Save the Dates!

As we wrap up our second year of reviewing Jewish books for children and teens on The Sydney Taylor Shmooze, we are excitedly looking forward to choosing our Mock award winners! Here's what you can expect, and how you can be a part of it. Start thinking about your favorite books of the year!

  • We will continue posting book reviews for eligible titles published in 2021 through the end of the December, 2021.
  • Sunday-Friday January 2-7, 2022 Voting Round 1. Anyone may vote (except for current members of AJL's Sydney Taylor Book Award committee). Voters may select one favorite title in each of three categories (Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult). Every book reviewed on the blog this year will be on the ballot.
  • Sunday-Friday January 9-14, 2022 Voting Round 2. The top books that scored highest in Round 1 will be on the second ballot, again in three categories.
  • Thursday January 20, 2022 Mock Winners and Mock Honor Books will be announced!
  • Monday January 24, 2022 The Real Sydney Taylor Book Award winners, honors, and notable books will be announced at ALA's Youth Media Awards!
  • February 2022 A Real Award blog tour will showcase the Real Winners.