Written by Tim Tibbitts
Awarded ‘Manuscript of Merit’ – Association of Jewish Libraries
Selection by the PJ Library Editorial Committee
‘A beautiful, human telling of a boy’s relationship with his grandmother’ – Rabbi Joshua Caruso, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Written by Sheri Sinykin
- A warm-hearted novel for middle grade readers
- A touching meditation on grief, faith, friendship and family
- Explores big ideas, themes and issues in a way that is accessible to young readers, including bereavement, dementia, immigrant experience and Judaism
Written by Jonny Zucker
A fast-paced football-centred thriller
An exciting read for older children or young teens
This fun story also depicts the changing relationship between parents and children as they grow up and the effects of grief and loss for both sides
Going Rogue (At Hebrew School)
Written by Casey Breton
- A laugh-out-loud novel for middle grade readers
- Explores modern family life and the role of Judaism (or any religion) within it
- For any child who loves Star Wars, science, football, or really anything other than going to religious school
Benny Feldman's All Star Klezmer Band
Written by Allison Marks and Wayne Marks
A humorous, culturally Jewish story, about creativity and self-belief, difference and inclusivity, friendship and family.
Uniquely delves into and celebrates the history and tradition of Klezmer music for a young, contemporary audience.
Full of references to musicians and musical genres, it explores the universal language of music and its ability to unite people.
Written by Helaine Becker
Illustrations by Vero Navarro
- A compelling illustrated story for middle-grade readers set in a vividly imagined fictional world.
- Weaves together fantasy, Jewish folklore and global human history, primarily the legend of the golem.
- Tells a universal story about human rights, justice and standing up against oppression and corruption in all forms.
The Seventh Handmaiden
Written by Judith Pransky
- A compelling, beautifully written and thoroughly researched historical novel for 11-15 year olds.
- An inventive reinterpretation of the story of Queen Esther.
- A female-led story, which explores issues of identity, community, freedom, friendship and the power of literacy.
- Vividly imagined, it offers a rare glimpse into the Jewish diaspora in Ancient Persia and the Persian Empire