Grandma's Latkes by Malka Drucker (Harcourt Brace, 1992). A girl helps her grandmother make latkes, and her grandmother tells her the story of Hanukkah. Painted woodcuts illustrate the story. Reading aloud, 4-8.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel (Holiday House, 1989). In this "trickster" tale, a crafty old man rescues Hanukkah from goblins who hate it. Reading aloud, ages 5-8.
Chanukah Fun by Toli Marcus Minelli (Tupelo, 1994). A fun book of Hanukkah crafts and activities. Ages 6-12.
Light the Lights by Margaret Moorman (Scholastic, 1994). This book about an interfaith holiday celebration tells of Emma, a girl whose family gladly observes both Hanukkah and Christmas. Reading aloud, ages 3-7.
Hanukkah Fun by Judy Bastyra (Kingfisher, 1996). A crafts book includes fun and different projects. Ages 7-12.
The Hanukkah Book by Marilyn Burns (Macmillan, 1981). A nonfiction book, this examines the meaning of Hanukkah and includes a section on how Jewish children can explore their feelings about Christmas. Ages 8 and up.
There's No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein by Susan Sussman
(Albert Whitman,1983). An account of what it feels like to be Jewish when
everyone else seems to be celebrating Christmas.
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