Shan's list of "Great Hanukkah Books" for 5 to 9 Year Olds

Here is Shan's list of recommended Hanukkah books for youngsters in the Kindergarten to 3rd Grade age range.

Kindergarten-3rd Grade:

Hanukkah Moon
by Deborah daCosta
, illustrated by Gosia Mosz

Description: An unusual take on the holiday, where South American cultural traditions have slightly altered the usual Hanukkah celebration.

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1580132456
  • Look Inside available
  • Amazon

Hanukkah Lights
by David Martin, illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

Description: A boardbook of short Hanukkah poems for beginning readers.

  • Board book: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • ISBN-10: 0763630292
  • Amazon

Potato Pancakes All Around
by Marilyn Hirsh

Description: This little story is inspired by the familiar Stone Soup folktale, but here it is potato pancakes—the traditional food for Hanukkah, and the stranger who shows the villagers how to make latkes from a crust of bread

  • Paperback: 35 pages
  • Publisher: Jewish Pubn Society
  • ISBN-10: 0827602170
  • Amazon

Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story
by Naomi Howland

Description: The story is a familiar one—that of the magical pot (or in this case frying pan) that can be activated by magical words. Sadie receives a frying pan that magically produces latkes, but when she goes out one evening, her greedy brothers try the pan, only to find that they can’t turn it off again. A fun story to read to any group!

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sandpiper
  • ISBN-10: 061849295X
  • Look Inside available
  • Amazon

The Chanukah Guest
by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Giora Carmi

Description: A delightfully funny little story where a woman who doesn’t see well mistakes a hungry bear for the Rabbi coming for Chanukah meal.

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House
  • ISBN-10: 0823409783
  • Amazon

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes
by Linda Glaser, illustrated by Nancy Cote

Description: After borrowing so many things from their lonely neighbor, a girl and her family realize the only way to bring her into their Hanukkah celebration is to “borrow” the woman’s whole apartment and hold their celebration there.

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; Reprint edition
  • ISBN-10: 080750842X
  • Look Inside available
  • Amazon

Happy Reading! ^_^ Shanshad

This list is by Shan, our new mom, and resident librarian.

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