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An Author’s Strange Experience

Posted by Anna Ciddor, author of The Family with Two Front Doors on 1/10/2018 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
It was a strange experience writing and researching a book about my own grandmother, and I wondered what it was like for members of my family to read it. This month, when The Family with Two Front Doors was published in the United States, I asked my cousin, Adina (who lives in New York), what she thought. 

A “Bubbe” by Any Other Name…

Posted by Kar-Ben Author Judy Press on 12/26/2017 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
When I first became a grandmother I had to decide what I wanted to be called. 

Author Inspiration with Renee Londner

Posted by Kar-Ben Editors on 11/15/2017 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author

As an author, one of the questions I’m frequently asked is, “Where do you get your ideas from?”

The answer is easy, “Everywhere.”

What Do Challah Bread and Koalas Have In Common?

Posted by Kar-Ben Editors on 9/26/2017 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Have you ever seen a koala celebrate Shabbat?

A MODEL OF LEARNING: Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva

Posted by by Jacqueline Jules on 7/31/2017 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
To read, the mind must make meaning from symbols. The letter “A” represents a particular sound. That sound combines with other sounds to become a word. The process is not easy, and for many children, reading must be broken down into discrete parts before it can be mastered.

Interview: A Hanukkah with Mazel Author Joel Stein

Posted by Kar-Ben Editors on 12/14/2016 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Get to know Joel Stein, author of A Hanukkah with Mazel. Learn what inspired his sweet Hanukkah story about a stray cat and friendship.

The True Story of Nonna

Posted by Karen Fisman on 11/30/2015 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Karen Fisman is the author of Nonna's Hanukkah Surprise. Below, she shares the story of the Nonna who inspired her interfaith Hanukkah story.

Our Favorite New Hanukkah Pup

Posted by Ellen Fischer on 12/11/2014 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Although he has trouble learning the house rules and gets into all sorts of hi-jinks, Latke is one Lucky Dog! Told from the pup’s point of view, this sweet Hanukkah story for little ones is a great addition to Kar-Ben’s Hanukkah collection.

A Gorilla Buys Hanukkah Presents

Posted by Jane Sutton on 10/24/2013 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
It's hard to pick the perfect gift, and Esther the Gorilla's choices seem all wrong at first. But it all gets sorted out when she invites her animal friends to a joyful Hanukkah party. 
Welcome to Kar-Ben's blog, a place for ideas and activities to inspire, entertain and educate young readers and their families. 

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 A “Bubbe” by Any Other Name…
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