2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

The Sydney Taylor Book Awards honor the best new books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.  Here are this year’s winners followed by the honor books:

Younger Readers Gold Medal

The Longest Night: A Passover Story

The Longest Night: A Passover Story by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Catia Chien

Older Readers Gold Medal

The Blessing Cup

The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco

Teen Readers Gold Medal

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

 

Honor Books for Younger Readers

Stones for Grandpa by Renee Londoner, illustrated by Martha Avilles

Rifka Takes a Bow by Betty Rosenberg Perlov, illustrated by Cosei Kawa

Honor Books for Older Readers

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past by Carol Matas

Honor Books for Teen Readers

Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati

The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki