Friday, November 22, 2013
Chanukah Books for Young Readers
Without overtly combining Thanksgiving and Chanukah, Gracie's Night by Lynn Taylor Gordon is about being grateful and thus works for both holidays. Most beautifully, it is written in verse. When I read this two our first graders, halfway into the book a boy said, "This book rhymes!" That, to me, is a sign that it is very well done because the language isn't repetitious and belabored. The children were riveted.
One Candle by Eve Bunting, a family develops its very own ritual for Chanukah to remember a relative who died in the Holocaust.