Forthcoming Books, 2011

Around the World in One Shabbat

Jewish People Celebrate the Sabbath Together

written & illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard
Jewish Lights Publishing, 2011

Around the World in One Shabbat takes you on the colorful journey of a single Shabbat all around the globe. From Israel to Thailand, from Ethiopia to Argentina, you are invited to taste the diverse Sabbath traditions that come alive in Jewish homes and synagogues each Friday at sundown.  Around the World in One Shabbat is a warm and engaging portrait of diversity in a tradition that makes all Jewish people one.

While You Are Sleeping

A Lift-the-Flap Book of  Time Around the World

written & illustrated by Durga Bernhard
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2011

While you are reading . . . far away, across oceans and continents . . . someone is waking up . . . someone is milking a goat . . . someone is climbing a tree . . . and someone is sleeping.  Lift the flaps in this unique concept book to see what one moment in time looks like all around the globe.  World time zone map included.

Green Bible Stories

Ecology Lessons from the Bible

written by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard
Kar Ben Publishing, 2011

Here is a collection of classic tales from the Bible, retold with an eye toward caring for the earth.  From Joseph’s preparation for drought to the wisdom of the sabbatical year; from the recycling of resources to build the tabernacle to Joshua’s harnessing of the power of the sun, these stories are both entertaining and pertinent to today’s world.

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4 Responses to Forthcoming Books, 2011

  1. Jordan says:

    I love the concept regarding the title, “While You Are Sleeping.” You have some really interesting and progressive ideas for children’s books. The illustrations are so warm and inviting. I feel like I want to go into those pages. Can’t wait to read one of your stories to my toddler.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jordan

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Durga,
    Your blog is great. I love your illustrations, they are so appealing, and the colors are beautiful.

  3. roclafamilia says:

    Helpful blog, bookmarked the website with hopes to read more!

  4. kristin says:

    oh, i want these.

    wonderful, wonderful.

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