Are you looking for cool books to share with your kids about Passover? Or, you’re looking for some books to teach your kids more about the Jewish celebration of Passover? Maybe you just want to share some Seder fun?
Check out our picks for perfect Passover reads this year.
Jewish Holidays | Passover Children’s Book Recommendations
AGES: Kindergarten & Up
From the Publisher: “In this seasonal follow-up to Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah, the eager arachnid’s mother teaches him to make a web when theirs is laid waste by a monster a broom being used to ready the Shapiros’ home for Passover. Though Sammy becomes fascinated by his mother’s explanations of the holiday traditions, he is repeatedly told, Spiders don’t celebrate Passover. Spiders spin webs.”
From the Publisher: “On the morning of the Passover seder, a lonely bubbe decides to make a matzo ball boy to keep her company. Soon delicious smells waft from the bubbling pot, and when she lifts the lid to see if the matzo ball boy is done, out he jumps. “Oy!” she cries. “And where do you think you’re going?” “I’m off to see the world, bubbe,” he replies. Before long, a yenta and her children, a rabbi, and a fox are all on a mad chase to catch the matzo ball boy!”
AGE: Board Book
From the Publisher: “Why is matzah plain and flat? For centuries it’s been like that. A rhyming introduction to Passover’s traditional food, with children eating and enjoying “lotsa matzah” many different ways during the holiday.”
From the Publisher: “Passover is a time for families and friends to celebrate their faith and shared history.
Tomie dePaola’s simple text and beautiful illustrations provide insight into this special holiday for young readers.”
From the Publisher: “Grover and Big Bird are in a hurry to get to the Passover seder, but – uh, oh! — there are many delays. Moishe Oofnik comes to the rescue in his tumbledown truck, but will they arrive in time to ask the Four Questions?”
From the publisher: “A Passover cookbook with an emphasis on matzos and an explanation of the Seder.”
AGES: 5 and Up
From the Publisher: “Little Red Hen must make matzah for Passover. She asks her friends for help planting grains. “Sorry, bub,” neighs Horse. “Think again,” barks Dog. Of course, the Little Red Hen does it all herself. A classic tale gets a Jewish twist in this hilarious story.”
From School Library Journal: “This simple yet dramatic story retells the Children of Israel’s exodus from slavery in Egypt. Nothing is whitewashed in the text or the illustrations; slaves are beaten and killed, babies are drowned in the river, Moses attacks and kills a slave master, the Angel of Death visits the Egyptians, and Pharaoh’s army is swallowed by the sea. However, readers already familiar with this narrative will appreciate the straightforward honesty and will relish the detailed, expressive, acrylic illustrations.”
AGES: 6 and up
From the Publisher: “Matzah & Miracles is a 40-minute complete Passover musical on CD packaged inside an 88-page Chapter Book with dramatic play activities for the Seder such as song lyrics, stick puppet characters to color and skits to perform. This original Jewish musical is an ideal Passover gift for elementary school children. It is the only complete Passover musical on the market with its Pesach story written into a chapter book. Synopsis: Another Passover? Another Seder? The Lerner kids, Ariel and Benjamin, think it’s the most boring holiday ever! That’s until their Bubbe finds an enchanting, magical way to tell them the story that every Jew around the world tells at their Passover Seder and has for thousands of years. The children travel back in time to Ancient Egypt and experience first-hand the liberation of the Hebrews from slavery.”
Do you have a favorite Passover book? Leave it in the comments so we can check it out!
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