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Why You Should Submit to PJ Library | Authors Speak Up

Welcome to The Whole Megillah‘s cyber-round table of authors whose books were submitted and selected by PJ Library and/or PJ Our Way. Our authors include Amalia Hoffman, author/illustrator of Dreidel Day (Kar-Ben, 2018); Karen Pokras, author of the forthcoming middle-grade … Continue reading

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Have You Applied for Tent Jewish Children’s Literature Retreat 2018?

                                  To learn more, click here. To read about the 2017 Tent program, click here. If you apply and are accepted, please drop a … Continue reading

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Announcement from PJ Library – Deadlines Approaching!

READY FOR A FIELD TRIP? It’s said that travel broadens the mind, and PJ Library has two exciting opportunities coming up for authors and illustrators in spring 2018 that fill the bill. Travel to Israel with us March 18-25 for … Continue reading

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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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SCBWI and PJ Library Team Up for Jewish Stories Award

The following comes from the SCBWI website: SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award SCBWI in partnership with PJ Library has established the Jewish Stories Award to encourage the creation of more high quality Jewish children’s literature. PJ Library®, a program … Continue reading

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PJ Our Way: An Interview with Director Catriella Freedman

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What is PJ Our Way? What is its mission? Catriella Freedman (CF): PJ Our Way is the next chapter of our free Jewish children’s book program, PJ Library, for kids ages 9-11. It’s designed to meet … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Sundown Kid written by Barbara Bietz and illustrated by John Kanzler

Picture book coming in January 2017 – The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat, written by Barbara Bietz, illustrated by John Kanzler, published by August House The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come up with the story? What inspired you? Barbara … Continue reading

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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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A Conversation with The PJ Library | Chris Barash, Chair, Book Selection Committee

The Whole Megillah (TWM): Parents and grandparents are the first to say how much they love PJ Library. How do you reach out to them? Chris Barash (CB): The first important step in creating a meaningful connection with families is … Continue reading

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Editors Roundtable | Margery Cuyler, Marshall Cavendish/Shofar Books

Here is another video from the Editors Roundtable filmed at the 2011 Highlights Foundation workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books on May 16. This video features publisher Margery Cuyler of Marshall Cavendish/Shofar Books with some comments from Natalie Blitt, former director … Continue reading

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