Hanukkah Books We Love
You’re My Little Latke by Nathalie Marshall
Celebrate Hanukkah with adorable latkes, dreidels, gelt, jelly donuts, and menorahs paired with sweet, rhyming text in this board book with cut-outs and raised elements.
Hanukkah Bear by Eric Kimmel
When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Branya mistakenly believes he is her rabbi. Together they light the menorah, play the dreidel game, and eat all the latkes.
The Story of Hanukkah by David A. Adler
No celebration of Hanukkah would be complete without recounting the events of more than two thousand years ago that the holiday commemorates. In a simple yet dramatic text and vibrant paintings, the story of the courageous Maccabees and the miracle that took place in the Temple in Jerusalem is retold.
The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Erica S. Perl
It’s Hanukkah, and Max and Rachel are excited to light the menorah in their family’s new apartment. But unfortunately, their Hanukkah box is missing. So now they have no menorah, candles, dreidels, or, well, anything! Luckily, their neighbors are happy to help, offering thoughtful and often humorous stand-in items each night. And then, just as Hanukkah is about to end, Max and Rachel, inspired by the shamash (“helper”) candle, have a brilliant idea: they’re going to celebrate the Ninth Night of Hanukkah to say thanks to everyone who’s helped them!
Little Red Ruthie a Hanukkah Tale by Gloria Koster
It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. She carefully packed her basket and kissed her mother good-bye. Snow began to fall. Soon Ruthie was lost in a thicket, and she was not alone. Someone was hiding behind the tree, and when he jumped out, Ruthie found herself face to face with a wolf. Ruthie will have to convince the wolf that eating latkes will be tastier than eating her!