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
Posted: April 14, 2021|Categories: Picture Books|
"Children learn about the world through a variety of means, one of which is through stories. How can we, as educators, harness the power of stories and pictures to teach children about Israel?" writes Dr. Ofra Backenroth in an article about American Jewish education. One way, she writes, is through picture books.
"Picture books can serve as a powerful resource for teaching children in a meaningful way about Israel and can help children understand core concepts and what they mean. Most of all, stories serve as a jumping-off point for sincere and open conversation."
Here are some story books set in Israel to help bridge connections between the state and young children, perfect for discussions and activities around Yom Ha'atzma'ut
One Purim story. Two heroines.
Two brand new storybooks from Apples & Honey Press tell their sides of the story.
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.
Kids can sense all the anxiety around them. Here's a way to help them.
Indulge in fun monster talk in Jewish way.
Meshuggah Food Faces--Edible artwork for a crazy world. Who knew chopped liver, horseradish, and gefilte fish could have such rich emotional lives?
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David A. Adler
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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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.
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