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Monday, August 30, 2021

Get Ready For Fall reading with Kar-Ben Publishing


It's Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of the world, and Uncle Max comes for the party!
Written and illustrated by Varda Livney

PB: 978-1-72842-906-9 $7.99

Ages 1-4, Grade PreK
24 pages, 6 1/2 x 6 1/2

It's the world's birthday!

Uncle Max is coming to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of the world, with the people he loves. They watch the sun go down, eat their holiday meal, dip challah and apples into honey for a sweet year, and listen to the sound of the shofar.

It’s Rosh Hashanah, the new year, but Becca doesn’t want to try anything new!
Jane Yolen
Illus. Christine Battuz

HC: 978-1-72840-339-7 $17.99
PB: 978-1-72840-340-3 $7.99

Ages 8-11, grades 3-5
24 pages, 10 5/8 x 8 7/8

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to try something new.

Becca refuses to try any news foods, until her family persuades her that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to try something new. While dad suggests shaving off his mustache for a new look, and mom thinks she'll take up knitting as a new project, Becca decides she's ready to try something new, too!

A tale of summertime switcheroo and self-discovery among two ‘tween friends
HC: 978-1-54159-862 $17.99
PB: 978-1-54159-863-8 $9.99

Ages 8-11, Grades 3-6
264 Pages, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
A classic switcharoo.

Sydney Frankel, soon to be a sixth-grader, is looking forward to a summer of fun with her best friend, Maggie. She figures she deserves some time to herself to do what she wants before her mom delivers Sydney's new sibling in just four months. Too bad Sydney's mom has other plans for her.

Sydney's forced to take a summer course at the South Miami Community Center. She's allowed to take any class, except for what she really wants—a reading course. But when Maggie comes up with a switcheroo plan so that they can both take the classes they like, unexpected complications arise.

Which kind of Hanukkah latke will the clever, crafty cat like best?
Eric A. Kimmel
Illus. Feronia Parker-Thomas

HC: 978-1-54158-891-2 $17.99
PB: 978-1-54158-892-9 $7.99

Ages 4-8, Grades PreK-2
24 pages, 10 5/8 x 8 7/8

Which latke tastes the best?

When three Hanukkah latkes fight over which of them tastes the best, the winner is decided by the family cat. Which will he choose? The excited latkes can’t wait to find out, but perhaps they should be careful what they wish for!

An immigrant family is welcomed into their new neighborhood and a friendship blossoms
Illus. Yevgenia Nayberg

HC: 978-1-72841-571-0 $18.99
PB: 978-1-72841-572-7 $8.99

Ages 4-8, Grades PreK-2
40 pages, 9 3/4 x 9 3/4

A tale of friendship.

When Bimi’s refugee family immigrates to America and moves into Evie’s neighborhood, not everybody is welcoming. But with the help of Evie’s teddy bear, Bimi’s family becomes part of the neighborhood and Evie makes a new friend.

Bonnie LIndauer
Illus. Sofia Moore

HC: 978-1-72841-573-4 $17.99
PB: 978-1-72841-574-1 $7.99

Ages 5-10, Grades K-4
32 pages, 9 x 11

The founder of the National Council of Jewish Women.

When Hannah G. Solomon looked around Chicago, the city where she was born, she saw unfairness all around her. Many people were poor and living in terrible conditions. Immigrants from other countries struggled to survive in their new home. Hannah decided to help change that. When she grew up, she founded the National Council of Jewish Women—the first organization to unite Jewish women around the country—and fought to make life better for others, especially women and children, in Chicago and beyond.

Unusual felted artwork teaches kids to count the days of Hanukkah in a concept board book
Written and illustrated by Susan S. Novich

BB: 978-1-72840-344-1 $7.99

Ages 1-4, Grade PreK
12 pages. 6 1/2 x 6 1/2

Can you count to eight?

"Hello, Hanukkah!" says the friendly badger as he prepares to count the candles in the Hanukkah menorah. This whimsical board book features a cute and clever badger teaching counting and coloring concepts along with Hanukkah customs. 

Introducing jazzy fun klezmer music to a new generation of kids
Written and illustrated by Kyra Teis

HC: 978-1-54159-800-3 $17.99
PB: 978-1-54159-810-0 $7.99

Ages 4-8, Grades PreK-2
32 pages, 9 x 11

Connecting Old Country beginnings to a new rockin’ vibe!

When Eastern European Jewish immigrants bring their klezmer music with them to America, it takes on a rockin’ new vibe, adding elements of Jazz borrowed from its new country. In the beautifully illustrated Klezmer!, a child makes an exciting music-filled visit to her grandparents’ apartment in New York City, learning all about the evolution of this toe-tapping music genre.

Kid detective Pinky Bloom is on the case of the magical menorah 
Judy Press
Illus. Erica-Jane Waters

HC: 978-1-54157-625-4 $16.99
PB: 978-1-54157-626-1 $8.99

Ages 8-12, Grades 3-6
80 pages, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

Pinky Bloom is on the Case

Pinky Bloom, Brooklyn's greatest kid detective, takes on a new case just in time for Hanukkah. When an extremely valuable ancient Israeli coin is stolen from her synagogue, Pinky sets out to find the thief. But other strange events keep distracting her. Could they be connected to the supposedly magical menorah that her neighbor has left in her family's care? Only Pinky can get to the bottom of this—with a little help from her annoying little brother.


The Rabbi and the Reverend: Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr. and Their Fight against Silence
Audrey Ades
Illus. Chiara Fedele

HC: 978-1-54158-976-6 $17.99
PB: 978-1-54158-977-3 $7.99

Ages 4-10, Grades PreK-4
32 pages, 9 x 11

This is the story of two men—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, an immigrant from Nazi Germany—with a shared belief that remaining silent in the face of injustice was wrong.

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, he did not stand alone. He was joined by Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a refugee from Nazi Germany, who also addressed the crowd. Though Rabbi Prinz and Dr. King came from very different backgrounds, they were united by a shared belief in justice. And they knew that remaining silent in the face of injustice was wrong. Together, they spoke up and fought for a better future.

I received complimentary copies.

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