Monday, January 29, 2007

The Book of Life Appears on Just One More Book


The Book of Life makes a guest appearance on Just One More Book, a fun podcast "about the children's books we love and why we love them." Check out Heidi's review of Hanukkah at Valley Forge, and take some time to listen to their other reviews and author interviews. Thanks to hosts Andrea & Mark for including us!

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Book of Life, All Shiny and New


Click here to listen now:


Or click MP3 File to start your computer's media player.


SHOW NOTES:
In this episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, we kick off the new year with new books and new music. We'll hear about:

> The 2007 Sydney Taylor Book Awards for Jewish children's literature, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. We'll speak to awards chair Rachel Kamin, as she announces the winners at the Association's Midwinter Meeting. Many of the winning authors have been previously interviewed on The Book of Life; click below to find those interviews:

2007 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD: YOUNGER READERS CATEGORY
Hanukkah at Valley Forge by Stephen Krensky & Greg Harlin - December 2006 show

2007 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD: OLDER READERS CATEGORY
Julia's Kitchen by Brenda Ferber - September 2006 show

2007 SYDNEY TAYLOR HONOR AWARD: OLDER READERS CATEGORY
Vive la Paris by Esme Raji Codell - November 2006 show

2007 AJL TEEN BOOK AWARD (this is a new award, as Rachel describes in her interview)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - May 2006 show

2007 AJL TEEN HONOR BOOK
Incantation by Alice Hoffman - October 2006 show

> A Groyse Metsi'e, a brand-new band from Israel; we hear from guitar-player Shai Perelman.

> Ann Redisch Stampler, author of 2007 Sydney Taylor Honor Book (Younger Readers Category) and National Jewish Book Award Honor Book Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost.

> Debbie in Boca Raton shares a Jewish joke with us - and we hope YOU will too! Please submit your (clean) Jewish jokes for our upcoming Purim "joke show." You can post a comment, email a message or an mp3 recording, or leave a 2-minute voice recording via MyChingo (click on the MyChingo button in the sidebar). Please share!!!

Background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.

All books and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!