Kathy Bloomfield founded the website forwordsbooks: kids books that matter in 2009 to highlight and review kids’ books that espouse Jewish values. A former member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee and an active book reviewer, Kathy previews children’s books as they are published and searches for classics and those undiscovered gems filled with meaning for today’s readers. For more information or for book guidance for your family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewish people have understood the power of story for centuries and have used a story-telling tradition that continues today, drawing from the Torah, Midrash (Torah-based stories), rabbinic writings...
Though death is a topic many parents hope to avoid discussing with children for as long as possible, the day comes when the goldfish is floating on top of...
The following books are wonderful examples of the joy children can bring to the mitzvah of Hachnasat Kallah.
My children got a healthy dose of the mitzvah (good deed) of Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick) along with their childhood vaccinations.
Questioning is a fundamental part of the Jewish learning experience, and the following books that embrace education and allow us to dig into several wonderful questions are a great...
Studies have repeatedly shown that reading to children is the single most important thing to insure a child's success in school.
Fortunately, there are now also a number of wonderful books for children about Israel that can prepare you and your family for a visit or provide you with a...
As you decide how you and your family will celebrate Purim this year, here are several books I recommend to bring the spirit of this joyous holiday into your...