New Year Greet­ing Card, ear­ly 1900s, Williams­burg Art Company

This High Hol­i­day sea­son we’re rec­om­mend­ing a selec­tion of Jew­ish chil­dren’s books to share with your young read­ers dur­ing this time of renew­al, reflec­tion, and celebration.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Apples, Apples, All Year Round: A Cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish Hol­i­day by Bar­bara Bietz and June Sobel, illus­trat­ed by Ruth Waters

Mea­sur­ing a Year A Rosh Hashanah Sto­ry by Lin­da Elovitz Mar­shall, illus­trat­ed by Zara González Hoang

Miri­am and the Sasquatch by Eric Kim­mel, illus­trat­ed by Tama­ra Anegon

The Secret Sho­far of Barcelona by Jacque­line Dem­bar, illus­trat­ed by Doug Chayka

What’s the Buzz: Hon­ey For a Sweet New Year by Alli­son Ofanan­sky, illus­trat­ed by Eliyahu Alpern

Sukkot, Shmi­ni Atzeret and Sim­chat Torah

The Very Best Sukkah: A Sto­ry from Ugan­da by Shoshana Nam­bi, illus­trat­ed by Moran Yogev

The Ele­phant in the Sukkah by Sher­ri Man­del, illus­trat­ed by Ivana Kaufman

The Stars Will Be My Night­light: A Sukkot Sto­ry by Jen Halpern, illus­trat­ed by Chiara Fedele

How It’s Made: Torah Scroll by Alli­son Ofanan­sky, illus­trat­ed by Eliyahu Alpern

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.