Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:08:06 GMTCopyright: Copyright Feldman Children's Library, Congregation B'nai Israel This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:58:53 GMTA critique of the picture book Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, with Rachel Kamin and Kathy Bloomfield.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:01:19 GMTLaura Amy Schlitz, award winning author of The Hired Girl, speaking at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference where she accepted the Sydney Taylor Book Award. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:26:52 GMTAn interview with TK Thorne, author of Biblical novels Noah's Wife and Angels at the Gate. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:19:58 GMTA conversation with Sara Ivry, host of the Jewish podcast Vox Tablet from Tablet Magazine. Be sure to check the show notes for links to all the podcasts discussed. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 31 May 2016 20:54:34 GMTAn interview with Angela Cerrito, author of The Safest Lie, a Holocaust novel inspired by the work of Irena Sendler. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 06 May 2016 13:01:58 GMTAn interview with Susan Krawitz, author of Viva Rose! bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:35:46 GMTInterview with April Halprin Wayland about her Passover picture book, More Than Enough.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:37:49 GMTInterview with Santiago Cohen about his quirky picture book, The Yiddish Fish. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:26:34 GMTAn interview with author Laura Gehl about her picture book, Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:48:04 GMTA group interview with the author, illustrator, and editor of the picture book, My Grandfather's Coat, with a bonus track!
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:51:07 GMTA virtual panel discussion about the abundance of Holocaust titles for kids, and alternative reading suggestions. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:42:37 GMTHow to join the 2015 #Readukkah Jewish Reading Challenge, and an interview with Rabbi Goldie Milgrim about Mitzvah Cards and more. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:30:45 GMTHow to join the 2015 #Readukkah Jewish Reading Challenge, and an interview with Rabbi Goldie Milgrim about Mitzvah Cards and more. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:50:33 GMTAn interview with Sue and Lloyd Ecker about their documentary and books on "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker." bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:51:41 GMTAn interview with Maggie Anton about the second book in her Rav Hisda's Daughter series, Enchantress. bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:09:52 GMTAn interview with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain about The Science of Character, The Adaptable Mind, and The Making of a Mensch. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:42:19 GMTAn interview with poet/author Leslea Newman about her round-the-year Jewish holiday picture book, Here is the World, and her other Jewish and LGBT works. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:56:54 GMTAn interview with Ian Rosenberg, creator of a documentary film about the Catskills resort, Kutsher's.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:18:35 GMTAn interview with filmmaker Ian Rosenberg about his Catskills resort documentary, Welcome to Kutsher's. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 12 May 2015 17:22:13 GMTAn interview with author Suri Rosen about her hip and funny Orthodox Jewish novel for teens, Playing with Matches. bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:46:43 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews author Carol Matas. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:41:07 GMTAn interview with Tova Mirvis, author of Visible City. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:24:50 GMTAn interview from Book Expo 2014 with Sue William Silverman about her memoir, the Pat Boone Fan Club, My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew. Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 4.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:23:45 GMTInterviews with Lerner Publishing, and Kar-Ben Publishing (a division of Lerner) about their new Jewish books, at Book Expo 2014.Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 3.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:22:38 GMTAn interview from Book Expo 2014 with Eva Wiseman, author of The World Outside. Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 2.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:20:19 GMTInterviews from Book Expo America 2014 with Holiday House and Second Story Press, two mainstream presses that strongly support jewish publishing. Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 1.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:08:05 GMTSylvia Rouss, Mira Reisberg, Joni Sussman and Ann Stampler spoke at the 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries conference on a panel responding to the Pew study "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" - and it all boils down to diversity.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:09:53 GMTAn interview with Laurel Snyder and Catia Chen, author and illustrator of The Longest Night, an award-winning picture book that retells the story of the Exodus from a child's point of view.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:36:03 GMTAn interview with Donna Jo Napoli about her novel STORM, which takes place on Noah's Ark. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:47:19 GMTAn interview with author Neal Bascomb about The Nazi Hunters, which won the 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:18:26 GMTInterviews with authors Helaine Becker and Yael Zoldan, from the Seminar on Jewish Story 2014.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:43:52 GMTInterviews about new Jewish titles with Charlesbridge, Image Comics, and Dundurn at Book Expo 2014.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:57:52 GMTInterview from Book Expo 2014 with Jacqueline Jules and Durga Yael Bernhardt, author and illustrator of the picture book Never Say a Mean Word Again. A powerful story of conflict resolution.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:22:10 GMTAn interview with author Sally Wiener Grotta about her novel Jo Joe.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:25:17 GMTAn interview with Judy Petsonk about her historical novel, Queen of the Jews, based on the life of Queen Salome Alexandra. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 06 May 2014 14:57:45 GMTAuthor Debra Winegarten and oral historian Josh Parshall talk about the Jewish experience of living in Texas. bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:57:25 GMTKaren Propp discusses her work in progress, a story of Jewish female swimming champs in Europe during WWII. The unpublished work won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:39:11 GMTAn interview with conference organizer Barbara Krasner about the Seminar on Jewish Story taking place May 18, 2014 in NYC.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:18:37 GMTAn interview with Jewish Comix Anthology editor Steven Bergson.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:18:09 GMTAn interview with Louise Borden, author of His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg, winner of the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:10:32 GMTAn interview with author Linda Glaser and illustrator Adam Gustavson, creators of picture book Hannah's Way which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award. bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:49:20 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent, Anne Dublin, interviews author Sharon McKay, winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:03:55 GMTA conversation with Laurel Snyder, author and outside-the-box thinker in the world of Jewish kidlit.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:36:03 GMTAn interview with Maggie Anton, author of Rav Hisda's Daughter. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:24:38 GMTInterview with Deborah Heiligman, author of the teen novel INTENTIONS, which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:27:54 GMTThe Albert Whitman Company comes out with a Jewish picture book or two almost every year. Here's a show-floor interview with Marketing Director Michelle Bayuk from ALA 2012 about two of their recent Jewish-interest picture books: The Wooden Sword: A Jewish folktale from Afghanistan by Ann Redisch Stampler, and Happy Birthday, Tree: A Tu B'shevat Story by Madelyn Rosenberg. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 03:28:43 GMTAn interview with Sheri Sinykin, author of Zayde Comes to Live. bookoflifepodcast.com
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 19:08:58 GMTIntroducing the hilarious Shabbat picture book, The Schmutzy Family by Madelyn Rosenberg! bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 10 May 2013 13:24:51 GMTInterview with Eugene Yelchin, author/illustrator of Breaking Stalin's Nose, a Newbery Honor book. bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:02:01 GMTInterview with Emily Bergman, member of the Sophie Brody Award committee. The award is presented for Jewish literature by RUSA, an arm of ALA. bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 03:04:59 GMTFilmmaker Roberta Grossman offered a work-in-progress screening of her documentary on Hava Nagila at the Association of Jewish Libraries 2012 conference. Here we have her introductory remarks and the Q&A that followed the screening. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:29:35 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian correspondent, Anne Dublin, interviews author Kathy Kacer about the compilation of children's responses to the Holocaust entitled We Are Their Voice. bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 02:16:41 GMTA chat with Aimee Lurie, chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee, about the 2013 winners, the best Jewish children's and teen books of the year.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:29:58 GMTMcFarland Publishing offers a wide selection of Jewish titles. A show-floor interview from ALA. bookoflifepodcast.com
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:52:38 GMTA joint interview with Susan Goldman Rubin (Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein) and Rob Sharenow (The Berlin Boxing Club), winners of the 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:52:52 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian correspondant, Anne Dublin, speaks live with author Lesley Simpson before the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:06:20 GMTInterview with Betsy Rosenthal, author of Looking For Me in this Great Big Family. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:04:30 GMTA live interview with Dr. Reuven Firestone, recorded at the 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference. Please see show notes at bookoflifepodcast.com for links to more information about this guest and his work.
Wed, 09 May 2012 18:50:36 GMTAn interview with Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, and other untold stories about underdog heroes. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:28:53 GMTCo-authors Debby Waldman and Rita Feutl interview each other about their picture book, Room Enough for Daisy. bookoflifepodcast.com
Sat, 03 Dec 2011 18:24:21 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis about his development as a writer and his new novel The Free World. After this December 2011 episode, The Book of Life moves from a monthly schedule to an occasional schedule. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:13:02 GMTAn interview with Ruchel Louis, author of Pulani: A Memoir of Growing Up in Apartheid South Africa. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:18:05 GMTAn interview with blogger Barbara Krasner, who is sponsoring the "Write Your Own Megillah "project to encourage Jewish children's writers a la NaNoWriMo, during Jewish Book Month. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:43:15 GMTAn interview with Sarah Darer Littman about her teen novel Life, After, which was a 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for teens. Sarah was a guest on the show in 2006 when her debut novel Confessions of a Closet Catholic won the Sydney Taylor Book Award.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:02:41 GMTAn interview with Joan Leegant, author of Wherever You Go.
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:51:57 GMTAuthor Ann Koffsky talks about her newest picture book, Noah's Swim-a-thon, about lifeguarding at camp, and about the nutty things adults say to get kids to put their faces in the water. bookoflifepodcast.com
Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:43:28 GMTA double dip of interviews with Rona Arato, author of Mrs. Kaputnik's Pool Hall & Matzo Ball Emporium, one by Heidi Estrin at Book Expo, and one by The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin, upon Rona's return to her home in Toronto.
Mon, 02 May 2011 00:08:47 GMTInterview with Margarita Engle, winner of the 2010 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teens for TROPICAL SECRETS: HOLOCAUST REFUGEES IN CUBA. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 02:11:40 GMTAuthor Lesley Simpson interviews herself(!) about her picture book Yuvi's Candy Tree, a picture book on Ethiopian Jews fleeing to Israel. bookoflifepodcast.com
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:22:24 GMTAn interview with Ann Redisch Stampler, author of the Jewish folktale picture book The Rooster Prince of Breslov. Ann was a guest on the podcast in 2007 when she won the Sydney Taylor Honor Award for Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost. The Rooster Prince of Breslov won the 2010 National Jewish Book Award and was named a Notable Book by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:37:47 GMTAn interview with Carol de Giere, author of Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:46:35 GMTAn interview with Debbie Levy and her mother Jutta about The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells, based on Jutta's poesiealbum from the 1940s. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:30:00 GMTAn interview with Barry Deutsch, author of the graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Yet Another Troll-Fighting 11-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Girl). bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:13:44 GMTAn interview with Veronica Wulff, Director of Global Production at Sesame Workshop, about the newly revamped Shalom Sesame. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 22:25:56 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews winners of the 2010 Canadian Jewish Book Awards at the awards ceremony in Toronto.
Sat, 02 Oct 2010 21:38:51 GMTForthcoming books of from Judaic publishers discovered at Book Expo America 2010 in NYC! bookoflifepodcast.com
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 21:22:43 GMTRecent and forthcoming children's and teen books of Jewish interest discovered at Book Expo America 2010 in NYC!
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 21:13:00 GMTForthcoming adult books of Jewish interest discovered at Book Expo America 2010 in NYC!
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:44:49 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian Correspondant, Anne Dublin, interviews author Kathy Kacer. Kathy has written many Holocaust novels for young people, including recent award winner The Diary of Laura's Twin. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:43:37 GMTWhen the Hurricane Came to New Orleans is a book you can't read yet, but worth waiting for. It's the winner of the 2009 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. In this podcast we hear from the Manuscript Award Committee Chair, Aileen Grossberg, and from the winning author, Nechama Liss Levinson.
Tue, 04 May 2010 22:02:20 GMTAuthor Anna Levine discusses her YA novel Freefall and her picture book Jodie's Hanukkah Dig, both set in Israel.
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 22:30:28 GMTInterview with Micol Ostow, author of So Punk Rock (And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother)
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 21:08:42 GMTScribblers on the Roof is an online forum for Jewish fiction and poetry at jscribes.com. In this interview with founder Kelly Hartog, we get a virtual tour of the website. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 08 Feb 2010 15:08:57 GMTThe Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent, Anne Dublin, attends the launch party for Save the Deli! by David Sax at Caplansky's Deli in Toronto. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:11:58 GMTAwards Chair Kathe Pinchuck discusses the winners of the 2010 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Jewish children's and teen literature.
Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:36:56 GMTThis is your chance to virtually attend the Jewish Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Conference at the 92nd St Y in NYC! Hear from organizer Barbara Krasner, editor Dianne Hess, and attending authors Bryna Fireside, Sandy Wasserman, and Eve Tal! bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 11 Dec 2009 14:28:33 GMTAn impromptu discussion among Heidi Estrin, Mark Blevis, Richard Michelson and Esme Raji Codell during a party at the Planet Esme Reading Room.
Wed, 02 Dec 2009 01:04:23 GMTAlexa Clark was one of the many interesting people I met at Podcasters Across Borders 2009 who had book-related projects to share. I spoke with her about Mini Book Expo and Book Camp Toronto. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 20:27:22 GMTHugh McGuire is one of the interesting people I met at Podcasters Across Borders 2009. We spoke about his reading-related projects, LibriVox and Book Oven. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:43:54 GMTA chat with Lisa Silverman of the Jewish Book Council about the authors going on tour this fall for Jewish Book Month. bookoflifepodcast.com
Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:00:08 GMTThe Book of Life now has voicemail, courtesy of Google Voice. We're waiting to hear from you, at 561-206-2473.
Thu, 05 Nov 2009 20:42:20 GMTAuthor Simone Elkeles and kidlit expert June Cummins discuss trends in Jewish YA chick lit. bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:17:25 GMTConnie Crosby was one of the very interesting people I met at Podcasters Across Borders. We talked about the session she gave on The Shanachies. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:07:45 GMTAnn Gonzales, author of Running For My Life, talks about her mother's mental illness, her own PTSD, and her writing. Ann put in the winning bid for a Book of Life interview in the Bridget Zinn auction. bookoflifepodcast.com
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:30:20 GMTWhen I first attempted to post this interview, the audio got cut off halfway through. Here, with my apologies, is the full episode. Jacqueline Dembar Greene talks about the Jewish character she created for the American Girl series, and about her High Holidays picture book, The Secret Shofar of Barcelona. Happy New Year! Heidi Estrin bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:02:52 GMTAn interview with Jacqueline Dembar Greene, author of the American Girl series on Rebecca Rubin, and the picture book The Secret Shofar of Barcelona. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:01:38 GMTForWords, Kathy Bloomfield's beloved Jewish book fair company, relaunches in a new format on 09/09/09! We've missed Kathy! Here she is to tell us about the new ForWords. bookoflifepodcast.com
Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:28:08 GMTWhen I uploaded my interview with April Halprin Wayland, author of New Year at the Pier, I didn't realize that the end of the interview had been cut off! Here is the complete interview, with my apologies (appropriate for a High Holidays epsiode, eh?). bookoflifepodcast.com
Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:22:38 GMTAuthor April Halperin Wayland talks about her Rosh Hashanah picture book, New Year at the Pier. bookoflifepodcast.com
Wed, 19 Aug 2009 16:50:23 GMTWhy be social? To add a Jewish point of view to the social media landscape! Blogger and podcaster Mark Blevis joins Heidi to talk about what it means to participate in life online. bookoflifepodcast.com