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When a Rabbi Writes a Potty-Training Book

Posted by Kar-Ben Editors on 8/7/2018 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky has held many leadership positions in Jewish organizations.

He has written over 70 books and hundreds of articles

Yet, despite his many accomplishments, Rabbi Olitzky says that his latest project might be the most exciting of his career so far: writing a potty-training book with a Jewish bent. Where's the Potty On This Ark? is a whimsical retelling of the Noah's ark story. 

Cave Diving Expert Chris Nicola on the Thai Soccer Team Rescue

Posted by Kar-Ben on 7/10/2018 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Mazel tov on the rescue of the young soccer players, and thanks to their intrepid team of divers! The world breathes a collective sigh of relief this morning as the twelfth boy and their coach have been safely rescued from a Thai cave after more than two weeks of being trapped. 

Congrats to author Tzivia MacLeod, 2018 Crystal Kite Winner!

Posted by on 6/1/2018 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
Given to fifteen books that represent excellence in the field of children’s literature, the Crystal Kites Awards are peer-selected, voted on by SCBWI members from local regions. Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod was recognized by her fellow authors in the Middle East/India/Asia region with the award. Read about the awards here.

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.
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