The Best of Jewish Children’s Lit 2012

If you’re looking to update your kids’ bookshelves with some great new Jewish children’s books, how about some prize winners? The Sydney Taylor Book Awards for 2012 have just been announced, recognizing the best in Jewish children’s writing each year.

Without further ado, this year’s winners were:

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers:

Chanukah Lights
by Michael J. Rosen with artwork by Robert Sabuda
(Candlewick Press)

Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Younger Readers:

Naamah and the Ark at Night
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti with illustrations by Holly Meade
(Candlewick Press)

Around the World in One Shabbat written and illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard
(Jewish Lights Publishing)

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Older Readers:
Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin
(Charlesbridge Publishing)

Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Older Readers:

Lily Renee, Escape Artist: from Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

by Trina Robbins with illustrations by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh
(Graphic Universe, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.)

Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer
by Shelley Sommer
(Calkins Creek, an imprint Boyds Mills Press)
Irena’s Jars of Secrets by Marcia Vaughan with illustrations by Ron Mazellan
(Lee & Low Books)

So hit the books, and enjoy!

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