It's Hanukkah! by Richard SebraDo you like holidays? Learn all about how and why people celebrate different holidays. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the traditions and celebrations of Hanukkah. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.
The Parakeet Named Dreidel by Isaac Bashevis Singer; Suzanne Raphael Berkson (Illustrator)The classic story from Nobel Prize winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer about a family who adopts a parakeet during Hanukkah, fully illustrated and in picture book form for the very first time. When young David and Mama and Papa are celebrating Hanukkah one frosty winter evening in Brooklyn, Papa sees a parakeet sitting on the window ledge. He lets the parakeet in and everyone is delighted to find that it speaks Yiddish. They name it Dreidel and it becomes part of their family. Many years later, when David is in college, he is at a party one night and tells Dreidel's story--only to discover that Zelda, a young woman at the party, owned the bird herself as a child. Papa and Mama are worried that they will have to give their beloved pet back, but then David and Zelda decide to get married after college, and everyone agrees that they should take Dreidel with them as they start their own family.