Hanukkah Books

Hanukkah in Alaska Cover Image
By Barbara Brown, Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805097481
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 22nd, 2013

Hanukkah in Alaska is unlike anywhere else.

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes Cover Image
By Linda Glaser, Nancy Cote (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807508428
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 1997

It's the last night of Hanukkah, and more relatives are coming than originally planned. Rachel decides to borrow potatoes from Mrs. Greenberg. She asks Mrs. Greenberg, who is all alone, to come for Hanukkah. But Mrs. Greenberg is very stubborn!

Moishe's Miracle: A Hanukkah Story Cover Image
By Laura Krauss Melmed, David Slonim (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780811852340
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2005

Kind-hearted Moishe is given a magical frying pan that will produce all the latkes you could wish forlatkes by the dozen, latkes by the hundredsbut only Moishe must use it. Alas, his short-tempered wife, Baila, does not heed the warning.

The Hanukkah Mice mini edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811876636
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 27th, 2010

This adorable pocket-size tale of three mischievous mice makes an ideal Hanukkah gift. Sweet illustrations and flaps hiding shiny foil surprises keep readers turning the pages until they reach the special endinga gatefold illustration of a beautiful menorah, with all eight candles burning bright.

Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten Cover Image
By Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312621346
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 14th, 2014

Yetta, beautiful Yetta, manages to escape from the butcher's shop. But now she is lost in Brooklyn—a strange place filled with rude rats and dangerous buses!



Oh, dear!

But then, brave Yetta saves a small green bird from a sneaky cat, and his friends, the wild parrots of Brooklyn, are very grateful.

Hanukkah! Cover Image
By Roni Schotter, Marylin Hafner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316370288
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Published: LB Kids - October 7th, 2014

Flip, flap here.
Flip, flop there.
Potato pancakes in the air.
Latkes flying everywhere!

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375860935
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

A perfect gift for the holiday season, no matter what you celebrate in December!

I am a mix of two traditions.
From Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama.
How lucky am I?

Zigazak!: A Magical Hanukkah Night Cover Image
By Eric A. Kimmel, Jon Goodell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780385326520
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2001

Jewish folklore comes to life in this magical Hanukkah story!

Hanukkah (Rookie Read-About Holidays) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780531273517
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Published: Children's Press - September 1st, 2013

An introduction to the traditions, festivities, and history of Hanukkah for the youngest readers.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? (How Do Dinosaurs...?) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator), Jane Yolen
ISBN: 9780545416771
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - September 1st, 2012

With more than 9 million books in print, America's favorite dinosaurs can't wait to celebrate Chanukah!

From the warm glow of holiday candles in the menorah to the fun of family gatherings, little dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights. But sometimes the excitement of Chanukah, its treasured rituals, and the tradition of gifts can tempt a youngster to misbehave. . . .

Light the Lights! a Story about Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780590483834
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Published: Cartwheel Books - October 1st, 1999

Every December, Emma and her family celebrate two special holidays--Hanukkah and Christmas. Warm, color illustrations help families who honor both festive days.

On Hanukkah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689845796
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - October 1st, 2001

The author tells the story of one family's celebration of the Festival of Lights in this perfect companion to On Passover and On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Full color.

Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah Cover Image
By Tilda Balsley, David Harrington (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761345084
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (Tm) - August 1st, 2010

Judah and the little army of Maccabees fight to free Jerusalem from the cruel King Antiochus in this vibrant and action-filled rhyming version of the famous Hanukkah story.

Esther's Hanukkah Disaster Cover Image
By Jane Sutton, Andy Rowland (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780761390442
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (Tm) - August 29th, 2013

It's hard to pick the perfect gift, and Esther the Gorilla's choices seem all wrong at first. But it all gets sorted out when she invites her animal friends to a joyful Hanukkah party.

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah! Cover Image
By Olga Ivanov, Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761458456
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Published: Two Lions - October 1st, 2001

A family gathers joyfully to

celebrate Hanukkah by

lighting the menorah, enjoying

tasty latkes and other holiday

dishes, dancing the hora, and

spinning dreidels. Based on

a popular Yiddish folksong

(music included), the text and

illustrations portray the warmth,

beauty, and historical significance

of the Jewish holiday.

The Hanukkah Mice Cover Image
By Steven Kroll, Michelle Shapiro (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780761459880
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Published: Two Lions - October 2nd, 2012

It's the first night of Hanukkah, and the mouse family secretly looks on as Mr. Silman lights the first Hanukkah candle. Then they watch Rachel Silman open a gift from her family, a beautiful dollhouse with a wraparound porch and tiny lace curtains. Just the right size for us, whispers Mindy Mouse. While the Silmans are asleep, the mouse family explores the dollhouse.

Hanukkah Lights Cover Image
By David Martin, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763630294
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2009

Sweet illustrations and simple language bring the holidays to life for the youngest of children.

Chanukah Lights Cover Image
By Michael J. Rosen, Robert Sabuda (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763655334
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2011

The ultimate Chanukah gift—a glorious celebration of the true spirit of the holiday from a pop-up master and an acclaimed poet.

The Art of Hanukkah Cover Image
By Nancy M. Berman, Vicki Reikes Fox (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780789332516
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Published: Universe - September 13th, 2016

A rich celebration of Hanukkah, featuring centuries of extraordinary art and artifacts. One of the most joyous weeks in the Jewish year is when families gather for eight evenings to celebrate the festival of Hanukkah. Jews the world over mark this holiday of freedom with the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, while children spin a dreidel and eat sufganiyot and potato latkes.

Hanukkah in America: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814707395
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Published: New York University Press - October 14th, 2013

In New Orleans, Hanukkah means decorating your door with a menorah made of hominy grits. Latkes in Texas are seasoned with cilantro and cayenne pepper. Children in Cincinnati sing Hanukkah songs and eat oranges and ice cream.

Hanukkah Mad Libs Cover Image
By Roger Price (Created by), Leonard Stern (Created by)
ISBN: 9780843172454
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Published: Mad Libs - September 27th, 2012

Our Hanukkah Mad Libs is more fun than playing a game of dreidel!

Celebrate Hanukkah with our newest original Mad Libs all about the Festival of Lights! Our book features a ton of hilarious stories about lighting the menorah, spinning the dreidel, and much, much more! With 21 stories, you'll have more than enough blanks to fill in to cover the eight nights of Hanukkah!

Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah (Sammy Spider's First Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780929371467
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 1993

Sammy Spider watches longingly as Josh Shapiro lights another candle and receives another brightly-colored dreidel each night of Hanukkah.

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale Cover Image
By Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423143550
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 2nd, 2014

A Hanukkah tale full of wonder and miracles, from the author of the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Hanukkah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781432940522
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Published: Heinemann Library - September 1st, 2010

From Judah Maccabee to lighting the menorah to eating potato latkes, this book introduces readers to the stories and traditions of Hanukkah and explains what it means to celebrate this festival of lights.

The Hanukkah Hop! Cover Image
By Erica Silverman, Steven D'Amico (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442406049
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

Rachel’s twirling streamers
Daddy blows up blue balloons
Mommy sizzles latkes as she hums a Hanukkah tune.

It's Hanukkah! It's a time to celebrate family and enjoy festive traditions. As Rachel and her parents prepare the house, grandparents, cousins, and friends travel from near and far to sing and tell stories.

ABC Hanukah Hunt Cover Image
By Tilda Balsley, Helen Poole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781467704212
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (Tm) - August 1st, 2013

"It's Hanukkah from A to Z. An Alphabet of things to see " ABC Hanukkah Hunt is a colorful, interactive, rhyming search for Hanukkah foods, gifts, and symbols.

Nonna's Hanukkah Surprise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467734776
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2015

Rachel loves visiting her Italian grandmother, even though Nonna celebrates Christmas and Rachel and her parents celebrate Hanukkah. Rachel plans to share Hanukkah with her whole family, so when Rachel's special hanukkiah goes missing, Nonna steps in to save the day.

Hanukkah Is Coming! Cover Image
By Tracy Newman, Viviana Garofoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781467752411
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2015

Readers join a cute family and their dog as they light the menorah, eat latkes, unwrap gifts, sing songs, play dreidel, eat chocolate Hanukkah gelt, and march like Maccabees during the eight nights of Hanukkah in this cute 12-page board book. Includes "3D-feeling"art by Viviana Garofoli.

A Hanukkah with Mazel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467781718
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - August 1st, 2016

Misha, a poor artist, has no one to celebrate Hanukkah with until he discovers a hungry cat in his barn. The lucky little cat, whom Misha names Mazel, inspires Misha to turn each night of Hanukkah into something special. He doesn't have money for Hanukkah candles, but he can use his artistic skills to bring light to his home--as Mazel brings good luck to his life.

The Best Hanukkah Ever Cover Image
By Barbara Diamond Goldin, Avi Katz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781477810552
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Published: Two Lions - December 3rd, 2013

The Knoodle family is about to celebrate Hanukkah. They discuss what the rabbi has told them: "It is hard to give the perfect gift, one that will be treasured forever." What did the rabbi mean? Thinking they're to give one another a gift they'd really love to have themselves, they pick names from a hat. Bubby Sadie gives Little Yekl a pickle barrel.

Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf Cover Image
By Greg Wolfe, Howard McWilliam (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781619635210
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 6th, 2016

In this delightfully inventive holiday tale, an elf named Shmelf takes a journey from the North Pole . . . and discovers all the joys of Hanukkah.

Dreidel That Wouldnt Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937786281
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Published: Wisdom Tales - December 1st, 2014

This dreidel doesn t work the father had cried. What do you mean? How can a dreidel not work? the shopkeeper asked. It was certainly the most beautiful spinning top the shopkeeper had ever seen, with magical golden letters on its sides.