Many Jewish parents find themselves grappling with the same question every winter: really, eight nights of presents? Eight nights of toys can get excessive, so how about books? Just in time for Hanukkah, here are some of the best Jewish children's books of 2010.
Happy Hanukkah Lights by Jacqueline Jules
The Rooster Prince of Breslov by Ann Redisch Stampler
Gathering Sparks by Howard Schwartz
Baxter, The Pig Who Wanted To Be Kosher by Laurel Snyder
Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser
Zishe the Strongman by Robert Rubinstein
Feivel's Flying Horses by Heidi Smith Hyde
For details on many of these books, check out Marjorie Ingall's roundup at Tablet Magazine. Shopping for older kids? Keep an eye out for Marjorie's favorite chapter books and graphic novels next week. Eager to expand your library of Jewish books for kids? Sign up with your local PJ Library program.