade or YA novel you’ve been thinking about. And … Continue reading

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New Jewish Children’s Books Group on Goodreads

Fellow Jewish children’s books writers and readers, I’ve set up a group on Goodreads where we can engage in discussion about the Jewish children’s books we’re reading or have read. These can range from classics to the latest books published. … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook: Marcie Greenfield Simons, The PJ Library

Marcie Greenfield Simons is Director, The PJ Library. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Authors are thrilled when their books are accepted by The PJ Library. What is your selection process and what are the selection criteria? About how many books come … Continue reading

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Agent’s Notebook | Steven Chudney, The Chudney Agency

Steven Chudney worked for 15 years in publishing in a variety of marketing, sales, and product development position before founding The Chudney Agency. The Chudney Agency mostly handles children’s and teen material, and the occasional adult novel as well. The … 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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