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 Path of Names

Posted January 23, 2015  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Thirteen year-old Dahlia would much rather be doing math or practicing her magic tricks than going to Jewish summer camp. But Camp Arava gets much more interesting when Dahlia sees ghosts walking through her cabin wall. Read More »

Beyond Lucky

Posted January 01, 2015  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Ari Fish yearns to be just like his older brother, Sam: confident, strong, and, most importantly, one of the best soccer goalkeepers Somerset Valley has ever seen. But with Sam in California risking his life to fight brush fires, Ari feels like luck is the only thing he can depend on. After a spate of good fortune followed by misfortune, Ari begins to understand that when luck runs dry, it's true friendship that counts the most. Read More »

Rabbi Harvey vs. the Wisdom Kid: A Graphic Novel of Dueling Jewish Folktales in the Wild West

Posted January 01, 2015  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

In this third book of the Rabbi Harvey series, Rabbi Harvey, the non-violent leader of the fictional town of Elk Spring, Colorado, is up against a whole team of bad guys! Bad Bubbe and her two sons (one of whom is also a Rabbi) have a master plan to kick Rabbi Harvey out of town. “Big Milt” Wasserman and his son are also eager to see Rabbi Harvey go. Rabbi Harvey must use his wits and Jewish wisdom to save himself, his friend Abigail, and the town from ruin. This well drawn graphic novel is an easy and enjoyable book for readers of all ages.

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The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz

Posted January 01, 2015  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

This fast-paced, contemporary book is written as a series of funny and sarcastic emails from eighth-grader Amy Finawitz to her best friend, Callie. Callie has left New York City to spend the year in Kansas and Amy keeps her updated on her life. Things get exciting when Amy begins researching the life of Jewish immigrant Anna Slonovich with the help of Miss Sophia (Amy's elderly neighbor), Beryl (Miss Sophia's Orthodox Jewish nephew), and John (Amy's school crush). Read More »