Kindness to Animals: Moses and the Runaway Lamb
Posted by Jacqueline Jules on 3/20/2023 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Children have a natural fondness for animals. The simple sight of a waddling duck at a pond can elicit hand-clapping glee in a preschooler. Puppies are much more than pets, they are treasured childhood friends. Children find comfort in loving
Behind the Scenes: The Book of Secrets part 1
Miriam at the River Blog #4: Miriam's Water
Miriam at the River Blog #3: Miriam to Moses
I am the older sister, of a boy four years younger. My brother Steven. Steve. Stevie. Steve Yolen who lives in Brazil.
So the story of Miriam resonates for me--that oldest sister, a seeress/author, a musician, a leader of her people who both works for and sometimes defies the Lord....
Miriam at the River Blog #2: Miriam at the River
Miriam at the River Blog #1: Miriam Weeps
Quite a few readers notice that the majority of my picture books read like poems. Even if they don’t rhyme. They use all the trappings of poetry: lyricism, metaphor, simile, rhythm, internal rhymes, alliteration, etc.
This is not happenstance nor mere chance. I wrote my first poem (rhymed though not particularly well rhymed) in first grade. (I was kindergarten age but as I had been reading since three years old, my parents and teachers decided I should be skipped ahead.
When a Rabbi Writes a Potty-Training Book
Guest Review: The World Needs Beautiful Things
This book is set in ancient Egypt. Let me set the scene for you: a marvelous boy filled with curiosity and optimism is enamored by every single thing that catches his eye. He finds beauty in all things. This boy, Bezalel, turns out to be, with other Israelites under Egyptian rule, a slave. However, his genuine curiosity and appreciating for all things--mostly forgotten things--is refreshing. His clinging to his ‘beautiful things box’ definitely hits home.