Picture Books

  1. Stories Help Children Cope with Stress and Grief

    French Toast Sundays can jumpstart a conversation with children who may be experiencing the overwhelming emotions of losing someone they know.

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  2. Introduce Young Children to Israel with 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

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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. 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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  5. The Perfect Hanukkah Children's Book for Today's Anxious Times

    The Perfect Hanukkah Children's Book for Today's Anxious Times

    Kids can sense all the anxiety around them. Here's a way to help them.

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  6. 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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  7. Need a Little Laughter? Some Meshuggah Food Faces Can Help.

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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 very young children (2-4) and slightly older children (3-8), but we also publish chapter books, board 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.) Please i
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  10. New Children's Books Perfect for Right Now

    A new batch of children's books address children's fears, the challenges of getting along when stuck at home, and how to calm our minds.

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