On July 19th
, scbwi Israel
hosted Judye Groner, editor of Kar-Ben books from the U.S.A.
40 people showed up for the event, held at the Comics Museum of Holon. The audience included children book authors, illustrators and publishers.
Judye told us about Kar-Ben books, which publishes children books with Jewish themes. She also gave an interesting overview of the Jewish book market in the U.S.A and how it has changed over the years. Judye gave many examples for stories and books Kar-Ben published to give us a clear picture of the type of books they are looking for. By the end of her talk Judye answered questions, and took manuscript submissions and illustration samples from attendees.
Scbwi Israel thanks Judye for her interesting talk and hopes many beautiful children books will result from this event…
Here are some photos from the event, taken by our scbwi member, the illustrator Liat Aluf.