What happens when two boys--one Jewish, one Muslim--play football together in Jerusalem amidst the challenging political environment that surrounds them? Friendship.
This is the story of these two boys Avi and Ahmed, along with their families, who bond together. But when Ahmed doesn't show up for Avi's birthday party, Avi assumes the worst. Their story provides hope for the reader that anything is possible when people care about each other. Written with Inas Younis, illustrated by Leti Saad. Published by Dixi Books, available for worldwide free delivery from The Book Depository.
In a synagogue, everyone plays an important role: the rabbi, the cantor, the teachers, and even the congregation. But some synagogues are lucky enough to have a candy man. Everyone loves the Candy Man at Temple Shalom, especially the kids. It’s not just because of the delicious candy that he gives out after Shabbat services, either. Mr. Sharansky is always ready to help, whether it’s reading a book during junior congregation, telling a silly joke, or just sharing a friendly smile. But when the Candy Man goes missing, Josh and Becky get to work to uncover the mystery. In the end, the kids find the Candy Man—and so much more! Order at www.jkbc.com
The story of two girls, one Muslim, one Jewish who become best friends in this fun and endearing story about the power of being yourself in spite of the challenges. Written with Inas Younis, illustrated by Isabella Russell. Published by White Bird Publications. Available from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3CNdIOk
What happens with older siblings when a child is born? Jealously--then unconditional love. Springing out of the tradition of planting a tree when a baby is born, this is a spiritual story of gratitude by an older sibling.
Published by Higher Ground Books and Media.
Before leaving to harvest tomatoes, Papi leaves Pedro in charge of his own special garden. Pedro works hard to care for his garden but will his efforts be enough to entice the rare and majestic hummingbirds to come visit? Illustrated by Jen Kostman. Published by Floricanto Press.
Also available in a Spanish edition.
Uh-oh! The animals need to go. Not just on a journey on Noah's Ark, but to the potty, too! Noah's wife, Naamah, helps each animal—owl, giraffe, monkey, raccoon, and even elephant—go potty while on the big ark. Illustrated by Abigail Thompkins, published by Kar Ben Publishing,
Little Flicker is always cheering his friends on with words of encouragement and support. But as the smallest candle in the box, why should he be chosen to be the shamash in the Hanukkah menorah? Isn’t the job of lighting all the others candles too big for him? As it turns out, it’s the size of your heart that matters, and in that department, Little Flicker is huge! Written with Rabbi Jesse Olitzky, illustrated by Jen Kostman, published by Kalaniot Books.
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