Winners of the 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

The Jewish Libraries has announced the Winners of the 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards! Congratulations to all of the winners!

Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates, author and illustrator of Ketzel, the Cat who Composed, Aharon Appelfeld, Philippe Dumas and Jeffrey M. Green, author, illustrator and translator of Adam and Thomas, and Laura Amy Schlitz, author of The Hired Girl, are the 2016 winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award.

The Sydney Taylor Book Award honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience. The award memorializes Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Familyseries. The winners will receive their awards at the Association of Jewish Libraries Conference in Charleston, South Carolina this June.

Update: I am updating to include the link for the latest edition of the January Jewish Book Carnival, hosted by Marie – Boston Bibliophile.  There are great links to browse, in various genres.  Stop by and take a look!



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6 responses to “Winners of the 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

  1. I will definitely looking into the Aharon Applefeld book for our local library. Here’s another nice surprise: Hereville:
    How Mirka Caught a Fish
    by Barry Deutsch
    I read his earlier books (fun graphic novels).

  2. I was excited when I saw the Aharon Appelfeld book! I was also surprised to see the book by Barry Deutsch! I was pleased to see ‘Everybody Says Shalom’, by Leslie Kimmelman. It is a great book for younger readers!

  3. shilohmuse

    This post is one of the only 18 in the Shiloh Musings: My “Alternative International Jewish Newspaper,” aka HH*
    See what other posts there are. Enjoy, read, comment and share, thanks.

  4. I am glad “The Hired Girl” got a reward. It is a very good book.

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