Monday, November 20, 2006

A Book of Life "Addendum"

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This brief "addendum" to The Book of Life offers timely information about a new book list of Hanukkah stories for children. The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee of the Association of Jewish Libraries has created the list Great Hanukkah Books for Kids, a recommended reading-and-shopping list for families, teachers, and librarians. The list has space at the bottom of the front page for libraries or booksellers to add local information, turning the list into a promotional tool for you!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Book of Life Celebrates Jewish Book Month


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HOLIDAY BOOK DRAWING:
Use this form to enter our drawing! and you may win an autographed copy of the nonfiction picture book, Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes, and Dreidels by Deborah Heiligman, new from National Geographic! Illustrated with beautiful multicultural photographs, the book makes a great gift or a keepsake for yourself. Tune in to The Book of Life in December to hear an interview with the author.

You'll be asked to answer a few simple questions, including the name of your favorite Hanukkah book. Deadline for entry is Sunday, November 26, 2006 -- the end of Thanksgiving weekend.

SHOW NOTES:
This episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, celebrates Jewish Book Month. We'll hear from:


> Howard Schwartz, author of Before You Were Born, winner of the 2006 Koret International Book Award

> Carolyn Starman Hessel, Director of the Jewish Book Council, on the history of Jewish Book Month

> Esme Raji Codell, author of the middle-grade novel Vive La Paris. Check out her website, Planet Esme, and her Book-a-Day Blog.

> David Levithan, YA author of Wide Awake. Check out David's MySpace page.

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!