Children's Books

Our list of children's books highlights the diversity of Jewish experience as portrayed in picture books, graphic novels and chapter books.

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Abuelita’s Secret Matzahs

Abuelita tells Jacob that "long ago" his Jewish family fled the Spanish Inquisition, fearing persecution they kept their Jewish identity secret and passed on this secret history to just one person in each generation, as Abuelita is doing to Jacob.

Afikomen Mambo

A cute illustrated book about kids looking for the afikomen set to a catchy tune.

Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History

In 1805, a Jewish woman comes to America,kidnapped by pirates finding herself living among the Geechee people, who come from West Africa. Although her descendants no longer live as Jews, in each generation that follows, a daughter lights the Shabbat candles each Friday night in her memory.

Amazing Grace

Grace loves stories, and with a boundless imagination she acts them all out. One day, her teacher asks who would like to play the lead in the play Peter Pan. Grace eagerly raises her hand, but Raj tells her she isn't a boy, and Natalie tells her she can't because she is black.

An Illustrated Treasury of African American Read-Aloud Stories

A classic collection including myths, fables, folk tales, fairy tales, tall tales, and much more.

Around the World in One Shabbat: Jewish People Celebrate the Sabbath Together

Take your child on a colorful adventure to share the many ways Jewish people celebrate Shabbat around the world. Shabbat Shalom!

As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom

Michelson describes what led Martin Luther King Jr., a southern minister, and Abraham Joshua Heschel, a German-born rabbi, to walk together in the famous 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

Two grandmas. Two delicious recipes. And one granddaughter caught in the middle!

Children’s Passover Books

Passover is a time for storytelling. There are many children’s books that engage young minds by going beyond the telling found in the traditional Passover haggadah.