Build Baby’s Library With Jewish Board Books

A baby with books

Are you welcoming a new baby to your family? Start a library for the new budding book worm in your community with one of these special board books. Each of the following titles were created especially for PJ Library by PJ Publishing, the in-house publishing imprint of PJ Library. Each book makes the perfect addition to a welcome baby gift.

Flip Flop Hanukkah
by Danny Paller

Flip the latkes, spin the dreidel, dance in a circle, flop on the couch! This cheerful Hanukkah rhyme is filled with activities to engage small hands (and their parents' too!) as they learn about the Festival of Lights.

Havdalah Sky
by Chris Barash

Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is a time for cozy family togetherness. But come Saturday evening, Shabbat is over. The family in the story, a young girl joined by her Mama, Ima, Savta, and Saba, gathers together to perform the rituals of Havdalah, marking the end of Shabbat and the return to the work week. Together they show just how cozy even the end of Shabbat can be.

My Hands Make the World
by Amalia Hoffman

Night and day, land and sea, birds and animals . . . it's amazing what these hands can make! Through handprints, finger paints, and child-friendly language, this book retells the ancient story of creation while encouraging young readers to celebrate their own capacity to imagine and create.

Laila Tov, Moon
by Richard Van Camp

When it's time to say "laila tov" (good night), the moon is usually in the sky...but it looks a little different every time! A banana, a ball, and an egg -- what else will the moon look like? There's only one way to find out!

My Hanukkah Book of Opposites
by Tammar Stein

Even the smallest children love Hanukkah, the festival of lights -- inside and out, from top to bottom! This sweet board book will delight babies and parents alike.

Purim Masquerade
by Samara Q. Klein

Purim is a holiday filled with fun, but perhaps the best part is dressing up! This book introduces young readers to the main characters in the Purim story -- in mask form.

by Samara Q. Klein

Babies have so many blessings -- so many things to say todah (thank you) for! And so do their parents. All you need to do is stop and notice.


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