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8 Nights of Bedtime Stories for Hanukkah


11/23/2020 | Holidays & Seasons, Reading Ready

There are so many great Hanukkah books you can read more than one each night! Here are two about clever girls problem solving their way out of Hanukkah trouble. Little Red Ruthie is the story of a little girl who sets out with a basket full of goodies to help her Bubbe Basha make latkes for Hanukkah. Like the other Little Red you know, she meets a big scary wolf while walking in the woods and the wolf declares, "I am going to eat you up!" Will she be able to convince the wolf that latkes taste a whole lot better than she does?

You can listen to the video read aloud Hanukkah in Alaska right now read aloud by Molly Ephraim. It is the story of what Hanukkah is like for a little girl living during a long, cold Alaskan winter. For her, daylight only lasts for five hours and she doesn't have squirrels or rabbits in her backyard, she has a moose! Can she convince the moose to leave her trees and her swing alone! Listed below are even more Hanukkah stories you can check out with your library card. Hanukkah in Alaska was a 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award

Notable Book for Younger Readers. The Sydney Taylor Book Awards recognize outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience



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8 Nights of Bedtime Stories for Hanukkah

Here are 25 wonderful Hanukkah stories - so many you can read more than one each night! #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

All-of-a-kind Family Hanukkah

Jenkins, Emily

In 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out when her mom and her older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, until her Dad comes home and asks her help him with something very important. 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner; On both the Ultimate List of Children’s Books About Hanukkah & Hanukkah Books for Interfaith Families from PJ Library.

Light the Menorah!

A Hanukkah Handbook

Jules, Jacqueline

In this Hanukkah handbook for the contemporary Jewish family, holiday history, rituals, activities, songs, and recipes provide tools for creating meaningful family moments in the light of the menorah. Includes brief reflections to read aloud before reciting the candle-lighting blessings on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book for Older Readers.

Meet the Latkes

Silberberg, Alan

Lucy family is a family of potato pancakes who light the menorah, gobble the gelt, and listen to Grandpa tell the everyone Hanukkah story. A selection from PJ Library's Ultimate List of Children’s Books About Hanukkah.