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Under a Spell

Yisrael Rutman

The National Spelling Bee is held every year. In 2018, about 11 million kids took part in local contests


Jolly Solly: Can You Spell Disaster?

R. Atkinsv

I’m not wasting a single second on spelling,” declared Fishel. “Who cares how a word is spelled? As long as you can read it, it’s good enough”


The Hidden Palace: Chapter 1

Y. Bromberg

“Because it’s dangerous to sail the Queen Elizabeth and I don’t want to hear about your death the next time you leave for another voyage”


Crisscross: Chapter 45

Tovy Mann

I understand that she wants to tell me something. I stroke her hand and force myself to be patient as she struggles to form words


Bentzi and the Mystery in the Museum: Chapter 2

Shifra Glick

Next the movers started taking out cardboard boxes. “Is that all the furniture?” wondered Batya. “I’m telling you, it must be a really small family!”


Yosef Chaim’s Adventures: Hold Your Horses

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

“We thought horseback riding might help Yossi,” I heard someone say to Abba. “He doesn’t have much self-confidence and his therapist suggested this”


Crisscross: Chapter 44

Tovy Mann

“Mommy? Mommy!” I say. Two tears travel slowly down her face. I jump up and bend closer to her. “Ima! Ima! Mommy’s crying!”


Jolly Solly: On the Run

R. Atkins

Unfortunately, at that moment both brothers turned around — at exactly the same time — to see how close the dog was


Crisscross: Chapter 43

Tovy Mann

Yael’s proud of herself and I’m glad. This little girl’s come a long way since her first day when she hid under the table


F is for Friendship: Something New

Ruchama Schnaidman

“And what happened to you this morning?” Penina asked. “I waited by the corner for five minutes, but you never showed up”


Danger in Constantinople: Chapter 2

Y. Bromberg

Out stepped the Baal Shem Tov. He walked through the crowd until he was directly in front of the man who had been speaking


Crisscross: Chapter 42

Tovy Mann

“Goodbye, Mommy,” I say. “I have to go now but we’ll come back every day until you are better and can leave this hospital”

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A Blessing in Disguise
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My Way or the High Way
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