Our team of PJ Our Way professionals puts great thought into each month's selections. These books span a range of interests and reading levels, however, we cannot guarantee that every book is the right fit for every child. Each month, this blog will include updated parent information including summaries, discussion points, and content warnings for every title we offer.


The King of Mulberry Street

Posted June 01, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

The year is 1892 and nine year-old Beniamino is a stowaway on a ship from Naples, Italy, bound for America. He’s all alone and he will need his quick wits to get through Ellis Island as an unaccompanied minor and survive on the streets of New York City.  Read More »

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Posted June 01, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Nine year-old Anna lives in Germany in 1933 with her mama, papa, and older brother, Max. Daughter of a celebrated Jewish author, she and her family are forced to flee Hitler's ascendancy to power. They escape to Switzerland, and then immigrate to France as Anna’s father finds it increasingly difficult to find work. Anna’s family learns to economize, and humorous, lighthearted, and sometimes poignant anecdotes describe the family's attempt to live normally as the refugee children go to school in different countries, learn new languages, make new friends, and keep their positive outlook. This partly autobiographical book is based on Judith Kerr’s own experiences, fleeing the Nazis in the 1930’s.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is an ALA notable book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Horn Book Fanfare title.

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Who Was Albert Einstein?

Posted June 01, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

A part of the very popular Who Was Series, Who Was Albert Einstein? takes an honest and interesting look at the life of one of the world's most brilliant scientists.

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