BISAC Subject JUV033020

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

The Count's Hanukkah Countdown

At a Hanukkah party on Sesame Street, Grover and the Count welcome visiting Israeli Muppet friends Brosh and Avigail, tell the story of Hanukkah, feast on latkes, and learn that EIGHT is the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

The Cricket and the Ant: A Shabbat Story

The fun-loving Cricket neglects his Shabbat tasks while the industrious Ant does hers, but Cricket surprises her by coming to the rescue just in time to save her Shabbat celebration… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [E]

The Edelweiss Pirates

In Germany in 1938, playing and dancing to jazz music is forbidden. The Hitler Youth patrol the night streets looking for anyone who breaks the rules. Albert is a member of the Edelweiss… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2019

The Elephant in the Sukkah

Henry, once a happy circus elephant, feels lonely and sad at the farm for old elephants, where nobody wants to hear him sing. One evening, he follows the sound of music and singing to the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: [E]

The Family with Two Front Doors

Meet the Rabinovitches: mischievous Yakov, bubbly Nomi, rebellious Miriam, solemn Shlomo, and seven more! Papa is a rabbi and their days are full of intriguing Jewish rituals and lots of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The First Gift

A boy tells about the first gift he ever received -- his name! Named after the legendary King David, little David introduces the concept of names and where they come from, how nicknames… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Flower Girl Wore Celery

Emma can't wait for her cousin Hannah's wedding. She's going to be the flower girl. That means she'll wear a celery dress and walk down the aisle with the ring bear, leading the way for the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [E]

The Golden Bell

In biblical times, Itamar, the tailor's son, has carefully carried the High Priest's robe—with its little golden bells sewn onto the hem—home for his father to mend. But one day, one of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: [E]

The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story

The Ziz, a wonderful bird who lived long ago, is so big and clumsy that he can't keep from bumping into things. When a tree he knocks over destroys the children's garden, he seeks God's help… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

The Key from Spain: Flory Jagoda and Her Music

When Flory's ancestors are forced to leave Spain during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, they take with them their two most precious possessions—the key to their old house and the Ladino… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [E]

The Littlest Levine

Hannah doesn't like being the littlest Levine. She's too short to hang fruit from the sukkah and too young to light the Hanukkah candles by herself. But when Passover comes, the littlest… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Littlest Mountain

God realizes that the people of the world need rules to live by, and decides to speak to them from a mountaintop. Beautiful Mount Carmel, tall Mount Hermon, and majestic Mount Tabor all vie… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story

It's almost Hanukkah and the dreidel-maker's shop is busy. But all is not well for the four Hebrew letters that will soon go on the wooden tops. The Heys, the Nuns, and the Shins are jealous… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Mitzvah Magician

"One-wish, two-wish, Jew-wish!" Gabriel's magic wand gets him into trouble around the house, until he learns that the greatest magician is a Mitzvah Magician, using his powers to do good deeds. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: [E]

The Mountain Jews and the Mirror

Yosef and Estrella have spent their whole lives in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. When they move to the city, they face a strange, unfamiliar world. Will their love survive the surprises of their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • Dewey: [E]

The Mouse in the Matzah Factory

Journey with a curious little mouse as he travels from a wheat field in the country to a big city factory where harvested wheat is baked into matzah. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Numbers of My Jewish Year

From the Series Very First Board Books

The fifth in the popular "My Jewish Year" board book series, this book teaches children to count from one to ten through symbols of the various Jewish holidays, from one shofar through ten… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Opposites of My Jewish Year

From the Series Very First Board Books

This new addition to our popular board book series including “Sounds of My Jewish Year,” “Shapes of My Jewish Year,” and “Colors of My Jewish Year” uses the Jewish holidays to teach the… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Passover Parrot, 2nd Edition

It's Lily's turn to say the Four Questions at the Passover Seder, but nobody will help her practice. Things change with the arrival of Hametz the Parrot. Clever Hametz not only helps Lily but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: [E]

The Patchwork Torah

As a child, David watches his grandfather, a Torah scribe or sofer, finish a Torah scroll for the synagogue. "A Torah is not something to be thrown away," his Grandfather explains. David's… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Princess and the Ziz

Called on to watch over King Solomon's daughter, the Ziz takes Magda on a joyful trip around the world. But when she falls in love with a handsome young man, the Ziz's jealousy gets the giant… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Purim Superhero

Nate loves aliens and he really wants to wear an alien costume for Purim, but his friends are all dressing as superheroes and he wants to fit in. What will he do? With the help of his two… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Purim Surprise

It seems Naomi's mother has forgotten her birthday, but delivering Purim treats to the neighbors brings Naomi a special surprise. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Queen Who Saved Her People

The Purim story has never been more fun! This lavishly rhyming tale is a wonderful read-aloud book, and its color-coded dialogue is perfect for Reader's Theater performances. Read More →

  • Dewey: 222'.909505