Chanukah Children's Books

Celebrate Chanukah with your children, by reading! We're rounding up some of our favorite Children's books about Chanukah.



Latke the Lucky Dog

Latke is one lucky pup! A family adopts him from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah — and names him after the golden potato pancakes that his scruffy fur resembles. Now it's time for him to learn the rules of the house, as well as the traditions of the Festival of Lights.




The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 8 Nights of Chanukah

This book brings everyone’s favorite little caterpillar along to introduce the littlest readers to Hanukkah. Brimming with bright and beautiful colors, this delightful counting book follows the Very Hungry Caterpillar through the eight nights of Hanukkah and the wonderful traditions that make up the Festival of Lights.




Elmo's Little Dreidel

Elmo’s celebrating Hanukkah at his friends’ house where he learns about Hanukkah traditions like lighting the menorah. After dinner, everyone gathers to play dreidel, but Elmo doesn’t know how. Young children will love learning how to play dreidel along with Elmo, and if they’re anything like my kids, they’ll be beating the adults in no time!




Meet the Latkes

It’s the first night of Hanukkah with the Latkes, an unusual family of potato pancakes. While mom and dad are busy in the kitchen frying up jelly donuts, not latkes, Grandpa tells Lucy his uproarious, inaccurate version of the Hanukkah story. Whether you’re Team Sour Cream or Team Applesauce, you and yours are guaranteed to love the Latkes!




Light the Menorah: A Hanukkah Handbook


In this Hanukkah manual for the contemporary Jewish family, holiday history, rituals, activities, songs, and recipes provide tools for creating meaningful family moments in the light of the menorah. The book includes brief reflections to read aloud before reciting the candle-lighting blessings on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.




Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

For many families, holiday season means celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas. For a blended family this book, Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama, is a joyous embrace of both holidays that will become a contemporary holiday classic.


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