November 19, 2022

Elana interviewed by Deborah Kalb Books about A Donut in Time

November 2022

A Story Prefaced by Hadassah (Elana featured in Hadassah magazine) 

October 31, 2022

 Jewish Books for Kids interview about A Donut in Time

October 24, 2022

Donut in Time featured on SLJ's article: 6 Hanukkah Books for Young Readers

September 1, 2022

School Library Journal Reviews A Donut in Time 

"A sweet story celebrating Jewish culture and sprinkled with a little bit of magic." 

 

September 20, 2021

Jewish Book Council Reviews Starlight Soup

"An amus­ing mid­dle grade chap­ter book with like­able char­ac­ters and an acces­si­ble for­mat, Starlight Soup deliv­ers a clear mes­sage about friend­ship, trust, Jew­ish tra­di­tion, and sen­si­tiv­i­ty to those who share one’s world. In short, Starlight Soup sparkles."

September 9, 2021

Sydney Taylor Shmooze Reviews Starlight Soup

"A girl with a super-sniffer nose, her loving Jewish family who own a restaurant, and her friend whose family own a rival restaurant -- this magical Sukkot tale is pure delight!" 

September 1, 2021

Elana Featured in Baltimore Jewish Times 

August 31, 2021

Jewish Telegraph Agency Reviews Starlight Soup

"Just in time for Sukkot, Saralee Siegel is back in a chapter-book series about the endearing, spunky school-age girl whose magical sense of smell saves the day." 

August 29, 2021

The Conscious Kid Highlights Apple Cake as Part of Rosh Hashanah Book Collection

June 16, 2021

Kirkus Reviews Starlight Soup 

"A touch of creative magic tempered by love and kindness. Welcome back, Saralee."

April 27, 2021

Elana on PJ Library Panel-Breaking Through to the Other Side: Becoming a Published Author

 

February 10, 2021  

Starlight Soup Receives PJ Library Award

February 7, 2020

Apple Cake Named National Jewish Book Award Finalist

January 14, 2020

Apple Cake Makes Tablet List

"Fast paced, easy to read, over-the-top, and tasty."

October 2, 2019

Jewish Journal Review of Once Upon an Apple Cake

"This funny and well-plotted story with delightful characters and amusing line-drawn illustrations is a perfect holiday tale for early chapter book readers."

September 17, 2019

Jewish Book Council Reviews Once Upon an Apple Cake

"The busy Siegels each have a con­sis­tent and well-drawn per­son­al­i­ty, as well as hav­ing some sil­ly traits, and show­ing a grand­moth­er with demen­tia. They share joy, laugh­ter, and love, along with an appre­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish foods and hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions all around the din­ing table."

September 4, 2019

Jewish Telegraph Agency Highlights Once Upon an Apple Cake 

 

June 12, 2019

Kirkus Reviews Once Upon an Apple Cake 

"A bit of magic and a happy ending make for a sweet New Year story. Delightful."