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New Passover-Themed Picture Books for Kids

A number of new picture books celebrating Passover have recently hit bookstores.

Twenty of the Best 2020 (Non-Holiday) Jewish Books for Kids

Here’s a list of excellent 2020 books that we hope will not be overlooked due to shuttered schools, libraries and bookstores.

Recommended Children’s Books About Little-Known Jewish Heroes

From a Jewish women's rights activist in Japan to a Greecian princess who saved her family from the Nazis, these heroes are worth reading about.

Five New Passover Picture Books for 2020

This year’s roundup of the latest Passover picture books includes a number of different takes on the holiday. They all emphasize the joyful spirit...

Hanukkah Books Are Scarce; Yiddish Is Trending

Every year, children's publishers usually add a title or two about the Hanukkah holiday by the time December rolls around, but this year the...

For Kids: A Few Good Books for a Good Year

New books for fall include a number of picture books about the holidays, but also other Jewish-themed books for kids that should get some...

A Graphic-Novel Haggadah, Three Picture Books and Two Award Winners for Kids

There’s a new graphic novel haggadah out this season, along with new picture books about the holiday. For older readers, included here are two...

New Hanukkah Picture Books Feature Hamsters and Talking Latkes

The good news about the recent crop of Hanukkah-themed picture books is that publishers clearly have come to a consensus that the “ch” of...

New Kids Books for the New Year

Ages 0-3 “My First Jewish Baby Book: From Afikomen to Zayde” by Julie Merberg. Illustrated by Beck Feiner. Downtown Bookworks.  This board book (available in October)...

Children’s Books for Passover and Beyond

A new family haggadah and a cute redo of a classic Passover picture book are available now in time for Passover. And for springtime...

Looking a ‘Nazi in the Eye’

In 2015, Jordana Lebowitz was a 19-year-old freshman at Canada’s University of Guelph when she heard about the trial of Oskar Groening. Three weeks...

Hanukkah Books for Kids Are Full of Wit, Whimsy

Many new Hanukkah-themed illustrated children’s books are full of wit and surprises this year. Some books take on the holiday with a bit of...

Just for kids: New books for a new year

A couple of books with holiday themes grace our fall list of recommended children’s books, along with others that explore perseverance, a child’s perspective of...

Shavuot inspires children’s books

Shavuot — the celebration of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai — is not often associated with the variety of children’s literature...

A boy’s life and the birth of modern Hebrew

A new illustrated children’s book tells the story of a Jewish boy who has no friends and whose parents won’t let him play with anyone,...

Children’s books offer new ways to enjoy the holiday

New Passover books for children include a variety of themes that previously have not been explored. There’s a picture book about a Jewish Argentine...

Fun Purim books for children arrive for the holiday

Purim, which begins this year on the evening of March 11, usually isn’t a holiday that inspires many new children’s books, but this year...

Sydney Taylor book award winners announced

The Association of Jewish Libraries has announced the winners of the 2017 Sydney Taylor Award — the children’s book awards named in memory of...