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.


Heroes, Golems, and Identities: A Purim Activity

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

Jordan and the Dreadful Golem and the story of Purim both raise questions about how we are seen, how we see ourselves, and how we can become the heroes we would like to be. What happens when we wear a mask?  Read More »

Penina Levine is a Hard-Boiled Egg

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

When sixth grader Penina Levine refuses to complete her school assignment to write a letter as the Easter Bunny, she finds herself in hot water. And to make matters worse, Penina’s little sister, Mimsy, is an expert at getting impulsive Penina into trouble at home. While Penina feels that her parents don’t ever understand, her Grandma always has a sympathetic ear. This is a fresh and readable story about contemporary Jewish identity. Read More »

The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden

Posted March 01, 2016  | 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 March 01, 2016  | 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. Read More »