Happy Hanukkah 2012

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?

by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague


With more than 10 million copies in print, America's favourite dinosaurs now celebrate Chanukah! Little dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights, from the warm glow of holiday candles in the menorah to the fun of family gatherings. But sometimes the excitement of Chanukah, its treasured rituals, and the tradition of gifts can tempt a youngster to misbehave.... Come along on a joyful romp filled with tumbling dreidels and melting gelt as...

Biscuit's Hanukkah

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; pictures by Pat Schories; watercolors by Mary O'Keefe Young


Come along wit Biscuit as he makes a beautiful menorah to celebrate Hanukkah. It's a great time for stories, songs, food and friends! Ages 2 – 6

One candle

by Eve Bunting; illustrated by K. Wendy Popp


"Why do you think Grandma wants to do this every year?" I don't know for sure. But I think it has to do with being strong in the bad time and remembering it in the good time. For one family the traditional Hanukkah celebration has a deeper meaning. Amidst the food and the festivities, Grandma and Great-Aunt Rose begin their story-the one they tell each year. They pass on to each generation a tale of perseverance during the darkest hours of the Ho...

Candlelight for Rebecca

by Jacqueline Dembar Greene; illustrations, Robert Hunt; vignettes, Susan McAliley

Rebecca is troubled when her teacher assigns her class to make Christmas decorations. Rebecca's family is Jewish and doesn't celebrate Christmas, but her teacher says Christmas is a national holiday, for all Americans to celebrate. Yet Rebecca knows she's as American as anyone else, even without celebrating Christmas! She wants to please her teacher, but she's sure her family will be upset. Then, on the first night of Hanukkah, Rebecca finds kind...


by Molly Aloian

Nonfiction, Action/Adventure

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival of lights that celebrates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Hanukkah is observed over eight days by lighting a candle on the Menorah, a special candelabrum, once each day. After lighting the candle, Jews recite blessings and sing special hymns.

Hanukkah Lights: Holiday Poetry

selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; pictures by Melanie Hall

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

The traditions and spirit of the Festival of Lights are brought to life in these poems for beginning readers. Anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins brings together today's best children's poets in this joyful collection of holiday verse. Melanie Hall's lush, beautiful artwork accompanies these lovely poems.

A Great Miracle Happened There: a Chanukah Story

by Karla Kuskin; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

"A Christian boy is invited to the home of his Jewish friend to participate in the first night of Hanukkah. . . . After the lighting of the candles and the recitation of the prayers, the boys hear the Hanukkah story about the Jews' fight for religious liberty against the tyrant Antiochus and the miracle of the oil that lasted eight days".--The Washington Times.

A Hanukkah Holiday Cookbook

by Emily Raabe

Action/Adventure, Cooking

Hanukkah is a time of feasting and celebration for Jews around the world. In this book, kids find out the story behind the Jewish festival of lights while learning how to make Star of David cookies, potato latkes, and other Hanukkah treats. The clear, step-by-step instructions make the recipes a snap for kids to prepare.

Eight Days of Hanukkah: a Holiday Step Book

by Harriet Ziefert; pictures by Melinda Levine


For eight days and eight nights Special candles we will light.Harriet Ziefert's simple, lively text and Melinda Levine's bright cut-paper collages bring the holiday of Hanukkah to life in a way that's just right for little ones. With every page a candle is added to the menorah, and one holiday ritual is introduced from lighting candles to storytellingto dreidels and latkes. This unique step book printed on sturdy cardstock features progressively ...

The Story of Hanukkah

by Norma Simon; illustrated by Leonid Gore

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction, History

This book deals with th eapocalyptic 20th century Jewish experience in the perspective of its long history and rich tradition

Light the Menorah

illustrated by Jannie Ho


Light the menorah and celebrate eight days of fun with this interactive book! It’s time to celebrate Hanukkah! From learning the story of the Macabees to making potato latkes and playing dreidel, kids will love reading along with this fun book. A pull-tab on each page allows children to “light” the candles of the menorah.

The Miracle Jar: a Hanukkah Story

by Audrey Penn; illustrated by Lea Lyon


In this heartwarming story, the flicker of the Menorah candles links past to present, and the miracle of the oil transcends the ages and reminds readers of the spirit of Hanukkah and the continuing possibility of miracles. Full color.

The Hanukkah Mice

by Steven Kroll; illustrated by Michelle Shapiro


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. On each night of the holiday, they enjoy the small pieces of furniture and dish...