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Happy Hanukkah!

  • Details about Is It Hanukkah Yet?

    Is It Hanukkah Yet?

    by Nancy Krulik; illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

    "Is it Hanukkah yet?" "Not yet. We have to wait for the sun to set!" Families who celebrate Hanukkah will recognize this familiar refrain. And what better way to make the wait go faster than to read this sweet family story about how one very enthusiastic little girl awaits the holiday? Kids will find their favorite songs, games, and traditions in this early reader that captures the joy and warmth of the Festival of Lights.…more

  • Details about Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale

    Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale

    Eric A. Kimmel; Matthew Trueman

    Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear. Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him war……more

  • Details about Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

    Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

    Selina Alko

    I am a mix of two traditions. From Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama. How lucky am I? Holiday time at Sadie's house means golden gelt sparkling under the Christmas tree, candy canes hanging on eight menorah branches, voices uniting to sing carols about Macabees and the manger, and latkes on the mantel awaiting Santa's arrival. Selina Alko's joyous celebration of blended families will make the perfect holiday gift for the many Americans who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.…more

  • Details about The Hanukkah Mice

    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 dishes of food that magically appear. Finally, on the ……more

  • Details about Biscuit's Hanukkah

    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…more

  • Details about Hanukkah Lights

    Hanukkah Lights

    by Dian G. Smith ; illustrated by JoAnn Kitchel

    On this night, let us light five little candle fires. Dreidels spin, hope I win; five little candle fires. With this beautifully illustrated book, even the youngest child can take part in the celebration of Hanukkah. Each night, children count the shiny holographic foil flames on the family menorah as they follow the engaging text, based on a traditional holiday song. Additional text included explains the story of the Maccabees and special Hanukkah customs, including latkes and the dreidel game.……more

  • Details about Hanukkah Bear

    Hanukkah Bear

    Eric A. Kimmel; Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)

    Almost blind and deaf, a woman known for her delicious latkes mistakes a visiting bear for her rabbi. A retelling of The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990, o.p.) with new illustrations.…more

  • Details about How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?

    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 America's favorite prehistoric pals spread a litt……more

  • Details about My First Menorah

    My First Menorah

    Salina Yoon

    Hanukkah miracles fill the pages of this sparkly foil menorah book! Turn the candle-shaped pages one by one to learn about the eight days of this Jewish holiday and celebrate with blessings, gifts, and family fun.…more

  • Details about This Is the Dreidel

    This Is the Dreidel

    Abby Levine; Paige Billin-Frye (Illustrator, Translator)

    Max and his family celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah. Max takes the menorah down from the shelf and polishes it. His sister picks out the colorful candles, the blessing is said, and the family exchanges gifts with one another.…more

  • Details about Hanukkah


    by Molly Aloian

    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.…more