Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories

Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories

by Megan Hart, KK Hendin, Stacey Agdern, Jennifer Gracen It’s definitely not love at first sight for Amanda and her cute but mysterious new neighbor, Ben. Can a Chanukah miracle show them that getting off on the wrong foot doesn’t mean they can’t walk the same road? Lawyers in love, Shari Cohen and Evan Sonntag are happy together. But in a moment of doubt, he pushes her away—then soon realizes…

The Latke in the Library & Other Mystery Stories for Chanukah by Libi Astaire

The Latke in the Library & Other Mystery Stories for Chanukah by Libi Astaire

Oy vey! When elderly mystery writer Agatha Krinsky falls for the fifth time, her nephew Sheldon insists she move into an assisted living facility. True to form, on her first day in her new home Agatha discovers a body in the library. But the staff won’t take her seriously, and even her elderly luncheon companions — Herschel Perlow, Miss Eppel, and Ronny and Rubles Bernfeld — are more interested in…

Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer

Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer

Rachel Rosenstein is determined to celebrate Christmas this year—and the fact that her family is Jewish is not going to stop her. In a series of hilarious and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel writes a letter to Santa explaining her cause, pays him a visit at the mall, and covertly decorates her house on Christmas Eve (right down to latkes for Santa and his reindeer). And while Rachel may wrestle with her…

Why Dogs Have Wet Noses by Kenneth Steven

Why Dogs Have Wet Noses by Kenneth Steven

Illustrated by Øyvind Torseter Comprised of fun and playfully surprising contemporary illustrations and a satisfying tall tale, Why Dogs Have Wet Noses is a refreshing and memorable take on an old story. Told with dry humor, this is a secular story of how, not long after the world began, it started to rain, and it was the kind of rain that pounds down and never stops. Wise as he was,…

The Mountain Jews and the Mirror by Ruchama King Feuerman

The Mountain Jews and the Mirror by Ruchama King Feuerman

Yosef and Estrella have spent their whole lives in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. When they move to the city, they face a strange, unfamiliar world. Will their love survive the surprises of their new home? A funny and charming folktale-like story of mistaken identities. The book’s page on the publisher’s website

Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Lesléa Newman

Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Lesléa Newman

Moshe Cotel was a composer who lived in a noisy building on a noisy street in a noisy city. But Moshe didn’t mind. Everything he heard was music to his ears. One day, while out for a walk, he heard a small, sad sound that he’d never heard before. It was a tiny kitten! “Come on, little Ketzel,” Moshe said, “I will take you home and we will make beautiful…

Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match by Rabbi Ron Isaacs and Karen Rostoker-Gruber

Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match by Rabbi Ron Isaacs and Karen Rostoker-Gruber

Farmer Kobi’s well-mannered goats, donkey, and sheep know just how to play host, and they give Polly, Kobi’s Hanukkah guest, a gracious welcome. But when Polly isn’t sure animals belong in a house, what will happen next? Find out with laugh-out-loud pictures and puns that are sure to entertain all readers. As donkey says: Hee-Haw-Yahoo! The book’s page on the publisher’s website

Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon

Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon

A refugee seeking sanctuary from the horrors of Kristallnacht, Oskar arrives by ship in New York City with only a photograph and an address for an aunt he has never met. It is both the seventh day of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve, 1938. As Oskar walks the length of Manhattan, from the Battery to his new home in the north of the city, he passes experiences the city’s many holiday…

The Gelt Giving Golem by Carolyn Greenwald

The book at Amazon The Gelt Giving Golem tells the tale of the Hanukkah Golem, a friendly character who was formed from clay by Rabbi Ben Bezalel on the 25th of Kislev, the first night of Hanukkah. The Hanukkah Golem teaches children to practice Tikun O’lam and shares chocolate gelt with children who are well-behaved during the holiday. Each morning of Hanukkah, your children can discover their plush Golem doing…