Fall 2017

Look Below For Fall Apples & Honey Press Book Summaries, Links To Purchase, And Free Teacher Resources!

The Goblins of Knottingham: A History of Challah

Long ago, in the town of Knottingham, there were three little goblins: Knotty was naughty, Knotsalot was no good, and Notnow was no good, no how, not then and not now!

More than anything else, these mischievous goblins liked to tangle children's hair!

Find out how the children fought back and how their tangled hair led to the unlikely invention of a braided bread called challah.

 

 

Yom Kippur Shortstop

It's Jacob's third year in Little League, and he's never missed a game. The championship game is coming up, and his team is counting on him. But then he finds out the game is scheduled on the holiday of Yom Kippur. The game is important. and Jacob has a decision to make.

Jacob's story was inspired by the Los Angeles Dodgers' star pitcher Sandy Koufax, who sat out a 1965 World Series game on Yom Kippur. He was a hero to people everywhere who have made difficult decisions in order to observe their religious holidays.

 

 

Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor: A Story for Hanukkah

More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield to protect her from danger!

On the last day of Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs, too!

 

 

Big Sam: A Rosh Hashanah Tall Tale

How does Big Sam make a GIANT-sized challah for Rosh Hashanah?
He digs an enormous hole in the ground to use as a mixing bowl. (It's still there today we call it the Grand Canyon.)
He adds mountains of flour, thousands of eggs, and other good things.
He whittles a massive California redwood tree into a mixing spoon. He flattens the hills of West Texas as he kneads the dough. And he bakes it inside Mount Saint Helens.
But when it's time to celebrate the holiday, the eagles call out, "Not so fast, Big Sam!" Rosh Hashanah is about fixing the world, and Big Sam has some MAJOR cleaning up to do.

 

 

Adam's Animals

Meet Adam, and a dazzling array of fascinating and unfamiliar animals from A to Z in this playful alphabet book that retells the story of Adam naming the animals. Beautiful, lush illustrations complement this fun read-aloud.

 

 

Avi the Ambulance and the Snowy Day

Avi the Ambulance and his medic, Zack, are on the way to help people stuck in the snow, but the snow keeps coming down hard.

Soon, Avi and Zack are stuck too!

Uh, oh. How will they rescue others, when they need a little rescue themselves?