Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens
A JPS Guide
A guide to whats really worth reading for young people
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This impressive reference is the definitive guide to whats really worth reading for young people, from early childhood through high school. -- Cleveland Jewish News
This volume will serve as a very valuable resource in the responsible selection of appropriate books both for home and for gift giving to family and friends. -- The Jewish Star
Thank you, Linda and JPS, for giving writers such a valuable resource! It is a must-have for every writer of Jewish childrens books. -- The Whole Megillah
a superbly informative and enjoyable gem of a book for librarians, educators and parents needing to find that right Jewish-content book for a specific child. -- Ottawa Jewish Bulletin
So many books, so little time! Where do you start? With this book: Linda Silvers guide to the most notable books for young readers.
Here are a top librarians picks of the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content in picture books, fiction and non-fiction, for early childhood through the high school years.
Chapters are organized by subject and entries within each include a succinct description of the book and author, and Silvers own insights on what makes it worth reading. There are title, subject, author, and illustrator indexes, title-grouping by reading level, and lists of award winners.
A wonderful reference for parents, grandparents, teachers, librariansand, of course, the kids so dear to them.
Advance Praise for Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens:
[Silvers book] should be on every library shelf as an invaluable guide to the very best in children's books about almost every subject that relates to Jewish life. Susan Dubin, past president, Association of Jewish Libraries
A jewel of a guide! Silvers clear, engaging, usefully organized volume puts the best Jewish childrens book in the right hands, at the right time, for the right reason. Ellen Cole, librarian, Levine Library, Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA
THE authoritative text on Jewish books for children and teens Anne Dublin, author, Toronto
any title you recommend is a purchase for me Joan Gremont, Director, Tycher Library Center for Jewish Education, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Congratulations! You are the one person I always trust when I read juvenile book reviews. A literate and thoughtful reader with a wide range of knowledge and a deep sympathy for children of all ages - Liza Fontaine Stabler, Librarian, Temple Emanu El, New York
About Linda R. Silver MLS
Linda R. Silver received her MLS from Case Western University and then worked for 20 years in public school and synagogue libraries as a specialist in Jewish childrens literature. She is the editor of the Jewish Valuesfinder, an online guide to values in Jewish childrens literature and co-editor of reviews of books for childrens and teens in the newsletter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL).
Silver is a much sought-after teacher and frequent speaker throughout the U.S. Her speech topics include The History of Jewish Children's Literature; Jewish Children's Literature; Bible Stories; Stories about the Holocaust, and more.
Willing to travel. Honorarium Negotiable.