Chanuka book list

Chodesh tov!

It’s the month of Kislev, and time to get ready for Chanuka. Here is the updated Chanuka book list, in a new format.

Enjoy! And if you know of any other books I could add please let me know.

New release: Spies and Scholars, by Yehudis Litvak

Just in time for Chanuka! The sequel to Swords and Scrolls, Spies and Scholars by Yehudis Litvak (yours truly :)) continues the story of the Maccabean revolt.

Who can be trusted in these turbulent times?
The war between the Maccabees and the Greeks rages on. Miriam ventures into enemy territory as a spy for the Maccabees. Her cousin Elisha is caught in an internal battle. Can he trust himself? Can the faithful Jews trust each other? Can they put their own differences aside as they fight for the heart and soul of their nation?

Available from the Jewish Children’s Book Club.

Book list in new format — please check it out

Hello everyone!

As I mentioned previously, the current astore format of the book list will be discontinued by Amazon in less than a week. I am trying out a new format. To keep things simple, there is a page for each category, and the books are listed on each page in no particular order.

So far, I’ve only put up pages for the five books of the Torah. Please check out the new format. All feedback is very much welcome!

Book list

New release: Family Midrash Says on Tishrei

Another exciting new release. According to the description, ages 14 and up.

The Family Midrash Says , The Book Of Tishrai

New releases: Just Imagine! for Yom Kippur and Sukkos

I saw these two books in the local bookstore — they look amazing. Each is a graphic novel. We haven’t read them yet.

Just Imagine! Your Day in Court

Just Imagine! We're Going to the Beis Hamikdash

Books for this time of the year

Hello everyone!

First of all, I’d like to remind you that if you’re looking for books for your family about the upcoming holidays, you can check the relevant book list here. Hope you find it helpful.

Second, I’m still looking for ideas on how to reorganize the list (see my previous post. Feedback would be much appreciated!

Need your feedback!

Hi everyone!

I will have to do some major revamping of this site. Unfortunately, Amazon will discontinue its astore feature at the end of October, so I won’t be able to keep my book list in its current format. I’d like some feedback on what would be the best way to maintain the book list on this site. I’d like to be able to update the list easily, so I’d rather not go back to Excel files.

I would really appreciate if you could either comment here or email me directly and answer some of the following questions:

— How do you use the book list?
— How often do you access it?
— What works for you and what doesn’t?
— Is there a different format for the book list that you would prefer?
— Are there any specific features you’d like to see?

Thank you!
Yehudis at

Books about Eretz Yisrael

I am updating the online book list. The latest addition is the Eretz Yisrael category, with books about the Holy Land and its history. Please check it out.

Shavuos book list

The Shavuos book list includes books about the Torah, about Megillas Rus, which is read on Shavuos, and about King David, who passed away on Shavuos. Hope you find it helpful.

Book recommendation: Dovid Hamelech by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

My son and I enjoyed reading this new release together, and my older children enjoyed it on their own. Dovid Hamelech by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer is well written and beautifully illustrated. It retells the stories about King David, including midrashic sources, beginning from his childhood and ending once he became the king, after the death of King Shaul. The cover says “The Children’s Tanach Series.” I hope the publisher is planning more books in the series!