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Mirik Snir

Mirik Snir was born in 1948 at Kibbutz Kfar Giladi in the Upper Galilee to one of the earliest immigrant families to come to pre-state Israel. Snir holds a degree in Early Childhood Teaching and Special Education from Oranim College. She worked for many years as a teacher and later assumed other positions in the field of education. Today she writes and meets with parents, teachers and kindergarten teachers to discuss educational issues. Snir has published around 80 books and cassettes for young children, parents and educators. She won the Prime Ministers Award for Hebrew Writers in 2004.                                                                                                                                                      
Mirik Snir

Books Published in Hebrew

Wheels (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1982; Yessod (board bk), 2014 [Galgalim]
A Nail Story (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Maʹase Be-Masmerim]
At My Home (children-picture bk), Shva, 1984; board bk: Yessod, 2011 [Ba-Bayit Sheli]
Poems for Infants and Toddlers (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985; board bk: 2008 [Ktanei Ktanim]
Thereʹs a Mouse in the House (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1985 [Yesh Achbar Ba-Bayit]
A Girl Once Said (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Yalda Achat Amra]
Butterfly (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Parpar]
A Rabbit and a Cat Are Going on a Trip (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Sipur Al Tiyul Shel Arnav Ve-Chatul]
A Gag about an Egg (children-picture bk), Shva, 1986; Yessod, 2010 [Ha-Halatza Im Ha-Beitza]
A Bag Tale (children-picture bk), Shva, 1987; Yessod, 2009 [Maʹase Be-Sakit]
Little Ones (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988 [Ktantanim]
For Big Small Ones (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1991 [Li-Ktanim Gdolim]
Meeting a Lion (children-picture bk), Shva/ Sifriat Maariv, 1991 [Im Pitʹom Efgosh Arye]
Lee and the Sea (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1992; board bk: 2006 [Miriam Ve-Ha-Yam]
Cow and Butterfly (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Para Parpara]
Amos Has a Bottle and a Cup (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993; board bk: 2010 [Amos Bakbuk Ve-Chos]
Whatʹs the Story About? (children-picture bk), Modan, 1993 [Al Ma Ha-Sipur?]
Everybody Says Shalom (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Kulam Omrim Shalom]
Yoash Honey Head (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Yoash Rosh Dvash]
Good Fresh Salad (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Salat-Tov-Tari]
A Flower on the Lawn (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ba-Deshe Yesh Perach]
Iʹm Colouring a Cloud (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Ani Tzovaʹat Anan]
Grandma Lea (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Savta Lea]
No, I donʹt (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Lo Rotza]
I Have Lost a Fly (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Leʹibud Halach Li Zvuv]
A Mountain of Ice Cream (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Har Glida]
Kach, Pach, Trach! (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Kach, Pach, Trach!]
A Yellow Dream (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Chalom Tzahov]
Gilʹs Dog (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Ha-Kelev Shel Gil]
Hilla Is Sick (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Hilla Chola]
I Went for a Walk (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997; board bk: 2009 [Yatzati Letayel]
Grandpa Efraim (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Saba Efraim]
In My Family (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Ba-Mishpacha Sheli]
No Dishes in the Sink (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Ein Kelim Ba-Kiyor]
A Store of Patience (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997; Yessod, 2010 [Al Savta Ve-Saba Shel Haya Ve-Haim Ve-Al Ma She-Kara Bi-Menuchat Tzohorayim; later: Chanut Shel Savlanut]
Nothing at All (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997; Yessod, 2010 [Shum Davar]
Bug Bear Night (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Layla Dov]
Sweet Little Cat [Ora] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999; Yessod, 2011 [Ora; later: Chatul Katan Matok]
Just a Curtain (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Stam Vilon]
Turtle (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Tzav]
Why the Sky Is White? (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Lama Ha-Shamayim Levanim?]
Birthday (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Yom Huledet]
Clothes with Pockets (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Beged Im Kisim]
Cardboard Box (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Kufsat Karton]
A Story on a Stage (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Sipur Al Bama]
A Short Tale of a Fingernail (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Maʹase Katan Be-Zeret]
Iʹve Got a Song [series: 10 booklets] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Yesh Li Shir]
Why Am I Tired Every Night? (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Lama Kol Lyla Ani Ayefa?]
I Have Bicycles (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Yesh Li Ofanayim]
Noa and Erez (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Noa Ve-Erez]
Puff (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Puff]
The World Turned Around Me (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Histovev Li Ha-Olam]
Very Happy (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Sameʹach Ve-Tov Lev]
Sandcastle (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Armon Chol]
What Have You Done Today? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2003 [Me Asita Hayom?]
A Sea in Jerusalem (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003; Yessod, 2010 [Yesh Yam Bi-Yerushalayim]
Or and His Shadow (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Or Ve-Tzel]
Whistle! (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004; Yessod, 2010 [Shrok Itai!; later: Shrok!]
Striped Coat [with Carmit Giladi-Pollard] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Ktonet-Pasim]
A Fire Engine Is... an Elephant? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2004 [Kabaʹit Hi... Pil?]
Whatʹs in the World? (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006 [Ma Yesh Ba-Olam?]
Carrot Cake (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2007 [Ugat Gezer]
The Amakakot Big Book (children), Notssa, 2007 [Sefer Ha-Amakakot Ha-Gadol (Ha-Rishon)]
Small Rimes in a Big Book (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Sefer Gadol Im Shirim Ktanim]
How Does the Moon Go? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2007 [Eich Ha-Yareʹach Noseʹa?]
The Princess Filly (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Ha-Syacha Ha-Nesicha]
Charlie and Dodo [series: 6 books] (children-picture bk), Clasikaletet, 2008 [Charlie Ve-Dodo]
The Green Mountain (children), Yesod, 2009 [Ha-Har Ha-Yarok]
When I First Held You (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2009 [Be-Yom Huladetcha]
A Story Is Looking for an Illustrator (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2010 [Heichan Yeshenim Kulam?: Sipur Mechapes Iyur]
Ofekʹs Train (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2011 [Ofek Hu Katar]
Dili (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2012 [Dili]
Dream Land (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2012 [Eretz Ha-Chalomot]
How Are Babies Made? (children-picture-bk), Yessod, 2012 [Eich Osim Yeladim]
A Baby Grows in a Garden (children-board bk), Kinneret, 2015 [Ha-Yeled Gadel Be-Atzitz]
Hip-Hopotam (children-board bk), Kinneret, 2015 [Hip Hop Po Tam]

Books in Translation

A Rabbit and a Cat Are Going on a Trip
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987

Lee and the Sea
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998; Haifa, Merkaz adab al Atfal al-Arabi fi Israel, 1998

Arabic: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1997; Kafr Qara, Dar al-Huda, 1999

When I First Held You
English: Minneapolis, Kar-Ben, 2009

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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