A collection of topical books and products organized by holiday and age group.
Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah
By Norman Bridwell
- October 2015
- Ages 3–5
Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are celebrating their first Hanukkah. They love hearing the story of Hanukkah, eating "latkes" (fried potato pancakes) and "sufganiyot" (fried jelly donuts), and playing dreidel.
After dinner, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth take a trip into town to see the giant menorah. But when they get there, they discover that one light is broken. It's too late in the evening to call a handyman, but maybe Clifford is big enough to help save Hanukkah!
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!
Illustrated by Shahar Kober
- September 2014
- Ages 2-4
Introduce your child to an exciting Hanukkah tradition with this shaped board book made to look just like a dreidel. Using the classic song “I Have a Little Dreidel,” follow along as the different animal families light the menorah, fry the latkes, and of course, spin the dreidel. A sweet board book to celebrate the holiday.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
By Caryn Yacowitz, Illustrated by David Slonim
Arthur A. Levine Books
- September 2014
- Ages 4-8
A family drives through the snow to visit their beloved bubbe, who spreads out a Chanukah supper for everyone to enjoy. But one dish goes a little wrong:
“I know an old lady who swallowed a dreidel
A Chanukah dreidel she thought was a bagel...
Perhaps it's fatal.”
Indeed, Bubbe’s first bite leads to an insatiable taste for oil, latkes, applesauce, gelt—even menorahs. But as the family tries to distract her from her gluttony, the items she devours grow ever larger. Will they be able to reconnect with her and bring her home for the last night of Chanukah—or will her feasting in fact be fatal? Beyond the joy of a Jewish take on this most American of folk songs, the illustrations here offer hilarious parodies of great works of art by da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hopper, Rockwell, Matisse, Picasso, and other masters—adding a whole new layer of humor and culture to the familiar tune. You'll love this old lady, and want to visit her every Chanukah for years to come.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
By Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Mark Teague
The Blue Sky Press
- September 2012
- Ages 3 and under
From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of families everywhere. But when the stockings are hung on the chimney, and the cookies are left out for Santa, how can little dinosaurs go to sleep? It's so exciting! How can they possibly calm down and behave? Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs secretly lick candy canes, take sneaky peeks at gifts, and disrupt the traditional family feast. With holiday surprises around every corner, the award-winning team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague create an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Merry Christmas? The same way they say Happy Chanukah: With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.