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How Did The Animals Help God?

In this playful new twist to the Genesis story, God asks all of nature to offer gifts to humankind-with a promise that the humans would care for creation in return.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Readers | Read More »

Toby Belfer Visits Ellis Island

Toby Belferメs great-grandmotherメs family lived happily in a small town in Poland. When a group of soldiers came into the town and threatened its inhabitants, the family decided to leave. It was hard coming to America in 1904. All of the passengers, including people from all over Europe, were nervous about learning English and adapting [...]

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Missing Persons: The Unsuspecting Gourmet

When Sophie shares her late motherメs matzo ball soup recipe with the owner of the local diner, she realizes that sheメs made a slip. But she has no idea just how much trouble it will cause. After adding a few Midwestern touches to the soup, Wilda enters it in a cooking contest and wins first [...]

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In God’s Hands

A Charming tale to remind us all that our kindness works miracles. }}モWhen the sun sets and stars fill the sky, the square in the little town grows quiet and still. The cool air of distant hills mingles with the sweet scent of baking bread. The moon rises and glows softly. Itメs the sort of [...]

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Beni’s First Wedding

On the day of Uncle Izzy and Sashi’s wedding, Beni has butterflies in his stomach. As he walks slowly and steadily down the aisle with the wedding ring on the pillow, he hears friendly voices cheering him on. But just when Aunt Gertie calls out “Sheyna kup!” Beni loses his balance and accidentally tips the [...]

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Zayda Was A Cowboy

Reading level: Ages 9-12}}A delightful story for children 8-12, which teaches them about an important but little-known era of Jewish history. }}A Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition Award Winner (Association of Jewish Librarians)}}”The year was 1980. Fifty-two Americans were being held hostage in Iran, and President Carter’s efforts to rescue them were not successful … Ronald [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Chanukah on the Prairie

CHANUKAH ON THE PRAIRIE is the perfect introduction to a little-known slice of American Jewish history. As many Eastern European Jews immigrated to America a small few traveled beyond New York City to the West. There in the rolling plains much like the homes they had left behind Jews from all over Eastern Europe came [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Rosie in Los Angeles: Action!

With the success of Papa’s latest baseball film, Rosie and her family move to beautiful Los Angeles to shoot more films starring Rosie. And there’s no wasting time; within days of unpacking, Papa brings home an entire Wild West show so he can make authentic Westerns! Rosie’s so excited about riding a horse for the [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Freedom Beyond the Sea

Fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish girl disguises herself and signs on as a shipメs boy, little knowing that she is headed for unknown waters with Christopher Columbus. }}In Spain at the end of the 15th century, Jews are persecuted, robbed, expelled from their homes, and murdered. Esther, the daughter of the rabbi of Cordoba, [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Ashes of Roses

The honest and compelling story of a young girl’s new-found independence, from her entrance into a new country to her frightening involvement in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.}}My heart filled with fear and hope at the same time. I had the feeling that I was brought to America for a purpose. Something important [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Gift for Teens

What’s the GIFT? G stands for gratitude. I stands for inspiration. F stands for family and friends. T stands for triumph. Add them up and they make a gift worth having — and not just for teens.Roiza D.
Weinreich knows people, loves people, and has the knack for drawing out the best in her students [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

My Guardian Angel

Set in France in 1096 during the First Crusade, a spirited twelve-year-old girl, the granddaughter of a great Rabbi, defies prejudice and, placing her faith in her guardian angel, tends to an injured Crusader, placing the lives of her family and friends in great danger.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

The Unforgettable Journey

When Hillel, an adventurous boy living in a beautiful port city in Italy during the early 1700s, insists on pursuing his dream, his life is turned upside down, and he finds himself in mortal danger. Can he escape the grips of the bloodthirsty pirates? Will he ever see his family again? Join Hillel as he [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

The Enemy Has a Face

Netta and her family have relocated temporarily from Israel to Los Angeles, and when her seventeen-year-old brother mysteriously disappears, she becomes convinced that he has been abducted by Palestinian terrorists.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

A Personal Tour of Ellis Island

Reading Level: Grade 4}Interest Level: Grades 4-6 } }ISBN: 0-8225-3579-3}List Price: $ 25.26}25% Discount: $ 18.95}}ᄅ 2001 }Dewey Decimal: 304.8 You }}} }ATOS: 6.4}Points: 1.0 } }Full-Color & Black-and-White Photographs & Illustrations ユ Maps & Diagrams ユ Index ユ Glossary ユ [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

The Rabbi’s Girls

In Carrie’s eleven years, the Levin family has moved six times, Her father’s a rabbi, and they have to go where a congregation needs them. Carrie and her four sisters all hope that this time, they’ll settle down.}}Nineteen twenty-three is a year of changes for the Levins. In their new home, the whole family is [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Mystery of the Missing Candlestick

Winner of Mayhaven’s Award for Fiction, this title also won the Journeys for the Junior Historian Book Award — When three teen-age girls visit St. Augustine, they find more than they bargain for. The dark shadows of the historic city provide a frightening backdrop to an unsolved mystery. Ages 9-12

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Cabin Number 3

A true-to-life novel of two boys in a trauma rehabilitation center, struggling to regain their emotional health. Ami and Menachem were only fifteen years old when they suffered agonizing trauma, leaving them crippled with post-traumatic stress. This gripping novel charts their growth, together with the kindly Dr. Michael, and sees them through their challenges. 208 [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Samir And Yonatan

Nothing could be more frightening to Samir, a Palestinian boy, than to be where he is now: an Israeli hospital ward, trapped among the very people he blames for his brother’s death. Amid this explosive atmosphere, Samir begins to learn about the Israeli kids around him He discovers their hurts and conflicts - and hesitantly [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - The Definitive Edition

Anne Frank
Publisher: Doubleday
The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne’s burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank’s The Diary Of A Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

The Edge

When Keith Caseman, sailing champion, sets out for the greatest race of his life, itメs no surprise that the winds of chance ラ and divine providence ラ take him on a completely different life course and anchor him in a sea of danger, turmoil, and discovery. To win his final race, he must travel from [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Bedtime Stories Of Jewish Holidays

Shmuel Blitz
The holidays are fascinating times in a Jewish household. A great story can make them even more captivating. Especially when they are presented as beautifully as these.
Stories are often the best tool. What can be more enjoyable than a good story, and what can be more effective than such a story with a moral [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

The Burglar

When you’ve got a burglar in the house, everybody is suspect. Who did it? Why’d they do it? Who do you think it is? Libby Lazewnik is back again with her latest collection of great stories, jam-packed with Surprises, good times, and a giant cast of great characters that you’ll love and enjoy! Take a [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Winter Passing

Cindy McCormick Martinusen
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishing
Darby Evans stands before her grandmother’s bed, wondering why the dying older woman calls the name of a stranger-Tatianna. A young woman searches for clues to her grandmother’s love and legacy lost during World War II. A beautiful story of ultimate love and the passing of a sixty-year-old winter of [...]

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Scream Queens of the Dead Sea

When a young graduate of the Israeli army decides to moonlight as an assistant nurse at a mental institution in Jerusalem, the job seems like a nice break from everyday life in the Promised Land. What could be easier than exercising power over a small group of heavily medicated zombies? But as the human inventory [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

Lost Treasure of Chelton

When the Levine family travels to the scenic coastal village of Chelton for the summer, the worst they expect is to get a little sand in their shoes. }}But on their first day in town a chance purchase quickly involves them in a fascinating mystery. The Levine kids stumble upon hints of a shipwrecked treasure [...]

February 16 2010 | Posted in Young Adult | Read More »

The Key Under the Pillow - A Story about Honoring Parents

In this classic tale of Kibbud Av V’eim, the key to Dama’s chest of precious gems is hidden under his father’s pillow. Will Dama wake his father to get the key and make the sale of a lifetime? Just how much must we do to honor our parents?

February 16 2010 | Posted in Values Books/Middos | Read More »

No Rules for Michael

While studying the Ten Commandments Michael says he would rather there were no rules, but when his teacher gives him a day without rules, Michael learns an important lesson.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Values Books/Middos | Read More »

Sammy Spider’s First Sukkot

Sammy Spider learns about the festival of Sukkot by watching the Shapiro family build their sukkah.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Sukkot/Succos | Read More »

God’s Paintbrush

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Annette Compton (illustrator)
Publisher: Jewish Lights
Wonderfully interactive, invites children of all faiths and backgrounds to encounter God through moments in their own lives.
Provides questions adult and child can explore together. Vivid watercolors imitate the childish virtue of putting enthusiasm before exactitude, creating a relaxed and comfortable setting for wondering aloud.

February 16 2010 | Posted in Values Books/Middos | Read More »