Hanukkah Books

Welcome to our hanukkah book selection

Its that time of the year to start loading up on amazing Hanukkah Books and we are happy to share our favorites! Before we dive in let’s have a brief overview of an Introduction to Hanukkah!

If you are a family raising Jewish children and you want to expand the library be sure to keep reading.

Board Books For Babies

  1. Dreidel Day by Amalia Hoffman
Book Description

A sweet and playful cat encourages the reader to count to eight to celebrate Hanukkah. Can you spot the hidden objects? Celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, with Dreidel Day!

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2. Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel! by Shahar Kober

Book Description

Sing along to the classic Hanukkah song in this shiny board book shaped just like a dreidel! Introduce your child to an exciting Hanukkah tradition with this shaped board book made to look just like a dreidel! Using the classic song “I Have a Little Dreidel,” follow along as the different animal families light the menorah, fry the latkes, and of course, spin the dreidel! A sweet board book to celebrate the holiday.

3. Hanukkah Delight by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Amy Husband

Book Description

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

4. Hanukkah is Coming by Tracy Newman

Book Description

Readers join a cute family and their dog as they light the menorah, eat latkes, unwrap gifts, sing songs, play dreidel, eat chocolate Hanukkah gelt, and march like Maccabees during the eight nights of Hanukkah in this cute 12-page board book. Includes “3D-feeling”art by Viviana Garofoli.

Introduce young children to Jewish life, Jewish holidays, and Shabbat with Very First Board Books.

5. Hanukkah: A Counting Book by Emily Sper

Book Description

An innovative board book version of a favorite Hanukkah hardcover!

Readers will learn about Hanukkah, as well as how to count all 8 nights in Hebrew and Yiddish! Pronunciation guides help kids say the words, and die-cuts reveal the candles as they are lit each night. Simple graphics and design elements enrich this holiday offering.

6. It’s Hanukkah by Santiago Cohen

Book Description

In a palette that radiates the warmth and glow of the menorah’s candlelight, Santiago Cohen walks young readers through the pleasures and traditions of this most cherished holiday. The text, based on a Hebrew children’s song, serves as a counting book as well as a celebration of ritual and family. The traditions of Hanukkah unfold, one night at a time, until the eighth and last night, when all the candles are illuminated.

Books for Toddlers

  1. Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J Rosen
Book Description

One crescent moon glows in the sky. Two headlights shine through the window. . . . On each magical night of Chanukah, a young boy and his sister count more lights shining all around them! Join them as they discover what it means to celebrate Chanukah in a world filled with so many other lights.

2. Biscuit’s Hanukkah: A Hanukkah Holiday Book for Kids by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Book Description

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

3. Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert

Book Description

Here’s a cultural crossover that pays off: a traditionally Japanese poetic form used to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah. There’s one haiku for each night, and stepped pages add one candle to the menorah every time the page is turned. The simple poetry is set off perfectly by Karla Gudeon’s vibrant, freewheeling artwork. A perfect gift, or good to reread each year, Hanukkah Haiku is a jubilant, unforgettable journey through the eight nights of Hanukkah.

4. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? By Jane Yolen

Book Description

From the warm glow of the 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. Already a holiday favorite, this board book from award-winning team Jane Yolen and Mark Teague will be an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Happy Chanukah? With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.

5. Honeyky Hanukah by Woodie Guthrie

Book Description

Celebrate Hannukah with this musical miracle of a picture book!

Latkes and goody things all over town, it’s Honeyky Hanukkah time!

In Woody Guthrie’s rowdy, funny celebration of Hanukkah, a young boy and his dog move merrily from house to house, gathering up family and friends for a big feast. With an accompanying CD, featuring Guthrie’s song recorded by the Klezmatics, this is a Hanukkah book you can dance to!

“Sure to become a tradition at Hanukkah parties everywhere.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Inspires a toe-tapping performance.” — Publishers Weekly

“A happy tune for a festive time.” — Booklist

“Read the book, listen to the CD, and get into the Hanukkah mood.” — The Horn Book

Suitable for ages 3-7
Print Length: 24