Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not, this collection of favorite Hanukkah Picture Books is both fun and informative. There are stories here to make you laugh, books to help you understand Hanukkah better, and a few that are just beautiful representations of the Jewish holiday.
We aren’t Jewish and we don’t celebrate Hanukkah, but it’s a religious holiday I have always admired. When I was a kid, we had friends that were Jewish and they introduced me to the beauty of Hanukkah. I realize now, as an adult, just how special that was to share a part of their traditions and the bridge of understanding that created between us.
As a parent, I love sharing the light and peace of Hanukkah with my kids and helping them understand cultural and religious practices different from our own. Picture books are a great way to introduce other cultures and religions to kids!
I’ve gathered here a collection of our favorite Hanukkah Picture Books. There are a several non-fiction picture books on this list to help explain the history and meaning behind the holiday as well as the actual practice of it. There are also a lot of really great stories with high entertainment value (while still imparting some understanding of the holiday). Even after reading the ones that are just completely ridiculous (I’m look at you Latke Family), little listeners will still know more about Hanukkah than they did before you started.
And if you celebrate Hanukkah, I still think this is an excellent collection of Hanukkah Picture Books that even the most informed readers can enjoy. If you have a favorite that I didn’t include here, please let me know in the comments.
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