Tablet: Best Jewish-Themed Kids’ Books of 2012

Tablet: A New Read on Jewish Life has released their list of the top children’s books of 2012 that have Jewish themes.  The list ranges from picture books to teen reads.  Here are their picks:



Bill the Boy Wonder by Marc Tyler Nobleman

A Hen for Izzy Pippik by Aubrey Davis, illustrated by Marie Lafrance


How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America by Susan Goldman Rubin, illustrated by Jeff Himmelman

Maccabee Meals: Food and Fun for Hanukkah by Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler, illustrated by Ursula Roma


Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Gerard DuBois

Oh No, Jonah! by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Jago

Zayde Comes to Live by Sheri Sinykin, illustrated by Kristina Swarner



Beyond Courage: the Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport

Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteroite by Barry Deutsch


His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg by Louise Borden

Looking for Me by Betsy Rosenthal

My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky


Now by Morris Gleitzman

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

Sons of the 613 by Michael Rubens

The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani