Hanukkah starts this evening, so this is a great time to get into some fun and educational books about the holiday! These picks can help kids learn about Hanukkah traditions. Plus, they’re so entertaining! Check out some of the suggestions to find stories about screaming latkes and meddlesome dogs.
Jennifer Johnson, JCPL’s school age program coordinator, highlights some of her favorites in the video below. You can find even more Hanukkah reads in the following list. These books are mostly intended for kids ages 8-12, but they can be enjoyed by all ages.
Click the titles in the list to browse and put them on hold for curbside pickup. For more book recommendations, take a look at our book lists or order a Book Bundle. Call (423) 434-4458 for more information on any of these titles.
One Candle by Eve Bunting
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards
Papa’s Latkes by Michelle Edwards
Kugel for Hanukkah? By Gretchen Everin
Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer
Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah by Linda Glaser
Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm by Linda Glaser
Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift by Dara Goldman
All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins
The Chanukkah Guest by Eric Kimmel
Hanukkah Bear by Eric Kimmel
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel
Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale by Eric Kimmel
The Eight Knights of Hanukkah by Leslie Kimmelman
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights by Jenny Koralek
Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale by Gloria Koster
A Great Miracle Happened There: A Chanukah Story by Karla Kuskin
Hanukkah Around the World by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
Harvest of Light by Allison Ofanansky
My Two Grandmothers by Effin Older
Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael Rosen
Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon
The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket
The Eighth Menorah by Lauren Wohl
There Was a Young Rabbi: A Hanukkah Tale by Suzanne Wolfe
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? By Jane Yolen
If you need something new to read, let us know and we’ll help find books and authors that are perfect for you. Visit our website or call (423) 434-4450 for book recommendations and to place items on hold for curbside pickup. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for updates on your Library’s collections and services.