Best Jewish Children’s Books of the Year

Tablet, a Jewish magazine, has a list of their picks for best Jewish Children’s Books in 2011.  This list is sure to broaden your reading list and library collection past Hanukkah alone.


Picture Books for Very Young Readers


Nosh, Schlep, Shluff by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Many Days, One Shabbat by Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Maria Monescillo

The Shabbat Princess by Amy Metzer, illustrated by Martha Aviles


Picture Books for 4 to 8 Year Old Readers


Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illustrated by Holly Meade

Lipman Pike: America’s First Home Run King by Richard Michelson, illustrated by Zachary Pullen

Marcel Marceau, Master of Mime by Gloria Spielman, illustrated by Manon Gauthier


Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen and Robert Sabuda

The Story of Esther by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Jill Weber

I Will Come Back for You by Marisabina Russo


Chapter Books for Middle-Grade Readers


The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Heather Maione

When Life Gives You OJ by Erica Perl

OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy

Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin


Chapter Books for Young Adult Readers


Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin

The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow