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February 16 2010 | Posted in Book Packages | Read More »

We Gave the World Moses and Bagels: Art and Wisdom of Jewish Children

David Heller
Publisher: JPS
In describing what it means to be Jewish, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once said that the Jewish people “are the track of God in the wilderness.” In We Gave the World Moses and Bagels, children ages four to twelve leave their little footprints as they describe their own uniquely Jewish journeys. A humorous [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Biographies | Read More »

Hank Greeberg: Hall-of-Fame Slugger

Ira Berkow
Publisher: JPS
Hank Greenberg had not always been so popular. Greenberg did not consider himself religious, but because he was Jewish, he was the frequent target of anti-Semetic remarks and actions. Most times he ignored the slurs, but occasionally he fought back. Hand Greenberg worked just as hard accepting his role as a Jewish [...]

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New Release Books

I painted my world, my life, all the things I loved, all the things I dreamed of, all the things I could not say in words. I painted my beloved Russia, my hometown Vitebsk, the Jewish neighborhood where I grew up, the way I saw everything as a child. During prayers he would daydream; in [...]

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Great Jews in Sports (2000 Edition)

Robert Slater
Publisher: Jonathan David
Replete with facts, figures, and statistics, Great Jews in Sports documents the contribution of Jewish athletes to the world of sports over the past two centuries. From home-run king Hank Greenberg, star of the 1930s and 1940s, to gymnast Kerri Strug, gold-medal winner at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, this new edition of [...]

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Katarina: A Novel

Kathryn Winter
Designed for older juveniles, this is the true story of a young girl whose life changes based on her tragic experiences in the Holocaust.
Available in softcover

February 16 2010 | Posted in Biographies | Read More »

Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate

A major league baseball player fluent in nine languages, an Ivy League scholar, and an attorney, Moe Berg led a life of mystery and intrigue as a top secret spy who helped the United States win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb. Moe Berg used baseball as a cover to make significant [...]

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Elie Wiesel: A Voice for Humanity

Ellen Norman Stern
Publisher: JPS
Wiesel was a young boy when he was taken to Auschwitz, and was among only 400 children who managed to survive the death camp. He has devoted his life since the war to battling injustice, and has been an ardent spokesman for other moral causes. In 1985, he was awarded the Congressional [...]

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Anne Frank: A Life in Hiding

Johanna Hurwitz
Publisher: JPS
A highly praised introduction to Anne Frank and the Holocaust, this sensitive portrait allows the reader to identify with Anne Frank and to share her isolation, hopes, and fears. This biography tells about the Frank family and their lives before World War II, the Nazi persecution of Jews, and Anne’s years in hiding.
Available [...]

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Jewish Sports Legends

Joseph Siegman
Publisher: JPS
While many great Jewish athletes are household names-Koufax, Greenberg, Spitz, and Auerbach probaby come to the minds of American Legends features profiles of famous, and not so famous, athletes, in addition to coaches, sportswriters, organizers, and other significant contributors to the world of sports.
Available in hardcover

February 16 2010 | Posted in Biographies | Read More »

Walking the Bible (Children’s Edition): An Illustrated Journey for Kids Through the Greatest Stories Ever Told

On a visit to Jerusalem, Bruce Feiler has a revelation: The stories of the Bible occurred in real places — places he could visit today. So he sets out on a perilous ten-thousand-mile journey retracing the greatest stories ever told. }From the base of Mount Ararat, where he meets a mysterious man who claims to [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

But God Remembered: Stories of Women From Creation to the Promised Land

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Bethanne Anderseon (illustrator)
Publisher: Jewish Lights
A fascinating collection of four different stories of women only briefly mentioned in biblical tradition and religious texts, but never before explored.
Award-winning author Sasso brings to life the intriguing stories of Lilith, Serach, Bityah, and the Daughters of Z, courageous and strong women from ancient tradition. All teach [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

Moses and the Angels

Ileene Smith Sobel, Mark Podwal (illustrator)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Readers both young and old will cherish this remarkable story of an unforgettable man:
Moses was a teacher, a lawgiver, a rescuer of his people. He was the only person to whom God spoke face to face. Through everything, he remained deeply humble. The story of Moses is [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

Moses in Egypt

Lynne Reid Banks
Publisher: Dreamworks
A novelisation of DreamWorks’ animated feature-film “Prince of Egypt” about the great biblical figure who led the Hebrew slaves out of the clutches of the Pharaoh and across the Red Sea to freedom. One of the most powerful stories of all time, retold to tie in with this extraordinary movie.
Available in softcover

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

In Our Image: God’s First Creatures

Nancy Sohn Swartz
Publisher: Jewish Lights
Before creating humans, God said, “Let us make humans in Our image, after Our likeness.” In this playful new twist to the Genesis story, God asks all of nature to offer gifts to humankind-with a promise that the humans would care for creation in return. Then, woman and man were formed [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

Adam And Eve And The Garden Of Eden

At the very beginning of the world the earth was a dry and dusty place, where nothing could live and nothing could grow. So God made a mist which watered the ground all over. Then with his great hands, he formed the first man out of the clay of the newly watered earth. Jane Ray’s [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

The Seven Species: Stories and Recipes Inspired by the Foods of the Bible Matt Biers-Ariel, Tama Goodman (illustrator)

Publisher: UAHC Press
Rediscover the land of our ancestors through the products of the field!
For Adonai your God is bringing you into a good land… a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey.
Deuteronomy 8:7-8
The Bible mentions these seven species of food as the indigenous [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

The 11th Commandment

Publisher: Jewish Lights
“If there were an Eleventh Commandment, what would it be?”
Children of many religious denominations across America answer this question-in their own drawings and words-in The 11th Commandment. This full-color collection of “Eleventh Commandments” reveals kids’ ideas about how people should respond to God.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

The Illustrated Jewish Bible for Children

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

Tasty Bible Stories: A Menu of Tales & Matching Recipes

Tami Lehman-Wilzig, Katherine Janus Kahn (illustrator)
64 Pages, 8 3/8 x 10½, Ages 7 & Up, Grades 2 & Up
Enjoy food fit for the kings and queens of Israel with an innovative mix of Bible stories related to food and the recipes they inspire-from Adam and Eve’s apples, to Noah’s grapes and Queen Esther’s feast.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bible/Torah | Read More »

Five Alive - My Yom Tov Five Senses - Dina Rosenfeld, Tova Leff (illustrator)

By using their sense of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch, the lively children in this book can always figure out which Jewish holiday has arrived.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bedtime Stories | Read More »

Ten Traditional Jewish Children’s Stories

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Ten Traditional Jewish Children’s Stories
Gloria Goldreich, Jeffrey Allon (illustrator)
Publisher: Pitspopany Press
From the Golem to The Wise Men of Chelm, these stories capture the essence of a time when young and old knew how to talk to God.
Available in softcover

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bedtime Stories | Read More »

Megillah Illustrated Youth Edition

Rabbi Nosson Scherman
The Book of Esther with a page-by-page synopsis to help children follow the narrative; the blessings, and laws of Purim. Illustrated by Michael Horen.
Available in hardcover and softcover

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bedtime Stories | Read More »

The Best Call Of All

Can you imagine what it will be like when that long-awaited day finally arrives? Step into the shoes of a young child as he experiences the excitement and wonder of a new world, transformed by the arrival of Moshiach.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bedtime Stories | Read More »

More Jewish Bedtime Stories

Shmuel Blitz
Mommy, more stories — please!†Many a mother (and father) has heard this plea from children who have listened to A Treasury of Jewish Bedtime Stories over and over again. There is no shortage of storytellers, but few have mastered the craft as well as Shmuel Blitz and his great illustrator Liat Binyamini Ariel. [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bedtime Stories | Read More »

Big Momma Makes the World

Big Mamma, with a baby on her hip and laundry piling up, makes the world and everything in it and, at the end of the sixth day, tells the people she has made that they must take care her creation.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bedtime Stories | Read More »

Bedtime Stories Of Jewish Values

Shmuel Blitz
Honesty, loyalty, piety, generosity, faith — there is a long list of virtues that parents and teachers long to inculcate in their children. Textbooks cannot do it. Preaching often fails. Example is hard to find.
Stories are often the best tool. What can be more enjoyable than a good story, and what can be more [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Bedtime Stories | Read More »