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Hanukkah (Kids)

Enjoy every night of Hanukkah with these festive books for kids.

The Eight Knights of Hanukkah by Kimmelman, Leslie

On the last night of Hanukkah, Lady Sadie summons her children, the Eight Knights of Hanukkah, to stop the dastardly dragon that is interrupting party preparations, using kindness and bravery. Includes notes on the traditions of Hanukkah and directions for playing the dreidel game.

Grover's Hanukkah party by Sussman, Joni Kibort

Grover celebrates Hanukkah--and the number eight--with eight guests at his holiday party, eight candles in the menorah, and eight potato latkes.

Barnyard Bubbe's Hanukkah by Klein-Higger, Joni

What will Bubbe do with all the presents the farm animals leave for her during Hanukkah?

All-of-a-kind family Hanukkah by Jenkins, Emily

In 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, but Papa comes home and asks her help with an important task.

Hanukkah by Amstutz, Lisa J

It’s time to celebrate Hanukkah! Light the menorah. Sing songs and eat tasty treats. During Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, Jews remember a war they won. This allowed them to freely practice their beliefs.

A Hanukkah with Mazel by Stein, Joel Edward

"Misha has no one to celebrate Hanukkah with until he discovers a hungry cat in his barn. The lucky little cat inspires Misha to turn each night of Hanukkah into something special"--

Hanukkah delight! by Newman, Lesléa

"Whimsical bunnies celebrate Hanukkah in this charming rhyming board book describing all the Hanukkah rituals beloved by Jewish kids"--

Hanukkah is coming! by Newman, Tracy

A family prepares for Hanukkah in this simple board book story told in rhyme

Sammy Spider's first taste of Hanukkah : a cookbook by Rouss, Sylvia A

Sammy Spider learns about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah; shares recipes for holiday snacks, main dishes, and desserts, each marked to indicate whether it includes meat, dairy products, or neither; and suggests related craft projects

Is it Hanukkah yet? by Barash, Chris

"From snow on the ground to making applesauce and latkes to lighting the menorah, this story shows the seasonal and traditional ways we know Hanukkah is on its way"--

Clifford celebrates Hanukkah by Bridwell, Norman

Clifford and Emily Elizabeth celebrate Hanukkah with their friend Melissa by singing songs, eating latkes, and playing dreidel before taking a trip into town to see the giant menorah display, which has a broken light only Clifford can reach.

Hanukkah bear by Kimmel, Eric A

On the first night of Hanukkah, Old Bear wanders into Bubba Brayna's house and receives a delicious helping of potato latkes when she mistakes him for the rabbi. Includes a recipe for latkes

ABC Hanukkah hunt by Balsley, Tilda

Rhyming text reminds the reader of a significant word related to Hanukkah for each letter of the alphabet

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Alko, Selina

A child relates how the family celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, enjoying the rich traditions of both religions.

Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah kitten by Pinkwater, Daniel Manus

Huddling with her parrot friends in a warm nest atop a street light as the winter begins, Yetta the Yiddish chicken discovers a stray kitten and must find it a safe home when her parrot friends are reluctant to adopt it

Happy Hanukkah, Curious George by Meyer, Emily Flaschner

It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance of mitzvah! In this tabbed board book, youngsters will even find a tasty latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel, with rules for play. A festive foil-stamped cover makes this a fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George. For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com.

Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah!

An illustrated presentation of the well-known Hanukkah song. Includes note about the history of the song

Nathan blows out the Hanukkah candles by Lehman-Wilzig, Tami

Although Jacob finds his autistic brother, Nathan, annoying, he gets angry at a new neighbor who calls Nathan weird, but their mothers help the boys get along with a special Hanukkah observance

The story of Hanukkah by Adler, David A

Retells the story of the first Hanukkah, describing how Mattathias and his followers defeated their Greek rulers, the rededication of the Temple, and the miracle of the oil, and discusses how Hanukkah is celebrated today

The Hanukkah trike by Edwards, Michelle

After falling off of the tricycle she just received as a Hanukkah gift, Gabi recalls the story of the brave Maccabees and finds the courage to try again

Hoppy Hanukkah! by Glaser, Linda

Two young bunnies learn about the customs of Hanukkah from their parents and grandparents before they light the menorahs, eat potato latkes, and play dreidel

Hanukkah around the world by Lehman-Wilzig, Tami

Introduces Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, and describes how it is celebrated in different areas of the world, including Israel, Istanbul, Italy, Poland, and New York City

Dinosaur on Hanukkah by Rauchwerger, Diane Levin

A dinosaur comes to a young boy's house to join him in celebrating Hanukkah

Biscuit's Hanukkah by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

Biscuit learns about celebrating Hanukkah

A confused Hanukkah : an original story of Chelm by Koons, Jon

The villagers of Chelm, in the rabbi's absence, send a messenger to a nearby village in order to be reminded how to prepare for the coming Hanukkah

Hanukkah lights : holiday poetry

A collection of poems that celebrate the activities and experiences of Hanukkah

Way too many latkes : a Hanukkah in Chelm by Glaser, Linda

"When Faigel can't find her latke recipe her husband asks the rabbi, whose advice leads them to make way too many latkes, in this Hanukkah story about the foolish people of Chelm."--Provided by publisher.

Meet the Latkes by Silberberg, Alan

"Lucy Latke's family is a family of potato pancakes. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, but it's up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight"--

The Miracle Jar : a Hanukkah story by Penn, Audrey

A family in the Old Country hopes to recreate the miracle of the first Hanukkah by making a small jar of cooking oil last long enough to make a treat for each of the eight nights

The itsy bitsy dreidel by Burton, Jeffrey

The itsy bitsy dreidel is ready to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Little ones will love this Chanukah twist on the classic nursery rhyme "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"!

Grover's eight nights of light by Shepherd, Jodie

Over the course of eight nights Grover's friends and family join him in a celebration of Hanukkah.

The missing letters : a dreidel story by Londner, Renee

"The jealous nuns, heys, and shins in a dreidel maker's shop hide the gimels because everyone likes them best. But when they learn the importance of dreidels and how each letter in special they're persuaded to return them."--Provided by publisher.

Yitzi and the giant menorah by Ungar, Richard (Richard Glenn)

When the people of Chelm receive a giant menorah as a gift from the mayor of Lublin, the villagers try to come up with a fitting way to thank the mayor, but it isn't until the last night of Hanukkah that young Yitzi comes up with the right idea.

The parakeet named Dreidel by Singer, Isaac Bashevis

On the eighth night of Hanukkah, a family rescues a Yiddish-speaking, dreidel-playing parakeet

Light the menorah! : a Hanukkah handbook by Jules, Jacqueline

In this Hanukkah manual for the contemporary Jewish family, holiday history, rituals, activities, songs, and recipes provide tools for creating meaningful family moments in the light of the menorah. The book includes brief reflections to read aloud before reciting the candle-lighting blessings on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.

The Golem's latkes by Kimmel, Eric A

Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel visits the Emperor, leaving a new housemaid to prepare for his Hanukkah party, but returns to find that she has misused the clay man he created. Includes historical and cultural notes

Elmo's little dreidel by Kleinberg, Naomi

When Elmo celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with his friend Gil and his family, he enjoys everything, but his favorite part is when they play a new game called dreidel. On board pages.

Candlelight for Rebecca by Greene, Jacqueline Dembar

While Rebecca Rubin helps her building's ailing superintendent take care of his homing pigeons, she puzzles over what to do with the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insisted she make but which has no place in her Jewish home

Runaway dreidel! by Newman, Lesléa

In this rhyming tale in the style of "The Night before Christmas," a family's preparations for Chanukah are disrupted by a wildly spinning dreidel

Chanukah lights everywhere by Rosen, Michael J

A young boy counts the candles on the family menorah and the lights he sees in the world around him on each night of Hanukkah. Includes information on the history and significance of the celebration

The runaway latkes by Kimmelman, Leslie

When three potato latkes escape Rebecca Bloom's frying pan on the first night of Hanukkah, everyone including the cantor, the rabbi, and the mayor joins in the chase
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