Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Sydney Taylor Award for Jewish Children's Books Winners, 1990-Present

Macy, Sue.

Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements,...

Palacio, R. J.

Also available in Hoopla. Tells the story of Julian's Grandmére's childhood as she, a Jew...

Jenkins, Emily.

In 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner,...

Auxier, Jonathan.

Also available in Overdrive. In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Na...

Michelson, Richard.

Once there was a child without a friend. Ben-Zion's father insisted that his son speak only He...

Gratz, Alan.

Also available in Overdrive. Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy livi...

Levy, Debbie.

Also available in Overdrive. Traces the achievements of the celebrated Supreme Court justice through...

Gidwitz, Adam.

Also available in Overdrive. Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales...

Newman, Lesléa.

"Moshe Cotel was a composer who lived in a noisy building on a noisy street in a noisy city. B...

Apelfeld, Aharon.

Also available in Overdrive. Adam and Thomas, two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War I...

Aylesworth, Jim.

A tailor's very old overcoat is recycled numerous times over the years into a variety of garme...

Dauvillier, Loïc.

"A grandmother shares the story of her experiences in WWII with her grandchild in this graphic...

Snyder, Laurel.

A child in Egypt tells what the Jews are experiencing in the days leading up to their flight from E...

Polacco, Patricia.

A single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a fa...

Rubin, Susan Goldman.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Biography of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. ...

Schwartz, Howard.

A grandfather introduces his grandson to the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam, a centuries-old conce...

Deutsch, Barry.

Eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg dreams of fighting dragons and spends her days honing her skills, ...

Wayland, April Halprin.

On Rosh Hashanah, Izzy and his family make lists of the wrongs they have committed over the past ye...

Friedman, Robin.

Also available in Hoopla. Although she longs to be an all-American girl, Roxanne, a timid, Israeli-...

Engle, Margarita.

Escaping from Nazi Germany to Cuba in 1939, a young Jewish refugee dreams of finding his parents ag...

Michelson, Richard.

Also available in Overdrive. Provides the story of the friendship of civil rights leader Martin Luth...

Krensky, Stephen.

During the Revolutionary War, a Jewish soldier from Poland lights the menorah on the first night of...

Littman, Sarah.

To be more like her best friend, eleven-year-old Justine decides to give up Judaism to become Catho...

Davis, Aubrey.

Also available in Hoopla. Benny loves to help out at his grandpa's bakery in the morning, and t...

Levine, Karen.

Also available in Hoopla. A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating...

Kimmel, Eric A.

When his sins threaten the lives of his beloved twin children, a Jewish man finally repents of his ...

Napoli, Donna Jo.

After being taken by German soldiers from a local movie theater along with other Italian boys inclu...

Rael, Elsa.

While staying with her grandparents in New York City in the mid-1930s, eight-year-old Zeesie joins ...

Hoestlandt, Jo.

Nine-year-old Helen is confused by the disappearance of her Jewish friend during the German occupat...

Oberman, Sheldon.

A prayer shawl is handed down from grandfather to grandson in this story of Jewish tradition and th...

Schnur, Steven.

While spending the summer on his grandfather's farm in the French countryside, eleven-year-old...

Hesse, Karen.

In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 19...

Goldin, Barbara Diamond.

Young, blind Hershel finds that he has special gifts he can use to help his mother during the Jewis...

Kimmel, Eric A.

On the first night of Chanukkah, Old Bear wanders into Bubba Brayna's house and receives a del...