Going to Sunday School

I’m looking forward to going to Sunday school on November 17th, at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street, Concord, MA…

Kerem Shalom
10:45AM – 11:45AM

Here’s the listing on JewishBoston.com: Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster will provide the basis for this program.  Jane will read her book, lead a game and families will be able to participate in a craft activity related to the book.  There is no fee for this special program.  Jane will have her books for sale (and signing!) as well.  Our family educator, Nancy Kaplan will join Jane for some Hanukkah songs.



Next Stop for Me and Esther: Bookends, Winchester, MA

On Saturday, November 16th at 2 PM I will be reading Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster at the wonderful independent bookstore, Bookends, 559 Main St., in Winchester, MA. The store has been so welcoming to me over the years. This is the 3rd book I’ve read to kids at Bookends! My previous two picture books–The Trouble With Cauliflower and Don’t Call Me Sidney–are also for sale in the store. Following the reading this Saturday, young listeners will participate in match-the-animals-to-silly-gifts games: https://www.facebook.com/events/366031316862866/

Heading for Virginia Beach!

If you know anyone who lives near Virginia Beach, tell ’em to stop by and see me at the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival!
Sunday, November 3rd, 1:00 PM
I’ll be reading my new picture book, Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster, leading games matching stuffed animals to silly gifts, and answering questions about the life of a children’s book author.

Ready for Halloween

Just because my children (you know who you are!) had the nerve to grow up and move out  doesn’t mean I can’t make my Halloween buddy. Said buddy used to have a pumpkin head, but several years ago, nervy squirrels started gnawing the pumpkin buddy’s head, rendering my personification of Halloween fun, rather gruesome. Hence, the introduction of Ball Head person! The red playground ball–with a permanent marker-ed happy visage–has endured for years, smiling at trick-or-treaters no matter how humiliating its get-up. Here’s this Halloween’s stuffed hippie in my front yard.

This Year's Halloween Buddy

This Year’s Halloween Buddy

Win Free Books on Goodreads!

I’m trying something new and kind of exciting…Starting Sunday, October 6, Goodreads members can enter to win a paperback copy of my new picture book, Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster. It sounds like a fun program and could introduce the book to new readers! Just look for the book title or my name on Goodreads and enter to win!