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September 30, 2014

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Snyder, Polacco, Bascomb Score 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

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The Association of Jewish Libraries has named Laurel Snyder, Patricia Polacco, and Neal Bascomb as the winners of its 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award, which honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.

Pick of the Day: Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words

Book cover: Monsieur Marceau

SCHUBERT, Leda. Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words. illus. by Gérard DuBois. 40p. further reading. notes. photos. CIP. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Sept. 2012. RTE $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-529-2. LC 2011033798.
Gr 1-3
–It is fitting that this superb picture-book biography is short on words and long on visuals. The spare text marvelously captures the essence of the artist, depicting a man whose choice to be silent was born of an awareness of the damages of war. Born in 1923 to a musical family who [...]