Kids’ Books That Matter: Lashon Hara/Gossiping

Learn about great books for kids that deal with gossip and why not to do it.

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Lessons from ‘My Basmati Bat Mitzvah’

I don’t normally read books written for middle schoolers, but I was in the children’s section of my local library picking up a book for my daughter the other day when I noticed a book with a bright yellow cover with a pretty Indian girl entitled My Basmati Bat Mitzvah, written by Paula J. Freedman, […]

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Remember the Days of Old – Zachor/Remembrance

Children’s book recommendations relating to the value of remembrance.

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Tikkun Olam Ted and the Importance of Small Steps

My family is one of the many families who benefits from the amazing PJ Library, an extraordinary program that mails free Jewish books and music to 125,000 homes throughout the country. Ruthie enjoyed the program for three years, and last year Chaya got her very own subscription. It is a real gift to have colorful, […]

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Expand & Embellish the Story – Passover

Discover the best new Passover books for kids as well as Haggadahs for all ages!

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The Challenge of Sharing The Bible with Younger Kids

In 2003 (five years before I had kids), I read about a project that drew me in for the ways it combined my love of storytelling, my nostalgia for the toys of my youth, and my general admiration for out-of-the-box creativity.  A guy named Brendan Powell Smith had started a website, and then a series […]

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Kids’ Books that Matter: A November Dilemma: Hanukkah + Thanksgiving!

Book recommendations for Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, which fall at the same time this year.

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