Chanukah season is upon us!
This year, Chanukah runs from the evening of Sunday, November 28th through Monday, December 6th.
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“The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts.” Hanukkah, History.com
Books can be a great way to teach the story of Chanukah to young kids and also make great gifts!
Check out the following books to help ring in the Chanukah holiday this year!
The Eight Knights of Hanukkah by Leslie Kimmelman
Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg
Hanukkah Bear by Eric A. Kimmel
Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel
The Night Before Hanukkah by Natasha Wing
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights (Big Golden Book) by Bonnie Bader
Goodnight Bubbala by Sheryl Haft
Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah by Norman Bridwell
Happy Hanukkah, Little Dreidel (Finger Puppet Board Book) by Brick Puffinton
Happy Hanukkah, Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Happy Hanukkah, Curious George by H.A. Rey
The Hanukkah Mice by Steven Kroll
Do you celebrate Chanukah? Do your kids have a favorite Chanukah book?
Let me know below!