Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Jewish American Heritage Month

Aroeste, Sarah.

Learn Ladino words and celebrate Shabbat with a Sephardic Jewish family. ...

Darvick, Debra B., author.

"Debra Darvick's delightful picture book mirrors today's emerging Jewish reality; a ...

Darvick, Debra B.

"Debra Darvick's delightful picture book mirrors today's emerging Jewish reality; a ...

Drucker, Malka.

From its beginnings, America, founded on religious freedom, has been a land of opportunity for Jews...

Feder, Sandra V.

"When Hannah's family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old...

Cooke, Tim, 1961- author.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg or RBG as she is known to her many admirers, is at the pinnacle of a profession...

G, Mister, author.

As the moon rises, a family steps into the night to begin a journey toward a new home. Along the wa...

Sommer, Shelley.

"Born to Romanian Jewish immigrants in 1911, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg succeeded in '...

Levine, Amy-Jill.

In the beginning, God's garden is beautiful and peaceful, but it doesn't stay that way. E...

Michelson, Richard.

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Ofanansky, Allison.

"In this beautiful picture book about the Jewish holiday Mimouna, Miriam can't wait to ma...

Vander Hook, Sue, 1949-

This title examines the remarkable life of Steven Spielberg. Readers will learn about his family bac...

Sayres, Brianna Caplan.

"When Asteroid and her parents get stuck in outer space for Passover, Asteroid plans a Passove...

Bietz, Barbara, author.

"Learn from Jewish creativity mentors and use your own Jewish creativity in areas ranging from...

Ades, Audrey.

Judah's dream of becoming a successful shopkeeper comes true but, when God spares his life aft...

McGinty, Alice B., 1963-

Rabbi Benjamin's congregation presents him with a special holiday vest--and cooks him so much ...

Noble, Trinka Hakes.

Gordy and Ira, one African-American and one German-Jewish, who live in Depression-era Detroit, bond...

Newman, Lesléa, author.

The year's range of Jewish holidays and celebrations are presented in this repeating, rhyming ...

Behar, Ruth.

In 1938, eleven-year-old Esther joins her father in tropical, multicultural Cuba, where they toil t...

Wallace, Holly, 1961-

"Using a first-person narrative, explains the beliefs, customs, and festivals of Judaism. Expl...

Berne, Emma Carlson.

In November 1938, young Ruth Block is a Jewish girl in Frankfurt Germany, trying to cope with the e...

Hoffman, Lawrence A., 1942-

Names and explains the various objects found in a synagogue, how they are used in the service and o...

Berneger, Marcia.

A brother and sister receive a strange Hanukkah gift and family heirloom--a magic dreidel that take...

Danis, Naomi.

Join a class of preschoolers as they learn about celebrating Shabbat. Engaging photos of children sh...

Bosch, Pseudonymous.

"Oliver is new to the magical arts. In fact, he has only performed one act so far, and that on...

Hepker, Sue.

"Baking challah can be a joyful family activity--even if the eggs fall, the baby cries, and th...

Cohen, Tziporah.

"Buying and moving into the run-down Jewel Motor Inn in upstate New York wasn't eleven-ye...

Fields, Terri, 1948- author.

A young boy transforms his neighborhood by performing one good deed for his neighbor, which leads t...

Faruqi, Saadia.

Sixth-graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a Jewish girl, connect in an after school ...

Metter, Bert.

In some places, bar and bat mitzvahs are rivaled only by proms as the most important social event in...

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Bertie Bradshaw never set out to become a spy. He never imagined traipsing around war-torn London, ...

Rouss, Sylvia A., author.

Josh attends his cousin Ben's bar mitzvah where he gets a view of the Torah readings, the bles...

Moskowitz-Sweet, Gloria.

A fictionalized account of the experiences of a Polish Jew, Moishe, who with his parents, brother, ...

Wolkenstein, M. Evan, author.

Seventh-grader Will's Bar Mitzvah community service project, visiting an incurably ill older b...

Panitch, Amanda.

"Twelve-year old Leah Nevins is NOT a fan of change. So when her parents start whispering abou...

Ofanansky, Allison, author.

"A photographic behind-the-scenes picture book about how a Torah scroll is made, from the parc...

Rosenberg, Madelyn.

Sixth-graders Lauren and Tara have always done everything together so it is only natural that they ...

Polacco, Patricia.

A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaini...

Ross, Susan L.

"More than six decades after the end of World War II, twelve-year-old Charlie, a budding music...

Blume, Judy.

Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks ove...

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk.

It is June 1941 and after the brutal rule of the Soviets the people of Krystia's small Ukraini...

Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966- author.

Sixth-graders Lauren and Tara have always done everything together so it is only natural that they ...

Walters, Eric.

A violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret in this moving story by an award-...

Deutsch, Barry.

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

Faruqi, Saadia.

Sixth-graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a Jewish girl, connect in an after school ...

Taylor, Sydney, 1904-1978.

The adventures of five sisters growing up in a Jewish family in New York in the early twentieth cen...

Billet, Julia.

As France buckles under the Nazi regime, budding photographer Rachel Cohen must change her name, go...

Tarshis, Lauren.

In a Jewish ghetto, Max Rosen and his sister, Zena, struggle to live after their father is taken aw...

Tonti, Mat.

Rose and Ben receive a mysterious package from their Bubbe containing Jewish stories about outwitti...

Palacio, R. J.

Tells the story of Julian's Grandmére's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a...

Meltzer, Brad.

Tells the story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who documented her life while hiding from the ...

Davidson, Rose.

Learn about Ginsburg's childhood, early career, and appointment to the highest court in the la...

Macy, Sue.

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

Rockliff, Mara.

"Life was harsh in the town of Bialystok, particularly for a Jewish boy like Leyzer Zamenhof. ...

Yolen, Jane.

"The inimitable Jane Yolen has teamed up with Barbara Diamond Goldin (a prolific author in her...

Hessel-Mial, Michael.

As one of the world's oldest still practiced religions, Judaism has an illustrious history of f...

Yomtov, Nelson.

Understanding Judaism covers the history of Judaism and explores how the religion has evolved and e...

Bietz, Barbara.

"Learn from Jewish creativity mentors and use your own Jewish creativity in areas ranging from...

Samuel, Sigal.

Osnat Barzani or Asenath Barzani (1590-1670) the world's first female rabbi, was born almost f...

Krasner, Barbara.

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Jewish immigrants. ...

Levinson, Cynthia.

""The first thing I can remember," Ben said, "I drew." As an observant you...

DeSaix, Deborah Durland.

"The harrowing true story of a German-Jewish boy who had to survive World War II on his own, s...

Finder, Rena.

"The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of...

Fitzgerald, Stephanie.

Nearly 8,000 Jewish-owned businesses, schools, hospitals, and homes were destroyed during one night...

Golabek, Mona.

"In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert...

Herman, Gail.

"A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event--the Holocaust. The Ho...

Lowell, Barbara.

"Miep Gies, who as a girl was a refugee during World War I, recognized that world had once aga...

Pincus, Meeg.

When the Frank family and others are found and arrested during World War II, Miep Gies hides young ...

Rosen, Michael.

"'They were there at the beginning of the war, but they were gone by the end. I suppose t...

Sís, Peter.

"Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children ...

Shackleton, Kath, editor.

"In a time when people were ruthlessly persecuted and killed, some were able to make it throug...

Gilbert, Julie.

"In November 1909, thousands of factory workers walked off the job to protest the terrible wor...