Happy Hanukkah!

Known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by the lighting of candles each night, it is traditionally a time for eating foods fried or baked in oil including latkes, donuts and other delicious items. This year, celebrate Hanukkah with a Canadian children’s book.

By the Hanukkah Light
Written by Sheldon Oberman
Illustrated by Neil Waldman
Boyd Mills Press, 1997
ages 4-8

A Chanukah Noel
Written by Sharon Jennings
Illustrated by Gillian Newland
Second Story Press, 2010
ages 5-10

(Celebrations in My World)
Written by Molly Aloian
Crabtree Publishing, 2009
ages 5-8

Menorah in the Night Sky: A Miracle of Chanukah
Written by Jacques M. Shore
Illustrated by S. Kim Glassman
Gefen Publishing House, 2002
ages 9-12

Shira’s Hanukkah Gift
Written by Joan Betty Stuchner
Illustrated by Richard Row
Scholastic Canada, 2001
ages 5-8

Feast of Lights
Written by Ellen S. Jaffe
Sumach Press, 2006
ages 12 and up

Hanukkah 2013