• Hanukkah Bear

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Ill. by Mike Wohnoutka

    Read by Laural Merlington

    When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Branya mistakes him for her rabbi. Together they celebrate!

    "Kimmel has pared down his The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) to create this new, reillustrated version for younger readers. Though a bit of the rich language is gone from this much-loved story about 97-year-old Bubba Brayna mistaking a latke-seeking bear for her rabbi, the essence and the humor remain...the new acrylic paintings by Wohnoutka have a warm, mirthful quality...Successful on every level, this holiday favorite is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates a little humor with their holidays." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Ill. by Trina Schart Hyman

    Read by Gildart Jackson

    A traveler rids a village synagogue of goblins in this adaptation of the 1990 Caldecott Honor Book.

    Starred Review. "Eric Kimmel’s wonderful tale has not aged a whit, and it now receives prime treatment in this beautiful production. This is a wonderful presentation that will have little ones on the edge of their seats." - School Library Journal Review - School Library Journal (Video Review)

    Released Tue Sep 29 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Rifka Takes a Bow

    By Betty Rosenberg Perlov

    Ill. by Cosei Kawa

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A slice of immigrant life on New York's Second Avenue.

    “... a gateway to the magic of live stage performances (which) offers a behind-the-curtain look at what goes on backstage..” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • The Whispering Town

    By Jennifer Elvgren

    Ill. by Fabio Santomauro

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Based on a true story!

    Starred review. "Both author and illustrator do an excellent job of bringing both the horror and humanity of this story to a level younger children can understand, and there is much of both... An unusual and strong addition to Holocaust literature." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Benno and the Night of Broken Glass

    By Meg Wiviott

    Ill. by Josee Bisaillon

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Benno was the neighborhood’s favorite cat.

    “This production is valuable as a jumping-off point for introducing Kristallnacht to students, and the cat’s limited perspective allows teachers to fill in gaps.” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Anna and Solomon

    By Elaine Snyder

    Ill. by Harry Bliss

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    "An American story that is at once personal, timeless and universal." - Kirkus Reviews

    “Narrator Qarie Marshall skillfully presents Elaine Snyder’s tale like a family member passing down an important memory to a grandchild. Humor, rich language, and delightful illustrations with spoken “word bubbles” enhance this memorable and true story.” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English