book sample library
Enjoyable and inspiring
children and teen books
with e-text samples online.
Jewish children's books-middle grades
Jewish children and young teen books
Jewish teen books
Jewish books - Jewish inspirational books
more Jewish books
to Jewish educational
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
beginnings are always used for novels,
the story sample is not always the first in the story collection.
Sample chapters and stories presented, mostly, in text format
to shorten time waiting for stories and samples to come up.
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.
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Family for a While by Miriam Kosman
help develop sensitivity in children
Far From A Place We Call Home by Sarah M. Shleimer
A Problem Called Chavie by Eva Vogiel
A Dozen Good Reasons by Sarah M. Shleimer
On A Golden Chain by Ruth Benjamin
a mystery, yet with much emotion
Life for the Wilsons, a Presbyterian family living in a small English town is picture perfect. But when her young son receives a toy train as a gift, Dorothy Wilson reacts with strange agitation.
Music of the Soul by Ruth Benjamin
Locked in Time - by M.C. Millman
Forever and a Day - by Libby Lazenwik
I Can Call You Ima
by Leah Fried
There 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 families.
Where is Shimmele? by Leah Fried
A gripping adventure story about an orphaned boy who survived the Holocaust and the determined battle for his soul in the early years of the State of Israel.
The writing style is simple - for fourth, fifth, sixth graders, but the subject is serious and more appropriate for teenagers.
Avraham ben Avraham -
By Selig Schachnowitz
Historical novel based on the true story of a righteous convert Count Pototzki.
Heir to the Throne
Historical novel based on a true story.
The Fateful Mission - by Meir Baram
Historical novel. Children learn the flavor of Jewish life in the middle
The Parnas - by Meir Baram
Historical novel taking place during a tragic time in the middle ages.
(There was a question as to whether to include this book, since it depicts
such a tragic time.
It was included, nevertheless, because it is a good book (kids'
review) and it is important for young people to have knowledge of Jewish
The Promised Child by Avner Gold
(CIS Pub.) Historical novel. Book is rich in true historic material.
Older children and even teenagers find this book and the series of historic
novels by CIS publishers exciting.
A Time to Live by Chana
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