Showing posts from November, 2012

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 2-page flyer is available on the AJL website . All the titles on the list have been recognized by the award committee as gold or silver medalists or as “Notable Books.” A special section is devoted to the Hanukkah works of prolific author Eric A. Kimmel, a past Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award winner. The list should prove interesting and useful for families seeking Hanukkah titles for their children, to read together or buy as gifts, as well as for librarians who wish to purchase titles for their holiday shelves. AJL members and friends are welcome to distribute the list, digitally or printed out, to their own library patrons. Happy Hanukkah and Happy Reading!

November's Jewish Book Carnival

Welcome to the Jewish Book Carnival for the month of November, 2012!  The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly online event celebrating Jewish literature, hosted by the Association of Jewish Libraries . Our October host, The Prosen People, explained it so well that I'm going to borrow their description: "The series is a monthly event where book bloggers who promote Jewish literature come together to share some of their best content from the past month. Each month the round-up of posts can be found on a different Jewish literary blog, so be sure to check out Jewish Book Carnival HQ for future (and past!) hosts (and posts!)." This month we've got some great links for you. We hope you'll join the conversation by sharing and commenting on the blog posts represented here! David Levy at sent in this interview with Anna Solomon , author of The Lobster Mafia Story . This "trayf" short story is being distributed all over town for The