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.


Larry's Latkes 

Everyone knows that Big Larry makes the best latkes in town. This year he is throwing a Hanukkah party for all this friends, and the latkes need to be extra special. So he goes on a quest to find some brand\-new flavors. But peaches are a soggy mess, and turnips are a flop. Big Larry’s kitchen is a latke disaster. Good thing he has some help from his friends.



Shield of the Maccabees: A Hanukkah Graphic Novel 

Just before the very first Hanukkah, two friends - one Jewish and one Greek - are living in ancient Judea as war comes to their land. Jonathan joins the Maccabees while Jason joins the Greek army. They seem destined to fight one another. How will their friendship survive?





Hanukkah at Valley Forge (revised edition) 

When General George Washington meets a Jewish soldier lighting Hanukkah candles, he gets inspiration from the story of how a small band of Jewish fighters defeated a powerful army. 

A Sydney Taylor Award Winner



 Protecting Others 

 Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor 

More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield to protect her from danger!

On the last day of Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs, too!

Read how a veteran educator is using this storybook  



Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles

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


 Behind the Scenes

How It's Made: Hanukkah Menorah 

A photographic picture book about how a menorah is made, step-by-step.




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