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Passover: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about Passover?

As you can see, this list of kids books about Passover is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about Passover, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Pippa's Passover Plate
Written by Vivian Kirkfield & illustrated by Jill Weber
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
A gentle Passover story about a mouse whose search for her Seder plate ends with a group of unexpected but welcome holiday guests. Sundown is near and with it will come the beginning of Passover. Pippa mouse is missing her Seder plate which she will need for the Passover celebration. To find her plate she must muster enough courage to ask animals that frighten her for help. To her surprise not only are the animals helpful in helping her trace her plate to the pond, they become her Passover Seder guests.
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A Sweet Passover
Written by Leslea Newman & illustrated by David Slonim and Leslea Newman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7
In this charming and humorous story, Miriam discovers—with the help of her family and a little matzah bread—the true meaning and importance of Passover. Miriam loves spending time with her family during Passover, and all week long she is happy to eat lots of matzah. But when she wakes up on the last day of the holiday, she is sick of matzah and refuses to eat it ever again. Then Grandpa makes his special matzah brei for the whole family, and Miriam learns there's more to Passover than just the matzah.
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Is it Passover Yet?
Written by Chris Barash & illustrated by Alessandra Psacharopulo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
It’s time to clean the house, set out our best dishes, and fill our homes with food and family to celebrate the joyous holiday of Passover! In this sweet story, join one family as they gather with loved ones to share the joy of togetherness and freedom that Passover brings.
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More Than Enough
Written by April Halprin Wayland & illustrated by Katie Kath
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
A family’s Passover celebration is equal parts warmth and charm in this cozy picture book, with the traditional seder song “Dayenu” as the grateful refrain. In this story told in spare, lyrical prose, a Jewish family prepares for their Passover seder, visiting the farmer’s market for walnuts, lilacs, and honey (and adopting a kitten along the way!), then chopping apples for the charoset, and getting dressed up before walking to Nana’s house. The refrain throughout is “Dayenu”—a mind-set of thankfulness, a reminder to be aware of the blessings in each moment. At Nana’s, there’s matzo ball soup, chicken, coconut macaroons, and of course, the hidden afikomen. After opening the door for Elijah and singing the verses of “Chad Gadya,”Nana tucks the children in for a special Passover sleepover. This warm, affectionate story embraces Passover in the spirit of dayenu, and offers a comprehensive glossary—it’s a perfect read for the entire family in anticipation and celebration of the holiday.

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