The Sydney Taylor Book Award "honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience." This award is named for Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series.
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers:
Gathering Sparks by Howard Schwartz, illustrated by Kristina Swarner
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Older Readers:
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Teen Readers:
The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
All the honor books and notable titles are available online.