Best Children’s Jewish Fiction Books

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1. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Author: by Judy Blume
English
192 pages
148140993X

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Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Judy Blume novel, beloved by millions, that now has a fresh new look. Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink.

She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friendsNancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong.

But none of them can believe Margaret doesn’t have religion, and that she isn’t going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everythingfamily, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush.

Margaret is funny and real, and her thoughts and feelings are oh-so-relatableyou’ll feel like she’s talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.


2. All-of-a-Kind Family

Author: by Sydney Taylor
English
192 pages
0440400597

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Meet the All-of-a-Kind Family – Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie – who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century. Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama’s front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa’s shop on rainy days.

The girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!


3. Goodnight Bubbala

Author: by Sheryl Haft
Dial Books
English
32 pages

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This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydesa perfect gift or read aloud that includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten, TV’s Barefoot Contessa! In the small blue room there was a bubbala, and a little shmatta, and thenoy vey!

Came the whole mishpacha! This zesty parody of one of America’s favorite picture books offers a very different bedtime routine: one that is full of family exuberance and love. Instead of whispers of hush, this bedtime includes dancing and kvelling, and of course, noshingbecause this little bunny is a Jewish bunny, and this joyous book celebrates the Jewish values of cherishing your loved ones, expressing gratitude, and being generous.

Filled with Yiddish words, the book includes a phonetic glossary and even an easy latke recipe by beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, who calls the book brilliant, beautiful, important, and so much fun!


4. Lola Levine Is Not Mean! (Lola Levine, 1)

Author: by Monica Brown
English
112 pages
0316258334

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Lola Levine likes writing in her diario, sipping her mom’s cafe con leche, eating her dad’s matzo ball soup, and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. So what if she doesn’t always fit in? Lola is fierce on the field, but when a soccer game during recess gets too competitive, she accidentally hurts her classmate Juan Gomez.

Now everyone is calling her Mean Lola Levine! Lola feels terrible, but with the help of her family, her super best friend, Josh Blot, and a little “pencil power,” she just might be able to turn it all around. In this first book in a series, young readers will be inspired by Lola’s big heart and creative spirit as she learns to navigate the second grade in true Lola style!


5. Letters from Rifka

Author: by Karen Hesse
Square Fish
English
176 pages

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From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family’s journey to America. “America,” the girl repeated. “What will you do there?”I was silent for a little time.”I will do everything there,” I answered.

Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin.

In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind. Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island-and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair.

Based on a true story from the author’s family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.


6. All-Of-A-Kind Family Uptown

Author: by Sydney Taylor
English
200 pages
1939601177

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Your favorite All-of-a-Kind Family has a new home in the Bronx, new friends and neighbors, and best all, new adventures. In the third book in the beloved series about a Jewish family growing up in early twentieth century New York, Ella misses her boyfriend Jules, who has joined the Army to fight in World War I, Henny spills tea on a dress she borrowed without asking, Sarah works to win a prize at school, Charlotte takes the elevated train without paying her fare, Gertie makes a pancake, and little Charlie is terrified when he meets Santa Claus.

In true All-Of-A-Kind Family spirit, everyone must come together to keep the house running smoothly when Mama goes into the hospital to have her appendix removed.


7. Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics)

Author: by Bette Greene
Puffin Books
English
240 pages

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An emotional, thought-provoking book from multi-award-winning author Bette Greene. The summer that Patty Bergen turns twelve is a summer that will haunt her forever. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, Patty learns what it means to open her heart.

Even though she’s Jewish, she begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi, but as a lonely, frightened young man with feelings not unlike her own. In Anton, Patty finds someone who softens the pain of her own father’s rejection and who appreciates her in a way her mother never will.

While patriotic feelings run high, Patty risks losing family, friends even her freedom for this dangerous friendship. It is a risk she has to take and one she will have to pay a price to keep.”An exceptionally fine novel.” The New York Times “Courageous and compelling!” Publishers Weekly A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year


8. All-Of-A-Kind Family Downtown

Author: by Sydney Taylor
Lizzie Skurnick Books
English
200 pages

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Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie are back! In the fourth entry in the All-of-a-Kind Family seriesset right after the first bookCharlie is growing up. Ella gets a big role in the Purim play, Henny gets into trouble at school and runs away from home, Sarah gets her ears pierced, Charlotte has a scary kitchen accident, and Gertie finally is old enough to have a book of her own.

Life is never dull for this one-of-a-kind family! Born in 1904 on New York’s Lower East Side, Sydney Taylor was one of the first authors of Children's books centered on Jewish characters, and is especially known for the immensely popular All-of-a-Kind Family series.

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is given each year by the Jewish Association of Libraries to a book for young people that authentically portrays the Jewish experience.


9. Letters from Cuba

Author: by Ruth Behar
English
272 pages
0525516476

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Pura Belpr Award Winner Ruth Behar’s inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her familyThe situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II.

Esther’s father has fled to Cuba, and she is the first one to join him. It’s heartbreaking to be separated from her beloved sister, so Esther promises to write down everything that happens until they’re reunited. And she does, recording both the good-the kindness of the Cuban people and her discovery of a valuable hidden talent-and the bad: the fact that Nazism has found a foothold even in Cuba.

Esther’s evocative letters are full of her appreciation for life and reveal a resourceful, determined girl with a rare ability to bring people together, all the while striving to get the rest of their family out of Poland before it’s too late.

Based on Ruth Behar’s family history, this compelling story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

10. Drawing Pad For Kids: Blank Paper Sketch Book for Drawing Practice, 110 Pages, 8.5" x 11" Large Sketchbook for Kids Age 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12 Year Old Boys and Girls

Author: by Mantis Book
B086FVDXLQ
English
101 pages

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LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT!(Regular $12. 99)Draw Pad For KidsSketchbook Journal & Notebook: A Large Journal with Blank Paper for Drawing, Doodling, Painting, Writing, School, Class and Home ! The new kids drawing pad is finally here! With our bright colourful design it catches the eye of every child!

Whether it’s a beautifully detailed sketch or a fun doodle drawing, this unique sketchbook has100 carefully designed pages to make every drawing a masterpiece. Product Details: – Good quality white paper. Best for crayons, colored pencils, pens and markers. Extra large size (8.

5″ x 11″) – 100 pages – Premium glossy finish cover – Designed and printed in the USA

11. Ella Of All-Of-A-Kind Family

Author: by Sydney Taylor
1939601266
Lizzie Skurnick Books
English

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In the fifth and final book in the All-of-A-Kind Family series, Ella, the eldest child of the family, has been offered a stage career by a Broadway talent scout. While Ella wants to sing more than anything else in the world, she finds herself torn between Jules, her beloved fianc who has just returned from World War I, and what’s sure to be a tough uphill climb to stardom.

Once again, the loving all-of-a-kind-family provides the support needed for Ella to make the right decision. Born in 1904 on New York’s Lower East Side, Sydney Taylor was one of the first authors of Children's books centered on Jewish characters, and is especially known for the immensely popular All-of-a-Kind Family series.

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is given each year by the Jewish Association of Libraries to a book for young people that authentically portrays the Jewish experience.

12. The Whole Story of Half a Girl

Author: by Veera Hiranandani
English
224 pages
0375871675

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By the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Night Diary, a thoughtful and relatable story about cultural identity, friendship, and what it means to fit in without losing who you are. After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni, half Indian and half Jewish American, finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education.

For the first time, Sonia’s mixed heritage makes her classmates ask questionsquestions Sonia doesn’t always know how to answeras she navigates between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren’t part of the “in” crowd.

At the same time that Sonia is trying to make new friends, she’s dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parentit’s hard for her family to adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia’s father goes missing.

Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends areand whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole.

13. It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale (Michael Di Capua Books)

Author: by Margot Zemach
Square Fish
English
32 pages

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Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut. Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help.

As he follows the Rabbi’s unlikely advice, the poor man’s life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.

It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.

14. Noah's Ark (Picture Yearling Book)

Author: by Peter Spier
Dell Publishing
English
48 pages

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“the book is a triumph, the definitive Noah’s Ark.”Publishers WeeklyWinner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Peter Spier’s Noah’s Ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for over 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.

In Spier’s imaginative retelling, readers witness the danger and the grandeur of the terrifying flood but also the lighter moments: Noah’s wife jumping on a crate to avoid the rats; Noah shooing all but two bees from a busy hive; and all the animal babies being born in the spring.

It’s an illustration feat that’s both majestic and tender.

15. Mrs. Katz and Tush (Dell Picture Yearling)

Author: by Patricia Polacco
Dragonfly Books
English
32 pages

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Friends from different backgrounds come together in a heartwarming picture book that is perfect for Passover, from beloved Children's book author Patricia Polacco! Larnel doesn’t know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten.

Mrs. Katz agrees on one condition: that Larnel helps her take care of the kitten she names Tush. When Larnel starts spending more and more time with Mrs. Katz to help with Tush, Mrs. Katz tells him stories about coming to America from Poland and about the good times she spent with her late husband.

As Larnel grows to love Mrs. Katz, he also learns about the common themes of hardship and triumph in each of their cultures.

16. Death by Toilet Paper

Author: by Donna Gephart
Yearling (July 28, 2015)
English
288 pages

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Fans of Louis Sachar will welcome the adventures of a contest-crazed seventh grader who uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction. Benjamin is about to lose a whole lot more than good toilet paper.

If he doesn’t make tons of money fast by selling candy bars and winning contestslike the Royal-T Bathroom Tissue slogan contesthis family will get kicked out of their apartment. Even with his flair for clever slogans, will Benjamin be able to win a cash prize large enough to keep a promise he made to his dad before he died?

Or will he lose everything that matters to him? Praise for Death by Toilet Paper “Readers can’t help but enjoy this heartening book about hanging in there.”-Kirkus Reviews”Ben is a character kids will root for.”-Publisher’s Weekly “Would make a fine classroom readaloud.”-The Bulletin