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Light the Menorah!: A Hanukkah Handbook

In this Hanukkah manual for the contemporary Jewish family, holiday history, rituals, activities, songs, and recipes provide tools for creating meaningful family moments in the light of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 296.4/35

Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva

Akiva is just a poor shepherd living an ordinary life, until he falls in love with Rachel. Rachel thinks her husband could become a great man of learning—but Akiva can't even read! Is he too… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • Dewey: [E]

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]

Benjamin and the Silver Goblet

Drought has come to Canaan and Jacob’s sons must travel to Egypt to look for food, including youngest son Benjamin. Their brother Joseph, now governor of the land, wonders if his brothers… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 222'.1109505

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]

Going on a Hametz Hunt

Little readers will have fun counting and rhyming with a brother and sister in Kar-Ben’s new board book Going on a Hametz Hunt, as they look for breadcrumbs in a favorite kids’ tradition… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Happy Hanukkah Lights

A happy family celebrates the eight nights of Hanukkah by lighting candles, eating latkes, and playing dreidel in this new board book from Kar-Ben. Kids can also learn to count to eight as… Read More →

  • 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

Before We Eat: A Thank You Prayer

From the Series Very First Board Books

A young child says the "Motzi," a traditional prayer of thanks. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'5

Goodnight Sh'ma

From the Series Very First Board Books

A Jewish child gets ready for bed and says the traditional "Sh'ma" prayer in this beautiful board book with rhyming text. Charming illsutrations by award-winning Melanie Hall. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Princess and the Ziz

Called on to watch over King Solomon's daughter, the Ziz takes Magda on a joyful trip around the world. But when she falls in love with a handsome young man, the Ziz's jealousy gets the giant… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

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

Abraham's Search for God

"Who made the clouds?" Abraham asks. "Who made the flowers?" Even as a child, he knows there must be something greater than idols of clay and stone. As he observes and questions the world… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 222'.11092

The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle

The Ziz, the giant bird from Jewish folklore, learns about the concept of sharing by helping the Maccabees find oil to light the menorah in the Temple, bringing about the miracle of Hanukkah. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.9
  • 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]

The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story

The Ziz, a wonderful bird who lived long ago, is so big and clumsy that he can't keep from bumping into things. When a tree he knocks over destroys the children's garden, he seeks God's help… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]