Hanukkah

Hanukkah

By L.L. Owens

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Teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the Jewish holiday.
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The Miracle Jar: A Hanukkah Story

By Audrey Penn

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A family in the Old Country hopes to recreate the miracle of the first Hanukkah by making a small jar of cooking oil last long enough to make a treat for each of the eight nights.

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Shalom Sesame: Chanukah

By Sesame Workshop

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A fun-filled, fact-filled journey to Israel and its rich cultural heritage. A holiday special where the kids join the Sesame gang for a Chanukah celebration. Take a trip down memory lane to beautiful Modi'in and the land of the Maccabees. Play everyone's favorite game "Dreidel of Fortune" and the grouchy gourmet cooks up delicious jellyfish doughnuts.

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Menorah Under the Sea

By Esther Susan Heller

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December is summer in Antarctica. Diving for sea urchins at the bottom of the frigid sea, marine biologist David Ginsburg wonders, "How can I celebrate Hanukkah when there is no nightfall?" Take a trip to McMurdo Research Station and join in his unusual holiday celebration.

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Candlelight for Rebecca

By Jacqueline Dembar Greene

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While Rebecca Rubin helps her building's ailing superintendent take care of his homing pigeons, she puzzles over what to do with the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insisted she make but which has no place in her Jewish home.

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Hanukkah Around the World

By Tami Lehman-Wilzig

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"...provides a history of Hanukkah’s origins, a discussion of current traditions, and fictional stories (set in Israel, the U.S., Turkey, Uzbekistan, Italy, Australia, Poland, and Tunisia) highlighting the ways in which contemporary families celebrate the Festival of Lights. For each country the author includes a large map, full-color paintings, a nation-specific historical sidebar, and a holiday recipe; an appended section provides briefer information about local customs in additional countries. Some rituals will surprise readers in colder climates—a torch relay in Israel and an outdoor carnival in Australia, for example—but similarities such as singing, lighting candles, and enjoying fried foods also emerge." -- Booklist

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Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy

By Don Freeman, character creator

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Corduroy's having a Hanukkah party for all of his friends. First they light the menorah, then they eat yummy potato pancakes. After they open presents, there's time for a game of dreidel. Introduces little boys and girls to all of the Hanukkah traditions with Corduroy, one of the most beloved children's books characters for over forty years.

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Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book

By Laura Krauss Melmed

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Moishe's Miracle author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkah in joyful action rhymes, festive poems, and exuberant scenes of family life. From traditional holiday foods to the story of the Maccabees, they capture the warm sights, sounds, and tastes of this wintertime festival.

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The Stone Lamp: A Hanukkah Collection: Eight Days of Dark, Eight Nights of Light

By Karen Hesse, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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A collection of eight poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah and following the history of Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel.

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The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah

By Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Eight stories from a master storyteller--one to celebrate each night of Hanukkah.

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