This year’s picks include two stories about Sukkot, two about a remarkable scientist, and many more tales to take young readers from the shtetl all the way to Atlantic City
What a children’s book can teach us about prayer and renewal
This year’s great titles cover everything from Shabbat to Passover (and even Christmas), and take kids on journeys from Iraq and Russia to Colorado and Louisiana, while they learn about everyone from Golda Meir and Queen Esther to a grumpy bird named Kvetch
How Judy Batalion turned a book about women resistance fighters in the ghettos into an age-appropriate resource for middle schoolers
The best releases from the past year. Hint: There are no picture books on this list.
A comic novel set in the 1980s with a biracial lead. A picture book set in the 1880s based on a real-life Purim Ball in Tucson. A sad-funny graphic memoir about loss. An epistolary novel about baseball and autism. And more!
A recent spate of titles can help children struggling in our scary world
If you—and your kid—are in mourning for Jewish camp, maybe a literary visit will help
And how to talk to them about anti-racist protesting
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is awesome. But other Jewish women deserve to have books written about them, too.
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recent titles that are worth a read
This year’s list features culinary espionage, dragons, and a purse shaped like a french-fry takeout box
Rokhl’s Golden City: The revolution that belatedly gave birth to children’s books in Yiddish
It’s Halloween. Kids want to be scared. And there is a gaping, bloody hole in the canon.
‘White Bird,’ a graphic novel for kids, stresses the importance of political resistance—then and now
Kids’ books, cartoons, and music videos keep the mameloshn alive in an unexpected place
Enough with the children’s books about Anne Frank!
Trying to make children’s books more authentic and less stereotype-ridden isn’t censorship
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