Born in 1904 on new yorks lower east side, sydney taylor was one of the first authors of childrens books centered on jewish characters, and is especially known for the immensely popular all of a kind family series. Theyre the first series about a jewish family ever, one thats not only about the. Miss sofies story time kids books read aloud 236,161 views 11. These tales full of enigmatic intrigue and shocking twists have always enthralled readers, and theyve become more popular than ever. Like many other jewish families at the time, they settled in the lower east side of manhattan which just happens to be the setting of this novel about a jewish family. Born in 1904 on new yorks lower east side, sydney taylor was one of the first authors of childrens books centered on jewish characters, and is especially known for the immensely popular allofakind family series. The daily adventures of five school aged girls are shown as they dust the house. All of a kind family is charmingly oldfashioned, but i think its still accessible. Unfortunately, these books are out of print and increasingly hard to find.
Shouting at the rain shows us the journey of ronan and delsie. Allofakind family by sydney taylor the story sailor. Grab one of these family books the next time your kids are looking for great new characters to meet. Be kind a childrens story about things that matter. These family unit categories all seem like logical conclusions based on todays trends. Allofakind family is another book i would have loved when i was younger such a nice, wholesome story. Mamas girls were going to the library, and henny was impatient.
Sydney taylor october 30, 1904 february 12, 1978 was an american author she was born sarah brenner in new york city to jewish immigrant parents. Many of these books are available in spanish, and can be purchased as a hardcover, paperback, or board book. It explains that no matter what kind of family you come from that it is always a part of you. Fiction five sisters living in new york city during the early 1900s find many interesting adventures awaiting them nearly every day. I loved the all ofa kindfamily books when i was a child.
The allofakind family series is a sweet, oldfashioned look at an orthodox jewish familys life in a poor, immigrant neighborhood in 1915 new york. More all of a kind family, all of a kind family uptown, all of a kind family downtown and, published posthumously, ella of all of a kind family. Her parents and eldest sister ella emigrated in 1900 to the united states and settled in the lower east side of manhattan, as many jewish families did. The five girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it. The all ofa kind family series is a sweet, oldfashioned look at an orthodox jewish family s life in a poor, immigrant neighborhood in 1915 new york. Its important for children to see the diversity of their own family and others reflected in the books they read and are available in the classroom library.
This initial story was followed by four more books in the series. Sydney taylor 19041978 was an american author of childrens literature. In the fourth entry in the all ofa kind family seriesset right after the first book charlie is growing up. She is best known for the fivepart allofakind series, which is based on her own large family and includes allofakind family, more allofakind family, allofakind family downtown, allofakind family uptown, and ella of allofakind family. We get very few used copies, but we encourage you to find these at your library, if available. After moving uptown to the bronx, the charming all ofa kind family have a new home, new neighbors and new friends. This book, a continuation of the all of a kind family series, shows a glimpse of jewish life in america 100 years ago, when new york city had the largest jewish population in the world. Mary ann hoberman, author, marc boutavant, illustrator, illus. Together they learn the difference between anger and sadness, brokenness and wholeness, abandonment and love. Many students dont fit into the kind of families that are typically and displayed in books and media. I rediscovered these books when i was a volunteer in my childrens school library. Sydney taylor grew up among immigrant families on new york citys lower east side prior to world war i and wrote the all of a kind family stories for her daughter. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Here are some more recent titles and reissues you and your baby will both love.
Once again, the loving all of a kind family provides the support needed for ella to make the right decision. Blog posted on wednesday, may 08 the 50 best suspense books of all time whether you need a beach read, an airplane read, or just something to peruse before bed if you dare, theres one category you can always count on. Buy more allofakind family by sydney taylor online at alibris. All ofa kind family book series 5 books from book 1. Fiction five sisters living in new york city during the early 1900s find many interesting. Viewing posts 1 through of total author posts october 26, 20 at 6.
Use the alphabetical lists below to look up a favorite book or author and then click see readalikes to discover similar books. Ella, henny, sarah, charlotte, gertie, and charlie live with their parents, surrounded by extended family and friends whose affection for each other more than makes up for their communitys. More all of a kind family was released on june 10 and all of a kind family uptown was released on july 15. In chois experimental coming of age novel, which won the 2019 national book award for fiction, two theater kids, sarah and david, fall in love and explore their relationship for their craft under the watchful eye of their drama teacher. Be kind a childrens story about things that matter youtube. Fans of laura ingalls wilders little house books will enjoy a citified version as sydney taylor gives a charming glimpse at a time when daily life was very different, but family and faith were surprisingly the same. Sydney taylor grew up among immigrant families on new york citys lower east side prior to world war i and wrote the allofakind family stories for her daughter. From the author of the beloved allofakind family books. The allofakinds are completely singular, skurnick said. Meet the all of a kind family ella, henny, sarah, charlotte, and gertie who live with their parents in new york city at the turn of the century. Her stories based on life in her large family are chronicled in a set of five. See which new books our editors chose as this months favorites for kids of all. Books about families there are so many different kinds of families in the book world and the stories on this list bring them to life in vivid detail. This lively family, subject of four more allofa kind books, is full of unique.
I love all the books in the sydney taylor series all of a kind family, i have been reading them for over 50 years since childhood. Thats why weve rounded up these ten titles, all of which we think should be required reading for young gals on the verge of semiadulthood. Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting mamas front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in papas shop on rainy days. As a kid the first chapter book i remember reading was all ofa kind family by sydney taylor. A family a book about all kinds of belonging by christopher cerf and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Books similar to allofakind family downtown allofakind.
I wanted as many sisters as i could possibly get, and consequently loved reading books about sisters. A family is a family is a family by sara oleary when a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways but the same in the one way that matters most of all. If the young sisters wear matching blue dresses and white pinafores hence, allofakind family, they each, like the march and ingalls girls, have their own characters. In the perfect historical fiction book, which later became a series, for jewish girls, taylor detailed the life of a family of five girls who lived in the tenements of the lower east side around the turn of the 20th century.
Her stories based on life in her large family are chronicled in a set of five books known as the allofakind family series. Allofakind family ebook by sydney taylor rakuten kobo. Free allofakind family worksheets and literature unit. Free allofakind family study unit worksheets for teachers to print. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia. Books and authors top teaching blog teachers tool kit student activities. Finding a book when youve forgotten its title the new. I still enjoyed the book very much reading it for the first time as an adult, and wouldnt mind reading more of them sometime. I loved these when i was a kid and they really introduced me to jewish customs im christian as children experience them. All of a kind family is another book i would have loved when i was younger such a nice, wholesome story. Once again, the loving allofakindfamily provides the support needed for ella to make the right decision. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting mamas front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of papas peddlers shop on rainy days. This list has you covered no matter how youre feeling. Here you can find handpicked readalike recommendations for more than 4000 contemporary books and 3000 authors.
Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. May 24, 2012 i loved the all ofa kind family books as a child. Good childrens books give you an early sense of the multiple. One of the children among the tens of thousands living on the lower east side at that time was sydney taylor. Pdf all of a kind family download full pdf book download. Delsie is interested in the weather, lives with her grammie, and is starting to question everything.
Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. Reviving the allofakind family books the boston globe. The all of a kind family series is a sweet, oldfashioned look at an orthodox jewish family s life in a poor, immigrant neighborhood in 1915 new york. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading all ofa kind family all ofa kind family classics. Its the turn of the century in new yorks lower east side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sistersella, henny, sarah, charlotte and gertie. Ella, henny, sarah, charlotte, and gertie are back. This book, a continuation of the allofakind family series, shows a glimpse of jewish life in america 100 years ago, when new york city had the largest jewish population in the world. About the ingalls family little house on the prairie. Sydney taylor author of allofakind family was born sarah brenner in 1904 to jewish immigrant parents who had come to new york city in 1900. Meet the allofakind family ella, henny, sarah, charlotte, and gertie who live with their parents in new york city at the turn of the century. In 2014, lizzie skurnick of lizzie skurnick books began to reissue the four sequels.
One of the things that got us through those transformative years was a group of incredible books that were smart and funny and empowering as hell. A poor girl marries an older man who is from one of the richest us families. Upon the onehundredth anniversary of the authors birth, in 2004, the association of jewish libraries issued the all of a kind family companion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. The 50 best suspense books of all time reedsy discovery. Buy more all of a kind family by sydney taylor online at alibris. All ofa kind family all ofa kind family classics kindle edition by taylor, sydney. Free allofakind family worksheets and literature unit for. As an orthodox jewish child living in the bronx, i was so happy to read the only book i could find depicting an observant family. Welcome to my book blog, a place for readers and authors to connect. Allofakind family by sydney taylor, helen john, sidney. Sydney taylors series begins with five sisters, two years apart and their weekly library trip and ends with a surprise. All ofa kind family downtown sydney taylor, joe krush, beth krush, june cummins on. Mainly, though, its more of your favorite allofakind family.
Ella of allofakind family by sydney taylor, paperback. Apr 16, 2007 its the turn of the century in new yorks lower east side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sistersella, henny, sarah, charlotte and gertie. Free all of a kind family study unit worksheets for teachers to print. I loved the allofakindfamily books when i was a child. Dear all, i am trying to find this book for years, i read it a long time ago. Families are the first group to which children belong. More girlish books are the allofakind family ones, about a jewish family living in turn of the century nyc. The twists are unexpected and the settinga highpressure arts school in the 1980sis pitchperfect. All of a kind family, literature, living books this topic has 12 replies, 9 voices, and was last updated 6 years, 5 months ago by tailormade. More allofakind family, allofakind family uptown, allofakind family downtown and, published posthumously, ella of allofakind family. If it was charlotte, i could understand, said ella, who was the eldest and very serious. Jul 18, 2019 miss sofies story time kids books read aloud 236,161 views 11.195 681 1566 1213 1125 675 185 876 1469 408 1538 1029 172 1482 973 1366 153 26 263 687 488 1572 458 1086 706 493 1422 794 691 873 1383 743 44 532 325 1567 1542 551 1171 1026 1032 1196 988 872 396 913 148 222 811