Karen Rostoker-Gruber

Karen Rostoker-Gruber’s first picture book, “Rooster Can’t Cock-a-Doodle-Doo,” was published in July 2004 by Dial Books for Young Readers. Her first novelty book, “Food Fright,” was published in October 2003 by Price Stern Sloan. “Bandit, “Bandit’s Surprise,” “Tea Time,” “Ferret Fun,” “Ferret Fun in the Sun,” were all published by Marshall Cavendish. “Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match,” was published in 2015 by Behrman House. And in the spring of 2017 Behrman House is publishing “Maddie the Mitzvah Clown,” which made it onto the PJ Library List, with a first printing of 21,000 copies.

Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and was a co-chair for the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature’s One-on-One Conference. She was a guest on the Ricki Lake Show and has been promoting her books on over 62 radio shows around the country.

Rooster Can’t Cock-a-Doodle-Doo
2004 Winners! Handbook—Judy Freeman
2005 International Reading Association-Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice Award
2005 Bureau of Education and Research’s Best of the Year List
2006-2007 Nominated for the Missouri Show Me Award
2006 Dollywood Foundation selection
2007 Dollywood Foundation selection
Books Kids Will Sit Still For #3-- Judy Freeman
Once Upon a Time Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Reader’s Theater with Children in Grades preK-6—Judy Freeman

Bandit
2008 ABC Best Books for Children
2008 Best Illustrated Children’s Book—James Patterson
2009 International Reading Association-Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice Award
2009 Bureau of Education and Research’s Best of the Year List
2010-2011 Nominated for the South Carolina Book Award
2011 Appeared on Celebrity Apprentice
*Starred review—School Library Journal

Bandit’s Surprise
2011 Appeared on Celebrity Apprentice
*Starred review—School Library Journal

Ferret Fun
2012 Bureau of Education and Research’s Best of the Year List
2013-2014 Preliminarily Nominated for the Missouri Show Me Award
*Starred review—School Library Journal

Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match
2015 Bureau of Education and Research’s Best of the Year List
2015 National Jewish Book Award Finalist
2015 Winners! Handbook—Judy Freeman
2016 Winner of the Church and Synagogue Library Association Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature

 

 

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