Picture Books for Under 6

PJ Library offers free Jewish Picture Books delivered to your home for children ages 6 months to 8 years when you sign up on their website!

Imagination Library offers free Picture Books to children ages birth to 5 years in many counties within the USA and in some other countries.

IAC Keshet offers a Hebrew book program for ages 2-8. An annual subscription includes 7 books for $10. An intermediate ability to read Modern Hebrew is necessary.

These are a few of the books that have been favorites in our homes:

Jewish BooksSecular Books
Torat Imecha – Bereishit (Volume 1) by Zemira Ozarowski 

Torat Imecha – Shemot (Volume 2) by Zemira Ozarowski

Torat Imecha – Vayikra (Volume 3) by Zemira Ozarowski

Torat Imecha – Bamidbar (Volume 4) by Zemira Ozarowski

Torat Imecha – Devarim (Volume 5) by Zemira Ozarowski

Little Boy Named Avram by Dina Rosenfeld

Kind Little Rivka by Dina Rosenfeld

A Little Girl Named Miriam by Dina Rosenfeld

Dovid: The Little Shepherd by Dina Rosenfeld

When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Something From Nothing

It Could Always Be Worse

The Keeping Quilt

The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

The Best of K’tonton

Is It Shabbos Yet? by Ellen Emerman

Hurry, Friday’s a short day: One boy’s Erev Shabbat in Jerusalem’s Old City by Yeshara Gold

A Thread of Kindness: A Tzedakah Story by Leah-Perl Shollar

Rina’s Rainy Day by Chani Altein

Thirty-One Cakes by Loren Hodes

6 Constant Mitzvos by Mordechai Plaut

Hashem is Truly Everywhere by Chani Altein

My Tzitzis Book by Elisheva Schriber

Challos in the Aron HaKodesh by Gadi Pollack

Goodnight Israel

The Wheat Kernel by Yussie and Esther Fingerer

Very Best Place for a Penny by Dina Rosenfeld

The Key Under the Pillow by Leah-Perl Shollar

Bedtime Stories of Torah Values by Shmuel Blitz

Where Are You, Hashem? (Artscroll Middos Book) by Yaffa Ganz

The Little Old Lady Who Couldn’t Fall Asleep (ArtScroll Middos Books) by Yaffa Ganz

A Day Full of Mitzvos by Sarah Leah Seltzer

Here Comes Shabbos! by Ilana H. Keilson

Maggid Stories for Children by Chaviva Krohn Pfeiffer

More Maggid stories for children (ArtScroll youth series) by Chaviva Krohn Pfeiffer

Maggid Stories For Children: Holidays and Around the Year by Chaviva Krohn Pfeiffer

A Treasury of Sephardic Bedtime Stories by Shmuel Blitz

The Very Good Fisherman (ArtScroll Middos Books) by Yaffa Ganz

Farmer Greenfield’s Big City Adventure by Esther Van Handel and Miriam Adahan

Boruch Learns About Shabbos by Shmuel Kunda

Mookster’s Mitzvah Mishaps by Chana Nestlebaum

A Tree Full of Mitzvos by Dina Rosenfeld

Boruch Makes a Simcha by Shmuel Kunda

Torah Town by Rabbi Baruch Chait and Gadi Pollack

Usborne’s Farmyard Tales 

Mother GooseDr. Seuss Collection

The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

The King’s Stilts by Dr. Seuss

Little Golden Books

Eric Carle books

Folk/Fairy Tales by Paul Galdone

Hans Christian Anderson

Grimms Fairy Tales

Raggedy Ann and Andy

Anatole by Eve Titus


Curious George


Harry the Dirty Dog

Harold and the Purple Crayon

The Carrot Seed


Gregory the Terrible Eater

The Little Engine that Could

The Five Chinese Brothers

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Little Babaji

Stone Soup

Miss Rumphius

Miss Twiggley’s Tree

A New Coat for Anna

Ox Cart Man

Mike Mulligan and More

Robert McClosky Books

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children*

Beatrix Potter Complete Tales

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus

Olga Da Polga


The Sand Castle Contest by Robert Munsch

Sherman Crunchley by Laura Numeroff

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Winnie the Pooh

*This book contains a Christmas story, but the pictures and stories are so precious, we included the title.

For those children who are early readers, see our Early Reader Booklist.