May 17, 2012

Kar-Ben’s Brand New eBookstore!

We’ve recently unveiled our new eBookstore here at Kar-Ben Publishing. This is a great opportunity for us to enter new territory as a leader of the ever-evolving world of children’s literature.

If you have an iPad, check out our Kar-Ben eReader, with the adorable Sammy Spider on the application icon.

There are plenty of great reasons to try out eBooks for yourself and your children.
Portable-eBooks are weightless (except for your iPad or laptop). You can carry oodles and oodles of them and never feel a single back pain twinge. Instant entertainment.
Environmentally friendly-eBooks are paperless and therefore, are much friendlier to trees and the ozone as there are less manufacturing needs. There’s no need to ship eBooks, reducing the amount of vehicle pollution (your wallet is probably a lot happier on this point too). 
Storage space-Since all of your eBooks are located in one place, you no longer have to worry about how you’re going to fit in that extra bookcase. No more clutter as you try to stuff your paperbacks on top of each other. No more trying to dust bookcases and books.  Way more room for toys and dirty clothes to be thrown around! 

Easy to locate-It’s much harder to lose eBooks. A major plus if you’re slightly absent minded or have messy family members. They’ll always be exactly where you left them, unlike your car keys, and even be on the same page you were on.
Durable -eBooks won’t rip, tear, wrinkle, fade, or get dusty. The illustrations will always be vibrant. The binding won’t fall apart.  And my personal favorite, no more food stains! (There’s nothing better than curling up with your lunch and a book)

Teachable moments-eBooks are a great way to introduce children to the world of technology. Using the eBooks and eReader will help instill an intuitive sense for technology that will be essential for pretty much everything they’ll do in life: school, socializing, and work.

Create a free eBookstore account and read Feivel's Flying Horses eBook for free!  

May 11, 2012

Kar-Ben Books for Mother's Day!

Do your Mother's Day plans involve reading together? Here are a few titles to share this weekend!

A Grandma Like Yours
A whimsical collection of animal grandparents illustrate the characteristics of Jewish grandparents. Read about grandmas, bubbes and savtas!

Read together and then make up your own stories about your family!

Always an Olivia
An elderly black grandmother passes on the story of the family’s Jewish origins to her young granddaughter, Carol Olivia. As family members flee the Spanish Inquisition, are kidnapped by pirates and eventually sail to America, one daughter in each generation is given the name Olivia, from the Hebrew Shulamit meaning “peace,” to honor the Jewish part of their ancestry.
A Mother's Day visit is a perfect time to share your family history with young members of your family!

At God's command, Abraham and Sarah leave their home and travel to Canaan with family and friends. But their joy is always dimmed by their wish for a child. God has promised that Abraham will be the father of a nation.

One day three strangers arrive at their tent. Sarah overhears them talking to Abraham, saying that she will soon be a mother.

"I'm too old," she laughs. But God doesn't forget promises…

In a year, a baby is born. She names him Isaac, which means “laughter,” and the world rejoices with her.