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Bedtime is the best
time to impart parables that can be used to discuss problems your child is having, such as sibling rivalry, separation, fear of the dark, loneliness, self esteem, etc.


A Jewish Tale for Emerald Isle Day (March 17)
Another Jewish Tale for Emerald Isle Day
An Iraqi Jewish Seder Story - The Mazel Bird
A Moravian Jewish Seder Story
A Moroccan Tale for Mimouna
A Mongolian Jewish Tale for Lag B'Omer
Asher the Tibetan Jewish Boy (lag B'Omer)
If you Give a CHEE-tah a CHEEse Blintz (Shavuot)
A poem in remembrance of the poet Shel Silverstein (1932-1999)
Rabbi Alfasi and the Tunisian Lion
The Merchant and The Farmer (9th of Av)
The Broken Menorah of Billings Montana (Hanuka)
The Empire State Menorah (Hanuka)
A Jewish Story for Martin Luther King Day (January)
Avi, the Sultan, and the Pasha
Dinner in Montreal
Joseph's Gift to Elsie
The Friendship

Sears, Roebuck, and Rosenwald??

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[book] Raising Jewish Children: How to Add Wonder and Spirituality to Your Child's Everyday Life by Rabbi Daniel Gordis
Hardcover - 336 pages (September 1999). Rabbi Gordis, author of "God Was Not in The Fire" and "Does The World Need the Jews" offers us this timely book for the Fall 1999. It should be read by any parent that is questing for ways to share our heriatge with one's children. Rabbi Gordis, the dean of the rabbinical school of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, explains how and why Shabbat and various holidays are celebrated and uncovers the insights, the meanings and the morals that can be conveyed to our kids. As the Shema says that we should diligently teach our children as if we are grinding it in like molars (teeth), Gordis is a blacksmith who shows how we can forge a "Jewish identity" through joy and teaching.
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[book] Mingled Roots a Guide for Jewish Grandparents of Interfaith Grandchildren by Levin Sunie
($14) Paperback (December 1991)
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[book] Parenting as a Spiritual Journey by Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
($17) Paperback - 183 pages (July 1998) Jewish Lights Pub.
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[book] Your Name Is Your Blessing : Names and Their Mystical Meanings by Rabbi Benjamin Blech and Elaine Blech
Hardcover (March 1999). Aronson. A guide to selecting a name for a child or yourself.
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[book] Grandparenthood: One of America's Most Trusted Voices Offers Valuable Insights into a Rewarding and Complex Relationship by Ruth K. Westheimer, Steven Kaplan
List Price: $22 before discount. Hardcover - 256 pages (September 1998) Routledge. One of my favorite books was Dr. Ruth Westheimers autobiography. But now, Dr Ruth is Grandma Ruth. In her latest books, she counsels grandparents on how to bond with their grandkids and how not to come in between their kids and grandkids. She counsels grandparents on playing and maintaining contact, and on how to handle grandkids living in non-traditional environments.
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[book] Celebrate! Stories of the Jewish Holidays by Gilda Berger
(list: $18, less 30%) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 128 pages (September 1998). A sparkling collection of stories, recipes, crafts, and commentary introduces readers to the eight major Jewish holidays. Each story is accompanied by three sections: What We Celebrate; How We Celebrate; and Crafts and Food. Suggested activities for each holiday, too.
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[book] Moses and the Angels by Mark H. Podwal (Illustrator), Ileene Smith Sobel and a preface by Elie Wiesel
Hardcover - 80 pages (February 9, 1999). The story of Moses from various sources with great illustrations by Ileene Smith Sobel, winner of the PEN Award. Click to read more about the stories
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[book] Strudel Stories by Joanne Rocklin
Hardcover - 144 pages (February 9, 1999). It is 1999, and Grandpa Willy has passed away. His grandkids, Lori and Jessica decide that they can keep his memory alive by baking a strudel, a strudel that has been prized in their Jewish family from generation to generation. But the most important ingredient in the recipe is to recite the story Grandpa told them when he made the strudel. Each part of the recipe preparation has its own dramatic family history story that has been passed on for generations. The generations of strudel recipe modifications are included in the book, which are a telling tale in and of themselves. The story reminds me of the Zaydie, who when asked why he lets the grandkids make a mess while planting vegetables, responds that he "isn't growing cucumbers, he is growing children."
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[book] The Uninvited Guest and Other Jewish Holiday Tales by Nina Jaffe, Elivia (Illustrator)
(list: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 9-12 72 pages (April 1995) Scholastic. Seven tales with explanations about the holidays, emphasize the mystical and the romantic.
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[book] Mr. Belinsky's Bagels by Ellen Schwartz, Stefan Czernecki (Illustrator)
(list: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding - 32 pages (July 1998). Nice Mr. Belinsky has made bagels, and only bagels, for years, and he has a devoted clientele: Mrs. Alperstein likes poppy seed; tough-guy-with-a-big-heart Frankie likes onion; and Jacob, Mr. Belinsky's helper, likes pumpernickel. When a fancy bakery opens across the street, Mr. Belinsky decides to compete by making cakes and cookies. Will he succeed?
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[book] The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay (Illustrator), Neil Ardley
$35 before discount. Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover - 400 pages Revised edition (October 1998) Houghton Mifflin Co. A best-seller. Artistic. Illustrations explaining the ways things work, with new additions for ATM's fax machines, the internet, and more.
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[book] Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul:101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series) Edited by Jack Canfield
$13 before discount. Reading level: Young Adult Paperback - 354 pages (May 1997) Health Communications. This book, the latest in the hugely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series, contains stories, poems, and cartoons relating to the specific troubles that traumatize teenagers everywhere
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[book] Mrs Katz and Tush - A reading rainbow book. by Patricia Polacco
$7 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 1994. A long-lasting friendship develops between Larnel, a young African-American, and Mrs. Katz, a lonely, Jewish widow, when Larnel presents Mrs. Katz with a scrawny kitten without a tail.
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[book] Yettele's Feathers by Joan Rothenberg
Reading level: Ages 4-8. 31 pages (April 1995) Yettele Babbelonski, a widow and a compulsive talker, quickly becomes the town gossip of her East Europe village, until a kind and knowing Rabbi creates a scheme to make her realize the error of her ways. I learned this story as a youth, and I remember it to this day as an admonishment against lashon ha'ra
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[book] The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition by Nina Jaffe, Louise August (Illustrator)
$16 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 32 pages (September 1998). Henry Holt & Company. Many years ago in Poland, there lived a rabbi who had a wife and three daughters. One day, the rabbi asks his children a powerful question: "How much do you love me?" (Hmmmmmm, sounds like King Lear, no?). His older daughters profess their love in gold and diamonds, but his youngest daughter, Mireleh, declares she loves her father the way meat loves salt. For this remark, she is banished from her father's home. In this flavorful Jewish Cinderella tale, Mireleh's courageous journey is "peppered" with a perfect blend of magic and romance, leading to a reconciliation with her beloved father. Lavishly illustrated in Louise August's bold linocuts, The Way Meat Loves Salt will make a wonderful gift for the Jewish holidays.
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[book] While Standing on One Foot: Puzzle Stories and Wisdom Tales from the Jewish Tradition by Nina Jaffe, Steve Zeitlin, and John Segal (Illustrator)
$7 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback Reprint edition (September 1996) Henry Holt. A collection of excellent stories and puzzles for older kids
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[book] When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street by Elsa Okon Rael and Marjorie Priceman
Reading level: Ages 4-9. 40 pages (September 1997). While staying with her grandparents in New York City in the mid-1930s, eight-year-old Zeesie joins in the celebration of Simchat Torah and sees a different side of her stern grandfather.
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[book] What Zeesie Saw on Delancey Street by Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator), Elsa Okon Rael
$16 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 32 pages (October 1996). Simon&Schuster, Exuberant paintings bring a sense of playfulness, suspense, and fun to New York City in the 1930s and to Zeesie's first package party--a lively feast of food, song, and dance held to raise funds to friends, family, and immigrants in the Jewish community. Defying orders, Zeesie sneaks into the "money room"--a place where the men anonymously leave or take money according to need--and is inspired to leave her own birthday dollar.
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[book] The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol by Eric A. Kimmel, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
$16 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 64 pages (October 1995). 10 Yiddish folktales about the trickster Hershel are rooted in the shtetl village community of the nineteenth-century Ukraine. Kimmel says that Hershel was a real character, a wandering beggar, who endeared himself to the common folk by making the pompous and arrogant look foolish.
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[book] Sound the Shofar by Leslie Kimmelman, John Himmelman (Illustrator)
(List Price: $13 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 32 pages (August 1998) Harpercollins Juvenile Books. A picture book for the very young about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, by the author and illustrator of "Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights", and "Hooray! It's Passover." There is a clamor in the house as the relatives (and the cat) gather for the Jewish New Year. Uncle Jake will sound the shofar at services, and we'll all have some apples, challah and honey for the New Year.
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[book] Happy New Year, Beni by Jane Breskin Zalben
(List Price: $14 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (September 1993) Henry Holt & Company. While at Grandma and Grandpa's home for Rosh Hashanah, Sara lights the candles, Beni reads from the high holy day prayer book, and their mischievous cousin Max pulls several pranks.
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[book] The World's Birthday: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Barbara Diamond Goldin.
Harcourt Brace. 1990. Anticipating the forthcoming celebrations of Rosh Hashanah, young Daniel learns that Rosh Hashanah is to commemorate the world's birthday and decides to throw the entire world a great big party.
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[book] How the Rosh Hashanah Challah Became Round by Sylvia B. Epstein,.
($11) 1997. Gefen Books. Age 4-8 reading level. The illustrated story of how the Rosh Hashana Challah became round, and with raisins, no less.
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[book] A Child's First Book of Jewish Holidays by Alfred J. Kolatch.
($15 before discount) Reading level: 4-8. 32 pages (September 1997) Jonathan David Pub.
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[book] Classic Bible Stories for Jewish Children by Alfred J. Kolatch.
($15 before discount) Hardcover - 67 pages (December 1993) From the author of the "Jewish Book of Why" series, Twenty-four Torah stories about such familiar characters as Noah, Joseph, Moses, David and Goliath, Ruth and Naomi, and Daniel.
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[book] Shabbat by Miriam Nerlove
(List Price: $14 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 School & Library Binding - 24 pages (September 1998) Albert Whitman & Co. Nerlove, author of Purim, takes young readers on a trip through the Sabbath in lovely, pale watercolors. The house is cleaned, the challah is prepared, dinner is readied, services are attended, candles kindled, kiddush is made, and Shabbat ends with Havdalah.
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[book] Annie's Shabbat by Cecily Lang (Illustrator), Sarah Marwil Lamstein
($16) Reading level: Ages 4-8 40 pages (September 1997) Albert Whitman & Co. "Shabbat is like a present that we open every week," says Annie. "I'm glad that it comes again and again." Cecily Lang's paper-cut illustrations bring to life Sarah Marwil Lamstein's gentle story of a family's weekly Shabbat preparations.
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[book] Matzo Ball Moon. by Leslea Newman, Elaine Greenstein (Illustrator)
($15 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 32 pages (March 1998) Clarion Books. A lovely Pesach story. Eleanor and her bubbe (grandmother) prepare matzo balls for the seder. I especially like it because it is about family, tradition, and the fact that Pesach begins on the evening of a full moon.
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[book] The Brothers' Promise by Frances Harber, Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator), Abby Levine
(list: $16 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. 32 pages (March 1998) Albert Whitman & Co. The tale of companionship, sharing, and respect, between two farmer brothers (Yankel and Yosef) in Eastern Europe, who make a promise to their dying father to help each other through life. If they do, their father tells them, ``the angels will weep with joy."
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[book] The Two Brothers: A Legend of Jerusalem by Neil Waldman
(list: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. 40 pages (September 1997) Atheneum. Similar to the book above, except set in Jerusalem. One of my favorite tales. Two brothers who love each other dearly inherit their father's land and live on opposite sides of a hill. When King Solomon witnesses the brothers' simple acts of kindness, a miracle occurs, leading to the creation of the holy temple and ancient city of Jerusalem.
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[book] The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen: Seventy Ways to Have Fun With Your Kids and Make Your Family's Celebrations Special by Joan Nathan
($18 before discount). Reading level: All Ages Hardcover (November 1995) Random House. Explaining how to introduce children to their Jewish heritage through the food associated with its holidays, seventy child-centered recipes and cooking activities offer a historical array of flavors. Lots of drawings.
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[book] The Menorah's Story by Mark H. Podwal
(list: $15, less 30%) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages (October 1998) Greenwillow.
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[book] Ten Classic Jewish Children's Stories by Peninnah Schram
(list: $17, less 30%) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 48 pages (Fall 1998). Schram, a master of Jewish storytelling, retells ten classic Jewish folktales from the Talmud, Aggadah, and Torah Midrash. Each story is followed by questions which help the readers and listeners to think more deeply about the lessons of the tales and reinforce its Jewish values. For example, in the Talmudic tale about why the Sun is large, the moon is small, and the stars seem even smaller, we learn about complaining and jealousy, and how you have to be careful what you wish for. Jeffrey Alon's watercolors help to capture the essence of the tales.
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[book] Melly's Menorah/With over 50 Full-Color Peel-Off Stickers! by Amye Rosenberg
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Paperback (October 1991) Aladdin Paperbacks. When the family's menorah is lost in the move to their new house, Little Melly produces a menorah made of cookie dough which is baked to save this important day.
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[book] The Rugrats' Book of Chanukah by Sarah Willson, Barry Goldberg (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 32 pages (October 1997)
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[book] The Power of Light by I. B. Singer
$15 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 86 pages. (Sep 1990) Eight tales by Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer--one for each night of the Hanukkah celebration--tell of a world in which miracles abound, love triumphs, and faith prevails.
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[book] Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel
$7 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 1994. An original story in the tradition of the old Yiddish folk tales about Hershel Ostropolier. This book is welcome both as a Hanukkah story and as a story of hobgoblins who try to ruin Chanukkah for the village.
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[book] The Magic Dreidels: A Hanukkah Story by Eric A. Kimmel, Katya Krenina (Illustrator)
$7 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 1997. While attempting to retrieve his new dreidel from the well, Jacob meets a goblin who gives him two magic dreidels in its place, but when Jacob is tricked by Fruma Sarah and loses both of them to her, he decides to return to the goblin for help in getting them back.
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[book] Papa's Latkes. by Jane Breskin Zalben.
(list $14) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (September 1996) Henry Holt & Company, Inc. Another in Zalben's growing list of holiday books about Beni the Bear and his Jewish family. Because Mama doesn't want to make the traditional potato pancakes this year, the scene is set for a latke-making contest. Goldie, Max, Rosie, Leo, Blossom, and Molly each take a turn, but it isn't until Papa takes over that Beni declares a winner--Papa's latkes are the best. Includes song and recipes
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[book] Grandma's Latkes by Malka Drucker, Eve Chwast (Illustrator)
(list $6) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Paperback (October 1996) Harcourt Brace. As Molly and her grandmother prepare latkes, her grandmother recalls the Hanukkah story of the tyranny of Antiochus, the faith of Mattathias, the bravery of the Maccabees, and the miracle of the oils. Full-color illustrations.
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[book] Chanukah in Chelm by David A. Adler, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator)
(list: $15.93) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding-32 pages (October 1997) Lothrop Lee & Shepard. The people of Chelm have good hearts, great dreams, and very little sense. So when Mendel needs a table to hold the Chanukah menorah, his simple trip to the storage closet turns into a hilariously bungled quest.
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[book] The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser, Nancy Cote (Illustrator)
(list: $16 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. 32 pages (September 1997) Albert Whitman & Co. It's the last night of Hanukkah and there are only three little potatoes left--not enough to make latkes for the relatives. Rachel has the solution--she will borrow some potatoes from Mrs. Greenberg. And then she will invite Mrs. Greenberg, who is all alone, to share Hanukkah with them. But though Mrs. Greenberg has a heart of gold, she is a stubborn as an ox--she doesn't want to be a bother. Luckily, Rachel is one smart and equally stubborn little girl.
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[book] There's No Such Thing As a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein by Susan Sussman, Goldstein Sussman, Charles Robinson, Kathleen Tucker.
($8) Reading level: Ages 9-12 48 pages (September 1987) A wise, understanding grandfather helps Robin, a Jewish child, cope with Christmas; not an easy task when even Sandy, who is also Jewish, is allowed to have a Christmas tree and Robin can't have one.
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[book] The Very Best Hanukkah Gift by Joanne Rocklin, Catharine O'Neill (Illustrator).
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (October 1999). Daniel wants to vercome his fear of dogs so that his sister can get a pet.
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[book] The Ugly Menorah by Marissa Moss.
($14) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 32 pages (October 1996) Farrar Straus & Giroux. My favorite Hanukkah book. On the first Hanukkah since Rachel's grandpa died, Rachel is keeping her grandma company. "Where is your menorah, Grandma?" Racel asks. When Grandma points to a plain wooden board with tin cylinders, Rachel can't help crying, "It's so ugly!" Then Rachel listens as Grandma tells the menorah's history, and Grandpa seems to fill the house again.
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[book] Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays by Jane Breskin Zalben, Joan Nathan
($20 before discount). Hardcover - 96 pages (September 1996) Henry Holt. A collection of more than fifty delicious recipes for traditional Jewish dishes for every Jewish holiday during the year is accompanied by notes on the religious and cultural significance of each food.
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[book] The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness by Lawrence Kushner (Illustrator)
($17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 96 pages New 10th edition (December 1997) Jewish Lights Pub. Combining Talmud, Bible, and Midrashic stories, this is a spiritual guide for children.
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[book] The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
(list $15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 32 pages (September 1994) Simon & Schuster. A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.
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[book] The Tattooed Torah by Marvell Ginsburg, Martin Lemelman
(list $11) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover - 32 pages (December 1983) UAHC. A small Torah stolen and desecrated by Nazi soldiers in Czechoslovakia is eventually rescued and restored to people who appreciate it.
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[book] Clouds of Glory: Jewish Legends & Stories About Bible Times by Miriam Chaikin, David Frampton
(list $19) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover-128 pages (April 1998). Simple midrashim for children.
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[book] The Angel's Mistake: Stories of Chelm by Francine Prose, Mark Podwal (Illustrator)
(list $15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages (April 1997) Greenwillow. First of all, nothing beats illustrations by Mark Podwal. Second, did I ever tell you about how I almost took the bus to Chelm when I made the wrong turn in Krakow? Third, let me tell you about this cute book: a winsome story set in the Polish town of Chelm, charting its origins to the angel carrying a bag of "stupid souls" and mistakenly spilling them all in one town, instead of disbursing them randomly through the Earth.
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[book] You Never Know: A Legend of the Lamed-Vavniks by Francine Prose, Mark Podwal (Illustrator)
(list $15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages (May 1998) Greenwillow. Every child should know this legend - that residing on the Earth are 36 holy people who do good deeds. In this book's take on the legend, the town of Plotchnik hasn't had any rain in forty days. But the town's humble shoemaker, Poor Schmuel, has the power to command rain and much more. What makes him so extraordinary? Nobody, including the town elders, can explain it until one night the Rabbi has a very strange dream.
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[book] The Fools of Chelm and Their History by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Uri Shulevitz
(list: $4) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback Reprint edition (October 1988) Farrar Straus & Giroux.
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[book] Just Stay Put: A Chelm Story by Gary Clement (Illustrator)
($15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (April 1996) Groundwood Books. Disinclined to work and perpetually daydreaming, Mendel leaves his family in Chelm behind to journey to exciting Warsaw, an adventure that is cut short when a shepherd rearranges the napping Mendel's boots.
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[book] Dybbuk: A Story Made in Heaven by Francine Prose, Mark Podwal (Illustrator)
(list $16) Reading level: Ages 4-8 (March 1996). The story of the famed Jewish play, the Dybbuk, at a child's level. What happens when you don't marry the person the angels have chosen for you.
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[book] Golem: A Giant Made of Mud by Mark H. Podwal
(list $15 before 30% off) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 32 pages (October 1995) Greenwillow. Did I ever tell you how I visited the home of the Golem in Praha (Prague), or how I tried to build one on the night of full moon back in 1976? In this children's book, Mark Podwal tells that story of Rabbi Luria and the Golem he built to protect the Jewish community in Prague.
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[book] The Jewish American Family Album by Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler, and Mandy Patinkin)
(List Price: $13 before discount) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback - 128 pages (May 1998) Oxford Univ. Telling the stories of Jewish immigrants from their arrival in this country to the present, a collection of letters, diaries, newspaper articles, and interviews of the famous and unknown is illustrated with photographs from family collections and newspaper sources
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[book] First Thousand Words in Hebrew by Heather Amery
(List Price: $13 before discount). Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (February 1985) Collections of Hebrew words for young children to learn.
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[book] The Kids' Catalog of Jewish Holidays by David A. Adler (Compiler)
(List Price: $16 before discount). Paperback (October 1996) JPS. Presents stories, poems, songs, recipes, crafts, and other activities for holidays for Jewish kids.
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[book] A Kid's Catalog of Israel by Chaya Burstein
(List Price: $17 before discount) Paperback - 288 pages Revised and Updated for May 1998. Jewish Publication Society. An intro to all aspects of Israel for kids.
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[book] Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust by Gay Block, Malka Drucker. Prologue by Cynthia Ozick.
(List Price: $20 before discount) Paperback - 354 pages (May 1998). According to Tikkun Magazine, this book is riveting ". . Each [story] will fling you with an immediacy you'd forgotten into the largest mysteries of the soul in its capacity for astonishing evil and even more astonishing goodness."
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[book] In God's Name by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
(List Price: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. Hardcover - 32 pages (November 1994) Jewish Lights. After the creation of the world no one knew the name for God. So each person searched.
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[book] A Prayer for the Earth: The Story of Naamah, Noah's Wife by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
(List Price: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. Hardcover - 32 pages (1996) Jewish Lights. This version of the biblical story of the flood focuses on Naamah, whose task is to gather seeds of every flower, tree, fruit, and vegetable. Because Naamah ignored them, od made certain that dandelions would cover the earth.
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[book] But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Landby Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
(List Price: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. Hardcover - 32 pages (1995) Jewish Lights. Rabbi Sasso highlights the stories of biblical women.
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[book] God's Paintbrush by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
(List Price: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. Hardcover - 32 pages (1993) Jewish Lights. The author, a rabbi, attempts to help children find God in their everyday lives -- in their parents, in nature, and in themselves.
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[book] When Pigasso Met Mootisse. by Nina Laden
(List Price: $14.95 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. Hardcover - 40 pages (September 1998) Chronicle Books. So it's not a Jewish book, but it is too good not to buy.
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[book] Uncle Phil's Diner (Picture Books) by Helena Clare Pittman
(List Price: $14.95 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding - 32 pages (September 1998) Ruthie and her father play games and share memories to keep warm as they walk to Uncle Phil's diner on a cold Sunday morning.
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[book] Lottie's New Beach Towel by Petra Mathers (Illustrator)
(List Price: $15) Reading level: Ages 4-7. 32 pages (June 1998) Atheneum. Lottie, a hen, spends the day at the beach with her friends. Maybe it's not Jewish, but aren't all hens Jewish?
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[book] Through the Night by Jim Aylesworth, Pamela Patrick (Illustrator)
(List Price: $16) Reading level: Ages 3-6 32 pages (April 1998) Atheneum. It's the 1940's. Dad drives home through the lonely night, past trucks and other cars on the highway, through the city with its factories and glittering buildings and "frantic" neon lights. Always, he longs for home, and when at last the car "almost knowingly" turns into the quiet, tree-lined street, his small daughter and son, who have been waiting at home with Mom, rush out to hug him, and they all go in together.
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OLDER CHILDREN



[book] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Hardcover - 341 pages (June 2, 1999), Levine Books. In this sequel to the phenomenally popular Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year after a miserable summer with his Muggle (nonmagical) relatives.




[book] Where the Sidewalk Ends : The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover - 166 pages (November 1974). Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once profound and outrageously funny. For example:
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.



[book] Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback - 148 pages Reprint edition (November 1993).




[book] A Daughter's Gift of Love : A Holocaust Memoir by Trudi Birger, Jeffrey M. Green (Contributor), Yaacov Jeffrey Green,
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover - 218 pages (December 1992) Jewish Publication Society). The author, a survivor of the Holocaust, describes her ordeal of being held with her mother in the concentration camp at Stutthof. Watch for a reissue. This was one of the hottest books at the 1999 Jerusalem Book Fair.




[book] Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams, A. Nancy Goldstein (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback


[book] The Broken Mirror : A Novella by Kirk Douglas (the actor/producer)
Reading level: Ages 9-12



[book] The Koufax Dilemma by Steven Schnur, Meryl Treatner (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Even though he is the best pitcher on the team, young Danny's mother wants him to miss the season opener, which is scheduled on the same day as Passover, and Danny finds an example in baseball legend Sandy Koufax, who faced similiar decisions.



[book] Nsync : The Official Book by 'N Sync, Nsync, K. M. Squires (Contributor)
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Wait. What is n'sync doing on a Jewish Books list?? Well did you know that N'Sync, and The Backstreet Boys and other bands are all from Orlando, and they were all originally organized, tutored, financed, trained and managed by a 44 year old Jewish guy from Queens, Louis Pearlman?.



HUMOR HUMOR HUMOR........



[book] Big Book of Jewish Humor by William Novak and Moshe Waldoks
(List Price: $21 before discount) Paperback - 336 pages. A collection of Jewish humor from every source imaginable: literature, jokes, children's books, magazines, comics, newspapers and others, from Woody Allen to Israel Zangwill.
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[book] 101 Classic Jewish Jokes : Jewish Humor from Groucho Marx to Jerry Seinfeld by Robert Menchin, Joe Kohl
(Our Price, only $10) Paperback - 96 pages (November 1997). From the Borscht Belt shtick of Milton Berle to the Hollywood hipness of Billy Crystal, Jewish humor has defined comedy in 20th-century America. Here are 101 classic Jewish jokes along with an essay on how to tell a Jewish joke, a compendium of famous Jewish comedians, and a glossary of Jewish terms
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[book] How to Talk Jewish by Jackie Mason
(Our Price, only $7) Paperback - 137 pages Reprint (January 1992)
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[book] Leo Rosten's Carnival of Wit: And Wisdom: Plus Wisecracks, Ad-Libs, Malaprops, Puns, One-Liners, Quips, Epigrams, Boo-Boos, Dazzling Ironies, and wit by Leo Calvin Rosten
(Our Price, only $12.76) Paperback Reprint edition (November 1996). From the celebrated author of The Joys of Yiddish comes this delectable collection of more than 5,000 wisecracks, ad-libs, puns, malapropisms, and one-liners
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[book] Milton Berle's Private Joke File: Over 10,000 of His Best Gags, Anecdotes, and One-Liners by Milton Berle
Paperback Reprint edition (January 1992). The enormous popularity of stand-up comedy and the legendary reputation of Milton Berle as one of the great comic masters will ensure the success of this encyclopedic reference containing the most astounding array of jokes ever published.
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[book] Jewish As a Second Language by Molly Katz
(Our Price, only $5) Paperback - 128 pages (May 1991) Written for the non-Jewish person who marries a Jewish person, this humorous guide covers everything from body language--the shrugs, the hand, the face-to behavior, customs, quirks, ordering Chinese food, even the psychology of child raising.
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[book] The Education of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Calvin Rosten
(Our Price, only about $7) Paperback (February 1989). Rosten wrote a series of timeless short stories about students at an adult education class learning English as a second language. Instead of making fun of the teachers and the students, he makes them heroes
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