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Children Diversity Reading Challenge

Happy Hanukkah! Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf

Shmelf is one of Santa’s most important elves. He’s part of the List Checking department, and he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents! But when Shmelf finds out that some children are missing from Santa’s list, he goes to investigate.

What Shmelf uncovers is Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, he sees how special the traditions of the holiday truly are-and he wants to be a part of it! Luckily, Santa just might have a special role in mind for Shmelf….

Isn’t that the cutest little elf face ever? I love that this book is focused on the little ones. I know some little ones don’t understand that they celebrate differently than their friends. Here’s a way to make Hanukkah feel special for the little ones who are confused or who want to learn about Hanukkah.

Schmelf!

This fun book counts for their Diversity Reading Challenge!

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Children Diversity Reading Challenge

A fun new book for Hanukkah: Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, Howard McWilliam

Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf

Shmelf is one of Santa’s most important elves. He’s part of the List Checking department, and he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents! But when Shmelf finds out that some children are missing from Santa’s list, he goes to investigate.

What Shmelf uncovers is Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, he sees how special the traditions of the holiday truly are-and he wants to be a part of it! Luckily, Santa just might have a special role in mind for Shmelf….

Isn’t that the cutest little elf face ever? I love that this book is focused on the little ones. I know some little ones don’t understand that they celebrate differently than their friends. Here’s a way to make Hanukkah feel special for the little ones who are confused or who want to learn about Hanukkah.

Schmelf!

Even though this book is for the littles, let’s make it count for their Diversity Reading Challenge.

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Books Children

The 12 books of Christmas and Hanukkah

Welcome to

The 12 Books of Christmas

Every day we’ll share a new book together as we count down the days to Christmas!

THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH

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What will be next?

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Books Children

12 books of Christmas and Some Hanukkah Kittens

Welcome to

The 12 Books of Christmas

Every day we’ll share a new book together as we count down the days to Christmas!

THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS AND FIRST DAY OF HANUKKAH

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Books

Coming Soon: The 12 Books of Christmas

It’s December so that means it’s time for

The 12 Books of Christmas

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Stay tuned this month as I countdown to Christmas with some new and favorite reads!

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Books Children

The Upshot: Finding Hidden Treasures

While chatting with relatives this weekend, I discovered an unused pile of books I had gifted my husband. (side eye)

Have you ever discovered a pile of unread books? What did you find?

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Books Non Fiction

Bookish Hanukkah Gift

Do you need gift ideas for Hanukkah? Do you have a special guy (or gal) in your life who has everything? Ever had a discussion about famous Jewish Jocks?

Checkout my video on Socialcam for the perfect bookish Hanukkah gift for that hard to buy for person.

Can’t see the video? Here’s the book.  Grab a copy today at your local bookstore!

 

Happy Hanukkah!