Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Book Expo, Part 2: Jewish Kids/Teen Books
At Book Expo, left to right: Librarian Etta Gold, Blogger Barbara Bietz, Podcaster Heidi Estrin
What's new in Jewish books for older kids and teens? Follow me around the 2008 Book Expo America conference to listen in on publishers and authors talking about their new and forthcoming titles!
This series includes four episodes: In Part 1 we heard about Jewish pictures books. Part 3 will be about adult books, and Part 4 will be about books (for all ages) relating to the Holocaust.
Again, thanks to all the publishers who graciously agreed to be interviewed on the spot! By the way, many of these books have not yet been published, so you may not be able to find the individual titles online. I've provided links to the publishers so you can keep an eye on until the books become available!
Part 2, Jewish Books for Kids & Teens:
Jewish Kidlit Blogger Barbara Bietz
The Apprentice's Masterpiece, A Story of Medieval Spain by Melanie Little
Roaring Brook Press
Penina Levine Is a Potato Pancake by Rebecca O'Connell
The Bat-Chen Diaries by Bat-Chen Shahak
Keeping Israel Safe by Barbara Sofer
Feiwel & Friends
Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse
Rabbi Harvey Rides Again by Steve Sheinkin
Maggie Anton, author
Rashi's Daughter: Secret Scholar (Jewish Publication Society)
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Our background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.
Books mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. (Or if they're too new to be in the library now, they will be once they are published!) Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!
Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org! Or even better, if you know of any new Jewish kids' or teen books I missed seeing at Book Expo, please post a comment!