Book Selection Committee
THE BOOKS CHOSEN FOR PJ LIBRARY feature high-quality, beautiful illustrations and compelling stories. They exemplify the best of Jewish children's literature.
Foremost early-childhood educators and children's literature experts choose our age-appropriate book and music list. The Book Selection Committee is devoted to making its choices represent the broad spectrum of today's Jewish families. Working with authors, publishers and editors, the committee strives to ensure that the finest Jewish books for children find their way each month into the mailboxes of all PJ Library families.
Many of our books have won prestigious awards, including the Caldecott Medal and the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Several have been named as finalists for the National Jewish Book Award.
A reading guide (often in the form of text written directly on the flaps of the books themselves) accompanies each PJ Library book to help families make the most of the selections. Each guide points out relevant Jewish concepts exemplified in the story, and it recommends additional topics for family discussion and activities that will enhance the reading and exploration.