Lesley Simpson

I launched the Hebrew edition in Israel with Yuvi Tashome along with a photographic launch of the work of Israeli photographer Dafna Yosha

Yuvi's Candy Tree has been released in Hebrew!

The Canadian Jewish Book Awards (drumroll please) for 2012

Yuvi's Candy Tree has won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for youth literature. The reception for all award winners is June 7 at 8 p.m. at The Toronto Reference Library. You're invited! to celebrate with people of the book who love books.

Selected Works

Picture book
What happens when your wish comes true but everything goes wrong.
Yuvi's pluck helps her survive an extraordinary exodus from Ethiopia to Israel. Winner of the Media Award from Be'Chol Lashon for children's books for Jewish diversity
The Hug is the story of a hug with an identity complex.
"For innocent 6-year-olds, being Jewish is still a hopeful business. Ask Ira, star of The Shabbat Box by Lesley Simpson, illustrated by Nicole in den Bosch."
--Jerusalem Report December 2001
Naomi Levin's world turns upside down in more ways than she can imagine.

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