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Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism Books for Jewish Children [Last Change: $Date: 1995/06/27 20:14:39 $ $Revision: 1.2 $] [Last Post: Fri Feb 20 11:07:04 US/Pacific 2004] This message is intended to provide recommendations to the readers of soc.culture.jewish of books that either relate to new parenting issues, or are suitable for use by children. For childrens books, were possible, an age range is given. Note that this list only touches upon a small area of the life of a child as it grows from infant to adult. Readers should also consult the lifecycle section in the Traditional Reading List for even more books. In general, throughout the reading lists, North American (US/Canada) terms are used to refer to the movements of Judaism. Outside of North American, Reform is Progressive or Liberal Judaism; Conservative is Masorti or Neolog, and Orthodoxy is often just "Judaism". Even with this, there are differences in practice, position, and ritual between US/Canada Reform and other progressive/liberal movements (such as UK Progressive/ Liberal), and between US/Canada Conservative and the conservative/Masorti movement elsewhere. Where appropriate, these differences will be highlighted. Other Reading Lists This isn't the only kids reading list. The following other lists are worth examining. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. * Wendy Bett's Bibliography of Jewish Books (http://www.armory.com/~web/jbooks.html). This list is good and provides annotations, but is very short. * Rabbi Amy Scheinerman's Annotated List of Jewish Children's Books (http://ezra.mts.jhu.edu/~rabbiars/). This is a very extensive annotated list of Jewish books. Unfortunately, most of the books on this list are out of print. * Lori's Mishmash Children's Book List (http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/6174/jewish-children.htm ). This is a very extensive book lists, with lots of synopses. Lori also has an Amazon affiliation. The pages may be slow to load, as Lori has a graphic for each book. * Childrenlit.Com's Themed Reviews of Jewish Interest (http://www.childrenslit.com/th_jewishint.html). This is a short listing of books of Jewish interest together with a synopsis for each book. * Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles (http://www.jclla.org/). The JCLLA has a large number of reading lists available for children. Where Can I Get The Books Many of these books are available through general bookstores or Judaica bookstores. A list of links to these may be found in the sources section of the General Reading List (if you are reading this at www.scjfaq.org, you can simply click on the "Sources" button in the header navigation bar). [Amazon Associate] The S.C.J Reading List has established an affiliate relationship with Amazon.Com. (http://www.amazon.com/). Now you can complete your library and support the continued development of the Reading Lists at the same time, for many books on the reading list are available through Amazon. For those reading this at www.scjfaq.org/rl/ant-intro.html, you can click the link to the left to browse Amazon's selections. Alternatively, if you enter Amazon using the URL http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=socculturejewi sh, the reading lists will get credit for your entry. Additionally, when you see the Amazon graphic [If you were at www.scjfaq.org, the graphic would be here] (or "[Buy at Amazon: http:...]") on an entry in the reading list, this indicates that the specific book is available for purchase at Amazon. Click on the graphic/link to go to Amazon and purchase the book. Reproduction of this posting for commercial use is subject to restriction.