With almost 400 Hanukkah titles to choose from in the Rabbi Richard B. Safran library, it might be hard to pick just one – or just one for each night. Here are some suggestions. Just in time for Hanukkah, which begins Tuesday, December 12, we have four new holiday picture books.
· Sammy Spider’s Hanukkah Colors by Sylvia Rouss is Sammy’s latest board book for our very youngest readers. Sammy learns about the holiday and colors at the same time.
· The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story by Rene Londner is a fun look at the Hebrew letters on the wooden toys. Here the letters come to life, with gimel the target of the others’ jealousy.
· Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm by Linda Glaser brings Hanukkah to the infamous citizens of Chelm. The author of the award-winning, Hannah’s Way and On One Foot returns with a humorous take on cooking for the holiday.
· Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor by Ann Koffsky is a Hanukkah book that might help with those flu shots! Judah and Hannah have their annual check-ups during Hanukkah, and Judah learns a new way that he can serve as a “shield” for his baby sister.
Along with our four new titles, we have more than 350 books, music CDs and DVDs to help celebrate the holiday! From Hanukkah in America: A History by Dianne Ashton for adults to Shalom Sesame videos for the kids, we have lots to offer. Please take advantage of this free resource for Temple families. Check out our full library catalog.