With Purim here in a few short weeks, our friends at Karben Publishing are sharing a few of the titles on their Purim bookshelf. Read more here.
Barnyard Purim, written by Kelly Terwilliger and illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman tells the story of Purim with a twist. The barnyard animals in Farmer Max’s barn decide to perform a Purim play. Taking on the roles of Queen Esther, King Ahasheurus, Mordechai and Haman, the Barnyard Animals’ play is going great until the fox intervenes.
Barnyard Purim is a good way to review the story of Purim with young kids.
Sammy Spider’s First Purim allows us to discover Purim through the more here eyes of Sammy Spider. Sammy learns about making costumes, baking hamantaschen and using a grogger by watching Josh Shapiro and his family prepare for Purim. Written by Sylvia A. Rouss with fabulous illustrations by Katherine Janus Kahn this will definitely be a favorite holiday read.
Told in rhyme, The Queen Who Saved Her People, retells the Purim story. With vibrant illustrations by Ilene Richard and written by Tilda Balsley, the book is a great way to encourage your kids to act out the Purim story. There is a sense of humor and levity throughout the story that will entertain readers both young and old.