5 Hanukkah Books for Your Young Child

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Your child has all kinds of questions about Hanukkah. And you have answers. At least, some answers. If you want to help your child to learn more about the holiday, these books can help you to explain the story and some of the traditions.

Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer and Tiphanie Beeke. Animal-lovers will enjoy this sweet story. A rescue dog has to learn his new home’s rules, and the Hanukkah traditions too!

Elmo’s Little Dreidel by Naomi Kleinberg and Christopher Moroney. Your kiddo’s favorite little red monster is here to teach a Hanukkah lesson. If your toddler or pre-k kid love, love, loves Sesame Street this is an easy read that they’ll completely enjoy.

Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J. Rosen and Melissa Iwai. Your child can learn about the holiday (and all of its lights) through the tale of two children.

Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya Simon, Richard Simon and Mark Siegel. This picture book is an excellent read for an older child (at least early elementary years). Learn about Hanukkah, history and the magic of small gestures.

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko. If your family celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, this book is for you. Help your child to understand that they aren’t the only one who is lucky enough to get a mix of both traditions.