There are so many books for children about Christmas, but not nearly as many about Hanukkah. Young Jewish children want to read about their holiday, so it’s important to share those books too. Here are eight of the best Hanukkah books for kids available today.
Hanukkah Books for Kids
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Hanukkah Books for Younger Readers
Legendary children’s book author Tomie dePaola shares the basics of Hanukkah with simple illustrations for little ones in the board book My First Chanukah.
In Elmo’s Little Dreidel from Naomi Kleinberg, Elmo learns all about Hanukkah and how to play with a dreidel.
Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah from Sylvia A. Rouss is a great introduction to Hanukkah for young children, without going to deep into the holiday.
Little ones will enjoy learning all about Hanukkah along with everyone’s favorite monkey in Happy Hanukkah, Curious George from Margaret and H.A. Rey.
Hanukkah Books for Older Readers
Family and loneliness are at the center of the charming story The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes from Linda Glaser.
A classic American folk song takes on a humorous Hanukkah twist in I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel from Carolyn Yacowitz.
The Story of Hanukkah from popular author David A. Adler is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the history and traditions of the holiday.
Older readers will learn all about the history and traditions of Hanukkah through text and photographs in the non-fiction book Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah from National Geographic.