Parsley at Tu B'Shevat and More!

Parsley at Tu B'Shevat and More!

Tu B’Shevat, though a minor holiday about agriculture in antiquity, has significance in today’s modern world, even though celebrating it during winter in North America requires a little bit of ingenuity. Tu B’Shevat has evolved into an opportunity to celebrate a connection to Israel while promoting environmentalism. Tu B’Shevat provides a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about the importance of a healthy planet, and their roles in carrying on the legacy of a verdant world. 

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A “Bubbe” by Any Other Name…

When I first became a grandmother I had to decide what I wanted to be called. 

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Author Inspiration with Renee Londner

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

The answer is easy, “Everywhere.”

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

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

Reader Dvorah, age 14, recently read The Six-Day Hero by Tammar Stein. 

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What Do Challah Bread and Koalas Have In Common?

What Do Challah Bread and Koalas Have In Common?

Have you ever seen a koala celebrate Shabbat?
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Six Inspiring Stories Celebrating Immigration

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. 
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Interview: Meet The Whispering Town Author Jennifer Elvgren

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

We love when young readers share their thoughts about Kar-Ben books.
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A MODEL OF LEARNING: Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva

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.
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