5 Hanukkah audiobooks for kids

Celebrate Hanukkah by listening to an audiobook with your children that will educate, entertain, and inspire.

 

1. Hanukkah Bear by Eric Kimmel, narrated by Laural Merlington

Hanukkah Bear.

A bear wakes to wonderful smells that leads him to the house of Bubba Brayna. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, but at 97, she doesn’t hear or see well. When the bear arrives at her door, she believes he is her rabbi. Bubba Brayna and the bear light the menorah, play the dreidel game, and eat all the latkes.
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2. Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel, narrated by Gildart Jackson

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

On the first night of Hanukkah, a traveler named Hershel of Ostropol eagerly approaches a village. But when he arrives, not a single candle is lit. A band of frightful goblins has taken over, and the villagers cannot celebrate. Hershel vows to help them. But can one man alone save Hanukkah, and live to tell the tale?
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3. Dreidels on the Brain by Joel Ben Izzy, narrated by Joel Ben Izzy

Dreidels on the Brain.

Joel, a magician who dreams of being a superhero, fails miserably at making himself disappear at school. Home isn’t any better, with a family that’s embarrassing and broke. That’s why he’s betting everything on these eight nights, to see whether it’s worth believing in God or miracles or anything at all. He’s scrambling to come to terms with the world he lives in — from hospitals to Houdini to the Holocaust — before the last of the candles burns out.
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4. Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer, narrated by Kirby Heyborne

Latke, the Lucky Dog.

Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke the puppy joins the family just in time for the celebrations. Although he has trouble learning the house rules, he is one lucky dog! Told from the pup’s point of view, this sweet Hanukkah song is perfect for little ones.
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5. In The Month Of Kislev by Nina Jaffe, narrated by Theodore Bikel

In The Month Of Kislev.

Every night during Hanukkah, the Mendel children stand outside the window of a wealthy and arrogant merchant to enjoy the delicious smell of golden latkes. When Faivel, the merchant, discovers the children on the eighth night of Hanukkah, he is outraged. He insists they face Rabbi Yohah for judgement, and takes the family of a poor peddler to court. It is here that he learns the true meaning of Hanukkah.
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