After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes
An Ezra Jack Keats exhibit at the Jewish Museum underscores the children’s book author and illustrator’s striking ambivalence about his Jewishness
Forget vampires and zombies. For meaningful meditations on attraction, power, and body, young readers should turn to that ancient Jewish monster, the golem.
The Torah and the recent hit children’s book Go the F**k to Sleep both stress the importance of being aware not only of kind words but of damning ones as well
We all love personality-based quizzes. Here’s a perfect one for the people of the book: What does your favorite Jewish children’s book say about you?
On the second annual World Read Aloud Day, consider the great educational, religious, and familial benefits to be gained from sharing stories with our children
Simms Taback, prolific children’s book author and illustrator and designer of the original McDonald’s Happy Meal, creates art that is kooky, zany, poignant, and seriously Jewish
Benno and the Night of Broken Glass, a new picture book about a cat witnessing Kristallnacht, raises the unavoidable question: Do cute kitties belong in stories about the Holocaust?
The All-of-a-Kind Family books, marking their 60th anniversary, are a classic text of becoming American. They’re also a still-moving tribute to sisterhood.
Part II: As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish books for older kids
As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish picture books
Several new books for children and young adults ask us to see the world through Palestinian kids’ eyes
A new young-adult novel tackles sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox world
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Finishing the Torah cycle, like finishing a scary children’s book, provides a much-needed sense of accomplishment
If we love adorable animals in children’s books, are we ethically obliged to raise our kids vegetarian?
Jewgrass, children’s books, and more
The best Jewish chapter books of 2009
Brooklyn Jews, says ‘Paste’
Makes a comeback, courtesy of another Canadian
The problem with portrayals of grandmothers in Jewish children’s books
An author realized all the best kids’ books were about Gentiles. So she started writing.
Artist Mark Podwal’s love affair with Prague
When girls want to know how Stacy Friedman’s bat mitzvah compares with my own, I need to be armed with answers.