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Sitting Shiva

by Erin Silver, illustrated by Michelle Theodore
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: death & dying, religion & faith, jewish, parents, other, religious

A little girl grieves the loss of her mother, but she can’t grieve alone.

When her friends and family arrive at her house to sit shiva, laden with cakes and stories, she refuses to come downstairs. But the laughter and memories gradually bring her into the fold, where she is comforted by her community. By the end of the book, she feels stronger an …

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Meet the Hamantaschen

illustrated by Alan Silberberg
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: humorous stories, other, religious, jewish

You've met the latkes, you've met the matzah...now it's time to meet the hamantaschen in this zany Purim story!

There's a problem with Purim!

The Purim play is about to start, but the megillah is missing! Without the scroll that recounts the Purim story, how can the show go on? Never fear: three determined hamantaschen—

DETECTIVES!

Right. Three deter …

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Archie Celebrates Diwali

by Mitali Banerjee Ruths, illustrated by Parwinder Singh
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: other, religious, hindu, friendship

It's Archie's favorite holiday—Diwali. And this year she gets to share it with her friends and introduce them to the festival of lights!

Archana loves her family's annual Diwali (deh-vah-lee) party, and this year she gets to share it with all her friends from school. She helps with the decorations and the food, and is eager for everyone to arrive …

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Something New for Rosh Hashanah

by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Christine Battuz
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: other, religious, new experience, cooking & food

Becca refuses to try any news foods, until her family persuades her that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to try something new. While dad suggests shaving off his mustache for a new look, and mom thinks she'll take up knitting as a new project, Becca decides she's ready to try something new, too!

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Baba's Babushka

Magical Ukrainian Adventures

by Marion Mutala, illustrated by Amber; Siemens, Wendy & Tkachenko, Olha Rees
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: time travel, other, religious

Magical adventures in Ukraine! When the wind brings Natalia babushkas just like the ones her baba once wore, she is taken on a series of magical journeys to a time long ago and discovers the traditions of her Ukrainian heritage—the greatest of which is the love of family.

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Fish Out of Water

by Joanne Levy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: adolescence, multigenerational, other, religious

Twelve-year-old Fishel (Fish) Rosner doesn’t like regular “boy” things. He hates sports and would prefer to read or do crafts instead of climbing trees or riding dirt bikes with his friends. He also loves to dance.
But all his interests are considered “girly.” Fish doesn’t get why that’s a bad thing. He’s just interested in differen …

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Shubh Diwali!

by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: other, religious, hindu, multigenerational

The festival of lights is here—time to celebrate the New Year!

Diwali has arrived! Rangoli art decorates the floor, and strings of flowers hang around the doors. Now it's time to ring the bells, light the lamps, and welcome the New Year with family and friends. A sweet introduction to the Hindu festival of lights.

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