Book List in Order: 36 titles

  • When Bimi’s refugee family immigrates to America and moves into Evie’s neighborhood, not everybody is welcoming. But with the help of Evie’s teddy bear, Bimi’s family becomes part of the neighborhood and Evie makes a new frien...


  • An interfaith friendship develops when Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, overlaps with the Muslim holiday of Ramadan--an occurence that happens only once every thirty years or so.Moses Feldman, a Jewish boy, lives at one end of Flatbush Avenue in B...


  • In the beginning, there was emptiness,like a blank canvas.Then, in a swirl of motion, the world was created.It was going to be finished with a special kind of light, stored in a huge jar. But the light was so powerful it shattered the jar into millio...


  • This Chanukah Mama is tired of making latkes. So Papa’s in charge! "Let’s have a latke contest," says Papa. But Rosie adds too many potatoes to her latkes, and Max’s latkes are so oily they slip right off his plate. Then Papa comes to their...


  • Circles and squares! Squiggles and wiggles and stripes! When Jansen the mouse discovers the art of such greats as Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol, the bright, bold colors and shapes capture her imagination and spark her creativity. Join Jansen on a colo...


  • Chanukah's here, and Pearl is looking forward to celebrating it with her family. But there's one problem -- Pearl's just found out that her cousins Harry and Sophie will be joining them for all eight nights of Chanukah, and she fears the worst. After...


  • On holidays we gather with family and friends to share special traditions, special times, and delicious food. Preparing these dishes can be just as enjoyable as eating them, and in this cookbook, Jane Breskin Zalben has compiled mouth-watering recipe...


  • Allegra Katz has been playing piano since she was four. But these aren't just any piano lessons. She studies at the Julliard School in New York, where careers are being formed -- or not. Between strict practice schedules, music classes, and regula...


  • IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS! PIGLETS AND BABY BEARS, TOO! Just the right weather for a girl who wants a pet and just the right book to celebrate a new arrival. Zoe wants a pet more than anything in the whole world. Then on the night before her aunt...







  • Daniel says: life caused me to grow up fast. Real fast. Like overnight. Krista says: The real methe one who knew I should treat Daniel the way I'd want to be treatedwas angry at the other me. I just didn't want to lose Bobby by taking sides with Da...


  • When the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe’s residence becomes too tight for her and her growing family, she happily decides to move into Snow White and the dwarf’s house while they set up home in Rapunzel’s castle, but when the fairy tale characte...


  • Before the new baby is born, Beryl calls it Babka, hoping it will be a girl as sweet as Mama’s delicious chocolate dessert. When it finally arrives, though, Beryl is disappointed. Not only is the baby another boy (she already has one little brother...


  • Dinner is served at the Beastro, and it's like no meal seen before! Fang-smacking delicacies grace the tables, with sloths, slugs, and crunchy bugs wiggling on platters. And for dessert, there's nothing like batwing pudding to delight the palate -- a...


  • It's time for Passover and Pearl and her brother, Avi, are helping to prepare the house for company. Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Rachel, Uncle Solly, and "the two terrors from Teaneck," cousins Harry and Sophie, are coming to spend the holiday at Pearl's ...


  • Twelve-year-old Stanley has had enough with Chanukah and just wants it over in order to get his home free from all the relatives, but a surprise encounter with Fishel the genie makes him understand the importance of the holiday and the joy of being w...


  • It's Daniel's first day of nursery school and he isn't happy when his mother gets ready to leave, yet her reassuring words help ease his fears, in a charming picture book which includes a cookie recipe and helpful tips for parents on starting school....


  • One day a mysterious new neighbor moves into apartment 5B upstairs. Eleven-year-old Alexandria and her best friend Jenny suspect she might be a witch or a vampire. After all, she speaks with a Transylvania accent, brews up concoctions with strange he...


  • Andrew O. Blechman, aspiring comedian, makes a deal with his downstairs neighbor Lou Pearlstein, a former vaudevillian. The special relationship that develops between Andrew and Mr. Pearlstein is especially heartwarming and satisfying....






  • Jane Breskin Zalben's Jewish holiday picture books about Beni and his family have delighted children for the past twenty-five years! In this beautifully illustrated and elegantly designed treasury, five of her beloved Beni stories (Happy New Year, Be...


  • On the day of Uncle Izzy and Sashi's wedding, Beni has butterflies in his stomach. As he walks slowly and steadily down the aisle with the wedding ring on the pillow, he hears friendly voices cheering him on. But just when Aunt Gertie calls out "Shey...


  • Rebelling against the members of his community who scorn his teacher, Mr. Carr, an AIDS patient, Jason almost abandons his goal of becoming a concert violinist but decides to continue after Mr. Carr tells him just how important dreams truly are....


  • A charming introduction to the Jewish tree-planting holiday of Tu B'Sh'Vat is accompanied by information on tree-planting holidays around the world, instructions for growing a tree, and the story of young Pearl as she and her grandfather nurture and ...





  • Like any young dinosaur, Buster is not happy about getting braces, but his sister is elated, taking the opportunity to tease her brother about his new mouth on his birthday. By the author of Beni's First Chanukah. ...



  • "The full-color illustrations in soft hues add gentle humor and warmth, and Zalben deftly integrates Sukkot’s meaning and rituals into a story young children will understand." --School Library Journal...









  • During her sophomore year in high school, Nicole Bernstein of New York City learns that relationships with girlfriends or admired boys can be painful, and that not everyone is capable of giving or loving to the same degree....