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.


Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite

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

This offbeat graphic novel (the sequel to Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword) is set in a fictitious Jewish shtetl (Yiddish for a small Eastern European town with a large Jewish population) called Hereville. The heroine, Mirka, is not your typical shtetl girl. She despises knitting and dreams of fighting and slaying monsters ... although she’s not very good at it. When a witch creates her identical alter ego, Metty, Mir ka must embrace her own awkward identity in order to get rid of the impostor.

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The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden

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

This is the adventurous story of Ariel Isaacson and his family, who journey from their Russian shtetl (Yiddish for a small Eastern European town with a large Jewish population) to the post-Civil War Wild West. After being forced to move numerous times, they find themselves in the territory of the legendary and feared Apache. Read More »

The Time Tunnel: Jerusalem Under Siege

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

The Time Tunnel is a popular Israeli series about ten year-old friends Dan and Sharon who travel back in time to periods in Israeli and Jewish history. In this English edition created just for PJ Our Way, Sharon and Dan end up in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City just as the Jewish inhabitants are surrendering to Jordan’s Arab Legion in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. The story is fast-paced and ex citing, and the sadness of defeat is tempered by the fact that Sharon and David know that one day Jews will again live freely in both the Old and New Cities of Jerusalem.

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