Picture Books

  1. The Wonder of Creation – Through Color

    The Wonder of Creation – Through Color
    How can you help children stop and notice – the sun, the leaves, the flowers and so much more – and appreciate where they all came from?
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  2. Help Children Conquer Their Fear to Protect Themselves – and Others

    Help Children Conquer Their Fear to Protect Themselves – and Others

    Recent measles outbreaks serve as reminders that each of us can help fight this highly contagious disease. Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor is a way to help young children understand that they can protect themselves and others.

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  3. Welcome Purim and Passover with 4 Themed Storybooks

    Welcome Purim and Passover with 4 Themed Storybooks
    Add some color to the holidays with these entertaining storybooks.
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  4. Power Up Your Classroom with Award-Winning Storybooks

    Power Up Your Classroom with Award-Winning Storybooks
    Celebrate Jewish holidays, heritage, and history with these winning storybooks from Apples & Honey Press.
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  5. Greet Hanukkah with 10 Holiday-Themed Children's Books

    Greet Hanukkah with 10 Holiday-Themed Children's Books
    Bring the spirit of Hanukkah into your home or classroom with our collection of children’s books.
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  6. Meet Author Karen Rostoker-Gruber

    Meet Author Karen Rostoker-Gruber
    Join Karen Rostoker-Gruber, author of Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match, on her book tour.
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  7. 5 New Apples & Honey Press Books for the Fall Season

    5 New Apples & Honey Press Books for the Fall Season
    Bring the family or your classroom together with our latest children’s books from Apples & Honey Press.
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  8. Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with 9 Titles Starring Jewish Girls

    Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with 9 Titles Starring Jewish Girls
    October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child. Apples & Honey Press has a wide range of stories to share year-round with female characters front and center.
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  9. How to Use Storybooks These High Holidays

    Children love listening to stories. Whether they’re family stories told around the table, or books read aloud before bedtime or in a group with peers, stories are powerful ways of communication for young people.

    Ann Koffsky, an editor at Apples & Honey Press, points out that “our Jewish tradition is full of stories. It starts with the Torah and continues with the Aggadah and Midrashim in the Talmud.” Storytelling is also part of our more modern tradition with the Haggadah on Passover and the stories of Chassidic masters, like the Baal Shem Tov and Rebbe Nachman.

    In The Secret of Happy Families, author Bruce Feiler describes research findings that “knowing stories of their family and the history of their family is best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness.” When we tell our children the traditional stories that have been handed down to us from generation to generation, we are not just transmitting a code of behavior

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  10. Using Color to Show Emotion: An Illustrator Q&A

    Using Color to Show Emotion: An Illustrator Q&A

     Maddie the Mitzvah Clown, a new story from Apples & Honey Press, uses cheerful illustrations that evolve from black and white to full, exuberant color. 

     Maddie discovers her confidence when she decides to become a mitzvah clown to bring smiles to the faces of Grandma and her friends. Written by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, the story begins with Maddie watching Giggles the mitzvah clown entertain seniors and moves to Maddie donning a red nose, choosing a costume and learning to make balloon animals so she can do the same.

    Illustrator Christine Grove describes the creative process of bringing Maddie to li
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