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Friday, January 29, 2010

Author Event for Librarians in Camarillo

February 26, 2010, 1-5:00 pm. Afternoon with Eve & Others
Authors Eve Bunting, Alexis O'Neill & Abigail Yasgur will speak to library staff. Other local authors will be present to sign their books and talk about their school programs. Book & publisher representatives will display their materials.


Monday, January 25, 2010

The Sydney Taylor Book Awards Blog Tour is Coming!

Meet the authors and illustrators who were honored with Sydney Taylor Book Awards! For the complete schedule visit

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Video of Sydney Taylor Book Awards Gold Medal Winners

Tuesday, January 12, 2010



Congratulations to all!

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers:
New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story by April Halprin Wayland with illustrations by Stephane Jorish

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Older Readers:
The Importance of Wings by Robin Friedman

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Teen Readers:
Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba by Margarita Engle

Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Younger Readers:
Nachshon, Who Was Afraid to Swim: A Passover Story
by Deborah Bodin Cohen with illustrations by Jago
Benjamin and the Silver Goblet by Jacqueline Jules with illustrations by Natascia Ugliano
Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber with illustrations by Adam Gustavson
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax? by Jonah Winter with illustrations by Andre Carrilho

Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Older Readers:
Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures from the Archives of the Anne Frank Houseby Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol, translated by Arnold J. Pomerans
A Faraway Island by Annika Thor, translated by Linda Schenck

Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Teen Readers:
Lost by Jacqueline Davies
Naomi’s Song by Selma Kritzer Silverberg

Notable Books for Younger Readers:
Where Is Grandpa Dennis? by Michelle Shapiro Abraham with illustrations by Janice Fried
Around the Shabbos Table by Seryl Berman with illustrations by Ari Binus
The Secret Shofar of Barcelona by Jacqueline Dembar Greene with illustrations by Douglas Chyka
Menorah Under the Sea by Esther Susan Heller
Today Is the Birthday of the World by Linda Heller with illustrations by Allison Jay
The Waiting Wall by Leah Braunstein Levy with illustrations by Avi Katz
Sukkot Treasure Hunt by Allison Ofanansky with photographs by Eliyahu Alpern
Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid

Notable Books for Older Readers:
The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak written and illustrated by Tomek Bogacki
Guardian Angel House (A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers) by Kathy Clark
Rebecca Series (American Girl Collection)
by Jacqueline Dembar Greene with illustrations by Robert Hunt
Strawberry Hill by Mary Ann Hoberman with illustrations by Wendy Anderson Halperin
The Mysteries of Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin and Lydia Nibley
The Man Who Flies with Birds by Carol Garbuny Vogel and Yossi Leshem
Clay Man: The Golem of Prague by Irene N. Watts with illustrations by Kathryn E. Shoemaker
Elvina’s Mirror by Sylvie Weil

Notable Books for Teens:
The Disappearing Dowry: an Ezra Melamed Mystery by Libi Astaire
A Family Secret/The Search by Eric Heuvel
So Punk Rock (and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother) by Micol Ostow with art by David Ostow
Cursing Columbus by Eve Goldberg Tal
Puppet by Eva Wiseman
The Other Half of Life: Based on the True Story of the MS St. LouisBy Kim Ablon Whitney (Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House)

JPS Illustrated Children’s Bible by Ellen Frankel with illustrations by Avi Katz