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Picture Title Age Cover Description

A - SHABBAT BOOKS

A-The Shabbat Box
3-6 PAPERBACK by Lesley Simpson
It was finally Ira's turn to take home the Shabbat Box -- a velvet covered shoe box with candlesticks, a kiddush cup, and fresh raisin challah rolls. He had waited 14 weeks (98 sleeps!) which seemed like forever. But a bad snowstorm blew open his book bag and the box was lost. What would Ira do. A warm introduction to Shabbat in the life of a preschooler.

B - PURIM BOOKS

B-Sammy Spiders First Purim
3-8 PAPERBACK by Sylvia Rouss
Sammy Spider wants to help Josh get ready for Purim. Instead, he gets stuck inside a grogger. How will he escape? This charming book, illustrated in bold, vivid colors that perfectly express the warmth of the story

B-When Its Purim
1-4 PAPERBACK by Edie Stoltz Zolkower
BOARD BOOK
Introduce toddlers to a beloved Purim tradition with sprightly rhyme and brightly colored illustrations depicting animals making hamantaschen. This new holiday board book will delight preschoolers and their parents with its whimsical animal illustrations.

C - PASSOVER BOOKS

C- P Is For Passover
3-6 PAPERBACK by Tanya Lee Stone
Children will love learning about and celebrating Passover in this fun alphabet book, which includes the complete story of Passover!

C- Sammy Spider Passover Fun Book
3-8 PAPERBACK by Sylvia A. Rouss
Sammy Spider presents Passover through rhymes, mazes, puzzles, and more. A great afikomen gift for kids.

C-Dinosaur on Passover
2-6 PAPERBACK by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
When a loveable, mayhem-causing dinosaur arrives to help a small boy celebrate Passover, he brings chaos in his wake.

C-Let My People Go!
All ages PAPERBACK by Tilda Balsley
The Passover story will come alive when Let My People Go! is performed at the family seder. With clever rhyme and zany pictures, the saga of the ten plagues is presented in a Readers' Theater format, sure to enlighten and amuse readers young and old. From the Burning Bush to the crossing of the Red Sea, the imaginative retelling features parts for a Narrator, Moses, Pharaoh, the Egyptians, and a chorus.

C-Matzah Ball
4-8 PAPERBACK by Mindy Avra Portnoy
Aaron must bring a bag lunch to the baseball game during Passover, and while his friends are off at the concession stand, something wonderful happens.

C-Matzah Meals A Kids Passover Cookbook
All ages PAPERBACK by Judy Tabs and Barbara Steinberg
This simple cookbook includes lots of great recipes for the young Passover cook. You'll also find instructions for preparing the seder and craft ideas for decorating the seder table.

C-Only Nine Chairs
4-8 PAPERBACK by Deborah Uchill Miller
A seder for 19 with seating for 9 Will some have to stand while the others recline? A rhyming tale for young and old presents a new solution to an old dilemma -- the overcrowded seder. A Passover classic.

C-Passover
2-5 PAPERBACK by Miriam Nerlove
Intended for the very young, this book is an introduction to the traditional Jewish holiday of Passover, told in rhyming verses. Full-color illustrations enhance the lively rhymes.

C-The Mouse in the Matzah Factory
3-8 PAPERBACK by Francine Medoff Rainbows of soft colors paint the patterned fabrics, the bustling city scenes, and the tranquil rural fields in which a curious mouse's attention is drawn to men giving special care to one field of wheat. The interested rodent follows this meticulously groomed wheat as it is cut by hand, drawn by horse, and milled by huge wheels into flour. Then the mouse hides among the flour sacks on the truck that transports him to the city and to a bakery where the flour is made into matzah for Passover.

C-Too Many Cooks
3-8 PAPERBACK by Edie Stoltz Zolkower
This lively tale of a family's preparations of the seder is utterly charming...should become a classic "…this is a very hip Grandma, and the whimsical story line will greatly amuse little readers.”

C-Where is the Afikomen?
1-4 PAPERBACK by Judyth Groner and Madeline Wiklwe
BOARD BOOK
Look for the hidden matzah -- is it under, on top, behind, or next to? A toddler treasure hunt for Passover.

D - SHAVUOT BOOKS

D-No Rules For Michael
3-7 PAPERBACK by Sylvia Rouss
While studying the Ten Commandments Michael says he would rather there were no rules, but when his teacher gives him a day without rules, Michael learns an important lesson.

D-Ten Good Rules
3-7 PAPERBACK by Susan Remick Topek
Introduce young children to the Ten Commandments while teaching them to count from 1 to 10 through charming photos.

E - HANUKKAH BOOKS

E-All About Hanukkah
5-10 PAPERBACK by Judyth Groner and Madeline Wikler
The story of Hanukkah complete with candle blessings, rules for playing dreidel and other games, recipes, songs, and thoughts on miracles, giving, and more.

E-Chanukah Lights Everywhere
4-7 PAPERBACK by Michael J. Rosen
Join a young boy and his sister as they celebrate Hanukkah. Look carefully or you will miss each nights reminders (hidden in surprising spots!) that the warm lights spread far beyond the menorah.

E-Confused Hanukkah
5-7 HARDCOVER by Jon Koons
Hanukkah is fast approaching the village of Chelm, but the Rabbi has disappeared and nobody else remembers the rituals for celebrating Hanukkah. It's up to Yossel to journey to another village to learn how to celebrate - but he's a simple person and may not find the right place in time.

E-D is for Dreidel
2-4 PAPERBACK by Tanya Lee Stone
D is for Dreidel
Just twist it and spin
If it stops on gimel
Shout "hooray," you win!
Children will love learning about Hanukkah in this dreidel-shaped alphabet book!

E-Dinosaur on Hanukkah
2-6 PAPERBACK by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
A playful dinosaur who visits a boy on Hanukkah as he helps to celebrate the holiday will bring giggles to children who may recognize themselves (or their siblings!) in some of the dinos exlpoits!

E-Eight is Great
1-4 PAPERBACK by Tilda Balsley
BOARD BOOK
The story of a family celebrating Hanukkah is told in clever and whimsical verse centered around the number eight.

E-Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah
5-7 PAPERBACK by Brian P. Cleary
With humor and rhyme, a Jewish family celebrates the eight days of Hanukkah. Every family will relate to this roller coaster of joys and adventures as an assortment of relatives and friends descend on the household.

E-Hanukkah
2-4 PAPERBACK by Miriam Nerlove
Rhyming text and illustrations follow the activities of a little boy and his parents as they prepare to celebrate Hanukkah.

E-Hanukkah
3-7 HARDCOVER by Roni Schotter
NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER
Flip, flap here. Flip, flop there. Potato pancakes in the air. Latkes flying everywhere! Hanukkah! follows one family's celebration of the holiday, from eating latkes and spinning the dreidel, to singing prayers and lighting the menorah. With sweet rhyming text and warm illustrations, this is the perfect was to celebrate the festival of lights.

E-Hanukkah A Counting Book
3-5 HARDCOVER by Emily Sper
Graphic, vibrant artwork and die-cuts in the shape of candles combine to create this informative and elegant book about one of the most joyous Jewish holidays.

E-Hanukkah Lights
4-7 PAPERBACK by Lee Bennett Hopkins
(I Can Read Book, Level 2)
Share in the joy of Hanukkah . . . light by light, poem by poem.

E-Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights
2-4 PAPERBACK by Leslie Kimmelman
BOARD BOOK
Just right for preschoolers, this charming Hanukkah story beautifully introduces several holiday traditions, including lighting the menorah, reciting blessings, playing dreidel games, and more.

E-Hanukkah Moon
6-10 PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER by Deborah Da Costa
An unusual Hanukkah story with a multi-cultural focus, this title celebrates a little-known custom of the Latin-Jewish community. "...this book will give young readers another perspective on ways that Jews from other countries and traditions celebrate familiar holidays....A rare and worthy choice that will enhance most collections."

E-Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah
2-4 PAPERBACK by Susan L. Roth
A family of mice celebrates the eight days of Hannukah with friends in this illustrated version of the holiday song.

E-Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
4-8 PAPERBACK by Eric Kimmel
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK
Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

E-Its A Miracle! A Hanukkah Storybook
4-7 PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER by Stephanie Spinner
Every night of Hanukkah, after Owen -- the Official Candle Lighter -- lights the menorah, Grandma Karen tells him a bedtime story. Join Owen in discovering how each of these stories is also a celebration of his own heritage in this heartwarming book about faith, family, and the miracle of Hanukkah.

E-Jodies Hanukkah Dig
5-9 PAPERBACK by Anna Levine
During Hanukkah vacation, Jodie and her father join an exciting archaeological dig in Modiin, the home of the Maccabees. Little Jodies dreams of being an archaeologist come true when she saves the day! "...the story does what it intends--interests children in the past and reinforces the ideas of independence and self-worth."

E-Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat
5-7 PAPERBACK by Naomi Howland
In an old Russian village, Sadie and her brothers are poor and hungry until an old woman gives Sadie a frying pan that will make potato pancakes until it hears the magic words that make it stop.

E-Light the Candles
3-7 PAPERBACK by Joan Holub
Hanukkah is here! There are so many fun things to do-light candles in the menorah, open presents, eat latkes and chocolate coins, play the dreidel game, and more. With the turn of each page, another candle is added to the menorah and another fun element of Hanukkah is depicted.

E-Light the Lights!
3-7 PAPERBACK by Margaret Moorman
(HANUKKAH and CHRISTMAS)
A heartwarming story of how one family keeps the traditions of two holidays - they light the lights for Hanukkah and for Christmas.

E-Maccabee Jamboree
2-6 PAPERBACK by Cheri Holland
This colorful paperback is a great counting book. The author cleverly mixes Hanukkah activites...with counting numbers one through eight.

E-Maccabee Meals
7-12 PAPERBACK by Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler
Eight nights of food, fun, and games for Hanukkah. With recipes for young and old, party themes, and holiday trivia.

E-Mrs. Greenbergs Messy Hanukkah
5-7 PAPERBACK by Linda Glaser
In celebration of Hanukkah,Rachel and her neighbor, Mrs. Greenberg, enter Mrs. Greenbergs shiny, tidy kitchen and begin grating the potatoes. But Rachels gratings slide off the table and onto the floor. Before long, Rachel has dropped an egg, spilled the flour, and dribbled the oil. Mrs. Greenberg is exhausted, Rachels mom and dad are horrified, and Rachel is afraid she has ruined a friendship by making this terrible mess. She is relieved and delighted to find that Mrs. Greenberg thinks it is a wonderful mess--her house has not felt so lived-in in years!

E-My First Menorah
2-7 PAPERBACK by Salina Yoon
BOARD BOOK
Foil-tipped flames, candle-shaped pages, and detailed illustration enhance this easy-to-read holiday tale about the history and traditions of a Hanukkah celebration., Hanukkah miracles fill the pages of this sparkly foil menorah book! Turn the candle-shaped pages one by one to learn about the eight days of this Jewish holiday and celebrate with blessings, gifts, and family fun.

E-One Candle
All ages PAPERBACK by Eve Bunting
For one family the traditional Hanukkah celebration has a deeper meaning. Amidst the food and the festivities, Grandma and Great-Aunt Rose begin their story -- the one they tell each year. They pass on to each generation a tale of perseverance during the darkest hours of the Holocaust, and the strength it took to continue to honor Hanukkah in the only way they could. Their story reaffirms the values of tradition and family, but also shows us that by continuing to honor the tragedies and the triumphs of the past there will always be hope for the future

E-Runaway Dreidel!
3-6 PAPERBACK By Leslea Newman
In this rhyming tale, in the style of "The Night before Christmas," a young boy's magical dreidel spins out of control and escapes on a runaway adventure through city streets, down country roads, across the ocean, and into the night sky - all the while teaching him about the celebration and history of Chanukah.

E-Sammy Spiders First Hanukkah
3-8 PAPERBACK by Syliva Rouss
Sammy Spider watches longingly as Josh Shapiro lights another candle and receives another brightly colored dreidel each night of Hanukkah. Then Sammy gets his own spinning surprise!

E-The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes
5-7 PAPERBACK by Linda Glaser
A young girl finds a way to include her elderly neighbor in her family's Hanukkah celebration.

E-The Runaway Latkes
2-4 HARDCOVER by Leslie Kimmelman
When three potato latkes escape Rachel Bloom's frying pan on the first night of Hanukkah, everyone including the cantor, the rabbi, and the mayor joins in the chase.

E-This Is the Dreidel
3-5 HARDCOVER by Abby Levine
A simple introduction to, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, told in rhyme.

E-What Is Hanukkah
3-5 PAPERBACK by Harriet Ziefert
Why do we light candles? What is a dreidel? Josh learns the answers to these questions and the story of Hanukkah as he celebrates this special holiday with his family.

F - COLLECTION OF STORIES

F-Ten Holiday Jewish Childrens Stories
All ages PAPERBACK retold by Barbara Goldin
Retelling of ten traditional tales from Jewish folklore featuring elements of magic and relating to holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Passover, Sukkot, Purim, Simchat Torah, and Shabbat.


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