*All photos courtesy of Kalaniot Books and can be found on their website*
Kalaniot Books announced its new children’s picture books for spring 2024:
- “The Hedgehog Who Said Who Cares?” by Neri Aluma with illustrations by Amit Trainin (to be released March 12)
Jewish teachings are the basis for a story about community. Hedgehog builds his hut in the middle of the road, something that upsets his neighbors, Rabbit and Mouse, who are unable to use the road. Readers learn what it means to have community obligations.
- “The Blue Butterfly of Cochin” by Ariana Mizrahi with illustrations by Siona Benjamin (to be released March 19)
The book tells the story of the ancient Jewish Indian community’s mass immigration to Israel in the 1950s through the eyes of Leah, who struggles with leaving her home for a new homeland.
- “100 Rooms” by Haya Shenhav with illustrations by Yirkmi Pinkus (to be released May 7)
A man discovers the difficulty of living in a house with 100 rooms. The book teaches about consumer culture and how more is not always better.
- Two other works are being released in paperback: “An Invitation to Passover” by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky and Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen with illustrations by Mariia Kolker (to be released February 13) and an updated version of “Why On This Night? A Passover Haggadah for Family Celebration” by Rahel Musleah with illustrations by Louise August (to be released February 13).