BISAC Subject JUV033020

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

Jodie's Shabbat Surprise

Stumbling onto an ancient wine press while walking her dog, amateur archeologist Jodie gets the best idea ever for a birthday surprise for her dad! Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: [E]

Joey and the Giant Box

When Joey decides to keep the giant box in which the new dishwasher arrives, he comes up with a very special use for it—and does a mitzvah along the way. Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [E]

Joseph and the Sabbath Fish

Joseph always welcomes guests to his Sabbath table, while his greedy neighbor Judah scoffs at Joseph’s generosity. Even as his fortunes decline, Joseph’s door remains open. But times change… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 398.2'36089924

Joseph the Dreamer

Joseph has always believed he is special. He's his father's favorite son—out of twelve!—and he has amazing dreams unlike anyone else's. But when his father gives him a beautiful multicolored… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: 222/.11092
Spring 2020

Judah Touro Didn't Want to be Famous

Setting out from Boston to New Orleans in 1801, Judah Touro dreamed of becoming a successful shopkeeper. Through his skill in business, he earned a great fortune. But the harrowing experience… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: [E]

Jumping Jenny

Jenny loves to jump. But when jumping gets her in trouble, she decides to retire her pogo stick. Then her school decides to hold a fundraising fair, and she discovers that her skill can be… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

Kol Hakavod: Way to Go!

What is "kavod"? It's "gee!" It's "wow." It's honor, respect. It's "whoa, holy cow!" Even the littlest acts of kindness and the smallest good deeds can be hugely important in the world. Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Kopecks for Blintzes

Shavuot is approaching, but Gitele and Yankl have no money to buy ingredients for blintzes. So they come up with a plan. Every day, they'll each put a coin into the empty trunk. By Shvuot… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 200
Fall 2019

Kugel for Hanukkah?

As each of Hanukkah's first seven nights brings an unusual new present to a little girl, the mystery deepens. While the gifts grandma receives add up to a delicious Hanukkah treat, her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [E]

Latke, the Lucky Dog

Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke has trouble learning the house rules. Despite a series of mishaps, he is one Lucky Dog! Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • Dewey: [E]

Let My People Go!

The Passover story is enlivened in this creative rendition of the Ten Plagues. Everyone can take part as Moses implores Pharoah to "Let My People Go!" This light-hearted rhyming tale can be… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 222'.1209505

Let's Celebrate Shabbat!

"Put each toy back in its spot, Then clean up, dress up for Shabbat!" A lively rhyme about preparing for Shabbat. Read More →

Let's Have a Seder!

A fun introduction to the seder service with catchy rhymes. Read More →

Let's Visit Israel

This board book highlights the many ways one can tour Israel – by jeep, cable car, bus, camel, and foot. This simple book, with bright illustrations, is a perfect introduction to Israel for… Read More →

Lights Out Shabbat

A little boy spends Shabbat with his grandparents in Georgia and gets a snowy surprise. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Listen!: Israel's All Around

In Eilat, a blub, blub, blub— Swimmers' snorkels glub, glub, glub. Tour Israel's most fun places—kibbutz, beach, market, and more—and discover each spot's special sound in this rhyming… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Lotsa Matzah

Why is matzah plain and flat? For centuries it’s been like that. A rhyming introduction to Passover’s traditional food, with children eating and enjoying “lotsa matzah” many different ways… Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'37

Lots of Latkes: A Hanukkah Story

When mice eat the sugar, the apples have rotted, and the fish aren't biting, what can Rivka Leah's friends bring to her Hanukkah celebration? Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah

Judah and the little army of Maccabees fight to free Jerusalem from the cruel King Antiochus in this vibrant and action-filled rhyming version of the famous Hanukkah story. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 296.4'35

Matzah Ball: A Passover Story

Aaron is invited to a baseball game during Passover, and his mom sends him with a bag lunch of matzah and tuna. Aaron is embarrassed until his friends go off for snacks and something… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Matzah Belowstairs

Miriam Mouse's family always celebrates Passover Belowstairs, while the human Winklers celebrate Abovestairs. But this year Miriam is finding it hard to get a piece of matzah to use for the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • Dewey: [E]

Maya Prays for Rain

It's a sunny fall day in Maya's neighborhood, and all her neighbors are busy with outdoor activities, from releasing some young butterflies to organizing a birthday scavenger hunt. But Maya… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: 296.7/2

Meg Goldberg on Parade

New York City's Israel Parade is extra special this year for 'timid and small' Meg Goldberg. This shy little girl with a big imagination finds plenty of ways to join the fun—and maybe, just… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: 900

Mendel's Accordion

A boy finds his great grandfather's accordion in the attic and with it the sweet history of klezmer music and the role the old accordion played in Jewish life through the years. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 781.62'924