Jane Breskin Zalben

author / artist / illustrator


Beni is Back!
Beni is all grown up in his latest book, Beni's Tiny Tales,
which hits book stores on August 8, 2023.
Find out what he's been up to, as well as the whole
bear family!

Featured Story Coming in ALA Magazine:
I will be featured in the ALA Magazine
Children & Libraries Fall issue in September, 2023.
Check out a Q&A article about Beni's Tiny Tales and my career.

Upcoming Events

Event: Beni's Tiny Tales: A Family Event

Location: Bryant Library
Time/Date: Thursday, September 14 at 5:30pm

More Info: Come for a family reading, and a demo on how to make a picture book.

Event: Writers Workshop

Location: Port Washington Public Library
Time/Date: Wednesdays; October 18 and 25, November 1, 2023; 6pm-8pm

More Info: An adult-focused session on how to write picture books, non-fiction and novels.
An insider look at the publishing industry... Want to know how to
get a book published? Then this is the workshop for you!

Event: Art Exhibit for Beni's Tiny Tales: Illustrations and Paintings

Location: Port Washington Public Library
Time/Date: November 2 through December 28, 2023

More Info: Reception held Sunday, November 19 from 2pm to 4pm

Event: Telling Tales & Painting Pictures: Writing and Illustrating Jewish Children's Books

Location: Eric Carle Museum
Time/Date: November 12, 2023 at Noon

More Info: A Panel Discussion with
Jane Breskin Zalben
Jane Yolen
Rich Michelson
Christy Ottaviano
Moderated by Heidi Stemple

Event: Gallery Showing

Location: The Richard Michelson Gallery
Time/Date: November 12, 2023 at 4pm

More Info: Gallery showing with party to follow.

Event: Painting Pictures and Telling Tales: Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books

Location: Port Washington Public Library
Time/Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm

More Info: A Panel Discussion with
Leonard Marcus
Jane Breskin Zalben
Erica Rand Silverman
Eileen Robinson
Moderated by Marvin Terban

Autograph sessions to follow.

Past Events

Event: Children's Book Publishing in the 21st Century: A Literary Salon

Location: New York Public Library, Main Branch, Manhattan
Time/Date: Sunday, December 6, 2014

More Info: Speakers included:
Neal Porter, editor, Neal Porter Books at Roaring Brook Press
Susan Roth, artist
Leonard S. Marcus, children’s literature historian
Caroline Ward, librarian, Ferguson Library, Stamford, Ct.
Laurent Linn, art director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
and Elizabeth Harding, v-p, Curtis Brown Ltd.

Moderated by Jane Breskin Zalben
Hosted by Betsy Bird

Check out a Publishers Weekly spotlight on the event by clicking here.

Event: 30th Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition

Location: New York Public Library, Main Branch, Brooklyn
Time/Date: May 20, 2016

More Info: I was the keynote speaker at this event.