September 22, 2023
September 22, 2023

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Farmer Kobi Comes for Chanukah

Karen Rostoker-Gruber’s “Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match” is available nationwide at Barnes and Noble this holiday season for fun reading with the whole family.

In 2016, “Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match” became a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, was a 2016 Winner of the Church and Synagogue Library Association Outstanding Children’s Literature Award, was listed as a 2016 top 100 book by the Bureau of Education and Research and featured in the “2016 Winners!” program, put on by Judy Freeman, an award-winning children’s literature consultant. The book also made it onto the Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Choice page, was named one of “The Best Jewish Books of the Season,” by The Connecticut Jewish Ledger and was chosen as one of “The 5 Best New Hanukkah Books for Children,” by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Farmer Kobi’s well-mannered goats, donkey and sheep play host to Polly, Kobi’s Chanukah guest, giving her a gracious welcome. But when Polly isn’t sure animals belong in a house, what will happen next? Find out with laugh-out-loud pictures and puns that are sure to entertain all readers. As donkey says: Hee-Haw-Yahoo!

Karen Rostoker-Gruber’s recent book, “Maddie the Mitzvah Clown,” published by Apples and Honey Press, was a PJ Library selection in 2017, and “The Family and Frog Haggadah,” published by Behrman House, was mentioned in the NY Times. Her new book coming out from KarBen in 2020, is called “Happy Birthday to the Trees.”

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