Diverse Children's Books · Jewish Children's Books

A Sweet Passover

Passover is in full swing so we thought we’d share one more Passover book. This is another gem sent to us by PJ Library A Sweet Passover by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by David Slonim and published by Abrams Books. This story follows a little girl called Miriam as she celebrates Passover with her family. Miriam loves Passover,… Continue reading A Sweet Passover


The Witch with an Itch – Dragon v Dinosaur

We borrowed this book from the library as my bigger boy was intrigued about a book that had a baddy versus another baddy! The Witch with an Itch – Dragon v Dinosaur is written by Helen Baugh and illustrated by Deborah Allwright. Published by Jonathan Cape, this is the second Witch with an Itch book. The story features the littlest witch… Continue reading The Witch with an Itch – Dragon v Dinosaur

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Sammy Spider’s First Passover

Sammy Spider’s First Passover by Sylvia A. Rouss, illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn and published by Kar-Ben Publishing is one of a series of books in which Sammy Spider learns and experiences different Jewish festivals and traditions. Sammy is a spider living on the ceiling in the Shapiro family’s house, his web is disturbed when the family start to clean the house… Continue reading Sammy Spider’s First Passover

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Is It Passover Yet?

PJ Library sent us Is It Passover Yet? last year. It’s written by Chris Barash, illustrated by Alessandra Psacharopulo and Published by Albert Whitman & Company. I have reviewed books from PJ Library before but just to repeat, they are a fabulous organisation who send out books about Judaism to children up to the age of 8. The Jewish festival of Passover (Pesach)… Continue reading Is It Passover Yet?


Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Nick East

We were lucky enough to win an advance copy of Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Nick East. Published by Puffin, this is the latest in the Goodnight series by Robinson and East with one extra special element to it – it features British astronaut Tim Peake. The book follows two boys who are getting ready for bed, they say… Continue reading Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Nick East

Non fiction

Pirates Ahoy!

We borrowed Pirates Ahoy! by Simon Abbott a few weeks ago from the library. It’s part of The Wonderful World of Simon Abbott series and is a non-fiction book published by Tick Tock Books, part of Octopus Publishing Group. Inspired by an article I read the other day from Playing By The Book, I decided I needed to get some non-fiction reviews up. The article… Continue reading Pirates Ahoy!