8 of the Best Hanukkah Books for Kids

There are so many books for kids about Christmas, but not nearly as many about Hanukkah. Young Jewish children want to read about their holiday, so it’s important to share those books too. Here are eight of the best Hanukkah books for kids available today.

Hanukkah books for kids of all ages

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Hanukkah Books for Kids

Hanukkah is such an important holiday and there are several great books all about it.

Hanukkah Books for Younger Readers

Legendary children’s book author Tomie dePaola shares the basics of Hanukkah with simple illustrations for little ones in the board book My First Chanukah.

In Elmo’s Little Dreidel from Naomi Kleinberg, Elmo learns all about Hanukkah and how to play with a dreidel.

Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah from Sylvia A. Rouss is a great introduction to Hanukkah for young children, without going to deep into the holiday.

Little ones will enjoy learning all about Hanukkah along with everyone’s favorite monkey in Happy Hanukkah, Curious George from Margaret and H.A. Rey.

Hanukkah Books for Older Readers

Natasha Wing is back with another book in her always popular series in The Night Before Hanukkah.

A classic American folk song takes on a humorous Hanukkah twist in I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel from Carolyn Yacowitz.

The Story of Hanukkah from popular author David A. Adler is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the history and traditions of the holiday.

Older readers will learn all about the history and traditions of Hanukkah through text and photographs in the non-fiction book Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah from National Geographic.