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JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JPB Adler

Adler, David A.  ONE YELLOW DAFFODIL: A HANUKKAH STORY. 

During Hanukkah two children help a Holocaust survivor to once again embrace his religious traditions. c1995.

 

JPB    Hirsh

Hirsh, Marilyn.  POTATO PANCAKES ALL AROUND: A Hanukkah Tale.

A wandering peddler teaches the villagers how to make potato pancakes from a crust of bread. c1978.

 

JPB    Kimmel

Kimmel, Eric A.  HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS. c1989.

 

JPB    Manushkin

Manushkin, Fran.  LATKES AND APPLESAUCE: A HANUKKAH STORY.

When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving animals who later return the favor. c1990.

 

JPB    Moorman

Moorman, Margaret.  LIGHT THE LIGHTS!: A STORY ABOUT CELEBRATING HANUKKAH & CHRISTMAS. c1994.

 

JPB    Penn

Penn, Malka.  THE MIRACLE OF THE POTATO LATKES: A Hanukkah Story. 

Tanta Golda makes the best latkes in all of Russia to share with her friends at Hanukkah, and even when a poor harvest leaves her with no potatoes, she is certain that "God will provide." c1994.

 

JPB    Pushker

Pushker. Gloria Teles. TOBY BELFER NEVER HAD A CHRISTMAS TREE. 

Living in a small Louisiana town where her family is the only Jewish one, Toby Belfer gives a party for her friends in order to explain Hannukah, including the story of Judah Maccabee, the significance of the menorah, how to make potato latkas, and how to play the game of dreydl. , Gloria Teles.  Toby Belfer never had a Christmas tree. c1991

 

JPB    Ruggill

Ruggill, Peter.  THE RETURN OF THE GOLEM : A Chanukah Story. 

The Golem, a clay man made by the Rabbi, saves a small village synagogue from some evil creatures from outer space. c1979.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE NONFICTION

 

J    296.4    K97gr

Kuskin, Karla.  A GREAT MIRACLE HAPPENED HERE: A Chanukah Story.

On the first night of Hanukkah, a mother tells her family and a young guest the story of the holiday's origin. c1993.

 

J    296.43    A237p

Adler, David A.  A PICTURE BOOK OF JEWISH HOLIDAYS.

Highlights the Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simhat Torah, Hanukkah, Tu Bi-Shevat, Purim, Passover, Yom ha-Azma'ut, Shavuot, Tishah be-Av, and other Jewish holidays. c1981.

 

J    296.43    C993j

Cuyler, Margery.  JEWISH HOLIDAYS. 

Describes the rituals connected with the Jewish holidays throughout the year and gives instructions for making a variety of related objects from easily available materials. c1978.

 

J    296.43    E64m

Epstein, Morris.  MY HOLIDAY STORY BOOK. c1980.

 

J    296.435    C434l

Chaikin, Miriam. LIGHT ANOTHER CANDLE: THE STORY AND MEANING OF HANUKKAH. 

Retells the story of Hanukkah and explains its symbols by describing high points in Jewish history, worship, and culture. c1981.

 

J    296.435    D794h

Drucker, Malka.  HANUKKAH: EIGHT NIGHTS, EIGHT LIGHTS. 

Introduces the history, customs, rituals, foods, games, and gifts associated with the Festival of Lights and includes recipes, crafts, and puzzles for celebrating the Jewish holiday. c1980.

 

J    296.435    H669h

Hirsh, Marilyn. THE HANUKKAH STORY.

Relates the struggle of Judah Maccabee and his small army against the overwhelming might of the Syrians and how this event gave rise to the celebration of Hanukkah. c1997.

 

J    392.269    P985j

Purdy, Susan Gold.  JEWISH HOLIDAYS: FACT, ACTIVITIES AND CRAFTS.  

Traces the history of sixteen major Jewish holidays and describes their celebration from ancient times to the present day.  Also gives instructions for crafts and activities related to each holiday. c1969.

 

YP    641.5    W366ho

Webb, Lois Sinaiko.  HOLIDAYS OF THE WORLD COOKBOOK FOR STUDENTS

A collection of 388 recipes from more than 136 countries plus an introduction describing local holidays, customs, and foods that are part of the holiday tradition in each country. c1995.

 

J    745.5    R824be

Ross, Kathy. YEAR OF CRAFTS FOR KIDS.

The best holiday crafts ever!. Provides instructions for more than seventy-five craft projects for Valentine's Day, Easter, Earth Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. c1997.

 

J     784.76    E57my

Engel, Rose.  MY HANUKKAH SONGBOOK

Vocal score with piano accompaniment. c1966.

 

J    641.567    P985J

Purdy, Susan Gold.  JEWISH HOLIDAY COOKBOOK.

Presents recipes for traditional Jewish foods and outlines of the related holidays. c1979.

 

J    745.5024    B395j

Becker, Joyce.  JEWISH HOLIDAY CRAFTS. c1977.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE FICTION

 

J    S617p

Singer, Isaac Bashevis.  THE POWER OF LIGHT: EIGHT STORIES FOR HANUKKAH. 

A Hanukkah Evening in My Parents' House--The Extinguished Lights--The Parakeet Named Dreidel--Menasche and Rachel--The Squire--The Power of Light--Hershele and Hanukkah--Hanukkah in the Poorhouse. c1980.

 

 


PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

 

P.R.    296.435    H233

Levin, Ina Massler. Editor.  HANUKKAH ACTIVITIES.  

For teachers of elementary grades. c1994.

 

 


REFERENCE

 

REF    394.26   M576w

Mervis, Leonard J.  WE CELEBRATE THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS. c1952.  

 

REF    394.26    T476ho

Thompson, Sue Ellen.  HOLIDAY SYMBOLS.  "A guide to the legend and lore behind the people, places, food, animals, and other symbols associated with holidays and holy days, feasts and fasts, and other celebrations, covering popular, ethnic, religious, national, and ancient events, as observed in the United States and around the world." c2000.

 

 

 

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