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[book] The Brothers' Promise by Frances Harber, Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator), Abby Levine
(list: $16 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. 32 pages (March 1998) Albert Whitman & Co. The tale of companionship, sharing, and respect, between two farmer brothers (Yankel and Yosef) in Eastern Europe, who make a promise to their dying father to help each other through life. If they do, their father tells them, ``the angels will weep with joy."
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[book] The Two Brothers: A Legend of Jerusalem by Neil Waldman
(list: $17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. 40 pages (September 1997) Atheneum. Similar to the book above, except set in Jerusalem. One of my favorite tales. Two brothers who love each other dearly inherit their father's land and live on opposite sides of a hill. When King Solomon witnesses the brothers' simple acts of kindness, a miracle occurs, leading to the creation of the holy temple and ancient city of Jerusalem.
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[book] The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen: Seventy Ways to Have Fun With Your Kids and Make Your Family's Celebrations Special by Joan Nathan
($18 before discount). Reading level: All Ages Hardcover (November 1995) Random House. Explaining how to introduce children to their Jewish heritage through the food associated with its holidays, seventy child-centered recipes and cooking activities offer a historical array of flavors. Lots of drawings.
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[book] The Menorah's Story by Mark H. Podwal
(list: $15, less 30%) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages (October 1998) Greenwillow.
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[book] Ten Classic Jewish Children's Stories by Peninnah Schram
(list: $17, less 30%) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 48 pages (Fall 1998). Schram, a master of Jewish storytelling, retells ten classic Jewish folktales from the Talmud, Aggadah, and Torah Midrash. Each story is followed by questions which help the readers and listeners to think more deeply about the lessons of the tales and reinforce its Jewish values. For example, in the Talmudic tale about why the Sun is large, the moon is small, and the stars seem even smaller, we learn about complaining and jealousy, and how you have to be careful what you wish for. Jeffrey Alon's watercolors help to capture the essence of the tales.
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[book] Melly's Menorah/With over 50 Full-Color Peel-Off Stickers! by Amye Rosenberg
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Paperback (October 1991) Aladdin Paperbacks. When the family's menorah is lost in the move to their new house, Little Melly produces a menorah made of cookie dough which is baked to save this important day.
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[book] The Rugrats' Book of Chanukah by Sarah Willson, Barry Goldberg (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 32 pages (October 1997)
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[book] The Power of Light by I. B. Singer
$15 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 86 pages. (Sep 1990) Eight tales by Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer--one for each night of the Hanukkah celebration--tell of a world in which miracles abound, love triumphs, and faith prevails.
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[book] Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel
$7 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 1994. An original story in the tradition of the old Yiddish folk tales about Hershel Ostropolier. This book is welcome both as a Hanukkah story and as a story of hobgoblins who try to ruin Chanukkah for the village.
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[book] The Magic Dreidels: A Hanukkah Story by Eric A. Kimmel, Katya Krenina (Illustrator)
$7 before our discount. Reading level: Ages 4-8. 1997. While attempting to retrieve his new dreidel from the well, Jacob meets a goblin who gives him two magic dreidels in its place, but when Jacob is tricked by Fruma Sarah and loses both of them to her, he decides to return to the goblin for help in getting them back.
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[book] Papa's Latkes. by Jane Breskin Zalben.
(list $14) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (September 1996) Henry Holt & Company, Inc. Another in Zalben's growing list of holiday books about Beni the Bear and his Jewish family. Because Mama doesn't want to make the traditional potato pancakes this year, the scene is set for a latke-making contest. Goldie, Max, Rosie, Leo, Blossom, and Molly each take a turn, but it isn't until Papa takes over that Beni declares a winner--Papa's latkes are the best. Includes song and recipes
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[book] Grandma's Latkes by Malka Drucker, Eve Chwast (Illustrator)
(list $6) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Paperback (October 1996) Harcourt Brace. As Molly and her grandmother prepare latkes, her grandmother recalls the Hanukkah story of the tyranny of Antiochus, the faith of Mattathias, the bravery of the Maccabees, and the miracle of the oils. Full-color illustrations.
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[book] Chanukah in Chelm by David A. Adler, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator)
(list: $15.93) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding-32 pages (October 1997) Lothrop Lee & Shepard. The people of Chelm have good hearts, great dreams, and very little sense. So when Mendel needs a table to hold the Chanukah menorah, his simple trip to the storage closet turns into a hilariously bungled quest.
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[book] The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser, Nancy Cote (Illustrator)
(list: $16 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8. 32 pages (September 1997) Albert Whitman & Co. It's the last night of Hanukkah and there are only three little potatoes left--not enough to make latkes for the relatives. Rachel has the solution--she will borrow some potatoes from Mrs. Greenberg. And then she will invite Mrs. Greenberg, who is all alone, to share Hanukkah with them. But though Mrs. Greenberg has a heart of gold, she is a stubborn as an ox--she doesn't want to be a bother. Luckily, Rachel is one smart and equally stubborn little girl.
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[book] There's No Such Thing As a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein by Susan Sussman, Goldstein Sussman, Charles Robinson, Kathleen Tucker.
($8) Reading level: Ages 9-12 48 pages (September 1987) A wise, understanding grandfather helps Robin, a Jewish child, cope with Christmas; not an easy task when even Sandy, who is also Jewish, is allowed to have a Christmas tree and Robin can't have one.
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[book] The Very Best Hanukkah Gift by Joanne Rocklin, Catharine O'Neill (Illustrator).
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (October 1999). Daniel wants to vercome his fear of dogs so that his sister can get a pet.
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[book] The Ugly Menorah by Marissa Moss.
($14) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 32 pages (October 1996) Farrar Straus & Giroux. My favorite Hanukkah book. On the first Hanukkah since Rachel's grandpa died, Rachel is keeping her grandma company. "Where is your menorah, Grandma?" Racel asks. When Grandma points to a plain wooden board with tin cylinders, Rachel can't help crying, "It's so ugly!" Then Rachel listens as Grandma tells the menorah's history, and Grandpa seems to fill the house again.
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[book] Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays by Jane Breskin Zalben, Joan Nathan
($20 before discount). Hardcover - 96 pages (September 1996) Henry Holt. A collection of more than fifty delicious recipes for traditional Jewish dishes for every Jewish holiday during the year is accompanied by notes on the religious and cultural significance of each food.
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[book] The Book of Miracles: A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness by Lawrence Kushner (Illustrator)
($17 before discount) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 96 pages New 10th edition (December 1997) Jewish Lights Pub. Combining Talmud, Bible, and Midrashic stories, this is a spiritual guide for children.
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[book] The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
(list $15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 32 pages (September 1994) Simon & Schuster. A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.
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[book] The Tattooed Torah by Marvell Ginsburg, Martin Lemelman
(list $11) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover - 32 pages (December 1983) UAHC. A small Torah stolen and desecrated by Nazi soldiers in Czechoslovakia is eventually rescued and restored to people who appreciate it.
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[book] Clouds of Glory: Jewish Legends & Stories About Bible Times by Miriam Chaikin, David Frampton
(list $19) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover-128 pages (April 1998). Simple midrashim for children.
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[book] The Angel's Mistake: Stories of Chelm by Francine Prose, Mark Podwal (Illustrator)
(list $15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages (April 1997) Greenwillow. First of all, nothing beats illustrations by Mark Podwal. Second, did I ever tell you about how I almost took the bus to Chelm when I made the wrong turn in Krakow? Third, let me tell you about this cute book: a winsome story set in the Polish town of Chelm, charting its origins to the angel carrying a bag of "stupid souls" and mistakenly spilling them all in one town, instead of disbursing them randomly through the Earth.
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[book] You Never Know: A Legend of the Lamed-Vavniks by Francine Prose, Mark Podwal (Illustrator)
(list $15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages (May 1998) Greenwillow. Every child should know this legend - that residing on the Earth are 36 holy people who do good deeds. In this book's take on the legend, the town of Plotchnik hasn't had any rain in forty days. But the town's humble shoemaker, Poor Schmuel, has the power to command rain and much more. What makes him so extraordinary? Nobody, including the town elders, can explain it until one night the Rabbi has a very strange dream.
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[book] The Fools of Chelm and Their History by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Uri Shulevitz
(list: $4) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback Reprint edition (October 1988) Farrar Straus & Giroux.
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[book] Just Stay Put: A Chelm Story by Gary Clement (Illustrator)
($15) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover (April 1996) Groundwood Books. Disinclined to work and perpetually daydreaming, Mendel leaves his family in Chelm behind to journey to exciting Warsaw, an adventure that is cut short when a shepherd rearranges the napping Mendel's boots.
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