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The following books include additional ideas for making the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony and celebration memorable and rewarding.
Salkin, Jeffrey. Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah. (188 pages, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005) There is also a kid?s version available.
Leneman, Cantor Helen, ed. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Basics: A Practical Family Guide to Coming of Age Together. (197 pages, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001)
Cohen, Jayne, and Weinrott, Lori. The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book: A Guide to Inspiring Ceremonies and Joyous Festivities. (288 pages, Clarkson Potter, 2004)
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families is also available as a PDF document.