If you want your kids to be connected to their Jewish culture at a young age, then stocking your kids’ library with Jewish Children’s books is a great way to have them connected with Jewish life and culture from the time when they are a baby.
One of the benefits of reading is teaching your kids the values and lessons that you want them to know; having books that express these ideas is a perfect way to bring Jewish culture and life into your home.
Note: Jewish Parents can get free books for their kids by signing up for PJ Library, which sends free books by mail to your home very money.
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Something From Nothing
Joseph’s grandfather made him a beautiful blanket when he was a baby, but now it’s frazzled and worn, and Joseph’s mother says it is time to throw it out. Joseph doesn’t want to part with his special blanket, and he’s sure that his grandfather can fix it. This adorable kid’s book is a lesson for the ages.
My First Jewish Baby Book
Almost everything you need to know about being Jewish―from Afikomen to Zayde! This irresistible board book gives little ones (ages 0–3) an alphabetical introduction to Judaism—delicious foods, meaningful rituals, lively holidays, expressive language, and more.
My First Sing-Along Siddur
Every house and kid needs a siddur! This photo-illustrated prayer book for pre-schoolers with a professionally produced music CD offering 41 tracks of sing-along songs that will keep children occupied for hours while teaching them the morning prayers and various daily berachos.
Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride
A Rosh Hashanah story based on the first historic train ride from Jaffa to Jerusalem in 1892, shortening the journey between the two cities from 3 days to 3 hours. Engineer Ari’s train is coming to Jerusalem to collect goodies along the way to celebrate the Jewish new year, and he learns an important lesson along the way.
What Do You See on Shabbos?
Teach your toddler about Shabbos with this bright and colorful word-and-picture book! Children will learn basic vocabulary while becoming familiar with the objects and concepts that relate to Shabbos.
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Laibel doesn’t like to share with his little brother, so he devises a clever plan to put an end to it. But someone soon outsmarts Laibel, helping him to discover why sharing is more important than he thought.
Braid the Challah: A Playful Action Rhyme
Braid the Challah shows exactly how a bowl full of batter turns into a beautiful challah… while a cheerful group of small children demonstrates the actions that go along with each step. They spin like a mixer, stand on their toes as they rise, and pinch off a piece of dough for the mitzvah — What fun!
This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes!
I Spy Sukkot Book for Kids
Celebrate the Sukkot & Simchat Torah joy and spirit with this delightful children’s puzzle book! This series has all the holidays and will help your kids get acquainted with all the religious symbols and items we use on every holiday.
Grab some of these Jewish Children’s Books for your kid’s library today!
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