Moment’s 2018 Publish-A-Kid Contest

By | Apr 14, 2018
Moment Magazine


Moment is an independent magazine that illuminates the political, cultural and religious complexities of the Jewish world. Our tagline is “The Next 5,000 Years of Conversation Begin Here,” and one of our missions is to educate and engage to expand the Jewish conversation.

Moment’s Publish-A-Kid contest encourages children to read and think about what they are reading by writing book reviews! All they need to do is read a book (see list below) and write a 300 word or less review explaining what they think and feel about the book in their own wordsWinning entries will be published at (and maybe even in print!) and winners will receive a book selected by our editors.

Here are a few questions to get started:

  • Why should other kids or grown-ups read this book?
  • Why is it interesting or special?
  • What did you learn from the book?
  • Why is this book important?
  • Would you like to know the characters in real life and why?

The contest is open to children between 9 and 13 years of age. Contest entries may be submitted via email to with your name and age in the subject line. 

This year’s contest is held in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month and the deadline is May 31, 2018.

Please be sure to include full namehome addressagegradeemail address and phone number, as well as the book name and author. If this is a school project, please include the teacher/librarian name, school name and address. Please include how you heard about this contest.  Entries with missing contact information will be disqualified.

Below is selected a list of books to choose from, or children can choose abook which has a connection to the Jewish world.

The Doll Shop Downstairs
by Yona Zeldis McDonough, 2009

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite
by Barry Deutsch, 2010

The Yankee at
the Seder
by Elka Weber, 2009

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak, 2006

Memories of Babi
by Aranka Siegal, 2008

by Richard Mosher, 2001

Stealing Home
by Ellen Schwartz, 2006

The Entertainer and the Dybbuk
by Sid Fleischman, 2007

The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey
by Steve Sheinkin, 2006

by Alice Hoffman, 2006

Prince William, Maximilian,
Minsky, and Me

by Holly-Jane Rahlens, 2005

Sam I Am
by Ilene Cooper, 2004

by Jerry Spinelli, 2003

Dave at Night
by Gail Carson Levine, 1999

Running on Eggs
by Anna Levine, 1999

by Naomi Shihab Nye, 1997

Journey to America
by Sonia Levitin, 1993

Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry, 1989

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
by Judith Kerr, 1971

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
by Judy Blume, 1970

The Pushcart War
by Jean Merril, 1964

Anne Frank: The Young Writer Who Told the World Her Story
by Ann Kramer, 2007

Einstein: Visionary Scientist
by John Severance, 1999

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