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The Eighth Menorah
The Eighth Menorah
School & Library      ISBN: 0807518921

Hanukkah is a few weeks away, and Sam can't wait to celebrate with his family, especially his grandma. At Sunday school, everyone in his class is busy making clay menorahs to give as Hanukkah gifts Sam likes how his menorah is turning out, but he's worried--his family already has seven menorahs Will they want another one? His teacher reassures him that his parents will love it, but Sam is determined to solve this problem on his own and find the perfect home for his menorah.

Sam's dilemma in this sweet and simple Hanukkah story is one that rings true for kids and their families.
Eli Remembers
Eli Remembers
School & Library      ISBN: 0802853099

Year after year, Eli watches the solemn lighting of seven candles at his family's celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On such a happy occasion, his parents and grandparents always seem sad, and Eli can't understand why.Then one year Eli travels to Eastern Europe to learn more about his family history. There, he learns how the candles represent his family's connection to the Holocaust in Lithuania, and how remembering his ancestors can help heal years of grief and shame.This powerful story, illuminated by Bill Farnsworth's sensitive brush strokes and muted palette, can be used as an introduction to World War II and the Holocaust, and will also remind young readers how they can make a difference in the lives of their families.

Ella of All-Of-A-Kind Family
Ella of All-Of-A-Kind Family
Paperback      ISBN: 1939601266

In the fifth and final book in the All-of-A-Kind Family series, Ella, the eldest child of the family, has been offered a stage career by a Broadway talent scout. While Ella wants to sing more than anything else in the world, she finds herself torn between Jules, her beloved fiance who has just returned from World War I, and what's sure to be a tough uphill climb to stardom. Once again, the loving all-of-a-kind-family provides the support needed for Ella to make the right decision.

Born in 1904 on New York's Lower East Side, Sydney Taylor was one of the first authors of children's books centered on Jewish characters, and is especially known for the immensely popular All-of-a-Kind Family series. The Sydney Taylor Book Award is given each year by the Jewish Association of Libraries to a book for young people that authentically portrays the Jewish experience.


Five Little Gefiltes
Five Little Gefiltes
Paperback      ISBN: 0425288900
Follow five little gefilte fish on their grand adventure in New York City. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll plotz

When five curious young gefilte fish have the chutzpah to sneak out of their jar and set off to explore the world, they are followed by a loud OY VEY --Mama Gefilte isn't too happy to see her little ones leaving the nest. But she's taught them well, and at the end of their adventures, each one proves himself a mensch--making Mama one proud gefilte indeed.

Dave Horowitz's playful rhyming tale, its illustrations packed with comic asides, will have readers giggling out loud and looking for opportunities to practice their Yiddish--with help from the handy glossary at the end of the book.

Five Little Gefiltes
Five Little Gefiltes
School & Library      ISBN: 0399246088

When five curious young gefilte fish have the chutzpah to sneak out of their jar and set off to explore the world, they are followed by a loud OY VEY --Mama Gefilte isn't too happy to see her little ones leaving the nest. But she's taught them well, and at the end of their adventures, each one proves himself a mensch--making Mama one proud gefilte indeed.

Dave Horowitz's playful rhyming tale, its illustrations packed with comic asides, will have readers giggling out loud and looking for opportunities to practice their Yiddish--with help from the handy glossary at the end of the book.

The Golem's Latkes
The Golem's Latkes
School & Library      ISBN: 0761459049

On the first night of Hanukkah, Rabbi Judah has too much to do and too little time to do it. Before the rabbi leaves to visit the emperor, he tells his housemaid Basha that she can ask the golem to help. While the golem makes latkes, Basha decides to visit a friend. Basha is having so much fun with her friend, she doesn't realize that latkes are pouring out of the rabbi's house, sending people running Will Rabbi Judah come up with a solution to control the golem before it's too late? Illustrated with lively acrylic on wood, the book includes an Author's Note about the tale's origins.

Good Night, Maman
Good Night, Maman
Paperback      ISBN: 0152061738

Karin Levi's world of family, school, and friends is torn apart when the German army occupies Paris in June of 1940. Karin and her brother, Marc, like Jews all over Europe, find themselves on the run, seeking safety wherever they can find it. When Marc obtains two coveted places aboard a ship bound for the United States, Karin knows that crossing the ocean means she may never see her beloved parents again. Yet she and Marc have little choice if they are to survive. Karin's unforgettable story--revealing the little-known world of a handful of European refugees in World War II America--tells of survival, of growing up, and of love's ability to endure even the most extraordinary circumstances.

Gracie's Night: A Hanukkah Story
Gracie's Night
A Hanukkah Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0985735325

There's lots of love in Gracie's and Papa's lives, but not much money. Gracie finds a resourceful way to buy Papa some well-deserved Hanukkah gifts, but an encounter on a bitterly cold night opens her eyes and alters her plans. When we are brave enough to reach out instead of looking away, each of us can bring someone a miracle.

Hanukkah: A Mini Animotion Book
Hanukkah
A Mini Animotion Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0740797999

Preschoolers will love learning about Hanukkah traditions with a mini AniMotion (R) book written just for them.

Hanukkah employs Accord's New York Times best-selling AniMotion(tm) technology to celebrate the Festival of Lights. This sparkly tribute reveals an entertaining way to introduce youngsters to the traditions associated with the holiday. Animated windows feature flickering menorahs, spinning dreidels, and flipping latkes to celebrate important Jewish traditions associated with Hanukkah.

In addition to the book's entertaining narrative and sparkling, full-color illustrations, a collection of Hanukkah facts can be found in the back of the book, providing further opportunity for children to learn about--and celebrate--the rich traditions around the Festival of Lights.
Hanukkah Bear
Hanukkah Bear
School & Library      ISBN: 0823428559
Bubba Brayna's legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller.

Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, and on the first night of Hanukkah, the scent of her cooking wakes a hungry, adorable bear from his hibernation. He lumbers into town to investigate, and Bubba Brayna--who does not see or hear very well--mistakes him for her rabbi. She welcomes the bear inside to play the dreidel game, light the menorah, and enjoy a scrumptious meal.

However, after her well-fed guest leaves, there's a knock at the door--it's the rabbi, and all of Brayna's other friends, arriving for dinner. But there are no latkes left--and together, they finally figure out who really ate them.

Lively illustrations by Mike Wohnoutka, portraying the sprightly Bubba Brayna and her very hungry guest, accompany this instant family favorite, a humorous reworking of Eric A. Kimmel's earlier classic tale, The Chanukkah Guest. A traditional recipe for latkes is included in the back matter, along with interesting, digestible facts about the history and traditions of Hanukkah.

A 2013 National Jewish Book Award Winner, this book is perfect for a holiday story time with children-- either in the classroom or at home, as an introduction for young readers to the traditions and customs of Hanukkah, and as a classic to return to year after year.