Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights…and Books!

boy lighting a menorah
No kid’s holiday season is complete without a book to supplement the celebrations. Here’s a starter list of Hanukkah books to bring some extra reading and fun to this month’s Festival of Lights.

the chanukkah guest by eric a kimmel

The Chanukkah Guest
by Eric A. Kimmel

This book is a personal favorite. It tells the silly story of a bear who is mistaken for a dinner guest and provides a great opportunity for dramatic reading and overacting.

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes
by Linda Glaser

Linda Glaser’s story tells a charming tale of sharing and bringing family and friends together.

d is for dreidel
D is for Dreidel

by Tanya Lee Stone

This an excellent alphabet book celebrating many themes and symbols of Hanukkah. (Okay, X is a tough one, so be sure to give the author a break for using “Xylophone.”)

sammy spiders first hanukkah
Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah

by Sylvia A. Rouss

Rouss’s book is a great preschool story about a spider exploring the meaning of the holiday and (bonus!) features colors and numbers.


Let us know your Hanukkah favorites in the comments below!

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