Hanukkah Books

 

Light the Lights! A Story about Celebrating Hanukkah & Christmas
by Margaret Moorman

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In a heartwarming holiday story, illustrated with charming watercolor scenes, an interfaith family keeps both Hanukkah and Christmas traditions alive.

 

 

 

 

Miss Holly Is Too Jolly!
by Dan Gutman

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Disaster reigns when A.J. participates in the school's holiday pageant celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

 

 

 

 

The Count's Hanukkah Countdown
by Tilda Balsley

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At a gala Hanukkah party on Sesame Street, Grover and the Count welcome visiting Israeli Muppet friends Brosh and Avigail, tell the story of Hanukkah, feast on latkes, and learn that "eight" is the perfect Hanukkah number.

 

 

 

 

Crafts for Hanukkah
by Kathy Ross

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Even young children can make the easy projects in these books, using materials that are readily available. Colorful step-by-step illustrations accompany each craft.

 

 

 

 

Elmo's Little Dreidel
by Naomi Kleinberg

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What's a dreidel? Elmo wants to know! He finds out as he celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with a friend's family. He watches Gil, Susie, and their parents light the menorah and joins in as they sing Hanukkah songs. After supper he learns to play dreidel, the traditional Hanukkah spin-the-top game, which becomes the heart of this sweet little story.

 

 

 

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
by Jane Yolen

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Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of 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. . . .

Come along on a joyful romp filled with tumbling dreidels and melting gelt as America's favorite prehistoric pals spread a little mischief this season. Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs fidget, fuss, and stomp through every occasion, while their human parents shift from shock to weary patience.

Filled with warmth and cheer, this new book by the bestselling team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague makes a perfect gift to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Happy Chanukah? The same way they say Merry Christmas: With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.

 

 

Horrible Harry and the Holidaze
by Suzy Kline

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Harry and his classmates in Room 3B have some important holiday celebrating to do-and they're talking about more than Christmas! Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings' Day, and the Korean New Year are holidays that some of the students celebrate, and Miss Mackle wants everyone to learn about them. All of the kids are excited -- except Harry. He's not interested in holidays, the new student, or even the new class guinea pig. What's bothering Harry? Will he be able to get in the holiday spirit after all?