Not So Fast, Max: A Rosh Hashanah Visit With Grandma (Kalaniot Books)

Not So Fast, Max: A Rosh Hashanah Visit With Grandma by Annette Schottenfeld tells the story of Max and Emily’s grandma who comes to visit from Israel for a Rosh Hashanah visit. When Savta, comes to visit, she brings with her the tradition of making caramel apples. However, this year grandma has a surprise up her sleeves.

Max wanted to hurry and get the caramel apples started but he begins to learn that sometimes new traditions can be worth the wait.

Two easy to follow and child friendly recipes are included in the book. These make terrific projects for collaboration and an opportunity to make your own new tradition.

About the author: Annette Schottenfield is an author, registered dietitian, and expert baker. She would take her children apple picking each fall and create delicious apple recipes.

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Soosie The Horse That Saved Shabbat by Tami Lehman-Wilzig – KALANIOT BOOKS

Soosie The Horse That Saved Shabbat byTami Lehman-Wilzig tells the story of a horse, Soosie, and his owner, Jacob, and how every Shabbat they set out to deliver Ezra’s and Esther’s delicious challahs to their Jerusalem neighbors. But what happens when Jacob is sick? Will everyone get their challah in time for Shabbat?

About the Author: Tami Lehman-Wilzig, was inspired to create Soosie by the true story from the early days of Angel’s Bakery, currently the largest commercial bakery in Israel. Tami is an American-Israeli living in Kfar Saba, Israel, whose books have received awards and honorable mentions from the New York State Charlotte Award, the International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Award, the Jewish Book Council’s Sydney Taylor Award, the San Francisco Green Book Festival, and the Anti-Defamation League. Her books have been translated into Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

Menahem Halberstadt’s quirky and diverse Jerusalem neighbors will delight readers young and old. He is a children’s book illustrator and editorial cartoonist, and has published dozens of picture books, most recently the well-received A Basket Full of Figs by Ori Elon. Menahem lives in Israel with his wife and sweet children.


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Let’s Learn About Chemistry by Stephanie Ryan, PhD

Stephanie Ryan’s new book, Let’s Learn About Chemistry, makes teaching kids science at home fun for both the parent and the child.

Her new book is for kids ages zero to seven and aims to teach them about chemistry in their everyday lives. Throughout the book, kids will play a series of   educational games like “Which of these is not like the other” and “Same or Different” while learning about chemistry subjects like mixtures, symbols, and levels— while having fun! 

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The Princess and The Mirror by Isabel Cintra

When the desire for extreme beauty tries to overcome love and vanity becomes the most precious asset, a sweet and very wise fairy appears to turn everything into harmony again. A beautiful fairy tale about kings, queens, princesses, with lots of magic and so much to teach us!

For kids ages six to twelve, The Princess and The Mirror, not only give children of color an opportunity to see themselves in stories but also helps broaden the perspective of all children by fostering children’s sense of empathy and connection with characters who might look different from themselves. Teaching all children they can find their “happily ever after”

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Daniel’s Dreams: Monster Mountain by Leanne Brown is the story of a boy named Daniel who is feeling worried, he must do something at school that he finds difficult, but when he meets Dex and is taken to the magical world of Monster Mountain, Daniel finds the tools he needs to cope. He notices that some of the monsters are just as worried as he is. When it comes to the big Day at school; will Daniel be able to keep his cool?

Daniel’s Dreams, is a beautiful story about a young boy, Daniel, who is shy, kind and tends to worry about things that happen in his life. It’s his dreams that he enjoys for when he goes to sleep at night, his dreams take him on magical adventures where he meets new people and goes to new places. Then one night Daniel meets Dex, who suddenly appears in his bedroom. Dex takes Daniel to a truly magical place called Monster Mountain. Daniel notices that every thing he meets there is very unique. And while there he notices someone who really needs his help. As he helps his friend Daniel begins to learn how to help himself. The ideas behind this book are to raise awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illnesses in children. The underlying story will offer strategies to cope and show symptoms that can be identifiable to both children and parents. However, there is a lovely story that can be enjoyed without having to focus on the mental wellbeing and illness.