CRRL Kids: Hanukkah: Light up the Night

The Best Hanukkah Ever
The Best Hanukkah Ever By Goldin, Barbara Diamond Book - 2007 FICTION Gol Available in some locations

Annotation:When the Knoodle family tries to follow their rabbi's advice about giving the perfect gift, everything goes wrong and their Hanukkah seems ruined until the rabbi comes to straighten things out.

By the Hanukkah Light
By the Hanukkah Light By Oberman, Sheldon Book - 1997 FICTION Obe All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:When the family gathers to celebrate Hanukkah, Grandfather tells his own story of the holiday from World War II.

Candlelight for Rebecca
Candlelight for Rebecca By Greene, Jacqueline Dembar Book - 2009 FICTION Gre Available in some locations

Annotation:While Rebecca Rubin helps her building's ailing superintendent take care of his homing pigeons, she puzzles over what to do with the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insisted she make but which has no place in her Jewish home.

The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen
The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen 70 Ways to Have Fun With your Kids and Make your Family's Celebrations Special By Nathan, Joan Book - 1995 641.5676 Na Available in some locations

Annotation:Find fun recipes for Jewish holidays. Make potato pancakes, gingerbread dreidels, matzah balls and more!

Eight Winter Nights
Eight Winter Nights A Family Hanukkah Book By Melmed, Laura Krauss Book - 2010 FICTION Mel Available in some locations

Annotation:Moishe's Miracle author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkah in joyful action rhymes, festive poems, and exuberant scenes of family life. From traditional holiday foods to the story of the Maccabees, they capture the warm sights, sounds, and tastes of this wintertime festival.

Elijah's Angel
Elijah's Angel A Story for Chanukah and Christmas By Rosen, Michael J. Book - 1992

Annotation:At Christmas-Hanukkah time, a Christian woodcarver gives a carved angel to a young Jewish friend, who struggles with accepting the Christmas gift until he realizes that friendship means the same thing in any religion.

Hanukkah By Aloian, Molly Book - 2009 296.435 Al Available in some locations

Annotation:A 32-page book that explains simply how and why Hanukkah is celebrated.

Hanukkah By Owens, L. L. Book - 2010 296.435 Ow Available in some locations

Annotation:Teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the Jewish holiday.

Hanukkah Around the World
Hanukkah Around the World By Lehman-Wilzig, Tami Book - 2009 296.435 Le Available in some locations

Annotation:"...provides a history of Hanukkah’s origins, a discussion of current traditions, and fictional stories (set in Israel, the U.S., Turkey, Uzbekistan, Italy, Australia, Poland, and Tunisia) highlighting the ways in which contemporary families celebrate the Festival of Lights. For each country the author includes a large map, full-color paintings, a nation-specific historical sidebar, and a holiday recipe; an appended section provides briefer information about local customs in additional countries." -- Booklist

Hanukkah at Valley Forge
Hanukkah at Valley Forge By Krensky, Stephen Book - 2006 FICTION Kre Available in some locations

Annotation:During the Revolutionary War, a Jewish soldier from Poland lights the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah and tells General George Washington the story of the Maccabees and the miracle that Hanukkah celebrates. Based on actual events.

A Hanukkah Treasury
A Hanukkah Treasury Book - 1997 296.435 Ha Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents stories, songs, recipes, and activities related to the celebration of Hanukkah.

Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy
Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy By McCue, Lisa Board Book - 2009 FICTION McC Available in some locations

Annotation:Corduroy's having a Hanukkah party for all of his friends. First they light the menorah, then they eat yummy potato pancakes. After they open presents, there's time for a game of dreidel. Introduces little boys and girls to all of the Hanukkah traditions with Corduroy, one of the most beloved children's books characters for over forty years.

Harvest of Light
Harvest of Light By Ofanansky, Allison Book - 2008 296.43 Of Available in some locations

Annotation:An Israeli family raises olives and uses some of the oil to light their Hanukkah menorah.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins By Kimmel, Eric A. Book - 1989 FICTION Kim Available in some locations

Annotation:Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

Menorah Under the Sea
Menorah Under the Sea By Heller, Esther Susan Book - 2009 296.435 He Available in some locations

Annotation:December is summer in Antarctica. Diving for sea urchins at the bottom of the frigid sea, marine biologist David Ginsburg wonders, "How can I celebrate Hanukkah when there is no nightfall?" Take a trip to McMurdo Research Station and join in his unusual holiday celebration.

The Menorah Story
The Menorah Story By Podwal, Mark H. Book - 1998 296.41 Po Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the story of the Hanukkah menorah which commemorates the miraculous victory of the Maccabees over King Antiochus and his army.

The Miracle Jar
The Miracle Jar A Hanukkah Story By Penn, Audrey Book - 2008 FICTION Pen Available in some locations

Annotation:A family in the Old Country hopes to recreate the miracle of the first Hanukkah by making a small jar of cooking oil last long enough to make a treat for each of the eight nights.

On Hanukkah
On Hanukkah By Fishman, Cathy Goldberg Book - 1998 296.435 Fi Available in some locations

Annotation:A young narrator shares the meaning behind the lighting of the menorah for each day of Hanukkah, as her family celebrates the traditions of the Jewish holiday.

Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah
Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah By Rosen, Michael J. Book - 2000 FICTION Ros Available in some locations

Annotation:A child describes how one family celebrates Hanukkah, including polishing the silver menorah, lighting the candles, having a special family dinner, and sharing gifts.

Papa's Latkes
Papa's Latkes By Zalben, Jane Breskin Book - 1996 FICTION Zal Available in some locations

Annotation:Papa and the little bears make latkes for Chanukah. Includes the song "O Chanukah" and a recipe for latkes.

The Power of Light
The Power of Light Eight Stories for Hanukkah By Singer, Isaac Bashevis Book - 1980 FICTION Sin Available in some locations

Annotation:Eight stories from a master storyteller--one to celebrate each night of Hanukkah.

Runaway Dreidel!
Runaway Dreidel! By Newman, Lesléa Book - 2002 FICTION New Available in some locations

Annotation:In this rhyming tale in the style of "The Night before Christmas," a family's preparations for Chanukah are disrupted by a wildly spinning dreidel.

Shalom Sesame
Shalom Sesame Chanukah DVD - 2008 7.9145 Sh Available in some locations

Annotation:A fun-filled, fact-filled journey to Israel and its rich cultural heritage. A holiday special where the kids join the Sesame gang for a Chanukah celebration. Take a trip down memory lane to beautiful Modi'in and the land of the Maccabees. Play everyone's favorite game "Dreidel of Fortune" and the grouchy gourmet cooks up delicious jellyfish doughnuts.

The Stone Lamp
The Stone Lamp Eight Stories of Hanukkah Through History By Hesse, Karen Book - 2003 296.435 He Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of eight poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah and following the history of Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel.

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