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Here at TT2G we are big into many things: philly sports, reading, and holidays!  We have combined our love for 2 of these and created the ultimate holiday book guide for our favorite children’s holiday books.  We were extremely mindful of highlighting books across all religious backgrounds! Please help your kids become accustomed to other traditions and appreciate all the world has to offer : ) 

Here is the first of our series: Hanukkah Favorites! 

The Night Before Hanukkah by Natasha Wing

Overview – ““’Twas the night before the eight days of Hanukkah. Families were prepping from New York to Santa Monica.” With clever rhymes and lively illustrations, The Night Before Hanukkah brims with holiday spirit. This warm-spirited picture book is a delightful introduction to the holiday and its traditions aimed at the littlest celebrants.”

The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol by Arthur Levine

Overview – “magic, kindness, and generosity combine in this sweet holiday story from a beloved children’s author and illustrator team. Nate Gadol is a Hanukkah spirit who can make things last longer. During a long winter, he helps the Glaser family’s medicine stretch enough for them to share with another family.”

Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg

Overview – “It’s the first night of Hanukkah with the Latkes, an unusual family of potato pancakes. While mom and dad are busy in the kitchen frying up jelly donuts, not latkes, Grandpa tells Lucy his uproarious, inaccurate version of the Hanukkah story. Whether you’re Team Sour Cream or Team Applesauce, you and yours are guaranteed to love the Latkes!”

Goodnight Bubbala by Sheryl Haft 

Overview – “This reimagining of the classic children’s book follows a Jewish bunny family. Instead of “hushes,” dancing, kvelling, and noshing make up this little bunny’s bedtime routine. Filled with Yiddish words, this book — set during a Jewish family gathering — is a delight. Don’t miss the latke recipe by Ina Garten!”

While there are hundreds more amazing holiday books, these are some of our favorites.  Tune in next year for more classics to add to your list and library! 

Have a favorite Hanukkah book or series?  We’d LOVE to hear about it!