Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience. In addition to gold medals awarded in each of three categories, two Honor Books are awarded silver medals and Notable Books are named in each category.
You can find these and other Sydney Taylor Award Winners on the Kar-Ben website! Through the end of February, receive 20% off these 2014 Sydney Taylor winners!
2014 Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Younger Readers
It’s not easy for a child to cope with the death of any family member, especially a beloved grandparent. In Stones for Grandpa, a little boy and his family gather at the cemetery for the unveiling of his grandpa’s gravestone, bringing stones to place on the grave, as is the Jewish custom. They tell stories that help the boy deal with his loss, reminding him of the wonderful memories he has of his grandpa.
parents are actors in the Yiddish Theater in New York, but one day Rifka finds
herself center stage in a special role! A slice of immigrant life on New
York’s Second Avenue, Rifka Takes a Bow, new from Kar-Ben,
is a unique book about a vanished time and a place – the Yiddish theater in the
early 20th century -- made real through the telling of the true life
story of the 96-year-old author as a little girl.
2014 Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Younger Readers
With its glimpse into a colorful and diverse Israeli neighborhood, this lovely story about friendship also nicely portrays Tel-Aviv’s beach, markets and other features of Israeli life.