Books by John Joven

HILLEL TAKES A BATH by Vicki L. Weber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2019

"An appealing and effective age-appropriate introduction to some of Hillel's teachings. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Jewish sage confounds his students with his surprising teaching methods in this story based on a midrash. Read full book review >
CHARLIE TAKES HIS SHOT by Nancy Churnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A poignant and inspiring tale of a groundbreaking sports figure whose name and story should be well-known. (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A biography of Charlie Sifford, the African-American man who integrated professional golf. Read full book review >
BULLDOZER DREAMS by Sharon Chriscoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Construction fans are bound to locate this one. Other readers need not apply. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Do bulldozers dream of electric sheep? Philip K. Dick's might, but this bulldozer has less outré dreams. Read full book review >