Hannukah is in full swing and there’s no better time than to light a candle (or eight) and get cosy with a wonderful book about this cherished holiday. From learning about the origins of the Festival of Lights to celebrating the traditions, these are some of the best kid’s Hanukkah books for 2021. —Jennifer Cox
Hello, Hanukkah: This is a wonderful first Hanukkah board book. “Hello, Hanukkah!” says the friendly badger as he prepares to count the candles in the Hanukkah menorah. This whimsical book features a cute and clever badger who teaches counting and colouring concepts along with Hanukkah customs.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 8 Nights of Chanukah: Light the menorah, spin the dreidel, sing songs, and so much more in this sweet board book with your favourite crawler. This festive counting story makes for a fine holiday gift for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, all while introducing young readers to the wonderful traditions of Chanukah.
Happy Hanukkah, Pups! Join the PAW Patrol gang on a Hanukkah adventure in this adorable board book. Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol is getting ready to celebrate Hanukkah in Adventure Bay. Kids will learn to count from one to ten with dreidels, latkes, snowflakes, and more as the PAW Patrol helps their new friends Rachel and Jimmy decorate for their Hanukkah party!
A Rugrats Chanukah: The Classic Illustrated Storybook: Just in time for the Rugrats’ 30th anniversary, the beloved Chanukah Special is now a delightful picture book for readers of all ages! On the eighth night of Chanukah, Grandma Minka reads aloud a story about the meaning of the holiday to Tommy, Chuckie, Lil, Phil, and Angelica. This storybook is a perfect blend of silly, sweet, and educational, and will make a cherished gift for kids, nostalgic millennials, and anyone who’s ever wondered about the true meaning of the holiday.
Happy Hanukkah: Peppa Pig is here to wish you a Happy Hanukkah! Peppa and George are at their grandparents’ house when they smell something yummy coming from the kitchen: a potato pancake, and they’re about to eat it for Hanukkah. Read along as Peppa and George eat latkes, play dreidel, and light the candles to celebrate the festival of lights. It even includes a special fact sheet about Hanukkah along with a fun sheet of stickers.
Meet The Latkes: Lucy Latke’s family is just like yours or mine… except that they’re potato pancakes. And also, they are completely clueless. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, complete with mighty Mega Bees who use a giant dreidel to fight against the evil alien potatoes from Planet Chhh. It’s up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight (to start with, they were Maccabees, not Mega Bees … ). But he’ll have to get the rest of the Latkes to listen to him first.