Shalom Bayit

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Preschool

A home’s a cozy, restful place,
a safe and loving family space.

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 12
Publication Date 2020-03-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV039280, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Lexile 400
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Linda Elovitz Marshall

Linda Elovitz Marshall is an award-winning author of almost thirty books for children. Linda's Jewish-themed books include Talia and the Rude Vegetables, Talia and the Very YUM Kippur, Talia and the Haman-Tushies, and The Mexican Dreidel. Her work has been translated into almost a dozen languages and adapted for dance, theater, and radio. She lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State and in New York City.

Illustrator: Ag Jatkowska

Ag Jatkowska was born in Gdansk, Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk with an MA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She lives in Bath, England.


Celebrate Picture Books

“A charming board book to inspire comforting story times or bedtimes—especially during these challenging times—Shalom Bayit: A Peaceful Home would be a favorite on home bookshelves and is highly recommended for school and public library collections.” — Kathryn Carroll, Celebrate Picture Books

Kiss the Book

" Snuggling with Shalom Bayit can spark a discussion about animals, habitat, love, and peace." — SL, Kiss The Book

San Diego Jewish World

“A great first book about animals and a relaxing book to read at naptime or bedtime.” — Marcia Berneger, San Diego Jewish World

A Journey To A Promised Land Which Flows With Milk and Honey

“This book gives examples of shalom bayit, peaceful homes for both animals and humans. It will show children differences in what peaceful homes are for both groups. It can help them to understand that what may be peaceful and harmonious to one animal might not be considered peaceful and harmonious to another.” — Jill Harris

AJL Newsletter

“A lovely book with a message of the peace of nature around us includes the Jewish concept of shalom bayit in a successful way. The illustrations will be super appealing to young children and the possibilities for kids to point out various animals and learn about their homes is welcome. The words flow very smoothly and match the text well.” — Lisa Silverman, Library Director, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles, CA


“The concept that home is peaceful is celebrated in this story with wide appeal.” — BayViews

Kirkus Reviews

“A welcome book for any nature-loving toddler.” — Kirkus Reviews