Sunday, April 06, 2008

Great Jewish Children's Books

I wish to recommend a wonderful set of Jewish children's books. Published by EKS Publishing, each of the books in the series is an adaptation of a story from Chumash, including the Creation Story, Lech Lecha, Noah's Ark, Rebecca, and Joseph. Alison Greengard does a wonderful job abridging the Hebrew and adapting the English translations. No Hebrew text is changed or added.

The books are illustrated by Carol Racklin-Siegel's beautiful silk screenings.

At the back of the books are the complete Hebrew and English texts, as well as an easy-to-read glossary.

I came across these books through working with EKS Publishing, who also published my first children's book, The Bedtime Sh'ma.

My 3-year old son loves "In the Beginning" (the Creation Story) and already can recite most of the English and some of the Hebrew by heart.

The series is a great way to introduce your children to the study of Chumash!


Maya said...

Your Bedtime Shema is gorgeous!

mamamia said...

thanks so much Maya. I got lucky and found the most wonderful illustrator.