Check It Out!: New Hanukkah Books

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel by Caryn Yacowitz

A beloved grandmother spreads out a yummy Hanukkah supper only to develop an insatiable appetite that alarms her family.

Simon and Bear: a Hanukkah Tale by Eric Kimmel

Stranded on an iceberg on his way to America, Simon remembers his mother’s parting words and lights the first candle on his menorah while praying for a miracle, which soon arrives in the form of a friendly polar bear.

Beautiful Yetta’s Hanukkah Kitten by Daniel Pinkwater

Huddling with her parrot friends in a warm nest atop a street light as the winter begins, Yetta the Yiddish chicken discovers a stray kitten and must find it a safe home when her parrot friends are reluctant to adopt it.

Honeyky Hanukkah by Woody Guthrie

Moving merrily from house to house to gather family and friends for a Hanukah feast at Bubbe’s home, a little boy and his dog sing happily together in a story complemented by a CD recording of the author’s song as performed by The Klezmatics.

Enjoy the Klezmatics performing Honeyky Hanukkah!