Friday, January 16, 2009

The Sydney Taylor Book Awards - and an upcoming Special Feature

Those of you interested in Jewish books- and specifically Jewish books for children- will be interested to know that the 2009 Sydney Taylor Book Awards, which recognize the best in Jewish books for kids and teens- have been announced. You can see the press release, with all of the awardees and honor books, here: http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/awards/stba/STBAAwardList2009.pdf.

On Tuesday, January 20, I will feature an interview with Jane Yolen, author of the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Naming Liberty. This interview is part of a blog tour of Sydney Taylor Award honorees. The full schedule for the tour is:

Sunday, January 18, 2009
Karen Hesse, author of Brooklyn Bridge
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Older Readers Category
at Jewish Books for Children

Sunday, January 18, 2009
Aranka Siegal, author of Memories of Babi
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Older Readers Category
at The Book of Life

Monday, January 19, 2009
Richard Michelson
Author of As Good As Anybody, Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
and
Author of A is for Abraham, Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at The Well-Read Child

Monday, January 19, 2009
Ron Mazellan, illustrator of A is for Abraham
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at Tales from the Rushmore Kid

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Valerie Zenatti, author of A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Teen Readers Category
at Lori Calabrese Writes

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Jane Yolen, author of Naming Liberty
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at The Boston Bibliophile

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Anna Levine
Author of Freefall, Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Teen Readers Category
and
Author of Jodie's Hanukkah Dig, Notable Book in the Younger Readers Category
at Abby (the) Librarian

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Jim Burke, illustrator of Naming Liberty
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at The Page Flipper

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Jacqueline Jules, author of Sarah Laughs
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at Chicken Spaghetti

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Natascia Ugliano, illustrator of Sarah Laughs
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at Write for a Reader

Friday, January 23, 2009
Deborah Bodin Cohen, author of Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at Becky's Book Reviews

Friday, January 23, 2009
Shahar Kober, illustrator of Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride
Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Younger Readers Category
at Into the Wardrobe

Lots of these blogs are new to me so I'm looking forward to visiting them and getting to know some more great bloggers. I hope you all get a chance to check them out too.

The Sydney Taylor Award is an annual award named after the author of the All-of-A-Kind-Family series of kids' books. All-of-A-Kind-Family is a series about an immigrant Jewish family living in New York in the early twentieth century; it's a classic series beloved by generations of families. You can find out more about the award here, at the terrific blog maintained by Judaic-librarian extraordinaire Heidi Estrin, also host of the Book of Life podcast. I encourage you to visit the blog and listen to Heidi's great podcast as well.

1 comment:

Lo said...

Thanks for posting these, Marie!