Happy Hanukkah!

Look for these fun Hanukkah titles!

dreidelThe Parakeet Named Dreidel by Isaac Bashevis Singer

When young David and Mama and Papa are celebrating Hanukkah one  winter evening in Brooklyn, Papa sees a parakeet sitting on the window ledge. He lets the parakeet in and everyone is delighted to find that it speaks Yiddish. They name it Dreidel and it becomes part of their family. Many years later, when David is in college, he is at a party one night and tells Dreidel’s story–only to discover that Zelda, a young woman at the party, owned the bird herself as a child. What will happen next?

dreidel1Zigazak! : a Magical Hanukkah Night by Eric Kimmel

On the first night of Hanukkah, two tricky devils arrive in the town of Brisk to cause mischief. They use a magic word ” Zigazak! ” to make dreidels dance and latkes fly. The good citizens of Brisk panic and appeal to their wise rabbi for help. Who will win in this contest of wits?



dreidel2Honeyky Hanukkah by Woody Guthrie

Moving merrily from house to house to gather family and friends for a Hanukkah 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.