BISAC Subject JUV033020

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

Too Much of a Good Thing

You can never have too much of a good thing--or can you? Roman King Antoninus loves observing Shabbat so much, he proclaims that his kingdom will celebrate every day of the week instead of… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tower of Babel

When all the people in the world spoke one language, life was convenient but boring. So the townsfolk of Shinar decide to build a tower. As they reach the heavens, they proudly congratulate… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [E]

Tu B'Shevat Is Coming!

A family and their adorable dog celebrate the kid-friendly holiday of Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of trees! Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • Dewey: [E]

Under the Sabbath Lamp

When Izzy and Olivia Bloom invite their neighbors over for Shabbat dinner, everyone is shocked to find out that the Blooms don't have Shabbat candles. Instead, they have something much more… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2019

Walk Till You Disappear

Raised a Catholic, when 12-year-old Miguel suddenly learns that his ancestors were Jewish, his world seems to turn upside down. Rushing from the house, he becomes lost in the desert. Captured… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm

Faigel makes the best Hanukkah latkes in Chelm, but somehow, this year she's forgotten how to make them! She sends her husband, Shmuel, to ask the rabbi for help. And in Chelm, the village of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

Whale of a Tale

From the Series Scarlett and Sam

Scarlett and Sam are back again in a twist on the biblical adventure tale of Jonah and the whale. When the twins take Grandma Mina's special carpet to be cleaned and repaired, they encounter… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

What a Way to Start a New Year!: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Beginning the New Year in a new city isn’t easy, and it definitely isn’t starting out very well for Dina and her family! But when they’re welcomed by warm and generous hosts in their new… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

When I First Held You: A Lullaby from Israel

This vibrant picture book is a lyrical lullaby capturing the instant bond between children and parents at the moment of birth. Filled with evocative art, When I First Held You will become a… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Where Do People Go When They Die?

In this touching narrative, young children ask, "Where do people go when they die?" Each child asks an adult that they trust--a father, a mother, a grandfather, an aunt, a teacher--and… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Where Is the Afikomen?

A little girl and her cat search high and low to find the Afikomen. Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

Where Shabbat Lives

The simple text and brightly colored illustrations in this board book tell the story of a typical family celebrating Shabbat. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Where's My Tushy?

"In one little town (it is sad but it's true), The tushies left town without leaving a clue." What happens when all the tushies in an unusual town decide to take a vacation? Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Where's the Potty on This Ark?

Uh-oh! The animals need to go. Not just on a journey on Noah's Ark, but to the potty, too! Noah's wife, Naamah, helps each animal—owl, giraffe, monkey, raccoon, and even elephant—go potty… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: [E]

Who's Got the Etrog?

Auntie Sanyu builds a sukkah in her Ugandan garden. Curious wildlife—the Warthog, the Lion, the Giraffe, the Elephant, and other animals—come to celebrate the Sukkot holiday. They all want to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [E]

Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam

Two neighbors—one Jewish, one Muslim—have always been best friends. When they both fall on hard times, can they find a way to help each other? In Fawzia Gilani's retelling of this folktale—whi Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: [E]

Yossi and the Monkeys: A Shavuot Story

Yossi has no money to buy the food and flowers his family needs for Shavuot. He tries selling the kippahs his wife sewed, but he has no luck—until a mischievous monkey shows up. The monkey's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [E]
Spring 2020

You're the Cheese in My Blintz

From the Series Very First Board Books

In my blintz, you're the cheese. You're the sun in my sky. To my heart, you're the keys. You're the twinkle in my eye. This rhyming board book celebrates the importance of a young child as a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 270
  • Dewey: [E]

Yuvi's Candy Tree

In Ethiopia, Yuvi dreams of a land where water flows, bread is plentiful, and candy grows on trees. But it is only after a difficult journey that she arrives in Israel, where it appears that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Ziggy's Big Idea

Ziggy loves coming up with new inventions. Unfortunately, though, most of his inventions just don't work out, like the square 'Ziggyball' or the 'shulstilts' he makes for Rabbi Levi… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Zishe the Strongman

At the age of 3, Zishe was lifting a nine-pound hammer in his father's blacksmith shop. By the age of eleven, there was not a bar he couldn't bend or a chain he could not snap. This is the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 974.7'1043092

Zvuvi's Israel

Can you find Zvuvi the fly? He is hiding! With clever text and colorful pictures, Zvuvi takes readers on a tour of Israel, buzzing through the modern cities, ancient ruins, and nature… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [E]