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With Hanukkah just around the corner it’s time to celebrate the magic of the season.  These Hanukkah books for kids are for all children not just those that are Jewish!  Teach your kids about Hanukkah this season with these Hanukkah Books for Kids.


Hanukkah Books for Kids

Teaching about Hanukkah during the Holidays!

Disclaimer- This post is written with good intentions about embracing all holidays.  I am a Christian woman but I believe that children should be exposed to all faiths during this season.  There is no one holiday that is better than any other– therefore only comment if you have something positive and that adds value.  All negative and rude comments will be deleted.

Last week I shared with you Santa’s Library and all the Christmas books that I include in it for the month of December.  Well, today I’m sharing with you a fantastic list of Hanukkah books for kids because the holiday season is not just about Christmas!

I include several of these Hanukkah books in Santa’s Library because I want my children to learn about all of the holidays that are happening during this time of year.  All too often people dismiss the other holidays and get mad about a flipping Starbucks cup or post hateful comments on social media because companies have switched to using “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”.  And the fact of the matter is….there are many holidays this time of year and by taking the stance that Christmas is the most important is just arrogance and ignorance.

We live in a multi-cultural society and should respect the way each person chooses to celebrate this season…..I mean, we are all celebrating the same core values….family, friends, togetherness, selflessness, etc.  We just celebrate in different ways with different stories, histories, and beliefs.  Instead of belittling other holidays I chose to embrace them and include them in our children’s lives.  I want my children to understand that everyone celebrates the holidays differently and that’s okay.

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Just like Hubs and I have friends from many different cultures, our kids are going to grow up with friends who celebrate holidays other than Christmas and I want them to have an understanding of those holidays.  I want my kids to understand the meaning of a menorah and a kinara…by exposing them to how others celebrate I’m helping to mold them into inclusive and knowledgeable individuals.

By choosing a few of these stories to read during the holidays we are able to talk about all of the other holidays that are happening as well and it just makes the whole season that more magical!  So here is my list of Hanukkah books for kids….I found all of these in my local library and on Amazon. Whether you’re Jewish or not I encourage you to add some of these to your nightly reading and encourage multi-cultural learning this holiday season!

Hanukkah Books for Kids

Hanukkah Books for Kids:

My Two Holidays: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel 

The Kvetch Who Stole Hanukkah 

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale 

Is It Hanukkah Yet? 

Hanukkah Bear

Hanukkah Lights

Chanukah Lights Everywhere 

The Eighth Menorah

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?

The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein

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The Story of Hanukkah

Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah

Light The Lights! A Story About Celebrating Hanukkah And Christmas 

Happy Hanukkah, Curious George

Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah

Nonna’s Hanukkah Surprise 

Moishe’s Miracle: A Hanukkah Story 
December’s Gift: An Interfaith Holiday Story

The Parakeet Named Dreidel

Hanukkah Moon 

Engineer Ari and the Hanukkah Mishap

The Everything Kids’ Hanukkah Puzzle & Activity Book: Games, crafts, trivia, songs, and traditions to celebrate the festival of lights! –

Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles

Sadie’s Almost Marvelous Menorah

The Hanukkah Mice

Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match 

Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah 

Hanukkah in Alaska 

Ultimate Sticker Book: Hanukkah 

Hanukkah Is Coming! 

The Count’s Hanukkah Countdown

The Hanukkah Hop!

So what holiday do you celebrate this time of year? How do you incorporate the other holidays? Share in the comments below!


Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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