Welcome to the August Jewish Book Carnival
There are lots of cool and refreshing choices to help beat the summer heat dulldrums
On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus shares fond memories of a beloved book from childhood: Habibi and Yow: A Little Boy and His Dog, by Althea O. Silverman.
Our favorite Boston Bibliophile, reviews The Elected Member, by Bernice Rubens, a Booker-Prize-winner about a Jewish family.
Amy Meltzer reviews a “not your average” Alef-Bet book by Michelle Edwards at Kveller
For all you Potter-heads (me included!) JPS rounds up a bunch of links on the question: “Is Harry Potter Jewish?”
It’s not too late for a great summer mystery – Jonathan Kirsch reviews The Honored Dead by Joseph Braude at the Jewish Journal
The Jewish Book Council Blog features an article by Melissa Fay Greene on Raising an Ethiopian Jewish child in Georgia.
Over at the Whole Megilla, Barbara Krasner offers a video of the Editors Roundtable from the Second Annual Highlights Foundation Workshop on Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books with Margery Cuyler, Publisher of Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books/Shofar Books as well as a review of a YA/middle school boy lit! Beyond Lucky by Sarah Aronson
Not your typical summer reading – Ann Koffsky ruminates on kid-lit and shares her Thoughts on Tisha b’Av & Books
Over at the The Book of Life, Heidi Estrin interviews Joan Leegant about her novel Wherever You Go
Linda K. Wertheiner offers some literary tips on handling Shabbat services with a toddler at her blog the Jewish Muse.
And for those who have spent their summer writing, Yotzeret Publishing offers some suggestions on polishing your transcript with some lessons from Dr. Seuss
Many of us attended a baseball game or 2 this summer – Kathe Pinchuck not only attended but was truly inspired in Life is like a Library.
Enjoy this great assortment of blogs and stop by and leave the authors a comment!