Books That Answer the Question: What Is Hanukkah?

6 books that help you teach your child about the festival of lights.

By Allison McDonald
Dec 06, 2015



Books That Answer the Question: What Is Hanukkah?

Dec 06, 2015

Learning about celebrations both those your family celebrates and ones that you do not is an important part of learning about the world. My children often see menorahs and dreidels at the store and wonder what they are for. While I can give them the basics about Hanukkah, I find books to be an even better resource! Here are some wonderful books that answer the question “What is Hanukkah?”


All About Hanukkah In Story and Song by Judyth Groner

Celebrate: a Book of Jewish Holidays by Judith Gross

Festival Of Lights: The Story of Hanukkah by Maida Silverman

Everything Kids' Hanukkah Puzzle and Activity Book by Beth L. Blair and Jennifer A. Ericsson

The Story Of Hanukkah by David A. Adler

Holidays Around The World: Celebrate Hanukkah with Lights, Latkes, and Dreidels by Deborah Heiligman

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