BISAC Subject JUV033020

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

Spring 2020

Miriam at the River

The biblical story of baby Moses as told by his big sister. Giving her baby brother a kiss, brave little Miriam places Moses's basket into the river. With one quick push, she sends him into… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [E]

Miriam in the Desert

As the Israelites, freed from slavery in Egypt, follow Moses through the desert, his sister Miriam comforts them through the wilderness. Miriam's grandson Bezalel draws pictures in the sand… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 222'.1209505

Mitzi's Mitzvah

From the Series Very First Board Books

Adorable puppy Mitzi visits a nursing home where she helps the residents celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Mitzvah Pizza

Missy loves Saturdays with her dad. Every week they do something special together. Usually, Dad brings the funds and Missy brings the fun, but this week, it's Missy's turn to treat with her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [E]

Moti the Mitzvah Mouse

Moti, the busy little mitzvah mouse, works all night, secretly doing good deeds for his human family and his animal friends. Who will do a mitzvah for Moti? Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

Mr. Tempkin Climbs a Tree

School's out, and Marky looks forward to summer, including helping his friend and neighbor, Mr. Tempkin, with his garden. But when Mr. Tempkin's plan to thwart the squirrels that have been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: [E]

My Name is Aviva

"My name is Aviva, not Amoeba!" shouts Aviva at her teasing classmates. Aviva is determined to change her name until she discovers where her name comes from and why her parents chose that… Read More →

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

My Sister Is Sleeping

A big sister in an Israeli family draws pictures as she eagerly anticipates her baby sister waking from her nap. She lovingly describes the baby, imagining all the things she will do when the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • Dewey: [E]

Nachshon, Who Was Afraid to Swim: A Passover Story

For generations Nachshon’s family has been enslaved by the Egyptian Pharaoh. Nachshon is afraid it will be his destiny too. Then Moses confronts the fearsome Pharaoh, and Nachshon’s dream of… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles

Jacob loves his autistic brother, Nathan, but when Hanukkah comes, Jacob worries that Nathan might embarrass him in front of his new friend. What if Nathan blows out the Hanukkah candles?! Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Netta and Her Plant

On Tu B'Shevat, little Netta, who lives in Israel, brings a plant home from preschool. She loves it. Netta grows and the plant grows, until it is time for both of them to find new homes and… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Noah and the Ziz

The Ziz is back! The loveable but clumsy Ziz, giant king of the birds, tries to help Noah round up the animals for the ark. Ziz fans will also enjoy The Hardest Word and The Ziz and the… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

No Baths at Camp

"There are no baths at camp!” says Max, when his mother starts filling the tub. But as he recounts his week’s activities, he realizes that there were many fun ways he got clean at summer camp. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Nonna's Hanukkah Surprise

Rachel loves visiting her Italian grandmother, even though Nonna celebrates Christmas and Rachel and her parents celebrate Hanukkah. Rachel plans to share Hanukkah with her whole family, so… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: 200

No Rules for Michael

Michael thinks school would be more fun without rules and gets his wish. But is it exactly what he was hoping for? Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town

The three little pigs, Rishon, Sheni, and Shlishi, are getting ready for the Purim carnival! They can't wait to play games, eat hamantaschen, and march in the Purim parade. They all need… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: 200

Oh No, Jonah!

With beautiful artwork and rollicking rhyme, the Bible story of Jonah and the Whale is retold in a fun and unique fashion. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 224'.9209505

One Fine Shabbat

Brother and sister Seth and Sadie Fine love Shabbat. Join them as they spend Shabbat with their family having a picnic, visiting their farm animals, and enjoying the outdoors. It all adds up… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • Dewey: [E]

One Good Deed

In this version of paying it forward, one good deed leads to another as people in a multicultural neighborhood, including a Jewish family, change the life of the community. Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [E]

Only Nine Chairs: A Tall Tale for Passover

This whimsical, rhyming story presents a new solution to an old problem—the overcrowded seder. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

On One Foot

An impatient young man comes to Jerusalem looking for someone to teach him the Torah - while standing on one foot! The city is full of learned rabbis, but none of them can help him until he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Papa Jethro

With warm watercolor artwork and a gentle storyline, this picture book sensitively looks at the issue of interfaith families. "Why can't you be Jewish like me? Why can't I be Christian like… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Passover Is Coming!

Readers join a cute family and their dog as they prepare for and celebrate the spring holiday of Passover, cleaning the house, making matzah ball soup, assembling the seder plate, saying the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 330
  • Dewey: [E]

Passover Scavenger Hunt

Rachel's uncle is terrible at hiding the afikomen. It's always too easy to find! So this year, Rachel decides to take over. She finds the perfect hiding spot and creates a series of clues for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: [E]