Before you confuse yourself wondering how to explain the difference between a latke and a dreidel, reach for a few Hanukkah books that will teach your little rugrats about the Festival of Lights while giving you a holiday crash course, too. Click through the slideshow to take a peek.

Eight Winter Nights

This family Hanukkah books captures all the excitement of the holiday – from latkes to the story of the Maccabees, to festive poems and songs. You can also make Author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg’s book extra special by personalizing it with a photo of your kiddo and personal dedication. Age range: 4 - 8. Available at Chronicle Books; $24.99.

Does your family read books for Hanukkah and other celebrations?

– Leah R. Singer