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Books of Jewish Interest

titles featuring Jewish characters
or based upon Jewish folktales

Juvenile Fiction
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself - Judy Blume
The Remembering Box - Eth Clifford
The Carp In the Bathtub - Barbara Cohen
Molly's Pilgrim - Barbara Cohen
Sam I Am - Ilene Cooper
The World's Birthday: A Rosh Hashanah Story - Barbara Diamond Goldin
Letters From Rifka - Karen Hesse
Faraway Summer - Johanna Hurwitz
About the B'Nai Bagels - E. L. Konigsburg
How I Saved Hanukkah - Amy Goldman Koss
Dreams In the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl - Kathryn Lasky
Stories for Children - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Love From Your Friend, Hannah: A Novel - Mindy Warshaw Skolsky
There's No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein - Susan Sussman
Wish You Were Here - Hilma Wolitzer

Picture Books
Make a Wish, Molly - Barbara Cohen
Grandma's Latkes - Malka Drucker
A Mountain of Blintzes - Barbara Diamond Goldin
Asher and the Capmakers: A Hanukkah Story - Eric A. Kimmel
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins - Eric A. Kimmel
Sound the Shofar! A Story for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - Leslie Kimmelman
A Sound to Remember - Sonia Levitin
Mrs. Katz and Tush - Patricia Polacco
A Prayer for the Earth: The Story of Naamah, Noah's Wife - Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Day of Delight: A Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia - Maxine Rose Schur
My Father Always Embarasses Me - Meir Shalev
Arthur Yorink's The Flying Latke - Arthur Yorinks
Cow In the House - Harriet Ziefert

Esther - Miriam Chaikin
Exodus = Yetsi'at Mitsrayim - Miriam Chaikin
Menorahs, Mezuzas, and Other Jewish Symbols - Miriam Chaikin
The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate - Janice Cohn
The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays - Malka Drucker
On Passover - Cathy Fishman
Bat Mitvah: A Jewish Girl's Coming of Age - Barbara Diamond Goldin
Journeys With Elijah: Eight Tales of the Prophet - Barbara Diamond Goldin
King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba - Blu Greenberg & Linda Tarry
The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition - Nina Jaffe
Bar Mitzvah: A Jewish Boy's Coming of Age - Eric A. Kimmel
The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol - Eric A. Kimmel
Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights - Leslie Kimmelman
A Great Miracle Happened There: A Chanukah Story - Karla Kuskin
When the Beginning Began: Stories About God, the Creatures, and Us - Julius Lester
Images of God - John & Katherine Paterson
The Angel's Mistake: Stories of Chelm - Francine Prose
Raisel's Riddle - Erica Silverman
Zlateh the Goat, and Other Stories - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Golem - David Wisniewski
Esther's Story - Diane Wolkstein
Eve and Her Sisters: Women of the Old Testament - Malcah Zeldis

Joshua In the Promised Land - Miriam Chaikin
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War - Anita Lobel
Sholom's Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer - Erica Silverman

titles last updated July 1, 2006

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