Picture Books

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. These Great Kids' Books Are Not Your Usual Passover Fare

    How matzah is made, Passover in turn of the centruy Argentina, and a Passover puppy--unusual Passover fare in these great stories from Apples & Honey Press

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  9. Movie Based on "The Tattooed Torah" Premiering in March

    Movie Based on "The Tattooed Torah" Premiering in March

    An entire generation of families has shared Marvell Ginsburg's book, The Tattooed Torah. Now the beloved story will be introduced to the next generation in an animated short film premiering at the Chicago Jewish Film Festival on March 8. 

    The illustrated book tells the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia. Told from a young boy's perspective, The Tattooed Torah teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption. The film is narrated by Ed Asner. The original illustrator created more than 100 new illustrations for the film in the same style as the original book.

    "We are thrilled with how the book adapted so beautifully into the film," says Beth Kopin, the author's daughter, who spearheaded the project in partnership with other family members, as well as the USC Shoah Foundation.

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  10. A Persian Princess for Purim

    A Persian Princess for Purim

    This modern Purim story "rekindles the wondrous legacy of Persian Jewry."

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