Two of these books were reviewed by AJL Reviews:
Persias Brightest Star: The Diary of Queen Esthers Attendant (M/J 2004, p.28)
Priceless Jewel at the Well: the Diary of Rebekahs Nursemaid (S/O 2004, p.43)

Digital copies of the reviews only go back to 2007 so you would have to check 
the Archives but my hunch would be that they are not a necessary or appropriate 
purchase for a synagogue library.

If you are looking for recommended children’s books about women in the Bible, 
here are my suggestions:
Bach, Alice. Miriam's well : stories about women in the Bible. New York, N.Y, 
Delacorte Press, 1991.
Balsley, Tilda. The queen who saved her people. Minneapolis, Kar-Ben Pub, 2011.
Cohen, Deborah Bodin. Lilith's ark : teenage tales of biblical women. 
Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 2006.
Gelman, Rita Golden. Queen Esther saves her people. New York, Scholastic Press, 
Gerstein, Mordicai. Queen Esther the morning star : the story of Purim. New 
York, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Gormley, Beatrice. Miriam. Grand Rapids, Mich, Eerdmans Books for Young 
Readers, 1999.
Jules, Jacqueline. Miriam in the desert. Minneapolis, MN, Kar-Ben Pub, 2010.
Kimmel, Eric A. The story of Esther. New York, Holiday House, 2010.
Koralek, Jenny. The story of Queen Esther. Grand Rapids, MI, Eerdmans Books for 
Young Readers, 2009.
Manushkin, Fran. Daughters of fire : heroines of the Bible. San Diego, Calif, 
Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2001.
Manushkin, Fran. Miriam's cup : a Passover story. New York, Scholastic, 1998.
Marzollo, Jean. Miriam and her Brother Moses. New York, Little, Brown and 
Company, 2003.
Pinsker, Marlee. In the days of sand and stars. Toronto, Tundra Books, 2006.
Ross, Lillian Hammer. Daughters of Eve : Strong Women of the Bible. Barefoot 
Books, 2000.
Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg. But God remembered : stories of women from creation to 
the promised land. Woodstock, Vt, Jewish Lights Publishing, 1995.
Zeldis, Malcah. Eve and her sisters : women of the Old Testament. New York, 
Greenwillow Books, 1994.

Rachel Kamin, Director
The Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural & Learning Center
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
847/926-7902 or<>

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From: Hasafran [] On 
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Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:11 PM
Subject: [ha-Safran] Promised Land Diaries Series

Dear Hasafranim,

Does anyone have any of the Promised Land Diaries, published by Baker 
Publishing Group? I came across them on Amazon and despite the Christian 
publisher, they look innocuous enough, but you never know. Would they be OK for 
a Conservative shul? Here are some examples:

Rachel Haus
Library Director
Congregation of Moses Fisher Library
Kalamazoo MI
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