New Children's Stories to Brighten Hanukkah This Year
Yes, Hanukkah is just around the corner. Here are some new story books - and some other favorites - to entertain and inspire young children this holiday.
NEW! Worse and Worse on Noah's Ark (ages 5-8)
It's not easy to get along when you're crowded together on an ark--or at home. How can creatures live together in harmony? The animals on Noah's ark figured it out. Discover their secret.
Adam's Animals (ages 3-7)
Adam gives a name to every animal, from the aardvark and the aardwolf to the bandicoot and the the bongo, and all the way to the zebra and the zebu. But Adam is at a loss fro words when he meets someone who looks a lot like him... Only a bit different.
Beautiful, lush illustrations complement this fun read-aloud.
Journey through Jerusalem (ages 3-7)
Explore Jerusalem through the eyes of a mother cat and her three kittens during a fun-filled romp that introduces children to some of this ancient city's most iconic places.
NEW! Kayla and Kugel's Happy Hanukkah (ages 3-6)
Our favorite mischievous mutt Kugel and his sweet person, Kayla, create happy chaos in time for Hanukkah.
"Enjoy this lovely book’s spirit of fun and its warm depiction of this joyous holiday." - JewishPress.com
Find a coloring page here.
Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match (ages 4-8)
Farmer Kobi's well-mannered animals can't charm a haughty Hanukkah guest. With laugh-out-loud pictures and entertaining puns. As donkey says: Hee-Haw-Yahoo!
"This funny, friendly tale is a worthy addition to the holiday shelves." - Kirkus Reviews
Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles (ages 4-7)
Sara sees an old man pick up a bruised apple from the discarded pile next to the local market. As Hanukkah approaches, Sara discovers that tzedakah can be as bright and colorful as a Hanukkah cookie.
"A sweet and compassionate introduction to an important Jewish custom." - Kirkus Reviews
A Sydney Taylor Notable book
How It's Made: Hanukkah Menorah (ages 5-8)
A photographic picture book about how a menorah is made, step-by-step.
In the 1920's the world was changing for women. Maybe it was time for things to change in the synagogue as well. But when Judy's father, Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan, said it was time for her to lead services, it was unthinkable-or was it? The tradition of bat mitzvah in the synagogue had just begun.
"Judy is a force for change. Lovely." - Kirkus Reviews
Regina Persisted: An Untold Story (ages 5-8)
This true story of the first woman ever ordained as a rabbi — in Germany in 1935 — inspires children to pursue their creams and to persist in the face of challenges.
"Evocative, inspiring, and uplifting." - Kirkus Starred Review
National Jewish Book Award Finalist
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