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Mitzvot, A Jewish Home, Kosher Rules, Explaining God to Children, Ethics, and Morality

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I Know God Is Near

(Board Book)

By Dian Curtis Regan and Susan Mitchell
Camping under the trees while the stars shine bright on a summer night, sing a song and say a prayer. Wherever you are, you'll know that God is near!

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The Living Letters

By Lieba Rudolph
The letters in the prayerbook come to life and begin their journey to God. But will they have the strength to make such a long trip? This depends on the children who are saying them. Illustrated in Disney-like color to depict just how precious the prayers of children are to God. Sure to become a family favorite.

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What Does Being Jewish Mean?:
Read-Aloud Responses to Questions Children Ask about History, Culture, and Religion

by Rabbi E.B. Freedman, Jan Greenberg, and Karen A. Katz
This helpful reference provides ready answers to more than 180 questions Jewish children most frequently ask about their faith. It covers not only the basics of Jewish belief, custom, and practice but also the kinds of questions that arise from the magical way that children view the world, such as "Will the Messiah have superpowers like Batman or Superman?" or "Why don't the kinds of miracles in the Bible happen today?" If also addresses the knotty philosophical questions that often leave parents stumped for quick and appropriate responses.

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My Blessings for Food

By Meir Zlotowitz
The ideal "table book" for children contains Bircas HaMazon with simplified translation and blessings for all foods. Illustrated in full color by Michael Horen. Sturdy, stain-resistant cover.

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Are Pigeons Kosher?
Zany collection of Doodleland cartoons celebrating daily Jewish life, holidays, and traditions as only the Doodle Family can.

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Moshe's Adventures in Brachaland

By Itamar Marcus
A young boy gets taken through Brachaland and in the process learns about Jewish life.

Great Mitzvah Fair
A fantasy fair, featuring a flying Seder plate, a slide shaped like a giant mezuzah, and other aspects of Jewish culture, brings delight to a town and then moves on.

The Yarmulke, Kippah, Coppel Book
Whatever you call it in your home, the traditional Jewish headcovering is a way of acknowledging that Someone is above us all. Throughout the day and around the year, the child in this story is proud to have his yarmulke, kippah, coppel right where it belongs! Detailed, whimsical artwork will fascinate preschoolers.

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Modeh Ani Means Thank You
After telling how the first thing they say each morning is Modeh Ani, which means "Thank You, Hashem," two young children list some of the many things for which they feel thankful, including a nice house to live in, toys, books, the beauty of nature, their parents and grandparents, and being part of the Jewish people.

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My Jewish Days of the Week

By Dvora Waysman
The days of the week are filled with school, chores and fun . . .but the characters in this book know exactly which day they love the most. Exciting illustrations and clever rhymes help teach preschoolers the days of the week and the joy of Shabbos.

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My Jewish Days Of The Week is a fun-filled, day-by-day journey through the week. Beginning with a family Sunday spent in the garden, a busy Monday spent at school, and ending with Thursday grocery shopping and Friday cooking and cleaning -- all in preparation for ushering in and observing Shabbos. Catchy rhymes and old-world illustrations portray everyday life as a joyous adventure for young children. Melanie Schmidt's illustrations wonderful showcase Dvora Waysman entertaining text which is enhanced with a glossary explaining words that may be unfamiliar to a young reader, and a beautiful chart at the end of the book reviewing all the days of the week in both English and Hebrew. Highly recommended!

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The Beadle

By Shmuel Marcus
This charming children's story, written from the perspective of a congregational rabbi's son, illustrates that even the youngest among us plays a vital role in the community.

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Do You Know What I'm Going to Be?
I'm Going to Be a Yeshiva Bochur

By Ruth Finkelstein
Simple poetry, and appealing, full-color illustrations make this a wonderful book for young readers.

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Tami and Moishy :
Fun in the Park

(Board Book)

By Channa M. Flam
Everyday events in the lives of Tami and her brother Moishy are enriched by the joy of doing mitzvos. Colorful design with full-page photographs in a sturdy, cardboard format.

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Jewish Artwork by Esky:
Children, Borders, Hebrew Alphabets
(Vol. 2)
Graphics include: Tzedakah, Mezuzot, Children's Hebrew Blocks, Siddurim, Smiling Torah, Children in School, Hebrew "Letter People", and more!

There exists today a seriously unfulfilled need for creative tools in Jewish Education, particularly for well made and effective illustrations of Chinuch objects and concepts. We are grateful to Mrs. Esky Cook for her devoted efforts to meet this need. Blessed by Hashem with quite extraordinary talent, she has dedicated this gift to the service of Hashem and the educational needs of the Jewish people. This devotion and these efforts have produced a series of books that depict Mitzvos and Midos Tovos in vivid and eye catching illustrations that will surely be of benefit to teachers and parents alike in the elevation of students and children of all ages.


It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I recommend this series of reproducible artwork by the supremely talented Esky Cook. Esky has completed the monumental task of culling an exhaustive collection of wonderful clip-art, reflecting pure Torah values and child pleasing charm. The response of teachers, students and parents to this series is sure to be uniformly enthusiastic with people clamoring for more. All of us who are dedicated to providing our children with the finest learning materials possible to enhance their love of Limudei Kodesh and Midos Tovos are deeply in her debt.

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Jewish Artwork by Esky:
Mitzvot, Animals, Food and Brachot
(Vol. 3)
Graphics include: Helping the Sick, Kosher Shopping, and more!

There exists today a seriously unfulfilled need for creative tools in Jewish Education, particularly for well made and effective illustrations of Chinuch objects and concepts. We are grateful to Mrs. Esky Cook for her devoted efforts to meet this need. Blessed by Hashem with quite extraordinary talent, she has dedicated this gift to the service of Hashem and the educational needs of the Jewish people. This devotion and these efforts have produced a series of books that depict Mitzvos and Midos Tovos in vivid and eye catching illustrations that will surely be of benefit to teachers and parents alike in the elevation of students and children of all ages.


It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I recommend this series of reproducible artwork by the supremely talented Esky Cook. Esky has completed the monumental task of culling an exhaustive collection of wonderful clip-art, reflecting pure Torah values and child pleasing charm. The response of teachers, students and parents to this series is sure to be uniformly enthusiastic with people clamoring for more. All of us who are dedicated to providing our children with the finest learning materials possible to enhance their love of Limudei Kodesh and Midos Tovos are deeply in her debt.

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I Can Do a Mitzvah!

By David Sokoloff
The many mitzvot a child can do are joyously pictured.

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Beautiful Brachos: A Fun-Filled Story

By Chaim Finkelstein
Kids learn the value of saying brachos with feeling and enthusiasm in this fun-filled story.

Kids will jump for joy with Mr. Freedle and his friends as they learn the value of saying brachos with feeling and enthusiasm. The exciting rhyme and vivid full-color illustrations will keep children entertained for hours.

Beautiful Brachos also includes a bonus "Match the Brachos" game section!

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