Books for Jewish Children

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The Big Book of Great Teaching Ideas :
For Jewish Schools, Youth Groups, Camps, and Retreats

By Shirley Barish
Renowned educator Shirley Barish shares hundreds of fun-filled ideas for teaching Jewish subjects to children from kindergarten to high school. Classroom-tested for more than three decades, Barish's teaching gems are categorized according to age- and grade-appropriate activities and are organized by topic. From history to holidays, dance to art, drama to song, Barish's ideas make learning what it was always meant to be: downright fun. Topics include: Opening day activities * Holiday ideas * Symbols, rituals, and concepts * Jewish identity * Israel. Teaching ideas include: Drama and storytelling * Learning games * Art * Research projects * Discussion activities.

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Pearl Moscowitz's Last Stand

By Arthur A. Levine
The author never forgot the time his mother, Eileen Levine, stopped an official from cutting down a neighbor's tree in Elmont (Long Island), NY. From that seed, this exciting story germinated, the story of a tough but sweet woman who saves a gingko tree and teaches us how to be a mensch in the world. Pearl and her sisters (Selma, Velma, and Wilma) grew up on Gingko Street (formerly Smith St) -- a street filled with Jewish and other immigrants, shaded by young, wide leafed, gingko trees. As time progressed, the trees grew, and people moved. Pearl stayed and the surnames changed. By the end of the book, Pearl is playing cards and hanging with her neighbors -- neighbors with Asian, African American and Hispanic surnames. They eat bagels and steamed dumplings, jalapenos and iced tea. When someone comes to cut down the last remaining gingko tree on the street, Pearl takes action, involves her neighbors, leverages the media, and gets the mayor to save the tree, plant new trees, and try her warm noodle kugel.

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Pearl Moscowitz, noodle-pudding-maker extraordinaire, takes a militant stand when the city threatens to cut down the last tree on her blighted block. Like a sidewalk storyteller who punctuates the neighborhood news with confidential asides, Levine ( The Boardwalk Princess) details the dynamics of Pearl's urban street as it is settled by Jewish immigrants and, later, by African Americans, Latinos and Asians. Perhaps the only constant on the block, besides Pearl herself, is a leafy gingko planted in Pearl's mother's day. There the older women gather daily for cards and little picnics ("Matzoh balls and steamed dumplings. Challah and jalapenos"). But when an electric company employee arrives with a big saw, Pearl swings into action, first feeding the would-be woodcutter into near insensibility, the next day stupefying him with endless sheaves of family pictures. The third day, her resources exhausted, she chains herself to the doomed tree. As in Nobiah's Well, Roth exaggerates the characters' proportions, but the effect here is more successful, perhaps because the generous size of this book better accommodates the artist's skewed scales. His animated watercolors portray the goings-on with as much humor and goodwill as does Levine's affectionate text.

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Leah and Leibel's Lighthouses

By Michoel Muchnik
Mendel and Rachel go visiting again, this time to their aunt and uncle who live on an island, and discover that the Mitzvot they do can help someone they don't even know. The full-color illustrations, in Muchnik's inimitable style, are joyful and inviting to young readers.

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Elimelech Wakes Up

By Chana Rivka Jacobs
Elimelech Katz is the hero of this book--a keepah and tzitzit-wearing youngster who studies in a yeshiva. Elimelech has only one serious problem --he is a daydreamer. ... The glossary at the end is very useful for unfamiliar words. The life-like illustrations are wonderfully drawn and add to the enjoyment of the story. The theme is clever and unusual and young boys would find it fun to read.

Description from Jewish World News

Elimelch Katz is a little boy with a big problem. He wishes he had lived during the times of the Holy Temple. Unfortunately, he daydreams about life in those days instead of listening in class. Until ... Beautiful full color illustrations bring some aspects of the Holy Temple to life.

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Mindy Gets Her Reward And Other Stories

By Esther Golda Shemtov
One day in the forest Mindy does a good deed. Will anyone ever know about it? In the title story, and the other eight charming short stories for young children, daily life uncovers the mysterious workings of Divine Providence.

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Shimmy the Youngest

By Miriam L. Elias
Shimmy is the youngest in a family of eight children. And he always has to wait. Miriam Elias, in her delightful book for pre-schoolers Shimmy the Youngest describes his frustration at having to wait for his bicycle to be fixed, for his mother to put the laundry in before she listens to a poem he wrote. Even worse, he is the last at family ritual life - last to get the kiddush wine, last at Havdalah, last to shake the lulav on Sukkot. In fact, the only time he is first, he claims, is at bedtime - not a distinction he is pleased about. His compassionate mother helps him write poems about how he feels, and in the process helps him see that everyone has to wait, sometimes. And that "Good things are worth waiting for."

The illustrations, by Aidel Backman, are colorful without being gaudy, and show the gentleness that Elias is trying to say helps a child deal with what seems to him to be overwhelming problems. The good-size, dark type makes the book easy to read, and the rhyming repetition of Shimmy's siblings' names will add to a young child's enjoyment of being read to

Description from Canadian Jewish News

Sophie's Name

By Phyllis Grode
Sophie Davida Finkle-Cohen is unhappy with her name. It has too many letters for a short person, she concludes, and convinces her family to call her Sue. But as Sue begins to learn about each of her namesakes, the name begins to fit just right.

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The Terrible Wonderful Day

By Yaffa Ganz
A little boy describes his day from two points of view. This humorous book will show you why some people are delighted with whatever happens to them, while others are always unhappy. Includes Hebrew and Yiddish vocabulary.

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Arrogant Ari Learns A Lesson

By Goldie Golding
Ari was so arrogant then he learned a lesson.

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Benjy's Room

By Esther Van Handel
Benjy didn’t like sharing his room. But, when he got a room for himself, Benjy’s troubles were far from over.

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Bat em In Benji
(Middos Series)

By Chanie Friedman
Meet a boy who shows us that, You can score many ways when you're at bat. And when a good deed comes your way. Do it now, or it may go away.

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Hand in Hand : Stories About You and Me
(Children's Learning Series)

By Menucha Fuchs
With this new children's learning series for ages five and up, young readers will be treated to a charming and educational reading experience. Each of the six collections of short stories by Menucha Fuchs is designed to show children the beauty of performing mitzvos while encouraging them to enjoy reading. Packed with entertaining, yet educational stories, and written in clear, concise language, each of these books demonstrates the importance of helping family, friends and neighbors. In Hand in Hand, the Cohen children and their friends learn important moral lessons, and the young reader -- without even being aware of it--learns important lessons in derech eretz (proper behavior) as well.

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Children's Stories About Friendship

By Menucha Fuchs
The Children's Learning Series is designed to encourage young readers. Packed with amusing, yet educational, stories in clear and concise language, these books not only teach children to enjoy reading but also show them the beauty of performing mitzvos and helping family, friends and neighbors. The Cohen children and their friends have lots of fun together. But every once in a while, they get into trouble. Read about how they solve their problems and discover the true meaning of friendship.

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The Little Scientists and Other Stories

By Menucha Fuchs
These well-written stories are sure to entertain, instruct and prompt discussion! They are the perfect introduction to reading for any frum boy or girl. -The Jewish Press With this new children's learning series for ages five and up, young readers will be treated to a charming and educational reading experience. Each of the six collections of short stories by Menucha Fuchs is designed to show children the beauty of performing mitzvos while encouraging them to enjoy reading. Packed with entertaining, yet educational stories, and written in clear, concise language, each of these books demonstrates the importance of helping family, friends and neighbors. The Little Scientists is geared towards readers ages five through eight. Children will identify with and learn from the Cohen children's various escapades.

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Children's Stories About Chessed

By Menucha Fuchs
With this new children's learning series for ages five and up, young readers will be treated to a charming and educational reading experience. Each collection of short stories by Menucha Fuchs is designed to show children the beauty of performing mitzvos while encouraging them to enjoy reading. Packed with entertaining, yet educational stories, and written in clear, concise language, these stories demonstrate the importance of helping family, friends and neighbors. Children's Stories about Chessed demonstrate how acts of kindness can make a difference.

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Safety First - Having Fun & Staying Safe

By Menucha Fuchs
The Children's Learning Series is designed to encourage young readers. Packed with amusing, yet educational, stories in clear and concise language, these books not only teach children to enjoy reading but also show them the beauty of performing mitzvos and helping family, friends and neighbors. In Safety First - Having Fun and Staying Safe, the Cohen children and their cousins learn to balance having a great time while staying safe.

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The Beadle

By Shmuel Marcus
This charming children's story, written from the perspective of a congregational rabbi's son, illustrates that even the youngest among us plays a vital role in the community.

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Shukis Upside-Down Dream

By Yaffa Ganz
Shuki's dream that he is old and his elderly Aunt Esther is young helps him to be more welcoming when she comes to visit.

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Donny and Deeny K'teeny Help The King

By Ella Adler
Everyone was so involved in what he was doing that they all forgot why they were doing it.

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My First Book of Jewish Stories

By Shmuel Blitz
It’s a good idea to start off with the best so why wait until your child is older before you start telling the really good stories? Why not start early?

You won’t find a better book to do it with. The stories are wonderful. The pictures are great. The lessons are practical. Like Yaakov’s blanket that became a button -- thanks to a wise Zaidy. Like the king who found the perfect place to build a palace. Like Choni whose prayer brought rain. Like Feivel who learned the hard way that Hashem does what is best. Like Zundel who found a treasure in the strangest place.

Shmuel Blitz knows how to tell a story with the best of them and Tova Katz brings it to life with gorgeous illustrations.

So huddle the children around you and start to read. They’ll go to sleep, but you’ll keep on turning pages, as you enjoy this book over and over again.

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The Man with Many Telephones

By Sela Zellman and Brigitte Evans
A read-to or read-by volume intended for the child between the ages of six and nine. It gently illuminates the reciprocal nature of friendship.

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Dov Dov and the Money Tree

By Yona Weinberg
In this marvelous book, we meet new friends - all curious and mischievous, always wholesome. Illustrated by Liat Binyaminy Ariel.

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Count with Mendel

By Naftali Cisner
The playful illustrations and strong Jewish content in this sturdy board book enable kids to learn and have fun at the same time. For babies to preschoolers.

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Chagall Stained Glass Coloring Book

By Marty Noble
Russian-born French painter Marc Chagall (1887-1984), renowned for his poetic and exuberant style, is especially well regarded for his stained glass designs. For this appealing coloring book, Marty Noble has adapted 16 of Chagall's finest stained glass works, including I and the Village, The Cellist, Bride and Groom with Eiffel Tower, Equestrienne, The Green Violinist, and Girl on Horseback. When colored with crayons, felt-tip pens, or paints and placed near a source of bright light, these magnificent designs will glow with stained glass effects sure to delight coloring book fans, art lovers, and admirers of this renowned artist.

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Fancy Aunt Jess

By Amy Hest
Becky loves and admires her mother's cousin, the beautiful woman she calls ``Fancy Aunt Jess.'' She particularly loves sleepovers at Aunt Jess' Brooklyn apartment. Because Jess is beautiful and single, she is constantly fielding questions about her marriage plans. But to all questions she replies that she will only marry someone special, someone who gives her goose bumps. One Friday night when Becky goes to temple with her aunt, she spots a little girl much like herself, accompanied by a handsome man. This time the goose bumps are there; the last page shows Aunt Jess and the man being married, accompanied by two jubilant bridesmaids. The full-page color illustrations, done in Schwartz' typical flat style, lovingly detail Becky's world: the tiled suburban kitchen, the clean butcher shop, Jess' book-filled apartment, and the big old shul. Against softer toned backgrounds, Aunt Jess stands out vividly with her masses of golden curls and her bright stylish clothes, much as she stands out in Becky's life and memory. Although the illustrations and emphasis on marriage subtly evoke an earlier period, the story has a universal quality. This warm portrait of a special friendship will appeal to any child who has pondered the mysteries of adult romance.

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