BISAC Subject JUV033020

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

Paulie's Passover Predicament

Paulie the moos-ician can hardly wait to host a Passover seder for his friends. Unfortunately, his seder doesn't turn out quite the way he planned. Will the hunt for the afikomen make the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [E]

Pavel and the Tree Army

Pavel is a new American, excited about his new country. When his rabbi tells him that the Civilian Conservation Corps is hiring young people, Pavel is thrilled. As a member of the Corps, he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [E]

Pickled Watermelon

It's the summer of 1986, and eleven-year-old Molly just wants to spend the summer with her friends at camp. Instead, she reluctantly heads to Israel to visit family she barely knows! With a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Picnic at Camp Shalom

When Carly unthinkingly makes fun of Sara's last name at mail call, her bunkmate refuses to be consoled. But their mutual love of music brings harmony to Shabbat dinner as well as to their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Pinky Bloom and the Case of the Missing Kiddush Cup

Fourth grader Penina—aka Pinky—is a Yankees fan, an older sister, and Brooklyn's greatest kid detective. With the help of her pet cat DJ, her best pal Lucy Chang, and her little brother Avi… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Private Joel and the Sewell Mountain Seder

With permission from their commander and matzah brought in on a train from Cincinnati, Jewish members of a Civil War regiment improvise a seder to remember. The participation of three former… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Purim Is Coming!

The fifth in the popular Jewish holiday board book series by Newman and Garofoli, a family and their adorable dog celebrate the kid-friendly holiday of Purim with its megillah reading… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • Dewey: [E]

Rainbow Candles: A Hanukkah Counting Book

A child's first Hanukkah counting book full of colorful pictures. Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

Raisins and Almonds: A Yiddish Lullaby

Scribble-scrabble. Scribble-scrabble. What is the noise coming from under Annie's bed? It's a little white goat, says her mother. Together mother and child create a fantastical adventure in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • Dewey: [E]

Rebecca's Journey Home

A Jewish family adopts a baby from Vietnam and her new brothers eagerly await her homecoming. Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Rifka Takes a Bow

Rifka's parents are actors in the Yiddish Theater in New York, but one day Rifka finds herself center stage in a special role! A slice of immigrant life on New York's Second Avenue, this is… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Rise & Shine: A Challah-Day Tale

What is the mysterious writing on a crumpled piece of paper that Sammy and Sophie find in the attic? The answer leads to a happy baking adventure at Grandma Gert’s retirement home. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

Room for One More

For twelve-year-old Rosetta Wolfson, the war in Europe seems very far off from her home in Canada. Then Mr. Schwartzberg comes to tea and asks Rosetta's parents if they will take in a young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Rosh Hashanah Is Coming!

Crack the eggs. Hear the sound? Make this braided challah round. Rosh Hashanah is coming. This sweet board book celebrates the Jewish New Year, and is the fourth in Tracy Newman's Jewish… Read More →

  • Lexile: 270
  • Dewey: [E]

Rosie Saves the World

Rosie can't wait to start doing good deeds to save the world. But as she helps the people in her neighborhood, she is soon so busy saving the world that she doesn't have time for her own… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [E]

Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket

Sadie, Ori, and Grandma all love the soft blue "Together Blanket" that Grandma knit when Sadie was born. They use it for building forts, for snuggling and fun. As Sadie and Ori grow up and as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: 200

Sadie and the Big Mountain

When her preschool plans a Shavuot hike just like Moses took up Mt. Sinai, Sadie is afraid she is too little to make it to the top, and tries to think of ways to be absent. But when the day… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Sadie, Ori, and Nuggles Go to Camp

For the first time, Sadie’s little brother Ori will be joining her at sleep-away camp. He’s very excited, but he wants to bring Nuggles, his favorite “stuffy,” and is worried that his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [E]

Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah

When Sadie runs to show her mother the Hanukkah menorah she made in school, she trips, the menorah shatters, and she is devastated. But she finds that the shammash candle is unbroken, and a… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer Mystery

"What is Lag Ba'Omer?" Sadie and Ori ask their grandfather, who sends them off on a mission to solve the mystery. They learn the surprising history and traditions behind the holiday, and… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sadie's Snowy Tu B'Shevat

Sadie wants to plant a tree for Tu B'Shevat. But it's the middle of winter! Her parents and grandfather assure her that a tree can't take root in the frozen ground. But with help from brother… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [E]

Sadie's Sukkah Breakfast

Waking up early in the morning on Sukkot, Sadie and Ori decide to serve breakfast in the sukkah. But when the table is set and the food is ready, they remember that a sukkah celebration needs… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Bar Mitzvah

Josh's cousin Ben is having his bar mitzvah, and Sammy accidentally ends up coming along! He gets an up-close view of the Torah readings, the blessings . . . and one tradition that gets this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays

From the Series Very First Board Books

Curious about the Jewish holidays? Very young readers learn about holiday customs with everyone’s favorite inquisitive spider! Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'3