Nothing keeps kids busy during downtime like a good book. We’ve got book reviews for kids and teens (and little ones too)!
Reviews by Y. Berman
For a full listing of book reviews and recommendations posted on Between Carpools, click here.
Berman, a high school senior, has been reviewing books for young readers and teen/adult fiction. Some are old and some are new, but all were definitely books that our reviewer enjoyed. And, as usual, we invite you to comment with some of your favorites and we’ll see if they make the cut for the Between Carpools recommended reading list!
Today’s reviews include two recommendations that might particularly interest boys.
Rappaport 55 by Dov Haller (published by Shaar Press)
This is an example of the genre that I call “slice-of-life” books – the ones that don’t really have a specific plot, but deal instead with the lives of the characters in general over a period of time. Interestingly, this book centers around a group of yeshiva bochurim, offering an eye-opener into the complex social framework of a little-documented world.
The Rebbe Mendel series by Nathan Sternfeld (most published by Feldheim)
A series like no other, the Rebbe Mendel books alternate between short story collections and full-length novels. Each has the author’s trademark imaginative twists, such as one book with deliberate mistakes in each story for the reader to catch, and another with character names like Pancreas and Ph. Litmus.
The Aleph-Bais Trip on the Aleph-Bais Ship by Chani Altein, illustrated by Baruch Becker (Published by Hachai)
This tale of imagination and adventure brings excitement to learning the Aleph-Bais, with an underlying message of friendship, too.