Friday, June 06, 2008
Brand Spanking New (Part 1): Jewish Picture Books
Action on the floor, Originally uploaded to Flickr by wkpspier
What's new in Jewish picture books? Follow me around the 2008 Book Expo America conference to listen in on publishers and authors talking about their new and forthcoming titles! I gathered so much audio that I'll be posting it over four episodes. Part 2 will be books for children and teens, Part 3 will be adult books, and Part 4 will be books (for all ages) relating to the Holocaust.
Part 1, Jewish Picture Books:
The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber
Cakes and Miracles by Barbara Diamond Goldin
The Hanukkah Mice by Steven Kroll
The Rabbi and the 29 Witches by Marilyn Hirsh
The Miracle Jar by Audrey Penn
Sleeping Bear Press
A is for Abraham by Richard Michelson
Jodie's Hanukkah Dig by Anna Levine
Harvest of Light by Allison Ofanansky
Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Deborah Bodin Cohen
Sammy Spider's First Day at School by Sylvia Rouss
Sarah Laughs, Benjamin and the Silver Goblet, Miriam in the Desert by Jacqueline Jules
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Built By Angels by Mark Podwal
Blue Apple Books
Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert
The Mysterious Guests by Eric Kimmel
Yale Strom, author:
The Wedding That Saved a Town by Yale Strom (Kar-Ben)
Click the play button on this flash player to listen to the podcast now:
Or click MP3 File to start your computer's media player.
Thanks to Yale Strom for permission to record and podcast his violin performance at Book Expo. Our regular 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 picture books I missed seeing at Book Expo, please post a comment!