BISAC Subject JUV033020

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

Sammy Spider's First Day of School

Sammy Spider thinks he’s picked the perfect day to hitch a ride to Josh’s preschool. The class is learning about kindness to animals! But what happens when the little spider is discovered in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Haggadah

Sammy leads young children through the steps of the Passover seder, telling the story of the Exodus, asking and answering the Four Questions, and sampling the traditional foods. Includes… Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'5371

Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah

Sammy Spider watches longingly as Josh Shapiro lights another candle and receives another brightly-colored dreidel each night of Hanukkah. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Mitzvah

Sammy Spider is back in his fifteenth adventure story, learning about Jewish holidays and values with his buddy Josh Shapiro. In this story, when Josh gets a cold―“Achoo!”―his friend Moti… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Passover

Sammy Spider watches longingly as the Shapiro family celebrates Passover. He wants to help Josh find the afikomen (hidden matzah), but his mother reminds him, "Spiders don't celebrate… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Purim

Sammy Spider wants to help Josh get ready for Purim. Instead, he gets stuck inside a grogger. How will he escape? Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Rosh Hashanah

Sammy Spider wants to taste the golden honey the Shapiros set out for a sweet New Year. Mom tells him to stick to spinning webs, but will curious Sammy listen? Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Shabbat

Sammy Spider yearns to celebrate Shabbat. He watches Josh set the festive table, and is especially fascinated when Mrs. Shapiro braids the challah. As the family gather's to welcome Shabbat… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Shavuot

"What's a recipe?" Sammy Spider asks his mother as he watches Mrs. Shapiro make blintzes for Shavuot. As Sammy follows the holiday preparations, young readers will learn how the Torah, which… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Simchat Torah

Sammy Spider crawls down his web to inspect the candy apple Josh has attached to his Simchat Torah flag. When Josh leaves for synagogue, he doesn’t notice the spider stuck to his apple! Atop… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Sukkot

Inside, outside, upside down! Where is Sammy Spider now? Swinging on an apple, from the roof of the Shapiro family sukkah, he is learning about the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. Sammy… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Trip to Israel

Join Sammy Spider on his stow-away adventure as he tours Israel and learns the many meanings of "shalom." Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Tu B'Shevat

Spring is in the air and Sammy Spider watches as Josh Shapiro lowers the roots of a small tree into the ground. As spring turns to summer and summer to fall, Sammy watches Josh nurture the… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Wedding

Uh oh! Curious Sammy Spider slips from his web and accidentally accompanies the Shapiro family to a wedding. Sammy watches the Jewish ceremony as the bride and groom stand under the beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Yom Kippur

When Josh breaks the rules and plays ball indoors, he finds himself apologizing not only to his parents, but to Sammy Spider as well. A Yom Kippur story about saying, “I’m sorry.” Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's New Friend

When an Israeli family moves in next door to the Shapiros, Sammy Spider and Josh learn about the Jewish mitzvah of welcoming guests. In the process, they each make a new friend and learn some… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's Passover Shapes

Sammy Spider celebrates Passover with his friend Josh Shapiro, enjoying the kid-friendly holiday customs. Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's Shabbat Fun Book

Kids can join Sammy Spider as he celebrates Shabbat with this book of rhymes, mazes, puzzles and more. Read More →

Sarah Laughs

This biblical story tells of the elderly Sarah who laughs in delight when she overhears three strangers tell her husband Abraham that he will soon become a father. When a son is born to her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 222'.1109505

Say Hello, Lily

On Lily's first visit to Shalom House, she clings closely to her mom, overwhelmed by all the new faces. But slowly Lily joins the activities, makes new friends, and celebrates a birthday to remember. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [E]

Scarlett and Sam: Escape from Egypt

From the Series Scarlett and Sam

One minute, twins Scarlett and Sam are bickering about who's going to read the Four Questions at the Passover seder. The next minute, they've been swept up by Grandma Mina's time-traveling… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Search for the Shamir

From the Series Scarlett and Sam

A close encounter with Grandma Mina's time-traveling carpet sends Scarlett and Sam to ancient Jerusalem, where some very important people need their help. The twins meet the prophet Nathan… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Seymour, the Formerly Fearful

Seymour Goldfarb has a big problem. He's afraid of everything! He dreads roller coasters and the beach. He refuses to go to Camp Sportahama. He won't even learn to ride a bike. Quick… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Shabbat Is Coming!

Friday’s here. Jump and cheer. Shabbat is coming. A family and its pet puppy eagerly prepare for Shabbat. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'1