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As reported in Publishers Weekly - July 2, 2015

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What an Honor!

Author Jim Aylesworth and illustrator Barbara McClintock were honored with a 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Award for younger readers for their picture book My Grandfather's Coat (Scholastic Press). The collaborators, along with other winners, were presented with their award at a banquet held on June 23 in Silver Spring, Md. The Sydney Taylor Book Awards are given annually to children's books that convey the Jewish experience.


Jim and Barbara McClintock are interviewed by Sandra Bornstein on her blog at http://www.sandrabornstein.com/q-a-with-aylesworth-mcclintock-part-1/ February 9, 2015 by In Author Interviews, Jewish Culture in conjunction with their 2015 Syndey Taylor Award. The interview was published in two parts, with an additional entry discussing the book My Grandfather's Coat.

2015 Syndey Taylor Award

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March 2014
COCK A DOODLE DOO
Illinois Reads List for 2014


Summer 2013

If you are thinking about inviting Jim Aylesworth to your school or library please contact Jim or McBookwords to reserve a date.


Summer 2012

NEW in 2012 Meet the Author - An Iowa Summer


July 2012
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-Pop, Moo has been nominated by Midwest Books Sellers as a finalist in their favorite titles for the 2012 Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards. Check out the announcement.


April 2012
From Barbara McClintock's website regarding the progress on My Grandfather's Coat.
"Another project - a new Jim Aylsworth/Barbara McClintock venture! Jim has written a version of the old Yiddish tale,
Something out of Nothing, about a tailor who makes a coat which wears out, then a jacket, then a vest, and on and on until all that's left is.... a story.

And what a lovely interpretation of the tale; it's all about a family, and the passage of time. This is really a brilliant turn of storytelling on Jim's part, and I'm so thrilled to be involved in thinking about the pictures, and making the dummy book drawings. I'm placing the setting in rural Connecticut, where there was a large community of Jewish farmers who moved 'from the old country' as well as from parts of Brooklyn and the lower east side in the early part of the 20th century."


April 2012
Jim Aylesworth was part of the Independence, Iowa Cameo Author Series

Jim Aylesworth at Independence Iowa


December 2011 -
Watch for a forthcoming book by Jim Aylesworth, My Grandfather's Coat with illustrations by Barbara McClintock (Scholastic, forthcoming in 2014).  McClintock mentions her work on the book on her website.  In addition to this quote, visit this site and you can see her writing/illustrating studio.
From www.barbaramcclintockbooks.com:
"Another project - a new Jim Aylsworth/Barbara McClintock venture! Jim has written a version of the old Yiddish tale, "Something out of Nothing", about a tailor who makes a coat which wears out, then a jacket, then a vest, and on and on until all that's left is.... a story.

And what a lovely interpretation of the tale; it's all about a family, and the passage of time. This is really a brilliant turn of storytelling on Jim's part, and I'm so thrilled to be involved in thinking about the pictures, and making the dummy book drawings. I'm placing the setting in rural Connecticut, where there was a large community of Jewish farmers who moved 'from the old country' as well as from parts of Brooklyn and the lower east side in the early part of the 20th century. ( see - I'm slowly inching up to contemporary times in my work! ) "


November 2011 -
An interview with Jim Aylesworth was featured on the blog of Voicu Mihnea Simandan, a Bangkok writer and Journalist.  The interview is mirrored on a page on ayles.com.

October 2010 -
Jim's forthcoming book Cock-a-doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop, Pop, Moo is being illustrated by Brad Sneed.  Sneed is writing about the process as the illustrations develop.  Check out what Sneed has to say on his blog.

A Fifth  STAR
The Mitten is continues to receive rave reviews from the publishing world.   January 2010 ushered in a fifth star -- this one from the Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books.  Other starred reviews were published in Horn Book, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal.  It also received a silver Parent's Choice Award, and is listed as a Hornbook Fanfare Book for 2009

Tricky Fox

Featured in "Around the World with Tricksters" --


Grabarek, Daryl. (2009 12 1) "Around the World with Tricksters."  School Library Journal.  Online at www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6708197.html



FOUR STARS
The Mitten is receiving rave reviews from the publishing world.   Starred reviews were published in Horn Book, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal.  It also received a silver Parent's Choice Award, and is listed as a Hornbook Fanfare Book for 2009.
Our Abe Lincoln
Our  Abe Lincoln featured in the Fifty States pavilion at the National Festival of books in Washington D.C. - September 26, 2009


Jim Aylesworth

Jim Aylesworth Receives 2009 Prairie State Award
March 19, 2009
Jim received the award during the Illinois Reading Council's annual conference which took place in Springfield, IL.  Read about the event.

Author Feature
Read an article about Jim  --
 "Author Central: Jim Aylesworth--Author Storyteller Teacher" by Sharron L. McElmeel.  School Library Media Activities Monthly (November 2008) 25:3, pages 35-7.
Check your local library for this article.

Our Abe Lincoln
Featured in Library Sparks article, "In the Spotlight: Abraham Lincoln--Bicentennial 1809-2009" web resources February 2009.


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