New children’s books help parents broach a challenging subject
‘Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf,’ a new picture book about one of Santa’s helpers who learns about the traditions of Hanukkah, takes the wrong approach to educating children about the holidays
Author Meryl G. Gordon recently spoke about her Keshet award-winning book ‘The Flower Girl Wore Celery’ in Boston
Her works, like the great texts of Jewish tradition, came to life only when read aloud
A new picture book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains how a young girl who objected to injustice grew up to become the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court
A new children’s book delves into the ‘Star Trek’ star’s Jewish biography
A slew of new picture books will help parents explain the hardest subject of all
A staged adaptation of a Maurice Sendak’s classic turns my child and me into happy monsters
Can we live in a free and open society while also protecting kids from ideas that offend us?
This week on Unorthodox, Hillary’s Jewish outreach, plus Scholastic deputy general counsel Mark Seidenfeld—Harry Potter’s lawyer—and bioethicist Alice Dreger
Stories about dogs and cats and even Santa Claus make the perfect Hanukkah gift this year
There’s a movement to make children’s books more embracing of underrepresented groups. Where should Jews fit in?
The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it
The 88-year-old award-winning author wants her children’s classic back on bookshelves
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.
From picture books to graphic novels, great reads for all ages
Great Hanukkah gifts about subjects ranging from civil rights to jazz, Torah to immigration, goofy frogs to spooky goblins
Museum, executors battle over the late writer’s rare book collection
Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Lizzie Skurnick Books will publish Sydney Taylor’s classic children’s books
The actress and mother of two to publish Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein
‘The Whispering Town’ and ‘Hidden’ are among the best contributions in years to Holocaust literature for young children
The relaunched TV series can inspire children to read more about the universe. Here are some great titles to get them started.
Goosebumps writer to be honored by Horror Writers Association
Girls and women have long been relegated to domestic roles—when they’re included at all. But that may finally be changing.
The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?
From Jews in space to Bigfoot on the loose, this year’s selections take kids of all ages into new territory
Scholastic publishing house to stop shipments and reprint the image