Jewish books Jewish children's
and book sample
Jewish children's books with e-text
children's books-middle grades
children and young teen books
more Jewish books
Arts and Crafts - Pop up card for children to make
to Jewish educational sites
One, or occasionally two, chapters are
linked to Jewish book titles, with an extra page from the chapter
following often included as well. (All this, in accordance with each
While book beginnings are always used for
the story sample is not always the first in the story
Sample chapters and stories presented, mostly, in
text format to shorten time waiting for stories and samples to come
The Jewish book categories overlap a great deal. For example, the
book, Far From a Place Called Home, is middle grade in readability, yet
its serious content made us place it among Jewish books for young
people in older grades. It is also for this reason, that some books were
placed in two categories.
We hope to add books
series by Chaim Walder
Helps a child feel another person's feelings. Children (9,10,11 year olds) love this series.
More Kids Speak
Kid Speak 3
Kids Speak 4
Kid Sisters - Growing Up
The Kid Sister series is really for
children in younger grades. Second through fourth grade children find them
easy to read and enjoyable.
Cresta Adventure by Ruth
is a mystery/suspense young children's book. Third and fourth graders who
don't like to read will enjoy it and improve their reading from it. Even
older children (even early teenagers) with reading disabilities, will find
the reading easy, yet suspenseful enough to keep them interested. (Just
let them know, that after the slow beginning, it becomes very
suspenseful.) It can help them 'break through' in learning to read and
enjoying to read.
Thank You Note - collection of short
stories by Libby
Beginnings by Hedy and Devorah E.
Good Turn by Sarah M.
by Eva Vogiel
Conquer the Darkness
Estie Stavsky Florans
The Complete Story of Tishrei
The month of the High Holy Days - Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and the Sacred Festivals, Succos, Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah
by Nissan Mindel
A colorful and
of all the aspects
of the festivals of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Succos, Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah; including historical, liturgical and ritual; and liberally interspersed with popular stories and parables.
a beloved colection of stories in five volumes.
Five volume Jewish story
collection for children in middle grades by Nissen Mindel
Storyteller Vol.1(sample not available presently)
The Storyteller series is interesting for all
ages, adults as well as children. The author writes in a style that
is easy to read, yet it is not strictly a 'children's' style but an
ageless style that all can enjoy.
The stories were gathered mainly from
old Yiddish and Hebrew books, collections of stories from the previous
centuries. Most of these stories have a true core.
There are a
number of stories of WWII and stories from behind the iron curtain. Each
of these were told to the author by those who lived through them. These
stories are all true.
The Storyteller (vol.2)
story relates the origin of the sacred Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer
of Unesaneh Tokef.
The Storyteller (vol.3)-
The Storyteller (vol.4)
more online stories from The Storyteller, link to TzivosHashem.org, a
children's club with information about the holidays, stories, story tapes,
and picture books online.
by R.L. Leader
This is an absorbing and inspiring
tale of Jewish heroism against impossible odds.
Mind Your Own Business by M.G.
very entertaining, yet with a
Bar- Mitzvah Gift
A group of immature boys, impressed by
materialism, learn about values. The book is fun to read.
Me Tzviki Green
by Chaim Walder
Another book by Chaim Walder. In kids ratings - a great
Can Call You Ima
by Leah Fried
is much stress and many difficulties for people in step families. This is
a sensitive book which can give support to children growing up in step
Light for Greytowers by Eva Vogiel and Ruth
Steinberg (Feldheim Pub.)
This novel is about a young girl who struggles to hold
on to Yiddishkeit in a Victorian orphanage in
Children love this book, saying that it is one of the best
and that they read it many times.
The Buried Treasure - by Miriam Goodman
A short story about children on a kibbutz having fun at a scavenger hunt.
The Secret of the Seashell (ages
9-11) by Chaiky Halpern.
Easy to read, encourages a child to work on changing a negative attitude.
Here and There, Stories for a Shabbos
Afternoon (9-11) by Chaiky Halpern. (Feldheim Pub.)
Simple and easy to read.
Includes some sensitive stories depicting life in the holy land in the