Tovah S. Yavin

Selected Works

Fiction for Children
Teamwork tops competition and family proves stronger than ambition in this exciting ride through a difficult baseball season.
Summer vacation, summer camp, or just dreaming of warm weather and faraway places: these tales follow summer children as they laugh, cry and explore their world.
Mysteries and treasures can be found anywhere - even in a teapot. Read Treasure in a Teapot in this fun-filled anthology.
Do children share some of the character traits and problems as older people? Fear and shyness. Hopes and dreams. In "Like Ruth and Naomi" two people reach across a canyon of years and find that love and caring works for any age. Read "The Blind Man at the Art Museum" under Poetry for Adults for a different perspective.
Fiction for Adults
Poetry
Read and Enjoy
Read and Enjoy
Nonfiction
A Star-Spangled Jewish New Year
Who Loves Science??? Before you say no one - think roller coasters, soap, hybrid cars and time!

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All-Star Season

As irritating as they can be to each other, Reuven and Avi have two strong bonds Ė the solidity of their Jewish family life and their passionate love of baseball. Pitcher, Reuven, has dreamed of a spot on the All-Star team since the end of last season. His happy-go-lucky brother Avi, the team catcher, hasnít even thought that far ahead. Reuven is willing to ignore the advice of his parents and even involve his younger brother in his campaign to win that spot. But both boys soon realize that being part of a team, both in life and in baseball, is tougher than it looks.

Winner of the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award
A Sydney Taylor Notable Book of 2008
PJ Our Way book club selection


All Star Season is sure to be a hit with young baseball fans.
--AMIT Magazine


...will engage a young reader right from the first page. [Who] doesn't relate to sibling rivalry, team competition, school achievement and family relations? Add girls...and you've got the perfect mix to for this age group.
--Chicago Jewish Star