NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (JTA) The following are some recommended Chanukah children’s books:
“Judah Who Always Said ‘No!’ ” by Harriet Feder. Illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn. Kar-Ben Copies. (For ages 3-4)
A little boy in Jerusalem Judah Maccabee, no less whose propensity for saying no turns into political resistance.
“Jeremy’s Dreidl,” by Ellie Gellman. Illustrated by Judith Friedman. Kar-Ben Copies. (For ages 4-8)
In this story set in modern times, a little boy makes a braille dreidl for his blind father.
“A Hanukkah Treasury,” edited by Eric Kimmel. Illustrated by Emily Lisker. Henry Holt, $19.95. (For ages 4-12)
This compilation of stories by the author of “Herschel and the Hannukah Goblins” features stories, songs, poetry, recipes, legends and cultural lore, as well as lush illustrations.
“The Story of Hanukkah,” by Norma Simon. Illustrated by Leonid Gore. HarperTrophy, $5.95.
Rich illustrations help this picture book teach the basics of the holiday. (For ages 5-6)
“Chanukah Fun,” by Tali Marcus Minelli. Illustrated by Stewart Walton. Tupelo Books, $7.95.
A hands-on craft book that features stencils, cut-out pages and puzzles. (For ages 5-8)
“The Borrowed Chanukah Latkes,” by Linda Glaser. Illustrated by Nancy Cote. $15.95, Albert Whitman & Co.
A little girl teaches an elderly woman how to accept as well as give. (For ages 5-8)
“Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” by Eric Kimmel. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Holiday House, $16.95. (For ages 5-9)
In this Caldecott Medal-winning book, clever Hershel of Ostropol outwits the goblins who try to prevent a village from celebrating the Festival of Lights.
“The Chanukah Blessing,” by Peninnah Schram. Illustrated by Jeffrey Allon. UAHC Press, $12.95. (For ages 6-10)
An Elijah story about a stranger who helps out a poor family after the family welcomes him.
“The Jar of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm,” by Eric Kimmel. Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. Holiday House, $18.95. (For ages 7-12)
These hilarious stories are set in the legendary Polish Jewish town of Chelm, a hotbed of fools.