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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 …


Mr. Tempkin Climbs a Tree

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Carles Arbat
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: jewish, religion & faith, values & virtues

School's out, and Marky looks forward to summer, including helping his friend and neighbor, Mr. Tempkin, with his garden. But when Mr. Tempkin's plan to thwart the squirrels that have been raiding his birdfeeder goes awry, Marky learns how special a friendship can be.


Caillou: Happy Holidays!

by Marilyn Pleau-Murissi, illustrated by Eric Sévigny
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: christmas & advent, religion & faith

Caillou’s Daddy helps him be patient until Christmas with a special Advent calendar that counts down the days left before Christmas. Each day Caillou gets to open a window on the calendar and discover a story about holiday customs around the world. Caillou finds out about the first Christmas tree and about the man who became known as St. Nick. He …


The Golem of Prague

by Irène Cohen-Janca, illustrated by Maurizio A.C. Quarello, translated by Brigitte Waisberg
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: jewish, religion & faith

This retelling of an ancient Jewish legend will capture a new audience with its powerful illustrations and timeless text. The legend of the Golem dates back to the 1500s when the Jews of Prague were being viciously persecuted. Their spiritual leader, Rabbi Loew, also known as The Maharal of Prague, created a formidable creature out of clay whose mi …

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