Hanukkah Gift Ideas
Unsure of what to get your children or
grandchildren for Hanukkah this year? How about the gift of a book. The shared
experience of reading is a gift that no child will ever forget. The following
titles are new picture and board books that we’ve added to the collection. They
are available to purchase at any local bookstore or online. You can also borrow
them from the Temple library.
For the youngest children in your family
there are quite a few board books that are new this year. They include:
- Hanukkah lights by David Martin. This book is a nice simple
introduction to the holiday.
- Hanukkah lights, Hanukkah nights by Leslie Kimmelman. An
engaging story of family during the Hanukkah season, great for the littlest
member of the family.
- Chanukah present for : ME! By Lily Karr. I love this book!
It looks just like a present! It features simple images of the holiday. It’s a
Of course there are tons of picture books that are
- Hanukkah : a counting book in English, Hebrew and Yiddish
by Emily Sper. Wonderful illustrations and the bonus of being in three languages
to introduce children to the languages that Jewish people use.
- When Mindy saved Hanukkah by Eric Kimmel. The story of
Hanukkah is retold through immigrants eyes. This book offers children a glimpse
into the world of newly immigrant Jews.
- Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser. The true meaning
of the holiday and sharing is shown in this wonderfully illustrated
For older children we have two new early readers.
- Rabbi Rocketpower and the mystery of the missing Menorahs: a
Hanukkah humdinger by Susan Abramson. Very funny, super hero rabbi to
- Hanukkah lights: holiday poetry. Selected by Lee Bennet
Hopkins.Simple poems and lovely illustrations.
So take the time to
read to your child this holiday season. Books make wonderful presents and can
open up the world to our children.