The Animal Parables (a collection of the first seven stories)

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Kasovich, Israel Isser Der litvisher ingel: It presents a picture of life in Jewish Lithuania in the period , and shows how the Jews were sustained despite poverty and persecution by their devotion to learning and their religious lifestyle. Kassel, David Khatskele der mazik yiddishbookcenter. Khatskele is quite the practical joker, and all the children have to watch out for his tricks. When the children band together and make Khatskele the victim of a stunt of their own, Khatskele proves to be a good sport.

In the end, all the children are friends. Two volumes bound in one book. Kassil, Lev Abramovich Shvambranye yiddishbookcenter. The type is light and difficult to read in some passages. Katz, Abraham Morris Di emese khasene yiddishbookcenter. Medines Yidish, pages Illustrated by Isac Friedlander May be suitable for intermediate Poetry and dramatic scenes. Katz, Abraham Morris Fun alef biz tof yiddishbookcenter.

Attractively printed and illustrated with simple black-and-white drawings; followed by four humorous poems containing concealed letters. Shows anti-hasidic bias toward the end. Katz, Abraham Morris Kholem aleykhem yiddishbookcenter. This is for advanced readers or adults, since there are a number of Hebrew words and references to the Bible. In addition, the author appears to have invented many words poetic license. The atmosphere of the play is amusing and thoughtful. The play is about a rabbi who falls asleep and his pupils enter his dream to save him.

Katz, Abraham Morris Dos telerl fun himl yiddishbookcenter. In this poem, humanity is besieged by hunger, and the great goal is to eradicate it. Katz, Abraham Morris Tsvey shpiln un a mayse: Gut morgn, Alef; Purim-shpil un Yosele yiddishbookcenter. The first play, an abstract drama about the Hebrew alphabet trying to reconstitute itself in , was performed in German camps for displaced persons. Although the language is simple, often using rhymed couplets, the content probably makes this book a poor choice for children. Katz, Benjamin Shikhelekh in kholem yiddishbookcenter.

Themes include children, animals, and peasants. Other poems are political, decrying war, memorializing Sacco and Vanzetti, and extolling the unity and movements of workers. Katz, Esther Mariks kholem yiddishbookcenter. Yungvarg, pages Illustrated by Zuni Maud May be suitable for beginner A collection of lighthearted stories and poems for children. Includes a series recounting the adventures of Marik, who flies in a plane, travels the world, etc. Kharik, Izi Broyt yiddishbookcenter. The excerpts are selected to form a coherent musical presentation.

The music is scored for voice and piano. Khorol, Dvoyre Harbst yiddishbookcenter. Emes, 14 pages May be suitable for beginner Very simple rhymed verse. Khorol, Dvoyre Der komar yiddishbookcenter. Korasova May be suitable for beginner Two simple rhymed poems.

A boy and his horse do battle with a pesky gnat. A child watches and plays with an ant, and is filled with wonder at the amazing things this tiny creature can do. Khorol, Dvoyre Vinter yiddishbookcenter. The children run behind and play with the fallen hay. They pile it, they roll in it, they throw it at each other. Most of the illustrations are too dark to be fully visible. Kiel, Chanan In ale farbn yiddishbookcenter. Music is provided for only one poem, but the rhyme and meter of each piece, as well as its brevity, make the poems natural for reading aloud.

The topics concern mostly Jewish holidays and biblical topics; several poems concern Holocaust themes. Kipling, Rudyard Kotuko yiddishbookcenter. Kipling, Rudyard Riki-Tiki-Tavi yiddishbookcenter. Lyumkis, illustrated by M. Kipnis, Itzik Buru-muru yiddishbookcenter. Kipnis, Itzik Dertseylungen un mayses yiddishbookcenter. Kipnis, Itzik Dodl un Shay-Khali yiddishbookcenter. Dodl lives in a neighborhood where Armenians, Jews, and many others live together.

Dodl has a drum. His Armenian friend Shay-Khali makes a flag. The two of them lead an impromptu parade through Kiev that is a wonderful event. There are a few Russian phrases that appear in the Cyrillic alphabet. Kipnis, Itzik Der ershter trot yiddishbookcenter. Kipnis, Itzik Far di kleyne kindersvegn yiddishbookcenter. Betkov May be suitable for intermediate Ten short stories. Kipnis, Itzik Di farshterte khasene yiddishbookcenter. Kultur-lige, 18 pages Illustrated by M. Epstein May be suitable for intermediate A one-act play. Kipnis, Itzik Freyd yiddishbookcenter.

Melukhe farlag fun Vaysrusland, Natssekter, 87 pages May be suitable for intermediate Fourteen short stories. Kipnis, Itzik Hoyf-khaverim yiddishbookcenter. Kultur-lige, 10 pages May be suitable for beginner A young boy named Motele has three friends, a cat, a pig, and a dog. They have a series of adventures. They begin by playing in the mud. They then climb into a wagon, and find themselves dropped off near a strange church. When he arrives home, his own mother hardly recognizes him. Kipnis, Itzik Mayses un dertseylungen yiddishbookcenter.

Melukhe-farlag fun Ukraine, pages May be suitable for intermediate A thick collection of short stories. Kipnis, Itzik Ot ver iz mir haynt gefeln yiddishbookcenter. Kipnis, Itzik Rusishe mayselekh yiddishbookcenter. Kipnis, Itzik Shtendik greyt yiddishbookcenter. Tsentraler felker farlag, 26 pages May be suitable for intermediate A long rhyming poem about Fayvl, a Jewish youth in a small town.

Life is hard because of the czar. Fayvl becomes aware of the mass discontent and is drawn into the tumult of revolution in Minsk. Kipnis, Itzik Tateshi, tateshi yiddishbookcenter. Vaysruslendisher melukhe-farlag, 49 pages Intermediate, advanced Seven short stories. The title story is a rendering of a Ukrainian tale.

Kipnis, Itzik Undzer meydele Lane Kiev: Kultur lige, 35 pages Illustrated by H. Reznikov May be suitable for intermediate Lane lives in a small town in the country. She has a number of adventures. Some are small, but she has a close call when out and about in the winter. All is well in the end, though. Kipnis, Levin Untern teytlboym yiddishbookcenter. Matones, pages Illustrated by Isa May be suitable for intermediate A collection of short stories, the first half on Jewish holiday themes. The stories are set in Israel. Kipnis, Itzik Zelik der radist yiddishbookcenter.

Emes, 72 pages Illustrated by Roytman May be suitable for intermediate Six short stories. Kopeloff, Isidore Amolike yorn: Difficult words are defined at the bottom of each page. May be suitable for intermediate Ten short stories of adventures in the forest, involving animals and humans. Kordelya Der vunderbarg yiddishbookcenter.

Bastomsky May be suitable for intermediate A morality tale involving a harsh king who rules over an Indian kingdom, and his daughter the princess who wishes him to forgive his nephew. Korolenko, Vladimir Galaktionovich Keler-kinder yiddishbookcenter.

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Intermediate, advanced A moderately long story. The text on the last page is barely legible. Der shtroys fome yiddishbookcenter. In the end, his view of animals is different. Vayse hersher un kolirter shklafn yiddishbookcenter. The text examines the history and methods of Western subjugation of the rest of the world, and then examines the example that the Soviet Union sets for the oppressed.

Kreplak, Jacob Der Rozshinkes mit mandlen: Kreplak, Jacob Shvarts un vays yiddishbookcenter. Arbeter Ring, 46 pages Illustrated by Leah Port May be suitable for intermediate A tale of two young friends, one black and one white. Kreplak, Jacob Toybn yiddishbookcenter. Matones, 32 pages intermediate,advanced A long story about two young boys and their pet pigeons. Kreplak, Jacob Yungvarg yiddishbookcenter. Matones, pages Illustrated by Nota Koslowsky May be suitable for intermediate Short stories about America and the Old Country, followed by retold legends. These readable narratives for teenagers range from life in the Lower East Side to the shtetl.

A good choice for young readers. Yidishn fraternaln folks-ordn, 19— 23 pages Illustrated by H. Krukman May be suitable for intermediate Dovid and Yehudis love Khanike the best of all the holidays. They learn from their father the story of Khanike and its signifi- cance as a celebration of freedom. Krylov, Ivan Andreevich Krilovs mesholim Bialystok: Albek, , 2 v. Translated by Peysekh Kaplan Intermediate, advanced A collection of animal fables. The fables are of the Aesop style, moralistic stories in the form of poems.

Some are divided, with a preface and then the fable. Kulbak, Moyshe Der vint, vos iz geven in kas yiddishbookcenter. Saddened and enraged, he begins to blow and blow, until he has cre- ated a blizzard the likes of which has never been seen. Nothing will soothe him, until finally a poor widow braves the elements to ask the wind to think of how the children are feeling. The wind relents, and the next day all the children can go outside to play.

Kuprin, Aleksandr Ivanovich Shloyme hameylekhs mishpet yiddishbookcenter. Kuprin, Aleksandr Ivanovich Der vayser pudel yiddishbookcenter. A very short novel. Kushnirov, Aaron Havrik yiddishbookcenter. Shul un bukh, 16 pages May be suitable for intermediate In Moscow, a group of street urchins use a big abandoned barrel for shelter. When he demurs at following a tough, new leader, he is ostracized. In the end, Havrik decides to join the pioneer youth, but first tries to talk the gang of street urchins into following him.

What will be, as Havrik leaves for his new life? The author promises to tell in another volume. Kvitko, Leib Akh, az ikh vel oysvaksn! His older siblings may be pilots, weavers, writers, or students, but he, the youngest, loves horses and wants to grow up to be in the cavalry of the Red Army. Kvitko, Leib Alefbeys yiddishbookcenter. Emes, 45 pages Illustrated by Mikhail Ya May be suitable for beginner Rhymed verse for each letter of the alphabet, in which each line begins with that particular letter.

The poetry is quite engaging. It includes vocabulary that might be unfamiliar to contemporary beginners. Also, since the text follows Soviet-style Yiddish orthography, the book may be confusing to contemporary beginners. Kvitko, Leib Ayzikl oyf der rayze yiddishbookcenter. Tsherniak May be suitable for intermediate Ayzikl imagines to his dog Tekl how we would travel by coach, tram, bike, car, train, rowboat, motorboat, big ship, balloon, and airplane. Is he imagining or is he dreaming? The text on the last page is difficult to read. Kvitko, Leib Bertshik yiddishbookcenter.

Tsentrfarlag, 14 pages May be suitable for intermediate This sad story is an ode to a dog named Bertshik. A young boy recounts the adventures of his beloved dog. Unfortunately, the townsfolk think the dog is rabid, and they stone the dog and it dies. Kvitko, Leib Di Bobe Shlak un ir kabak yiddishbookcenter. She could bake it, or make knishes out of it, if only she could carry it indoors. Zeyde rolls up his sleeves and tries, to no avail.

Along comes a band of young rascals, one of whom knows what to do: Everybody lends a hand carrying the bits and pieces inside, where Bobe Shlak bakes knishes. Kvitko, Leib Bobetsi Blumtsi yiddishbookcenter. Nievski May be suitable for beginner Who helps with planting and harvesting, milking the cows, cleaning the barn, and all the other important work? Amply illustrated, but some of the illustrations are very dark.

Kvitko, Leib Buts un di sanitarn yiddishbookcenter. Fridkin May be suitable for intermediate Young Buts is quite the rascal.

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Good things to eat? Finally, the sanitary workers come for him and give him a bath. Though the language is simple, some vocabulary will be unfamiliar to contemporary beginning students. Kvitko, Leib Far di kindersvegn yiddishbookcenter. Emes, pages May be suitable for intermediate Rhymed verse.

Poems on a variety of themes. Several of the poems express political sentiments typical to the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union. Kvitko, Leib Dos ferdl fun baynakht yiddishbookcenter. Kinder fraynd, 16 pages Edited by L. Halpern May be suitable for intermediate Whimsical rhyming verse. Most of the poems are about birds and beasts. Kvitko, Leib Dos fidele yiddishbookcenter.

And what a fiddle it is! Kvitko, Leib Der groyser knish yiddishbookcenter. Kvitko, Leib Dos ketsele yiddishbookcenter. He and the cat have great fun together. Kvitko, Leib Kinderplats yiddishbookcenter. The children pack their belongings and pets, and travel to the woods for summer enjoyment. Kvitko, leib Kinder-shafung yiddishbookcenter. Kvitko, Leib Lemls matones yiddishbookcenter. Yidish bukh, 46 pages Illustrated by R.

Khvoles Intermediate, advanced A collection of rhymed verse on themes suitable for children. Kvitko, Leib Lidelekh yiddishbookcenter. The first poem is illegible because of faint print. Kvitko, Leib Mashines yiddishbookcenter. Kvitko, Leib Royte armey yiddishbookcenter. Emes, 39 pages May be suitable for intermediate Extremely lyrical, well-crafted rhymed verse in praise of the Red Army and the desires of loyal youth to grow up strong and serve under Stalin and Voroshilov.

Kvitko, Leib Dos shtibele yiddishbookcenter. Tsentrfarlag, 10 pages Illustrated by G. Din May be suitable for beginner Six animals make their home in a clay pot. When a bear tries to force them out, they rally their courage and fight for their home. Kvitko, Leib Tsen mayses yiddishbookcenter. Emes, 68 pages Illustrated by Aleksander Korotkin May be suitable for intermediate Ten tales in verse, about children and animals. Kvitko, Leib A tsig mit zibn tsigelekh yiddishbookcenter. Tsentrfarlag, 10 pages Illustrated by A.

Sudamara May be suitable for beginner Papa and Mama Goat live in their little goat-house with their seven kids. Six are beautiful, but the seventh—a mieskayt. After Papa Goat dies, Mama Goat has to leave the kids at the home while she forages for food. The clever bear tries to entice the kids into opening the door, and only the ugly kid is clever enough to recognize his ruse.

When finally the bear entices the six pretty kids into opening the door, the ugly kid is clever enough to trail him to his lair. When Mama Goat returns, she and the ugly kid lay a trap for the bear and rescue the other six kids. And they all live happily ever after! Kvitko, Leib Tsvey khaveyrim yiddishbookcenter. Emes, pages May be suitable for advanced Tales of the two friends Liam and Patrick.

This edition of the text is abridged for use in school. There is a brief introductory essay about the author by L. Kvitko, Leib Vemes iz es meydele? Emes, 11 pages Illustrated by M. In the tumult, a little girl is left behind at the station. Then all is well, and she is ready to befriend the helpful crowd, who waits with her until her mother comes for her. The tale is charmingly told in an interesting mix of prose and poetry, and is well worth reading because of this. Kvitko,Leib Vi Mikhas hot zikh oysgebodn yiddishbookcenter. The peasants have no hope of justice—until Stalin and the Red Army come to overthrow the Polish aristocracy.

Kvitko, Leib Vinter-lider yiddishbookcenter. Melukhe farlag, 19 pages May be suitable for beginner Lighthearted rhymed verse about winter. Kvitko, Leib Yontev yiddishbookcenter. Emes, 11 pages May be suitable for beginner Two rhymed poems. In the second, sailors of the Red Fleet tell children of their heroic mission to serve and protect. Kvitko, Leib Dos zshukl yiddishbookcenter.

A beetle makes his way through the town, braving the torrents of water everywhere. Kvitko, Leib Zumer yiddishbookcenter. Emes, 15 pages Beginner, intermediate Three very engaging poems in rhyme: Who knows how to make a flute? When I play my flute, I can call the grasshoppers and little flies! Look, all the children make flutes and make music until even the grass shakes! Look at all the juicy fruit in the orchard. They tend the trees with skill and care, until the trees are bursting with fruit just ready for eating.

Look at all the carriages! On highways and byways, the carriages are loaded with all kinds of good things from farm and field, and they bring the good things to the trains and ships. Tsu der zun yiddishbookcenter. Kultur-lige, pages Illustrated by Nota Koslowsky May be suitable for intermediate This is a collection of ten short stories which deal with social themes and character building — e. Lasavsky, Oles A shpatsir ibern himl yiddishbookcenter.

Tsentrfarlag alukraynishe opteylung, 37 pages Edited by Barabashev, translated by M. May be suitable for intermediate Avreml makes his own telescope to study the heavens. He and his friends learn astronomy for fun and in class. Di arkhangelsker Robinzonen yiddishbookcenter. The original Robinson was of course Robinson Crusoe, but this book tells the true story of four hunters, stranded alone for six years on an icy isle in the far north.

Russians have travelled for hundreds of years in the polar north, where it is cold and icy all year round—the first part of the book describes this. The book proceeds to tell of the travails of the stranded hunters and of their eventual rescue. Lee, Malka Mayselekh far Yoselen yiddishbookcenter.

Peretz, pages May be suitable for intermediate A collection of short stories.

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She had always lived in cities where the lights and the smog obscured all but the brightest few stars. And nobody wants some big government authority telling them how many kids to have. Tsherniak May be suitable for intermediate Ayzikl imagines to his dog Tekl how we would travel by coach, tram, bike, car, train, rowboat, motorboat, big ship, balloon, and airplane. Eplboym, Yankev Fun eygene un fremde kvaln yiddishbookcenter. Without thinking, she turned on a lamp and stood looking at her books.

Leskov, Nikolai Semenovich Di khaye yiddishbookcenter. Levin, Ali A modne meydl fun Bruklin; Girigumbal der Groyser a mayse vos lozt zikh koym gloybn yiddishbookcenter. Peretz, pages Intermediate, advanced Two long stories. Tseshinsky, 61 pages Illustrated by Nota Koslowsky May be suitable for intermediate Eight whimsical tales told in rhymed verse. Several of the poems could be read by relative beginners; others would be more suitable for students with more knowledge of Yiddish.

Levin, Ali Yung un yinger: Peretz, pages Intermediate, advanced Book of poems, designed as reading material for Yiddish school classes. Light, entertaining verses on diverse subjects, written to be suitable for recitations, songs, and dramatizations. Levin, Chane Af der zuniker zayt yiddishbookcenter. Nevskii May be suitable for beginner A collection of charming and simple rhymed verse. Most are about the spirited adventures of young children one of these describes a young girl celebrating the first of May, though none of the others have this kind of political theme.

Levin, Chane In a guter sho yiddishbookcenter. Predominant themes are of nature, family, animals, and children. Some of the poems are very simple. Levin, Chane A maysele vegn a feld-gandz, a lerkhe un a soslik yiddishbookcenter. Kinder farlag bam, Ts. The print is difficult to read in some passages. Some of the illustrations are too dark to see clearly.

Levin, Chane Vilyenke un Maye yiddishbookcenter. Levin, Moyshe A denkmol baym taykhl yiddishbookcenter. Kinder-fraynd, 16 pages Intermediate, advanced The story of a monument in Vilna to Mieczyslaw Dordzshik, a twelve-year-old hero who died trying to save a drowning boy during a great flood in April Levin, Moyshe Der vazon yiddishbookcenter. Little boy Polke loves it also. Polke follows the flowerpot to the land of the withered plants, where his beloved flowerpot tells him a secret about how all the plants look out for the poor children.

Levin, Yaakov Mayses un legendes fun der idisher geshikhte yiddishbookcenter. Idishe shul, May be suitable for intermediate Bible tales in straightforward Yiddish. Hebrew names are spelled using Hebrew orthography, but pronunciation is given following each name. Levin, Yaakov Der onfanger: Volumes 1 and 2 focus on the alphabet letters are not presented alphabetically, but lessons are grouped and cumulative of letters learned ; some text is in block and cursive script. Volume 3 focuses on Hebrew words used in Yiddish. Volumes 4 through 6 contain progressively more difficult and longer reading selections short stories, fables, and poems.

None of the volumes contain exercises. Only the first three volumes include a foreword addressed to the teacher, explaining the nature of the text. Levin, Yaakov Di naye idishe shul: Hebrew Publishing Company, May be suitable for beginner This language primer begins with the alphabet and progresses to page-long prose narratives. Grammar is not explained in great detail. Some of the narratives are quite heymish and charming, based upon everyday scenarios that would have been familiar to younger children. In the latter part of the book, many of the readings are straightforward Yiddish translations of familiar Bible stories.

Mirele un ire fraynd: Biderman, 79 pages Illustrated by Mashe Fisher May be suitable for beginner This is a collection of fourteen short stories. The first seven deal with Mirele. It lacks a glossary. It lends itself to bedtime stories or to young children listening to the teacher. Matones, — 78 pages Illustrated by Nota Koslowsky May be suitable for beginner A book of verse, stories, jokes, riddles, and word and picture exercises intended to enliven a beginning Yiddish class.

Basic reading skills are taught, which leads to reading assignments. Reading material is on religious topics, including the Jewish holidays and biblical tales. Some of the songs are translated from Russian. Many of the songs celebrate elements of Soviet life, but many others are about more general child-related themes. Linkov, Mikhas Vegn dem dreystn kemfer Berele unzayn voyle khaveyrim yiddishbookcenter. Katsovitsh May be suitable for intermediate, advanced An intrepid little bear lends his efforts to the Red Army.

Liptsin, Sem Far kleyn un groys yiddishbookcenter. These lighthearted poems appear in both Yiddish and transliteration. The poems are about children, celebrating their activities and accomplishments. Though not strictly written for children, they could be read and enjoyed by children, both because the language is relatively uncomplicated and because the themes would be so familiar. Liptsin, Sem Shpil tsum tsil yiddishbookcenter. Most stories are about adjustment to America, sweatshop life, and family relationships.

He hides behind a newspaper but is recognized by an acquaintance who gives him no peace. He suggests making private cubicles for subway riders to avoid inter- ference. The stories have a timeless flavor and are still entertaining. Lis, Kalmen Kind un rind yiddishbookcenter. Shvalbn, 78 pages May be suitable for intermediate Simple rhymed poems on a variety of topics. Some of the poems are quite short, and would thus be manageable for beginning students.

Lissitsky, El Khad gadyo Warsaw: Original Aramaic lyrics are included. This book is famous because of the daring art work. Litman Feter simkhes shpaserayen: Geltman, pages May be suitable for intermediate A collection of short stories. A brief glossary of Spanish terms appears at the end of the book. Litman Fun ale zibn zakhn Buenos Aires: Litman A likhtike velt yiddishbookcenter.

Litman May be suitable for intermediate Thirty-one stories, many of them just a few pages long. Litman Mayne heldn yiddishbookcenter. Kinder-fraynd, 16 pages May be suitable for intermediate Three short stories. Dos farblondzshete meydele yiddishbookcenter. A wonderful little girl is lost in the woods, but the birds, trees, and angels look out for her until she is rescued.

A musical score is included. In feld un vald yiddishbookcenter. Rakhmanin May be suitable for intermediate Tales of the doings of plants and animals in the wild. London, Jack Farshtraykt yiddishbookcenter. Naye Yidishe folks-shul, 13 pages Translated by S. Solomon Bastomski Intermediate, advanced A London short story. Loti, Pyer Der tsar fun an altn katorzshnik yiddishbookcenter. Lunsky, Ide Dertseylungen vegn vilde mentshn yiddishbookcenter.

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Lurye, Note Der letster ber http: Lurye, Note A libe bam yam yiddishbookcenter. Lurye, Note Der step ruft: Emes, May be suitable for advanced A novel,adapted by the author for school use. Intermediate, advanced This is a fictionalized account of the French and British occupation of the Ruhr Valley in , which was justified by German nonpayment of World War I reparations according to the Treaty of Versailles.

The text examines conflict between the French and Germans during the occupation and its aftermath, and is told from a very par- tisan Soviet point of view. Lyubtshenko, Arkady Fun fintstern fodertsimer yiddishbookcenter. Yoel Leyb Amol iz geven a melekh yiddishbookcenter. Zunland, 19— 10 pages May be suitable for intermediate, advanced A king and queen lack for nothing save an heir.

The king is a harsh ruler and severely punishes the doctors, astrologers, and sorcerers who are unable to help him have a child. It is only when a mysterious stranger comes from far away and confronts the king about his behavior, and the king repents to God, that his prayers for a child are rewarded. Malot, Hector Henri On a heym Vilna: Maltinski, Hayim Af der vishke Minsk: Dmitrii Narkisovich Hanahles mayselakh yiddishbookcenter. Roykhl May be suitable for beginner A tale of a black raven and a canary. Dmitrii Narkisovich Der heldisher hoz yiddishbookcenter.

May be suitable for intermediate A bunny rabbit in the woods tires of being a coward and proclaims newfound bravery. The rabbits gather around to laugh at his boasts. The tumult draws the attention of a wandering wolf, who decides that the boastful bunny will be the perfect entree for lunch. The boastful bunny panics, leaps in the air, lands on the wolf, springs off and flees, running until exhaustion. The other rabbits think that the boastful bunny has intentionally beaten the wolf off and saved all their lives.

The rabbits search and find the boastful bunny cowering under a log and praise him to the heavens for his heroism, until even the boastful bunny himself is convinced of it. Mani-Leib Vunder iber vunder: Mani-Leib Yingl Tsingl Khvat yiddishbookcenter. With the gift of a magic ring and swift white horse from a kindly nobleman, Yingl rescues his town from an endless, rain-soaked autumn and brings a beautiful winter snow. The book consists of a single narrative poem of sixty-four rhymed stanzas on ten pages The reprint by YIVO adds an English translation opposite each page of the Yiddish original.

Mann, Mendel Noent fun vaytns: Kinder-fraynd, 15 pages Illustrated by Hirsh Altman May be suitable for intermediate This is a story about children at a school who collect money all winter so they can buy something in the spring. After deciding on several items that they want a football, a new drum they finally opt to order a radio from Warsaw. When it arrives and they set it up they are amazed that they can catch Warsaw and Vilna.

So far away and yet so near. A little town stands beneath a little mountain, and the town has a lake. There are children who love to splash in the lake, and jump in the lake, and swim in the lake. So Leybke swims into a confrontation with the magic smith. Will Leybke come out of it safe and sound? The print is light and difficult to read in some places. Mark, Yudel Ale mames zaynen sheyn loyt M. Kinder-ring, 48 pages Illustrated by Aharon Gudlman May be suitable for intermediate In the spirit of a fairy tale this short story presents the plight of a young woman, who, though admired for her intelligence and learning, is so unattractive that everyone that she encounters, even her well-intentioned newlywed bridegroom, is put off by her appearance.

The plot focuses on the tribulations of their young son who dedicates himself to bringing his estranged parents together. The haunting quality of the two-colored illustrations adds to the mood of the narrative. The text is written on a level appropriate for advanced beginners in Yiddish language. Kinder-ring, May be suitable for intermediate, advanced This is the true story of the mysterious, Hebrew-speaking Jew, David HaReuveni, who appeared in 16th-century Europe posing as the brother of an imaginary king of a Jewish nation in the desert.

He aroused messianic hopes among the Jews as he met with pope and kings, presenting his plan for Christian and Jewish armies to drive the Turks from Jerusalem. The author was a leading Yiddish scholar who provides a glossary and also lively dialogue that includes such issues as who rightly speaks for the Jews. Mark, Yudel Der rambam yiddishbookcenter. A glossary of difficult vocabulary appears at the end. Mark, Yudel Der yidisher poyps yiddishbookcenter. Markish, Peretz Der galaganer hon yiddishbookcenter.

Chaikov Intermediate, advanced A long story told in verse. Markish, Peretz Zang-gezang yiddishbookcenter. Marshak, Samuil Iakovlevich A mayse mit a ketsl yiddishbookcenter. Marshak, Samuil Iakovlevich Mister-tvister yiddishbookcenter. Zaytshik May be suitable for intermediate, advanced Humorous verse about Mister Twister, the big shot, and his adventures as he travels the world. Marshak, Samuil Iakovlevich Di post yiddishbookcenter.

Smith, the London postman, delivers the letter—to find that Gryn has gone to Brazil. The ship takes the letter to Brazil, and Brasilio the Brazilian postman delivers it—to find that Gryn has gone back to Lodz. The Lodz postman finally delivers the worn but intact letter to a pleased and grateful Gryn.

Marshak, Samuil Iakovlevich A sreyfe yiddishbookcenter. Gorshman May be suitable for intermediate A story told in rhyming verse. Mother leaves the house, telling young Mirl not to go near the oven. But the fire in the oven gets out of control! Mirl flees, and people come running to try to control the fire, to no avail.

The heroic firefighters come, but the fire is too much even for most of them. Only grizzled Aaron, the oldest firefighter, is brave enough to climb to the roof and take on the fire. In the end, they douse the fire and prevent it from engulfing the town. Massey, Ida Lider far kinder yiddishbookcenter. Themes include complaints about grown-ups; descriptions of children, their actions and needs, coupled with poems about the mother herself; and numerous translations, from Stevenson, Milne, Eugene Field, nursery rhymes, lullabies, and other sources.

Many of the translations are among the most successful pieces in the book. There is a group of nature poems toward the end, and several ballads are interspersed among the lyrics. The style is generally light and playful, musical, with regular rhymes. Massey, Ida Vaksn mayne kinderlekh: Malchi, Harry Daniels, Y. Pain, harshness, and melancholy are themes that come to prominence in some poems here. Mazur, Zelik Yoseles shtiferayen: Af der akhter distantsye yiddishbookcenter. They may be young, but they demonstrate in word and deed that they are already good Communists.

Rubinstein, translated by M. Her mother and brother survive the war and settle in Erets Yisroel after the war. Written in a very simple Yiddish with occasional English translation of certain words in footnotes. Meisel, Aaron Arbeter-shul yiddishbookcenter. The text uses Soviet-style Yiddish orthography. Meisel, Aaron Di Mali Megvayers yiddishbookcenter.

Internatsyonaler arbeter ordn, 30 pages May be suitable for advanced The story of the Molly McGuires, the rebellious Pennsylvania Irish coal-miners of the s who many in the labor movement later considered heroes. A couple of pages at the beginning are in mixed-up order. Meisel, Aaron Tom Muni yiddishbookcenter. Kopman May be suitable for intermediate A collection of rhymed verse. The poems are divided into sections according to a number of themes.

There are sections devoted to spring, summer, fall, and winter. A number of poems are about a little boy named Sheyn Moyshele. Mendele Mokher Sefarim Fishke der krumer yiddishbookcenter. Yugnt bibliotek oyfn nomen fun Avraham Redi, 96 pages Edited by A. Goldberg May be suitable for advanced A very sad story about a group of Jewish vagabonds, who represent the basest strata of the Jewish people: This woeful environment is enlivened by Fishke and Blume. Both afflicted, they nevertheless find love and affection for each other in such an environment.

Fishke relates his experience to Mendele and his friend Alter, who in turn narrate the story. Blume is kidnapped by rogues and remains missing. There is, though, a moral: Mendele Mokher Sefarim Dos kelbl yiddishbookcenter. An excerpt from Seyfer habeheymes. Far kinder un kindskinder yiddishbookcenter. The author is opposed to having children exposed to fantasies magic, princesses, et al. These poems may be read to a very young child because the themes are appropriate and the language simple. Metsh, Sergei Mayn rayze tsum vaserfal Nyagara yiddishbookcenter.

Metzker, Isaac Don Yitshok Abrabanel: Kinder-ring, 24 pages Illustrated by H. Nayshlos May be suitable for intermediate One of a series of books on Jewish historical figures, this presents the life of Isaac Abrabanel. The storytelling is engrossing and informative. Metzker, Isaac Gots bashefenishn yiddishbookcenter. Matones, pages Illustrated by Chaim Gross May be suitable for intermediate, advanced Short stories featuring animals and nature. Metzker, Isaac Toli un Tobi yiddishbookcenter. Farlag Matones, pages Illustrated by Y. Fridlender May be suitable for intermediate A delightfully touching story about the friendship of two children, their attachments and devotion to each other.

Set in a rural area, they lead a tranquil life surrounded by family, relatives, forests, meadows, animals, and birds. Their coming of age is interrupted by traumas of the early twentieth century: WWI, loss of family and home, immigration to America, separation from each other. Their lives take unusual turns. In the end they are reunited in love and commitment. Dos lebn vos lebt eybik: Farlag Idish-Amerike, 30 pages May be suitable for advanced Rhymed verse about modern warfare. Miller, Boruch A velt mit veltelekh yiddishbookcenter. A grupe noente fraynt, 90 pages Illustrated by Nama Miler May be suitable for advanced Fifteen short stories.

Krasin tsvishn ayz yiddishbookcenter. There are descriptions and photos of the landscape and seascape. Parts of the text are very simple. Minkin, Keylye Arum der shul: Sholem-Aleykhem folks-shul eyns, 64 pages May be suitable for intermediate A collection of rhymed poems written by a teacher of the Sholem-Aleykhem folks-shul eyns, in New York, for students of the school.

Two of the poems are translated into English. Music is included for 16 melodies that would have been familiar to children of the time, and many of the poems were written to be sung to those melodies. Idn in Afrike un Azye yiddishbookcenter. Tseshinski, pages May be suitable for intermediate The book is a description of the Jews of Ethiopia in particular and Africa in general, including their way of life and religious practices. Mishkowsky, Noach Der kinder strayk yiddishbookcenter. Molodowsky, Kadia Mayselekh yiddishbookcenter. There are babies to rock, and pots to wash, and water to bring, and wood to split, and a hundred other tasks to be done.

The golem brings pail after pail, until the house is flooded, and then the courtyard is flooded, and then the street is flooded, until the water begins to flow to the field. But there is an ox in the fields, a thirsty ox, who guzzles the water until everything is dry again.

Molodowsky, Kadia Oyf di vegn fun Tsiyon yiddishbookcenter. There are descriptions and discussions of Zionist settlements, pioneers, and important figures in the modern Zionist movement. Molodowsky, Kadia Yidishe kinder: The poems are very beautifully written. Many of the poems are about children and animals. Several poems describe life in parts of New York.

One poem is translated into Hebrew. Mordkhele Shloyme hameylekh un der Ashmeday yiddishbookcenter. Moser, Ben-Zion Beni kinder roman yiddishbookcenter. Umparteyishe Idishe arbeter kinder-shuln, pages Illustrated by Y. A glossary of English words is included at the end of the book. Nadir, Moishe Farvos der valfish hot aza breytn haldz?

To save himself, the kleyn-brekl-pitsl-fishele encourages the whale to try eating a person instead. Inspired, the whale goes and swallows a frightfully clever sailor who has survived a shipwreck by building a raft. Ever since, the camel has borne his hump, which allows him to work for days on end to make up for his laziness in the beginning. The author makes extremely playful and creative use of language throughout, while keeping the level of prose suitable for children. Nadir, Moishe Kind on keyt yiddishbookcenter.

Internatsyonaler arbeter ordn, pages Illustrated by Lui Bunin May be suitable for intermediate Humorous and satiric verse and stories. Some of the pieces have a spirit of social protest. Hebrew and Aramaic vocabulary is spelled phonetically. A glossary of English terms is included at the end of the book. Der bazigter okean yiddishbookcenter. Der khurbn fun Pompei yiddishbookcenter. Litvak May be suitable for advanced The story of the destruction of Pompeii.

Arbeter-Ring, May be suitable for beginner Volume 1 is a collection of very simplified versions of historical stories from the Bible, beginning with wandering in the desert after leaving Egypt, through Nehemiah: Volume 2 begins with Persian empire and Jewish history in Greece. Novogrudskii, David Moiseevich Di aynvoyner fun di yomim yiddishbookcenter. Novogrudskii, David Moiseevich Vegn yam un yaboshe yiddishbookcenter. A glezl tey yiddishbookcenter. Olitzky, Mates Freylekhe teg yiddishbookcenter.

Olitzky, Mates Lider far yugnt yiddishbookcenter. Bildungs-komitet fun Arbeter-Ring, 93 pages May be suitable for beginner This is a collection of short rhymed poetry divided into four sections. The topic of these sections are: The fourth section is bilingual and contains translations by Olitzky of some American poetry with the original poems. Opatoshu, Joseph Bay fordn in fabrik yiddishbookcenter. Naye Yidishe folksshul, 8 pages May be suitable for intermediate A description of a huge assembly line Ford factory, complete with fiery furnaces, clanging machinery, drudgery on an assembly line, lost limbs, regimentation.

Opatoshu, Joseph Soreke yiddishbookcenter. Originally published in two separate volumes, here bound in one. Orland, Hirsch Grobers yiddishbookcenter. Orshanski, Ber Epizodn yiddishbookcenter. Mooweesuk the Coon is called the bear's little brother by both Indians and naturalists, because of the many ways in which he resembles the 'big prowler in the black coat. Twelve stories of great inventions, grouped under inventions of steam and electric power, inventions of manufacture and production, and in ventions of printing and communication.

The final chapter introduces the famous inventors of the early twentieth century. The story of each invention is interwoven with that of the life of its inventor. Through these stories the reader learns how big things are brought about, and on the traits of mind and heart which make for success. Mother Nature unfolds some of her most precious secrets. She tells about amber, about the dragon-fly and its wonderful history, about water-lilies, how the Indian corn grows, what odd doings the Frost Giants engage in, about coral, and starfish, and coal mines, and many other things in which children take delight.

Introduction to the wonders of the physical world: First volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces the youthful reader to the variety of animal and plant life that three children observe on their way to school through fields and woods. The goal of the series is to inspire children to become keen observers of wildlife and to heighten their curiosity about their natural surroundings. Eight color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text.

Second volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces children to the variety of plant and animal life around ponds and rivers. Through life stories of frogs, dragon-flies, fish, water-bugs, water birds, otters, and voles, children's interest in water creatures is awakened. An exhibit of water plants at a flower show concludes the volume. Seven color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text.

Third volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces children to the wonders of plant life through examination of a variety of plants, including the cabbage, the turnip, the cucumber, and the rose. In addition to becoming familiar with the structure of plants, the reader discovers how seeds grow, how insects help, and how plants defend themselves.

Through this book children are inspired to become keen observers of plant life as they collect specimens and study plants in their natural habitats. An introduction to the sciences that wakens the imagination, conveys useful knowledge, and opens the doors towards wisdom. Its special aim is to stimulate observation and to excite a living and lasting interest in the world that lies about us.

The sciences of astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and physiography are treated as fully and as deeply as the conditions permit; and the lessons that they teach are enforced by examples taken from familiar and important things. Dozens of illustrations depict the features described in the text. The excitement of the author is palpable as he recounts his observation of one sign of spring after another. Readers are likely to be infected with his enthusiasm and take on some of the activities suggested in the Things To See, Things To Hear, and Things To Do chapters that are interspersed between accounts of wondrous happenings in spring in the great out of doors.

Special emphasis is placed on the rewards to be gained by selecting and coming to know one particular place intimately. Share the excitement of three little children as they discover how beans grow from seeds, then start to wonder how other plants get their start, which leads them to watch closely for new life springing up all around them. Numerous black and white drawings enliven the text. An attractive introduction to the curious structure, habits, and activities of bees, in which readers learn how the bees' wondrous body parts equip them to gather nectar and pollen, construct the hive, and nurture the young, and how the different kinds of bees interact in the life of the hive.

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Over one hundred pen drawings by the author illustrate the features described in the text. Twenty-one stories of the everyday doings of Little John around the farm: Twenty-one more stories about Little John working and playing on the farm, engaged in such activities as tending animals, growing corn, and chopping wood, or fishing, skating, and sledding.

Second volume in a series of a stories created by a father to induce a certain little boy to go to sleep.

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For nearly three years his one listener heard them repeated many times, and his interest never flagged. As the farm stories slowly grew in number, eventually to fill two volumes, they entirely displaced the other stories, and that farm became as real in the mind of his listener as it was in fact when little John was driving the cows or planting the corn in the early part of the nineteenth century. This series of 60 models is carefully arranged with regard to form, proportion, measurements, and construction.

Through the construction work, observation is quickened. Eyes are trained to see right lines and distances, thus aiding in free-hand drawing and writing, while the hand and wrist muscles, being used for a definite purpose, unconsciously become obedient assistants. Takes the student who is familiar with elementary brush strokes to the next level by providing a series of graduated exercises.

The monochrome exercises focus on manipulating the brush to create curved lines and filled spaces, and to show increased depth through use of light and shadow, the color exercises on mixing of colors and elements of composition. Includes 20 full page color plates 8. Follow along with Don and Nan as they encounter one marvel after another in their visits out-of-doors through all seasons of the year. With adults to answer questions and inspire them to further discovery, they learn an amazing amount of information about a handful of birds, insects, plants, and trees.

Large print text with numerous illustrations. A delightful introduction to a variety of plants and animals, made especially interesting by the categories into which they are grouped. Readers will discover what plants provide sugar, which ones furnish fiber, and seven different ways plants have of dispersing their seeds. They will also meet many animals that vary widely in looks and behavior. Some have fins, others fur or feathers. Some are footless, while others have as many as one hundred feet. They will encounter animals that spin and animals that make their homes in a variety of places including caves, earth, and wood.

Each chapter has questions to ponder and activities to do indoors and out. The life stories of twelve birds presented in a lively conversational style, with lots of detailed information about the habits of each. The birds included introduce the reader to a dozen different bird families and a variety of habitats. Notes give scientific and common names, as well as references for further reading.

A month by month account of the pageant of nature that can be observed outside your door, all through the year from snowfall in January to hibernation in December. The highlights of each month are recounted, along with background information about the particular insects, birds, trees, flowers, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, or fish that are featured.

Each chapter concludes with a list of natural events to watch for during that month. A great book to read slowly over the course of a year. Engaging account of why seeds travel and how they do it. Learn how some seeds fly, others float, and still others are shot away. Then find out two ways in which animals play a role in seed dispersal. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text.

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When Jack receives a book on insects for his birthday, Maggie wishes one could get "into" a book. And so they do, experiencing adventures with insects of all sorts as they "travel" through the book. Along the way they encounter a butterfly with a grievance, extraordinary caterpillars, a hungry spider, a distinguished musician a katydid , as well as fireflies, locusts, grasshoppers, wasps, bees, and more.

The author, Edmund Selous, a lifelong observer of wildlife, produced books about animals for both children and adults. In his books for children, Selous conveys an amazing amount of information about animals through the conversations his youthful protagonists have with the animals they encounter.

Each animal is brought to life so vividly through the story that the reader unconsciously absorbs the details of its existence: A stirring account of the lives of eight wild animals, including Lobo, the king of Currumpaw; Silverspot, the story of a crow; Raggylug, the story of a cottontail rabbit; Bingo, the story of a dog; the Springfield fox; the pacing mustang; Wully, the story of a yaller dog; and Redruff, the story of the Don valley partridge.

On a family vacation to London, Tommy goes to visit the zoo, and discovers that the lions, penguins, ostriches, bears, boars and other animals are very willing to come forward and tell him about themselves. Tommy's natural curiosity guides each conversation with questions, and by the end he has learned about the things the animals eat and how they live.

This imaginative presentation of animal behavior is as informative as it is fun to read. Encouraging the animals to notice the differences between them and to offer their observa-tions of animal behavior, Old Mother Nature helps them all gain a greater understanding of the mammals of North America.

Starting with the animals close to home, the school moves in ever-widening circles to encompass the animals of the far west and the extreme north, as well. A fine introduction to mammals for students in the primary grades. Introduces young children to the animals of the farmyard through a series of engaging stories about the sheep, chickens, cows, and horses that live there. With new animals arriving regularly, we make the acquaintance also of a pig and a peacock, as well as some ducks and guinea fowls.

Each story closes with a gentle moral, inspiring children to right behavior. Delightful stories of field life for young children, relating incidents in the lives of birds, insects, and other small creatures who make the meadow their home. Each chapter features the story of one animal in its daily activities and interactions with the other animals inhabiting the meadow. Stories of animals of the night for young children, relating the activities of raccoons, skunks, moths, foxes, fireflies, and weasels. Since we can't understand animal language, the author depicts the animals talking to each other in English, but she does it so skillfully that you can imagine that they are using their own ways of communicating through voice and gesture.

Through vivid depictions of a dozen family groupings, the author demonstrates that mother animals and birds often train their young in order to supplement their natural instincts.