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  1. A New Year and A Fresh Start: How One Congregation is Welcoming Back Families

    A New Year and A Fresh Start: How One Congregation is Welcoming Back Families

    Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh has a lot to celebrate this fall: it's 75th anniversary and a return to the synagogue after the pandemic. And of course, Rosh Hashanah, the new year and a season of renewal.

    The synagogue is creating Caring Bags for each member of the congregation, to be sent out before High Holidays. Among the many items included in the bags will be a hand-picked book for each adult and child. This will mark the kickoff of a year-long program that involves members reading the same book and accompaying programming around the book's theme.  

    The 8-10-year-olds at the synagogue will be receiving Once Upon an Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story, by Elana Rubinstein and published by Apples & Honey Press. This chapter book about

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  2. A Jewish Story to Help Explain Vaccines to Children

    A Jewish Story to Help Explain Vaccines to Children

    A boy goes to doctor and refuses to get his shot, convinced his toy shield can protect him from germs.

    When his father points out that his baby sister is too young for her vaccines, the boy agrees to get his shot so he won't pass diseases to her. He cries, briefly.

    The boy's name is Judah, and is feels proud to learn that his namesake, Judah Maccabee, was also a brave and strong warrior on behalf of his family and other Jews.

    Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor, by Ann D. Koffsky, is a story that offers a pathway to explaining how vaccines protect us and also the vulnerable people around us. Having a child-friendly way to broach tough subjects goes a long

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  3. Share Stories of Strong Women on International Women's Day

    This year's theme is "Choose To Challenge." These four stories feature brave women who chose to carve their own paths in the face of resistance.

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  4. Four Apples & Honey Press Authors Receive PJ Library Awards

    Four Apples & Honey Press authors received Author Incentive Awards from PJ Library.

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  5. New Stories of Courage and Defiance for Purim

    New Stories of Courage and Defiance for Purim

    One Purim story. Two heroines. 

    Two brand new storybooks from Apples & Honey Press tell their sides of the story.

     

    Esther Didn't Dream of Being Queen

    By Allison Ofanansky, Illustrated by Valentina Belloni

     

    Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, I was an orphan girl who became queen.

    No, I'm not Cinderella. My name is Esther, and my story is not a fairy tale. 

    Esther would rather dig in her garden and spend time with her cousin Mordechai than live in the big, cold palace. So when then king chooses her as queen, her new life is far from a dream come true.

    And when

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  6. Coloring and Drawing Fun for Little Ones this Hanukkah

    Coloring and Drawing Fun for Little Ones this Hanukkah

    Color all eight nights of Hanukkah with a downloadable packet from illustrator Ann D. Koffsky.

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  7. Zombies and Goblins and Golems, Oh My

    Zombies and Goblins and Golems, Oh My

    Indulge in fun monster talk in Jewish way.

     

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  8. Apples & Honey Press Submission Guidelines for Authors and Illustrators

    Thinking of submitting your work to Apples & Honey Press?

    Read on! We are delighted in your interest.  

    We publish high-quality books for children that depict contemporary, diverse Jewish life and strong Jewish values.

    Our specialty is picture books for children (ages 2-8), and we also publish board books for very young children and chapter books and graphic novels for older kids. 

    We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and art samples. 

    If you’re an author...

    What should you send?

    • The entire manuscript for the picture book (typically between 500-1000 words.) P
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  9. Meet Apples & Honey Press Authors and Illustrators

     Excuse us while this page is under construction! More information about our Apples & Honey Press Contributors is being added every day!

    David A. Adler

    Author Of Hanukkah Cookies With Sprinkles And Yom Kippur Shortstop

    David A. Adler is the author of more than 250 books for young readers,
    including the popular Cam Jansen and Young Cam Jansen series, and many books on Jewish topics.

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