Holiday Books for Children


There are so many books to choose from at holiday time. Here are some recent Hanukkah and Christmas titles you can find on our shelves.

Photo of little girl reading a holiday book on big chair.Hanukkah

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? By Jane Yolen
Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah.

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
An illustrated presentation of the well-known Hanukkah song. Includes note about the history of the song.

The Story Of Hanukkah by David Adler
In a simple yet dramatic text and vibrant paintings, the story of the courageous Maccabees and the miracle that took place in the Temple in Jerusalem is retold.

The Hanukkah Hop! By Erica Silverman
Rhymed text and illustrations follow a family's activities as they prepare to celebrate Hanukkah.

The Golem's Latkes by Eric Kimmel
Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel visits the Emperor, leaving a new housemaid to prepare for his Hanukkah party, but returns to find that she has misused the clay man he created. Includes historical and cultural notes.

Photo of little girl reading a holiday book on big chair.Christmas

A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Oliver Dunrea
Little Pyn finally persuades her gruff father to find the perfect Christmas tree in the snowy forest and, after bringing it home, decorates it with him

It’s Christmas, David! By David Shannon
Christmas has arrived with so many rules to follow that David fears his mistakes will cause Santa to pass him by.

One Starry Night by Lauren Thompson; Illustrated By Jonathan Bean
One starry night, as all sorts of animals watch over their young, Mary and Joseph watch over their baby boy, Jesus, in Bethlehem.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Nick Bruel
When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be canceled, Pete the cat comes to the rescue.

A Very Babymouse Christmas by Jennifer L. Holm
A spunky mouse with an active imagination is determined to get the latest electronic gadget for Christmas even if she has to outfox Santa himself to get it.


Author Bio:

Bio: DeAnn O. loves this time of year, and has a big stack of holiday books to read to her five year old.

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