French Toast Sundays by Gloria Spielman

French Toast Sundays by Gloria Spielman

Illustrator: Inbal Gigi Bousidan When Mina s beloved Grandma dies, nothing feels right anymore. People come to visit. Mina just hides up in the big old oak tree. But the stories she hears about Grandma bring her slowly back down until at last Mina feels ready to smile again. via Jewish Book Council

We Are Jewish Faces by Debra B. Darvick

We Are Jewish Faces by Debra B. Darvick

From the review: “Bubbe faces, Zayde faces, brother, sister, friendship faces, faces of all races and places, we are Jewish faces.” Debra Davick has adapted her simple poem from I Love Jewish Faces (URJ Press, 2009), changed the refrain to “We are Jewish faces,” and included more contemporary photographs to demonstrate the diversity of the Jewish community today. The book’s photos of smiling faces of all ages and ethnicities were…

Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor: A Story for Hanukkah by Ann D. Koffsky

Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor: A Story for Hanukkah by Ann D. Koffsky

Illustrated by Talitha Shipman More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield to protect her from danger! On the last day of Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs, too!