New in Books: Kalaniot Books to release three new children’s books

Kalaniot Books announced that it will release three new children’s picture books for spring 2023:

  • “An Invitation to Passover” written by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky and Deborah Bodin Cohen, and illustrated by Mariia Kolker. When Hannah’s extended family isn’t able to join her for their traditional Passover seder, she invites her diverse friends to experience the holiday with her. Each guest brings a food gift that illustrates the themes of freedom, hope and thanks. An endnote tells the Passover story and a glossary defines vocabulary. (This book is available now.)
  • “Seven Good Years: A Yiddish Folktale” written by Shoham Smith, illustrated by Eitan Eloa and translated by Ilana Kurshan. Based on the Yiddish tale by I. L. Peretz, it tells the story of a magician who comes to a family’s rescue, but learns the true meaning of contentment. (This book will be published in April.) 
  • “Ella KVELLephant and the Search for Bubbe’s Yiddish Treasure” written and illustrated by Jen Kostman. It tells the story of Ella, a young elephant who searches for the Yiddish language her grandmother loves. Ella and her family travel to the beach, where Ella discovers Yiddish around her and teaches readers the Yiddish words she finds. (This book will be published in April.)