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 December 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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Rabbi Harvey Rides Again

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

Once again, author Steve Sheinkin makes clever and witty Jewish folktakes accessible anf fun for kids. Set in the Wild West of the 1870s, Rabbi Harvey is the unlikely leader of the citizens of Elk Spring, Colorado. Equipped with Jewish knowledge, a good heart, and a keen wit, Rabbi Harvey resolves disputes, fights crime, and saves the town from no-good robbers. This well-drawn graphic novel is an easy and enjoyable book for readers of all ages! Read More »

The Path of Names

Posted December 01, 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 »