Happy Hanukkah! In 2017, Hanukkah starts the evening of December 12 and concludes the night of December 20. We’re happy to suggest reading to take you through every night. Enjoy Hanukkah story times.
We’re partnering with the Asheville Jewish Community Center to raise funds for their Capital Campaign. We’re hosting a Book Fair December 8 – 10. Come in our store or order online from our website during that time. Mention “JCC” at the register, or include it in the comments box when ordering online. The JCC will receive 15% of the total purchase. Spread the word for a good cause. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Any purchases go towards the JCC, not just Hanukkah books. To purchase the books below from us online, just click on the title or cover.
In this sweet and humorous picture book, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a multi-cultural family (Mom’s Indian; Dad’s Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food. Instead of latkes, this family celebrates Hanukkah with tasty Indian dosas.
It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. When she meets a wolf, she has to convince him latkes are tastier than Little Red Ruthie.
Shmelf, one of Santa’s elves, uncovers Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, he sees how special the traditions of the holiday truly are–and he wants to be a part of it Luckily, Santa just might have a special role in mind for Shmelf….. who becomes Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf.
A mysterious soldier appears at the door hands Gabriel a tarnished horn, and disappears. As the years go by, Gabriel’s family prospers and they, in turn, help their neighbors. Could their good luck have something to do with the soldier or the horn? Gabriel’s Horn is from the author of the classic Hershel and the Hannukah Goblins.
Simon and the Bear (and Santa) – this fanciful Hanukkah tale-like none you’ve ever read before-celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love. A retelling of the ancient Hanukkah story is included on the last page.
Flip, flap here.Flip, flop there. Potato pancakes in the air. Latkes flying everywhere
Say “Happy Hanukkah ” with this joyful story of one family’s holiday celebration in Hanukkah!