BISAC Subject JUV033020

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

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

The Remarkable Journey of Josh's Kippah

A Bar Mitzvah boy's kippah falls off his head and journeys around the world before finding its way back home. Follow the madcap adventure of Josh's kippah from his Bar Mitzvah in New York to… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2020

There Was a Young Rabbi: A Hanukkah Tale

Hanukkah is a very busy time! Join the young rabbi as she makes festive preparations—spinning the dreidel, cooking a tasty meal, lighting the menorah, and more—in this cumulative, rhyming… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • Dewey: [E]

The Secret Shofar of Barcelona

Symphony conductor Don Fernando longs to hear the sounds of the shofar. Like other conversos during the Spanish Inquisition, he has to hide his Jewish religion and pretend to follow the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Seventh Day: A Shabbat Story

In this adaptation of the creation story, God creates desert canyons and riverbeds as a potter would, the leopard's spots and the zebra's stripes as a painter would, and the voices of… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Shabbat Box

It's finally Ira's turn to take home the Shabbat Box from school. But a bad storm blows open his book bag and the box is lost. What will Ira do? A warm introduction to Shabbat for preschoolers. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Shabbat Princess

Rosie likes queens, but she really loves princesses! One Shabbat eve, she persuades her parents to invite the Shabbat Princess to their home. As the family prepares for their royal visitor… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [E]

The Shapes of My Jewish Year

From the Series Very First Board Books

Preschoolers can explore the Jewish holidays with familiar shapes--like a triangle, "a Purim hamantasch brimming over with sweet filling...," and more. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Six-Day Hero

Motti knows that war is coming. Israel is only nineteen years old—the same age as Motti's brave older brother, Gideon—and the tiny country is surrounded by enemies. It's only a matter of time… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Sounds of My Jewish Year

From the Series Very First Board Books

Preschoolers can explore the Jewish holidays with familiar sounds--the "sizzle, sizzle" of potato latkes on Hanukkah, the "crunch, crunch" of matzah on Passover, and more. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4/3

The Spy Who Played Baseball

Moe Berg is not a typical baseball player. He's Jewish—very unusual for the major leagues in the 1930s—has a law degree, speaks several languages, and loves traveling the world. He also… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: 796.357092 [B]

The Story of Ruth

The popular biblical story of Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi is retold in this beautifully illustrated picture book. As Ruth chooses to remain with Naomi with the famous words “Your people… Read More →

  • Dewey: 222'.3509505

The Vanishing Gourds: A Sukkot Mystery

When Sara's gourds—decorations for the family sukkah—start mysteriously disappearing, the hunt for the culprits is on. The family of squirrels who are to blame pay the family back for the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

The Wedding That Saved a Town

When Ziske's klezmer band is invited to play at a wedding in Pinsk, they arrive to discover many of the people in the town very sick. But tradition says that if two orphans get married in a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [E]

The Whispering Town

The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

The World Needs Beautiful Things

Young Bezalel is different from the other Israelite slaves in Egypt. He loves to collect stones, bugs, bits of string—these all seem beautiful to him. He keeps everything in his Beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [E]

The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle

The Ziz, the giant bird from Jewish folklore, learns about the concept of sharing by helping the Maccabees find oil to light the menorah in the Temple, bringing about the miracle of Hanukkah. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Tisha B'Av: A Jerusalem Journey

Israeli kids and their aunt observe the holiday of Tisha B'Av, which commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, by visiting an archaeological dig at the Temple Mount and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [E]
Spring 2020

Too Far From Home

"There's an Ethiopian; there's an Ethiopian!" I heard them shouting. I looked behind me, but I couldn't see any Ethiopian. Children began crowding round me, and I still didn't realize that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Too Many Cooks: A Passover Parable

Bubbe is interrupted while she is making charoses for the Passover seder. While she chats on the phone, family members wander into the kitchen and add their own "special ingredient" to spice… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]