Don't stress if your PJ Parent Book selection is still sitting in your "to-be-read" pile.  You can get the full scoop below with videos of live chats with Parent Book authors, which were held throughout the summer, and discussion guides ready for downloading.



Join a livestream with an author of a 2017 PJ Library parent book:


“A Shmooze with Aaron Lansky,” author of Outwitting History





“Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family” with Susan Silverman, author of Casting Lots
“Discovering the Jewish Holidays” with Ilene Cooper, author of Jewish Holidays All Year Round


“Objects Tell Stories: Celebrating Holidays at the Jewish Museum” with the staff of the Jewish Museum, collaborators on Jewish Holidays All Year Round

“How to Find Wonder in Parenting (Even When You're About to Totally Lose It)” with Danya Ruttenberg, author of Nurture the Wow


A big "thank you" to all Parent Book authors for their wonderful live chats!




Hold your own book group discussion on one of the PJ Library parent books. (And don't worry if you haven't read the full book yet--that's never stopped anyone from going to a book group meeting before.)

Here are Discussion Guides with conversation tips and questions.  Get some parents together, and enjoy exchanging ideas over a book and some coffee.

Jewish Holidays All Year Round 
An educator’s resource guide about artwork found in the book (and other pieces from the Museum collection), with stimulating questions around each piece.

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
Reflections and questions for each chapter of the book

Nurture the Wow
Questions and activities for each chapter of the book

Outwitting History
General questions to spark conversation

Casting Lots
General questions to spark conversation

If you need help finding local parents who chose the same book, contact your PJ Library Professional or Connector.

Snap a photo at your book group discussion, and post it using #pjlibrary.