Hanukkah Books

Hanukkah is from sunset on Tuesday, December 25, 2024 - to sunset on Friday, January 3rd, 2025.

Light the Menorah!: A Hanukkah Handbook By Jacqueline Jules, Kristina Swarner (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781512483697
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2018

In this Hanukkah manual for the contemporary Jewish family, holiday history, rituals, activities, songs, and recipes provide tools for creating meaningful family moments in the light of the menorah. The book includes brief reflections to read aloud before reciting the candle-lighting blessings on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.


The Hanukkah Hunt By Laura Gehl, Olga Ivanov (Illustrator), Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Olga Ivanov (Illustrator), Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780807571750
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 15th, 2022

Ruby and her family celebrate Hanukkah in a brand-new way.

Ruby's cousin Avital is sad because her mom is going to be away on a work trip during Hanukkah. To help make sure Avital still has a happy holiday, Ruby plans an enormous eight-night treasure hunt. But will she be able to think up a good enough surprise for Avital to discover on the final night?


You're My Little Latke By Natalie Marshall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Natalie Marshall (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781645177616
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - October 12th, 2021

From the best-selling You’re My Little series comes You're My Little Latke!


My First Chanukah By Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780448448596
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - September 11th, 2008

In My First Chanukah, Tomie dePaola?s gentle text and understated artwork provide insight and background into the holiday for young readers. Eye-catching foil lights up the cover!


Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah By Tilda Balsley, David Harrington (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tilda Balsley, David Harrington (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9780761345084
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2010

"Sometimes it only takes a few, who know what's right and do it, too."

Judah and the little army of Maccabees fight to free Jerusalem from the cruel King Antiochus in this vibrant and action-filled rhyming version of the famous Hanukkah story.


Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins: 25th Anniversary Edition By Eric A. Kimmel, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823431946
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Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2014

The classic Hanukkah tale, shared by families all around the world-- now available in a beautiful anniversary edition.  A Caldecott Honor book.

A gift edition of this title is also available, featuring a slipcase and fold-out poster. (ISBN: 9780823452552)


Sticker Countdown: Hanukkah By Odd Dot, Sarah Green (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Odd Dot, Sarah Green (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250875686
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Published: Odd Dot - September 12th, 2023

Open a window each night of Hanukkah to pop out a candle sticker plus a surprise, then place them anywhere inside the tri-fold Hanukkah home. Explore every magical apartment and celebrate with all the families! Designed to fit on a mantel, table, or shelf next to a menorah, this book also becomes holiday décor. A unique countdown calendar to celebrate the Hanukkah miracle this year!


Hanukkah in Little Havana By Julie Anna Blank, Carlos Vélez Aguilera (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781728442853
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Published: Lerner Publishing Group - October 1st, 2022

Celebrate Hanukkah with Family


All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah By Emily Jenkins, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399554193
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 11th, 2018

The beloved characters from Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family return in this heartwarming picture book from the acclaimed author and Caldecott Award-winning artist. A Kirkus Reviews best book  of the year that is perfect for Hanukkah gift-giving!

"Share this joyous holiday tale of a Jewish immigrant family all year long." -- Kirkus Review, starred review


The Story of Hanukkah By David A. Adler, Jill Weber (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Jill Weber (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823440320
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Published: Holiday House - September 18th, 2018

Hanukkah is a wonderful time filled with games, food, family, and fun.


Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy By Don Freeman, Lisa McCue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Don Freeman, Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780670011278
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2009

Celebrate the festival of lights with Corduroy, the classic bear loved for 50 years.
 


Happy Llamakkah!: A Hanukkah Story By Laura Gehl, Lydia Nichols (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Lydia Nichols (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419743153
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 20th, 2022

Celebrate Hanukkah with the Llama family in Happy Llamakkah!, a joyful, rhyming picture book.
 
Follow along with the Llama family’s Hanukkah traditions as they light their menorah, spin the dreidel, fry latkes, and more.
 
Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a festive read.


The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781952119613
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Published: McSweeney's - November 21st, 2023

Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukah. Lemony Snicket is an alleged children's author. For the first time in literary history, these two elements are combined in one book. People who are interested in either or both of these things will find this book so enjoyable it will feel as if Hanukah is being celebrated for several years, rather than eight nights.


Hanukkah Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game By Roger Price (Created by), Leonard Stern (Created by) Cover Image
By Roger Price (Created by), Leonard Stern (Created by)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780843172454
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Published: Mad Libs - September 27th, 2012

Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and the perfect gift or activity for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories all about Hanukkah.


Barnyard Bubbe's Hanukkah By Joni Klein-Higger, Barbara Sharf, Monica Gutierrez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781541522152
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - September 1st, 2019

Neigh Oink Bah Whimsical farm animals leave presents for Bubbe during Hanukkah. What will Bubbe do with these thoughtful gifts?


Dinosaur on Hanukkah By Diane Levin Rauchwerger, Jason Wolff (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781580131438
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2005

This tale of a mischievous dinosaur who visits a boy on Hanukkah and causes a commotion as he helps celebrate the holiday will bring giggles to children who may recognize themselves (or their siblings ) in some of the dino's exploits.


How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338330328
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - September 3rd, 2019

America's bestselling dinosaur series celebrates the joys of Chanukah in an engaging board book overflowing with humor for the whole family!

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.


The Count's Hanukkah Countdown By Tilda Balsley, Ellen Fischer, Tom Leigh (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780761375579
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2012

At a 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.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 8 Nights of Chanukah By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593226087
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Published: World of Eric Carle - October 13th, 2020

Celebrate Chanukah with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Light the menorah, spin the dreidel, sing songs, and so much more in this sweet board book! This festive counting story makes for a fine holiday gift for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, all while introducing young readers to the wonderful traditions of Chanukah.


Baby Loves Angular Momentum on Hanukkah! (Baby Loves Science) By Ruth Spiro, Irene Chan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Spiro, Irene Chan (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781623541903
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 24th, 2021

The perfect Hanukkah gift for babies and toddlers, complete with big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.


Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale By Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368041751
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Enjoy a Hanukkah tale full of wonder and miracles from the author of the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.


Grover's Hanukkah Party By Joni Kibort Sussman, Tom Leigh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joni Kibort Sussman, Tom Leigh (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781541529236
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - September 1st, 2019

At Hanukkah, 8 is especially great Use this fun board book to count party guests, candles, latkes, and more


Indestructibles: Hanukkah Baby: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew) By Ekaterina Trukhan (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (From an idea by) Cover Image
By Ekaterina Trukhan (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (From an idea by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781523508044
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

It’s Hanukkah! Let’s light the candles. Spin the dreidel. Time for latkes! Donuts, too!
 
Share cherished holiday traditions with baby in a book that’s indestructible.

Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time.


Latke, the Lucky Dog By Ellen Fischer, Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Fischer, Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780761390398
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2014

Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke has trouble learning the house rules. Despite a series of mishaps, he is one Lucky Dog


Bright Baby Touch and Feel Hanukkah By Roger Priddy Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780312513382
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Published: Priddy Books US - September 13th, 2011

Bright Baby Touch and Feel Hanukkah, from bestselling children's book author Roger Priddy! A touch-and-feel board book for babies and toddlers introducing Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights

This is an ideal first board book to share with your baby or toddler as a first step to discovering Hanukkah traditions.


It's a Miracle!: A Hanukkah Storybook By Stephanie Spinner, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephanie Spinner, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416950011
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Published: Aladdin - September 25th, 2007

"Ready for a story?"
Grandma Karen asked.
"Definitely,"
said Owen.


Every night of Hanukkah, after Owen -- the Official Candle Lighter -- lights the menorah, Grandma Karen kicks off her cowboy boots and tells him a bedtime story.
On the first night there's the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of becoming a rabbi.


A Hanukkah with Mazel By Joel Edward Stein, Elisa Vavouri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joel Edward Stein, Elisa Vavouri (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781467781763
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2016

Misha, a poor artist, has no one to celebrate Hanukkah with until he discovers a hungry cat in his barn. The lucky little cat, whom Misha names Mazel, inspires Misha to turn each night of Hanukkah into something special. He doesn't have money for Hanukkah candles, but he can use his artistic skills to bring light to his home--as Mazel brings good luck to his life.


There Was a Young Rabbi: A Hanukkah Tale By Suzanne Wolfe, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzanne Wolfe, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781541576087
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - September 1st, 2020

Hanukkah is a very busy time Join the young rabbi as she makes festive preparations--spinning the dreidel, cooking a tasty meal, lighting the menorah, and more--in this cumulative, rhyming story reminding readers of the Hanukkah miracle of long ago Learn about Hanukkah's festivities and rituals, and about the Jewish holiday itself.


How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545416771
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - September 1st, 2012

With more than 9 million books in print, America's favorite dinosaurs can't wait to celebrate 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. . .


Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights (Big Golden Book) By Bonnie Bader, Joanie Stone (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Joanie Stone (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984852496
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Published: Golden Books - September 8th, 2020

Celebrate Hanukkah--and learn the meaning behind the holiday--with this new Big Golden Book!


The Itsy Bitsy Dreidel By Jeffrey Burton, Chani Tornow, Sanja Rescek (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534400221
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Published: Little Simon - September 19th, 2017

A fun and playful Chanukah twist on the popular nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!

The itsy bitsy dreidel went for a little spin.
Down came the snow so the party could begin.
Dad was in the kitchen heating up the oil.
For some doughnuts and some latkes, he brought it to a boil.


The itsy bitsy dreidel gets ready to celebrate the Festival of L


Chanukah Bugs: A Pop-up Celebration By David  A. Carter, David  A. Carter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David A. Carter, David A. Carter (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780689818608
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Published: Little Simon - October 1st, 2002

Celebrate the eight nights of Chanukah with the Shammash Bug, the Dizzy Dreidel Bug, and many others. Bugs fans of all ages will get in the spirit and join in the fun with this new holiday pop-up!


Goodnight Bubbala By Sheryl Haft, Jill Weber (Illustrator), Ina Garten (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Sheryl Haft, Jill Weber (Illustrator), Ina Garten (Contributions by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554776
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Published: Dial Books - October 15th, 2019

This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes—a perfect gift or read aloud that includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten, TV’s Barefoot Contessa!
 
In the small blue room there was a bubbala, and a little shmatta,


Light the Menorah By Jannie Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jannie Ho (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780843189544
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Published: Price Stern Sloan - October 1st, 2009

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.


Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue By Heidi Smith Hyde, Jamel Akib (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heidi Smith Hyde, Jamel Akib (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9780761366270
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (Tm) - August 1st, 2012

Angry that his father is afraid to kindle the Hanukkah lights, Emanuel stows away on a whaling ship. When a storm overtakes the boat, it is his father's change of heart and the family menorah that light the way home.

-- "Other Print.


Hanukkah Bear By Eric A. Kimmel, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric A. Kimmel, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823431694
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Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2014

Bubba Brayna’s legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller.


The Eight Knights of Hanukkah By Leslie Kimmelman, Galia Bernstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslie Kimmelman, Galia Bernstein (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823439584
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Published: Holiday House - September 15th, 2020

The whole kingdom has gathered to celebrate Hanukkah--but a dastardly dragon keeps interrupting the festivities. Can the Eight Knights of Hanukkah set things right?

A Sydney Taylor Notable Book
 


Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale By Gloria Koster, Sue Eastland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gloria Koster, Sue Eastland (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807546468
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - August 1st, 2017

It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. She carefully packed her basket and kissed her mother good-bye. Snow began to fall.


Happy Hanukkah, Curious George Tabbed Board Book: A Hanukkah Holiday Book for Kids By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780547757315
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Published: Clarion Books - September 18th, 2012

It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance of mitzvah! In this tabbed board book, youngsters will even find a tasty latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel, with rules for play.


Dreidel That Wouldnt Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah By Martha Seif Simpson, Durga Yael Bernhard (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937786281
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Published: Wisdom Tales - October 1st, 2014

It was the most beautiful dreidel the shopkeeper had ever seen, with magical golden letters on its sides. Two children insisted that they had to own it, but for them it didn't spin. Would it spin for another child, one who carried the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart? This charming holiday story has a simple message for all: small miracles still happen for those who are ready to receive them.


Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama By Selina Alko Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375860935
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

A perfect gift for the holiday season, no matter what you celebrate!

I am a mix of two traditions.
From Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama.
How lucky am I?


Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins: 25th Anniversary Edition By Eric A. Kimmel, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823431649
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2014

The classic Hanukkah tale, shared by families all around the world-- now available in a beautiful anniversary edition.  A Caldecott Honor book.

A gift edition of this title is also available, featuring a slipcase and fold-out poster. (ISBN: 9780823452552)


Elmo's Little Dreidel (Sesame Street) By Naomi Kleinberg, Christopher Moroney (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375873966
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2011

Celebrate Hanukah on Sesame Street, and spin the dreidel with Elmo and friends!