Children’s book author Lesléa Newman on her new book “Gittel’s Journey” and the importance of having Jewish characters in children’s stories.
For all its strengths, this new Jewish children’s book relies too heavily on the undeniable value of its message.
The qualities Lola shares with her “Bubbie” are personal, not overtly cultural.
Two upcoming anthologies will chronicle Yiddish children’s literature, largely believed to be an understudied and unknown field.
A new Israeli children’s book tells the real-life story of two Gaza cats ‘rescued’ by an IDF soldier during last summer’s war. Is it using kitty cuteness to distract from the loss of human life?
For writer Adrienne Raphel the stories in the “All-of-a-Kind” series have come to feel like her own memories. She isn’t the only one.
The Association of Jewish Libraries released the list of laureates of the Sydney Taylor Book Award that honors new books for children and teens about the Jewish experience
A Holocaust parable? A celebration of polyglot Brooklyn? Josh Nathan-Kazis might be overthinking Daniel and Jill Pinkwater’s new picture book — but it’s worth reading anyway.
Daniel Pinkwater is a onetime collaborator of Terry Gilliam, a surreal YA novelist, former cult member and NPR commentator. For Josh Nathan-Kazis, he was also an obsession.
Those hoping there would be a sequel to Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” are in for a disappointment.