Something New for Rosh Hashanah

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Becca refuses to try any news foods, until her family persuades her that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to try something new. While dad suggests shaving off his mustache for a new look, and mom thinks she’ll take up knitting as a new project, Becca decides she’s ready to try something new, too!

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017090, JUV039090, JUV050000
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen lives in Massachusetts and has written more than 400 books across all genres and age ranges, including the Sydney Taylor Honor book Miriam at the River. In 2022 she was named the The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Winner. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.

Illustrator: Christine Battuz

Christine Battuz studied drawing and painting in Italy. Her many illustrated children's books include Something New for Rosh Hashanah. Working internationally, she speaks both English and French. She lives in Quebec.


School Library Journal

“A good choice for picture book shelves.” — Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL, School Library Journal