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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.”

Real Readers Respond: Dvorah K. Reads "Escape from Egypt"

Posted by Guest blogger on 10/1/2017
Reader Dvorah, age 14, recently read Escape from Egypt. The novel, by Eric Kimmel, is all about the adventures of a brother and sister who are transported by magic carpet to biblical times. 

Real Readers Respond: Dvorah K. Reads "The Six-Day Hero"

Posted by Guest blogger on 9/27/2017 to Israel
Reader Dvorah, age 14, recently read The Six-Day Hero by Tammar Stein. 

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?

Six Inspiring Stories Celebrating Immigration

Posted by Kar-Ben Editors on 9/14/2017 to Jewish Values
Moving from a familiar place to a new one in the hopes of a different life can be a difficult concept for children to understand. 

Real Readers Respond: Dvorah K. Reads Lily Renee, Escape Artist

Posted by Guest blogger on 8/17/2017
We love when young readers share their thoughts about Kar-Ben books.

Interview: Meet The Whispering Town Author Jennifer Elvgren

Posted by Kar-Ben Editors on 8/17/2017
In a recent piece, "How to Talk to Your Kids About Charlottesville," New York Times children’s book editor Maria Russo included Jennifer Elvgren's The Whispering Town among "children’s books about people — including kids — who helped in the fight against Nazis and against racism here in the U.S."

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.
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 Author Inspiration with Renee Londner
 Real Readers Respond: Dvorah K. Reads "Escape from Egypt"
 Real Readers Respond: Dvorah K. Reads "The Six-Day Hero"
 What Do Challah Bread and Koalas Have In Common?
 Six Inspiring Stories Celebrating Immigration

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