To celebrate the Festival of Lights, we’ve compiled a list of ten Hanukkah books for children. Enjoy!
Biscuit’s Hanukkah by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The loveable pup Biscuit is back and celebrating Hanukkah. The perfect book for children—follow Biscuit as he makes his beautiful menorah.
Hanukkah in Alaska by Barbara Brown
This beautifully illustrated book explores Hanukkah in Alaska—where the days are only five hours long. When one girl finds a moose in her backyard, she can’t get it to move and it keeps eating the tree! Not until the last night of Hanukkah does a tradition provide the solution.
Where Is Baby’s Dreidel by Karen Katz
Karen Katz’s lift-the-flap books are always delightful, and this is no exception! Baby wants to spin the dreidel—but first has to find it!
Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J. Rosen
Every night of Chanukah a boy and a girl count the lights all around them, learning what it really means to celebrate in a world filled with so many other lights.
Hanukkah Lights by David Martin
This board book discovers many holiday traditions—including eating latkes, spinning dreidels, giving and receiving presents, and shiny gold treats! The illustrations really bring this holiday book to life.
Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer
Latke is a rescue dog named after his fur’s resemblance to a potato pancake and is having a hard time adjusting to life at home with his new family. This charming books follows all of Latke’s adventures—and the lessons he learns along the way.
Hanukkah! by Roni Schotter
Hanukkah! is the winner of the National Jewish Book Award and its rhyming text follows a family throughout their Hanukkah celebration. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate with your family.
Moishe’s Miracle: A Hanukkah Story by Laura Krauss Melmed
When Moishe is given a magical frying pan that will make as many latkes as he wishes as long as he’s the one to do it, trouble arises when his wife Baila attempts to use it. Another beautifully illustrated tale is sure to get you in the spirit.
Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah by Tilda Balsley
This action packed rhyming story of Hanukkah follows Judah and his army of Maccabees as they fight to free Jerusalem from the cruel King Antiochus. The adventurous tale is also wonderfully illustrated.