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.

Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah

Sammy Spider wishes he could celebrate Hanukkah, especially after watching Josh Shapiro spin light the menorah. But in Sylvia Rous’ story, Sammy’s mom reminds him that spiders spin webs, not dreidels. Young readers will learn along with Sammy all about the Festival of Lights. Ages 3 - 8. Available at amazon.com; $6.57.

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Does your family read books for Hanukkah and other celebrations?

– Leah R. Singer