Happy Birthday to The Brave Cyclist

The Brave Cyclist is one year old today!
First birthday is very special so I decided to recall all that happened during this wonderful year. Starting with a visit to the amazing #GinoBartaliSchool in Ben Shemen, Israel where I met Ran Margaliot, to a most wonderful book launch at Books Of Wonder
, the best indie book store in NYC. We traveled to Sacramento, California where I presented the book at 4 elementary schools and met Lisa Liss, the most dedicated teacher as well as several schools, libraries, bookstores and organizations. I was honored to have Mayor Thomas Roach of the City of White Plains take off from his busy schedule to attend my event at the White Plains library

During this year, The Brave Cyclist was honored as a Junior Library Gold Standard Selection and received major reviews. Big thank you to my most talented illustrator

Chiara Fedele, my prolific editors Michelle Bisson and Nick Healy and my hard working publicist Jennifer Glidden and @Capstone Publishing
candle copy
Johnson elementary
lisa group
with mayor 2
Ben Shemen with Ran Margaliot
display window
Interior display 2
montfort 3

A New Book Deal

I’m super excited to share the good news:
DREIDEL DAY’s author/illustrator Amalia Hoffman HANUKKAH NIGHTS, a counting board book that explores each wondrous night of the holiday, to Joni Sussman at Kar-Ben in a nice deal for publication in Fall 2022, by Barbara Krasner at Olswanger Literary LLC.
#JewishBooks #BoardBooks #hanukkahBooks #menorah

Gino Bartali Birthday

#GinoBartali was born yesterday July 18, 1914. And my book, The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero, was born August 1st, 2019! The first picture book about the incredible Italian cyclist who twice won the Tour De France and rescued Jews during the Holocaust by smuggling false documents inside his bike.
Beautifully illustrated by Chiara Fedele, published by Capstone.
#HolocaustRemembrance #WWII
cover with JLG seal

A Monster!

So if you don’t know what to do with the kids this weekend, how about coloring with crayons? That’s what this monster likes to do, from my upcoming book, coming up, Spring 2021 #Yeehoo Press
#monsters #crayond #KidsArt #PictureBooks #HomeSchooling
crayon monster

Interview in The Whole Megillah

Thank you The Whole Megillah and Barbara Krasner for including me in this wonderful interview about submitting to PJ Library and receiving the PJ Library Author Incentive Award. I’m honored to be in company of such great writers as Joy Nelkin Wieder and Karen Pokras, Author