Children's Books by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod
I’m a Canadian writer who moved to northern Israel in 2013.
I write award-winning books for Jewish families, as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a range of publications. Two of my picture books have been distributed by PJ Library to Jewish children all over North America. I have also won PJ Library’s Author Incentive Award twice, along with SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award, the only peer-selected award for excellence in the field of children’s literature.
My next picture book, Pumpkin Pie for Sigd, is forthcoming from Apples & Honey Press in 2021. I live just north of Haifa with my family.
(2020, Kar-Ben / Lerner)
Illustrated by Jennie Poh
Is Clarence confused? How will things possibly work out in time for Shabbat? His special challah recipe calls for flour, oil, honey, yeast and water, and his neighbors eagerly await a taste. But instead he gathers a mixed-up assortment of things. This can't end well... or can it?
(2018, Kar-Ben / Lerner)
Illustrated by Shirley Waisman
Yossi has no money to buy the food and flowers his family needs for Shavuot. He tries selling the kippahs his wife has sewn, but he has no luck--until a mischievous monkey shows up. The monkey's antics attract customers and win Yossi's heart . . . but has Yossi's new friend come to stay?
(2019, Apples & Honey)
Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke