Preschool – Grade 2

Come visit The Lee and Dolores Hartzmark Library to check these books out.

There are unattended checkout slips for signing out materials if the librarian is not available.

Use the color key to find out where these books are located.


Green=Juvenile Easy area,

Blue=Juvenile Fiction area,

Purple=Parenting and Sensitive Issues area,

No Color=We don’t own this book, but if you buy it, read it, and like it, let us know!


Fox, Tamar. No Baths at Camp. Illus. by Natalia Vasquez. Minneapolis: Kar-Ben, 2013.

A boy describes his daily activities over a period of a week’s time at a Jewish camp.

Glaser, Linda. Hannah’s Way. Illus. by Adam Gustavson. Minneapolis: Kar-Ben, 2011.

When Hannah’s family moves to rural Minnesota, she is the only Jewish student in her class. Hannah worries she will not be able to attend a Saturday class picnic when her teacher arranges a carpool, because her observant family does not ride in cars on the Sabbath. The entire class chooses to walk with Hannah so she can attend the picnic. Winner of 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers.

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar. Speak Up, Tommy! Illus. by Deborah Melmon. Minneapolis: Kar-Ben, 2012.

Tommy, who recently moved to America from Israel, is teased because he does not know English well and so does not speak loudly, but when a police officer visits Tommy’s class with a police dog that only understands Hebrew, friendship blooms.


Rosenberg, Madelyn. The Schmutzy Family. Illus. by Paul Meisel. New York: Holiday House, 2012.

The Schmutzys are very messy all week long and Mama seems not to notice, but when Friday comes it is time for everyone to pitch in and clean up for Shabbat.


Simpson, Lesley. A Song for My Sister. Illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. New York: Random House, 2012.

Mira’s birthday wish comes true when her baby sister is born, but the little one spends her first eight days wailing, leaving the family at a loss for a name to announce at her simchat bat until Mira’s song during the naming ceremony has an unexpected effect.

Sinykin, Sheri Cooper. Zayde Comes to Live. Atlanta: Peachtree, 2012.

When Rachel’s beloved grandfather, Zayde, comes to spend his last days with her family, she worries what will happen when he dies, especially after friends tell her the Christian and Muslim beliefs about the afterlife. Illustrated by Kristina Swarner. Winner of the 2013 Sydney Taylor Honor Award for Younger Readers.