Joyful Jewish

Book reviews

Where I live there is a relatively small Jewish community, and no dedicated Jewish bookstore.  I wanted books with Jewish themes to read to my daughter and to the children who come to our Shabbat Tot activity sessions, so I have started to buy them online, sight unseen.  To help anyone else in the same situation, I thought I would offer short reviews and recommendations.

Jewish  books for toddlers and young children

Happy Birthday, World – A Rosh Hashanah Celebration (1+ years)

Apples and Honey – A Rosh Hashanah Story (2+ years)

Bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake (2+ years)

Naamah, Noah’s Wife (2+ years)

It’s Tu B’Shevat (2+ years)

How the Rosh Hashanah Challah Became Round (3+ years)

Something from Nothing (3+ years)

Lots of Latkes (3+ years)

Bim and Bom – a Shabbat Tale (3+years)

Where to buy Jewish books for children

I’ve bought books from synagogue gift shops – in Perth, Temple David has a small selection. I’ve been lucky to find some second hand, but that requires a certain degree of serendipity!
Now I’ve decided the easiest thing is to do it online, and I can recommend the following websites:

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/

If The Book Depository don’t have the title you are looking for, they will often refer you to Abe Books, who sell second hand books.  I’ve bought half a dozen second hand books so far, and they have all been excellent quality.

http://www.abebooks.com/

There are no doubt others, but these have been reliable and in the case of the Book Depository, very speedy in delivery to Australia.

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