Your PJ Our Way Books for February

Posted February 01, 2020  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Check out PJ Our Way’s choices for February! Charlie Thorne’s adventures will put you on the edge of your seat, while Reuven’s brachot bee will have you rooting for him to succeed. Anna’s clever idea helps both her family and the war effort, while Jordan uses his unique gift to protect his village. Be it action, innovation, fantasy, or fun, you’re certain to find your next great read in this month’s picks. Choose your book by February 10th!

Charlie Thorne and the last equation book cover

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation By Stuart Gibbs

Ages 11+

400 pages

Charlie Thorne is a 12-year-old supergenius who speaks multiple languages and knows more about theoretical physics than her college professor. Her neglectful parents are only interested in her to the extent that they can capitalize on her genius. The CIA isn’t sure if they can trust Charlie, but they also know she may be their best chance at finding Pandora, Einstein’s long-lost equation that can either save the world or destroy it. Charlie’s not sure about the CIA’s intentions, but she knows she can’t let the equation fall into the hands of the white-supremacist group or the traitorous CIA agent who is willing to go to any lengths to get it. Largely set in Israel, this is a fast-paced, action-packed spy novel with gunfights, explosions, dramatic chase scenes, and a lot of suspense!

Mister Lister book cover

Mister Lister By Judith Pransky

Ages: 9+

64 pages

Reuven is loud, clumsy, and misreads social cues, so he finds it hard to fit in with his classmates and gets into scrapes in the classroom. He’s excited about starting third grade but worries about going to a new school. At first it seems he’s getting off on the wrong foot with the other boys, but a kindly teacher and his own amazing memory for lists help Reuven discover that he can make friends just by being himself. This sweet book gives young readers an accessible insight into Reuven’s neurodiversity and his traditional Orthodox world.

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The Doll Shop Downstairs By Yona Zeldis McDonough

Ages: 9+

144 pages

Nine-year-old Anna lives with her Russian immigrant Jewish parents and two sisters above her family's doll repair shop on the lower east side in New York City. When World War I interrupts their supply of spare doll parts from Germany and the business is threatened, Anna comes up with the idea of making their own dolls and helping with the war effort at the same time. This is a sweet book. Whether or not they have siblings, kids will relate to middle- child Anna, who has to deal with a bossy older sister and babyish younger sister. The book is based on the true story of the inventor of “Madame Alexander” dolls, which still exist today.

Jordan and the Dreadful Golem Book Cover

Jordan and the Dreadful Golem By Karen Goldman

Ages: 9+

216 pages

In the fictional Israeli town Kfar Keshet, all children have special powers derived from nature and the Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), which they usually discover by the age of thirteen. This story describes twelve-year-old Jordan's discovery of his own special gift, and how he uses it to protect the village from the evil Lavan. Boys and girls will like this fast-paced, adventurous tale.

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