Best Children’s Chanukah Books

Whether you spell it Chanukah or Hanukkah, the festival of lights is a time to bring brighter and bright light into cold winter darkness over the span of eight cozy nights. Here are the best books about the festival of lights and the miracles of the day for the whole family.

Happy Hanukkah, Curious George
By H. A. & Margret Rey
On the eighth night of Hanukkah, Curious George and his friends gathered to light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes.

Maccabee! The Story of Hanukkah
By Tilda Balsley, illustrated by David Harringon
In this action-packed and rhyming version of the classic Hanukkah tale, Judah and the Maccabees fight to free Jerusalem from the cruel King Antiochus.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
By Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
Sometimes the excitement of Chanukah, with it’s lights, treats, dreidels and gifts, can tempt a young dinosaur to misbehave…

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
By Caryn Yacowitz, illustrated by David Slonim
The classic “I Know an Old Lady” rhyme, Chanukah-style, with lines like, “I know an old lady who swallowed a dreidel, a Chanukah dreidel she thought was a bagel…”

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