Biblical Story Collections for Children



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The Shabbat Book - A Weekly Giude For The Whole Family

By Joyce Klein
Thank you to Ms. Klein for taking the sometimes difficult, sometimes dry, and sometimes "mature" nature of the weekly Torah portions and making them accessible to kids. I use it with my own young children, who love the "claymation" art, and also with my Religious School third graders in my Torah lesson.

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Please Tell Me What the Rebbe Said :

Torah Insights Adapted from the Works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

By Malka Touger
Torah insights adapted from the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

This collection of thoughts takes ideas from the public addresses and published works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and brings them to children in a form that they can understand and relate to. Using stories and parables, it illustrates the Rebbe's thoughts on a child's level. Acclaimed by educators in and out of the Lubavitch movement, it conveys insights on the holidays and the weekly Torah portions.

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Animals of the Bible:
A Fold Out Panorama Book

By Letizia Galli
In Animals of the Bible, pages unfold to the stories of Daniel in the lion's den, Noah and the dove, Rebecca and the camels at the well, Adam and Eve and the serpent, Jonah and the giant fish, and the wolf and the lamb. Poetic language and colorful, intricate pictures create an awe-inspiring introduction for young children to the miracles and lessons to the Hebrew Bible.

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Pirkei Avos - Illustrated Youth Edition
(Artscroll)

By Avie Gold
This book brings timeless wisdom to a new generation. Designed for youngsters to bring a classic to life. Large (8-1/2" x 11") page size, complete Hebrew text, simplified translation and commentary, sturdy binding and stain-resistant cover. The full-color illustrations and comments are carefully chosen to teach the lessons of the Mishnah. Your child will treasure this book and read it over and over again.

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Torah Talk :
An Early Childhood Teaching Guide

By Yona Chubara, Miriam P. Feinberg, and Rena Rotenberg
An unsurpassed guide to teaching Torah creatively. Contains Biblical accounts from Abraham through Moses retold for young children, a wide variety of creative activities, and stimulating discussion questions.

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G-d Knows Me!
From Psalm 139

(Golden Books)

By Joel Anderson
A retlling of the 139th Psalm so that small children can understand the language and apply the lesson taught in day-to-day life.

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The Torah for Family Reading :
The Five Books of Moses, the Prophets, the Writings

By Joseph Gaer
This collection of biblical narratives is suitable for study by the entire family. Joseph Gaer, best known for his popular work How The Great Religions Began, is a writer and editor who specializes in literature and religion. He has also served as a consultant in Hollywood on movies with biblical themes.

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Plays of Ancient Israel:
Legends from the Bible and Jewish Folklore

By L. E. McCullough
The land of Israel has long been a fertile spawning ground for some of the greatest stories ever told - which are now dramatized for your stage! Plays of Ancient Israel presents 12 exciting one-acts from the Old Testament and the treasure trove of Jewish folklore and ritual: Noah, Moses, Jonah, Samson & Delilah, David & Goliath, Ruth and Naomi, King Solomon, tales from the Talmud, origins of Hanukkah, Purim and more.

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Though the title suggests that these dramatic interpretations of Bible stories and legends from the Midrash target children in grades K to three, the sophistication of the dialogue and plots make them more suitable for older students. The works range from a retelling of the story of Jonah to a less widely known adventure of Elijah the prophet. The text assumes its audience will be familiar with biblical narrative; for example, a character at the end of the tale of Ruth and Naomi comments that Ruth will give birth to a child renowned throughout Israel without making it clear that she is an ancestor of King David. The adults in charge of the productions will appreciate the clear stage directions and flexible casting requirements. For example, a story about angels on earth calls for a 21-member cast, but the play may be performed with 6 boys and 3 girls. Children will appreciate the modern humor injected into standard Sunday-school fare. When Jonah realizes that he has brought God's anger upon the ship he comments, "I was afraid this might happen, but that's the way the prophet bounces." A note outlines each story's origin. A diagram of the stage set; music scores; and descriptions of the set, cast, music, props, and costumes accompany each selection. A good choice for adults looking for a way to enliven religious-school curriculum

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Tallis Ends and Other Tales
(The Cartoon Mishnah Learning Series)

By Rabbi Don Channen
Seven rhyming lessons from the Mishnah in cartoon format. A wonderful window to the world of Mishnah that stimulates the minds of young readers in a fun and entertaining way.

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Run, Elijah!

By Carolyn Nystrom

The Story of Elijah

By Rhonda Colburn
The Story of Elijah tells of how Elijah faces the wicked King Ahab and the prophets of Baal to prove that there is only one true G-d. From the first days of the drought to Elijah's dramatic journey to heaven, this story of Elijah and his faith in G-d will delight young readers with its lively illustrations and simple, easy-to-understand language.

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Invisible Bible Characters Magic Picture Book

By Marty Noble
Meet the man who built an ark and 15 other familiar figures from the Hebrew Bible by rubbing a blank space on each page with a pencil.

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The Family Book of Midrash :
52 Jewish Stories from the Sages

By Barbara Diamond Goldin
Award-winning children's book author Barbara Diamond Goldin has collected midrashim, and retold them to appeal to readers young and old.

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Children's Bible Stories :
From Genesis to Daniel

By Miriam Chaikin
Admirable transitions between the twenty-six stories, taken from eleven books of the Old Testament, and the readable adaptations will please young readers looking for accessible versions of biblical tales. Soft gold predominates in the illustrated border that edges one side of each page of text; unfortunately, the art is romanticized -- animals gaze adoringly at Adam and Eve; the posed characters all look the same; and even Goliath is attractive.

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The Book of Tens

By Mark Podwal
This book looks at the symbolism of the number ten in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, legend, folklore, and worship. Examples include the ten wonders of the first day of creation, ten generations from Adam to Noah, ten miracles performed for the Children of Israel at the Red Sea, the Ten Commandments, and ten lost tribes.

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Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet stands for a number. The letter yod, which represents the number 10, is the first letter of G-d's name. The esteem accorded the number 10 comes into play repeatedly in Jewish law and lore and is the inspired theme around which Podwal spotlights episodes in the history of the Jewish people. Dramatically simple gouache-and-ink paintings depict such scenes as the downfall of Sodom, along with the phrase "10 righteous men could have saved Sodom from destruction." Running vertically along the far side of the page is a brief, gracefully flowing elaboration of the biblical account of Abraham's bargaining with G-d to save the sinful city. Podwal also offers the story of Daniel's surviving in the den with 10 lions; tells of King David's harp having 10 strings; and relates how G-d created the world with 10 words. With its attractive format, this picture book for older readers welcomes readers to an innovative approach to the Bible and Jewish history.

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Plays of Ancient Israel:
Legends from the Bible and Jewish Folklore for Grades K-3

By L. E. McCullough
The land of Israel has long been a fertile spawning ground for some of the greatest stories ever told - which are now dramatized for your stage! Plays of Ancient Israel presents 12 exciting one-acts from the Old Testament and the treasure trove of Jewish folklore and ritual: Noah, Moses, Jonah, Samson & Delilah, David & Goliath, Ruth and Naomi, King Solomon, tales from the Talmud, origins of Hanukkah, Purim and more.

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Though the title suggests that these dramatic interpretations of Bible stories and legends from the Midrash target children in grades K to three, the sophistication of the dialogue and plots make them more suitable for older students. The works range from a retelling of the story of Jonah to a less widely known adventure of Elijah the prophet. The text assumes its audience will be familiar with biblical narrative; for example, a character at the end of the tale of Ruth and Naomi comments that Ruth will give birth to a child renowned throughout Israel without making it clear that she is an ancestor of King David. The adults in charge of the productions will appreciate the clear stage directions and flexible casting requirements. For example, a story about angels on earth calls for a 21-member cast, but the play may be performed with 6 boys and 3 girls. Children will appreciate the modern humor injected into standard Sunday-school fare. When Jonah realizes that he has brought God's anger upon the ship he comments, "I was afraid this might happen, but that's the way the prophet bounces." A note outlines each story's origin. A diagram of the stage set; music scores; and descriptions of the set, cast, music, props, and costumes accompany each selection. A good choice for adults looking for a way to enliven religious-school curriculum

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Sun and the Clouds: Bible Tales and Legends

By Manachem Stern
Short stories about Biblical characters including Adam and Eve, Joseph, Moses, and Solomon. Legends which allow us to drink from the deep wells of ancient literature, undisturbed by the pollution of time.

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Ten Classic Jewish Children's Stories

By Peninnah Schram
These classic tales of Miriam, Aaron, Abraham and others, reveal the traits that made them heroes of the Jewish people and the world .

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General Bible Books (Page 1) (Page 2) (Page 3) (Page 4) (Page 5) | Creation | Noah's Ark | The Tower of Babel | Abraham & Sarah | Isaac & Rebecca | Jacob, Esau, Rachel, and Leah | Joseph | Moses | Balaam's Talking Donkey | Joshua | Samson | David | Solomon | Jonah | Ruth | Esther | Daniel |







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