2014 National Jewish Children’s Book Award Winners and Finalists Announced

This site is a jem! http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/books/ Along with great new Jewish books for kids, adult award winners in many categories are listed. Books for all! Awesome new books to add to our Jewish collections! NOTE: Book list of Jewish books for children http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/Default.aspx?CCID=14253&FID=86704&ExcludeBoolFalse=True&ID=/books-search.html

Illustrated Children’s Books-Louis Posner Memorial Award

The Patchwork Torah. Allison Ofanansky; Elsa Oriol, illus. Kar-Ben Publishing.

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Never Say a Mean Word Again. Jacqueline Jules; Durga Yael Bernhard, illus. Wisdom Tales.

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The Whispering Town. Jennifer Elvgren;Fabio Santomauro, illus. Kar-Ben Publishin. NOTE: This book relates to Number the Stars by Lowry read in grade 4. The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden.

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Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker. Devra Lehmann. Namelos.

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Storm. Donna Jo Napoli. Simon and Schuster. A sixteen-year-old stowaway discovers her destiny on Noah’s ark in this riveting reimagining from award-winning author and “master storyteller” (SLJ) Donna Jo Napoli.

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Tucson Jo. Carol Matas. Fictive Press. With a mind of her own, Jo is in constant conflict with her father….when trouble erupts during the election campaign and her father’s opponent attacks him for being an Israelite, Jo has to reconsider what it means to be a Jew. Inspired by Tucson’s first Jewish mayor.

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I lived on Butterfly Hill. Marjorie Agosin. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer who  lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor.

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