There are several holidays happening during this holiday season, and Hanukkah, or Chanukkah is the celebration for Jewish people that takes place around this time of year.
There are many traditions that go along with this holiday, which lasts for 8 days, and many books that have been written for children to try and explain the holiday, and the traditions. Also known as The Festival of Lights, there are 6 main traditions that are usually celebrated during the holiday:
Lighting the Menorah, Playing Dreidel, Eating Fried Food (mostly latkes), Hanukkah Gelt, Giving Gifts, and Hanukkah Music.
Our little shop that is bigger on the inside stocks many of these books, which make great gifts for children. For the youngest children we have board books, some of which use animals to get the traditions across, such as Hanukkah Delight! and Biscuit’s Hanukkah. Others tell The Story of Hanukkah, or let a child know what to expect from the holiday during My First Hanukkah.
Chanukkah Bugs is also cute, a little pop-up book describing the fun of Hanukkah, all with bugs as characters.
Speaking of fun, Caleb’s Hanukkah and The Hanukkah Hop also show the fun children can have at Hanukkah, especially with dance.
Then, what would Hanukkah be without Latkes? This favorite potato dish is the subject of many, many books, including the three you see below.
Perhaps one of the more heartwarming books in our collection is Chanukkah Lights Everywhere, which shows a sense of community in this world, a wonderful feeling.
As always, thank you for making our shelves your destination.