For all of my friends who celebrate Hanukkah

 

I currently have a display of Hanukkah books in the children's area.  Feel free to stop by and check out our collection.  You can also order books online and have them sent to your community library. This is a free service.  

 

Hanukkah around the World  Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Introduces Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, and describes how it is celebrated in different areas of the world, including Israel, Istanbul, Italy, Poland, and New York City. Includes glossary and recipes.
 
Celebrating Hanukkah Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Presents the history, traditions, and significance of Hanukkah as it is celebrated by a Jewish family in San Francisco.
Jackie's Gift  Sharon Robinson
When young Steve, who is Jewish, tells his new neighbor, Jackie Robinson, that his family does not have a Christmas tree, Jackie brings one to his neighbors, not knowing that they celebrate Hanukkah instead of Christmas. Based on a true story.
Runaway Dreidel! Lesléa Newman
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.
One Candle Eve Bunting
Every year a family celebrates Hanukkah by retelling the story of how Grandma and her sister managed to mark the day while in a German concentration camp.
The Golden Dreydl  Ellen Kushner

After receiving a magic dreydl at Aunt Leah's Chanukah party, Sara is catapulted into an alternate world of demons, fools, sorcerers, and sages.

Clap and count! : action rhymes for the Jewish year  Jacqueline Jules

 
Eleven Jewish holidays are discussed and accompanied by recipes for the ancient and modern foods traditionally served, from challah bread to potato latkes.
 
Hanukkah Crafts  Karen E. Bledsoe
Provides information about the origin and customs of Hanukkah, ideas for celebrating this holiday, and directions for making such crafts as a dreidel mobile, holiday cards, and candle candy holders.
Animated Menorah A simple, animated guide on how to light Chanukah candles by Aish.com
 
On Order

Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah BookLaura Krauss Melmed

Kvetch Who Stole Hanukkah Bill Berlin

For Parents

 

 

In the News

Below is an article that I read in The New York Times, which I enjoyed so much, that I wanted to share it with others.