Is there a good children's parsha book that's focused on pshat, not midrash?
Something like a Little Midrash Says, but based on just the psukim (simple verses), not all the medrish?
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If your children are in a school that uses any portion of the Tal-Am Hebrew program, their parshat hashavua books for 3rd-4th-5th grades are superb. They are keenly aware of the difference between pshat and drash, and in fact their 5th grade book has a section each week that sensitizes kids to the difference between pshat and drash. The 4th grade book has a question each week on the parsha, presented with 2-3 answers from different commentaries, ranging from Rashi, Ramban, Ibn Ezra to Rav Hirsch and even Da'at Mikra.
For younger children: My First Parasha Reader
The 5 volume set is widely distributed.
Authored and copyrighted 1993-1997 by R' Moshe Weissman. Ill. by Sarah Rothman/Tova Leff.
Published by Bnay Yaakov Pub. 1742 E 7th St. Bkyn, NY 11223 (718) 376-5903.