In need of gifts for the holidays for the young reader in your life? We've rounded up our Hanukkah-themed children's books from Behrman House and Apples & Honey Press. Behrman House is also now carrying favorite children's titles from URJ Press, also available for purchase. Click the book cover below for more details.
by Ann D. Koffsky, illustrated by Talitha Shipman More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield, a Hanukkah present from his grandmother, to protect her from danger. On the last day fo Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs too. Judah comes to understand how wanting to protect someone you love can give you the courage to face your fears.
by David Adler, illustrated by Jefferey Ebbeler Sara watches from her apartment window as an old man picks up a bruised apple from the discarded pile next to Sol's Market. As she eats her own breakfast, she wonders if he's hungry. She wonders if he's lonely, as she shares Shabbat dinner with mom and Grandma. As Hanukkah approaches, Sara discovers that tzedakah can be as bright and colorful as a Hanukkah cookie with sprinkles.
by Karen Rostoker-Gruber and Rabbi Ron Isaacs, illustrated by CB Decker Set on a farm in Israel, Kobi's well-mannered goats, donkey, and sheep know just how to play host, and they give Polly, Kobi's Hanukkah guest, a gracious welcome. But when Polly isn't sure animals belong in a house, what will happen next?
by Amye Rosenberg Melly's family is busy preparing for Hanukkah — decorating, wrapping presents, making cards, frying latkes — and no one has time for little Melly. But when the centerpiece of the holiday, the menorah, is missing, Melly comes to the rescue with a cookie dough menorah.
by Burt E. Schuman, illustrated by Rosalind Charney Kaye As many Eastern European Jews immigrated to America, a small few traveled to the American West. There, in the rolling plains, much like the homes they had left behind, Jews from all over Eastern Europe came together to make a new home.
by Peninnah Schram, illustrated by Jeffrey Allon A mysterious stranger knocks on the door and is invited inside to join a family in its meager Chanukah celebration. The family joyfully shares the little they have with the stranger, who repays their generosity and hospitality when he leaves.