Why We Chose This Book: A Sick Day for Amos McGee

The tender drawings and sensitive use of colour won A Sick Day for Amos McGee America’s biggest award for children’s book illustration, but the pictures are not the only wonderful thing about this book. The gentle story is full of implicit Jewish values presented in just the right way for our families with 3- and 4-year-olds.

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Jumping with Inspiration

Drawing inspiration from a book is not new, but we loved hearing from families in Liverpool and London tell us how Jumping Jenny and her dedication to raising sponsorship for tzedakah, mirrored what they are doing for the Fun Run and local walkathons.

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Why We Chose This Book: Sadie and the Big Mountain

Shavuot is coming, and Sadie’s class is celebrating by climbing ‘Mount Sinai’ behind their school. All the kids prepare eagerly for the big day – except Sadie, who doesn’t like hiking and worries that she won’t be able to walk all that way. With her teacher’s help, though, she conquers her fear and learns the beautiful lesson that ‘anyone can climb high enough to reach God’.

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