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Children's Illustrated Passover Books

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Children's picture books and illustrated middle grade fiction and nonfiction about Passover
Journey with a curious little mouse as he travels from a wheat field in the country to a big city factory where harvested wheat is baked into matzah.

Journey with a curious little mouse as he travels from a wheat field in the country to a big city factory where harvested wheat is baked into matzah.

An old man walks into the town of Chelm asking for food. The townspeople claim they have nothing to share, but the man explains that he can make enough food for everyone with just a stone. The townspeople are intrigued and watch the man as he creates a pot of delicious matzoh ball soup. As he begins to cook, he asks for one ingredient and then another, which the townspeople provide. In the end, they have unknowingly contributed to making a Seder feast for all to share!

An old man walks into the town of Chelm asking for food. The townspeople claim they have nothing to share, but the man explains that he can make enough food for everyone with just a stone. The townspeople are intrigued and watch the man as he creates a pot of delicious matzoh ball soup. As he begins to cook, he asks for one ingredient and then another, which the townspeople provide. In the end, they have unknowingly contributed to making a Seder feast for all to share!

Little readers will have fun counting and rhyming with a brother and sister in Kar-Ben’s new board book Going on a Hametz Hunt, as they look for breadcrumbs in a favorite kids’ tradition before the start of the Passover holiday. Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules combines rhyme, counting, and a popular Jewish children’s activity for Passover. Cheery illustrations by Rick Brown compliment the simple text.

Little readers will have fun counting and rhyming with a brother and sister in Kar-Ben’s new board book Going on a Hametz Hunt, as they look for breadcrumbs in a favorite kids’ tradition before the start of the Passover holiday. Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules combines rhyme, counting, and a popular Jewish children’s activity for Passover. Cheery illustrations by Rick Brown compliment the simple text.

With permission from their commander and matzah brought in on a train from Cincinnati, Jewish members of a Civil War regiment improvise a seder to remember. The participation of three former slaves, now members of their company, lends a special meaning to this celebration of freedom.

With permission from their commander and matzah brought in on a train from Cincinnati, Jewish members of a Civil War regiment improvise a seder to remember. The participation of three former slaves, now members of their company, lends a special meaning to this celebration of freedom.

In this simple but pleasant poem, children learn the order of the Passover seder. A brief explanation of one to four lines is devoted to each of the fifteen steps of the traditional holiday meal, beginning with Kadesh, saying a blessing over the wine, and concluding with nirtzah, singing the final songs of the evening and expressing wishes to spend next year's holiday in Jerusalem. The name of each stage of the festive meal is written only in Hebrew, although the poem itself is in English.

In this simple but pleasant poem, children learn the order of the Passover seder. A brief explanation of one to four lines is devoted to each of the fifteen steps of the traditional holiday meal, beginning with Kadesh, saying a blessing over the wine, and concluding with nirtzah, singing the final songs of the evening and expressing wishes to spend next year's holiday in Jerusalem. The name of each stage of the festive meal is written only in Hebrew, although the poem itself is in English.

Baby sisters can be so annoying! That's what Max thinks. Max needs his daddy's help—right now!—to bake a surprise Passover birthday cake for his mommy. But as baby Trudy fusses instead of napping, and Daddy tries to settle her down, their time to bake is slipping away. With her warm and pithy storytelling, Michelle Edwards captures the moment in a child's life when he realizes that he has the power to do things on his own.

Baby sisters can be so annoying! That's what Max thinks. Max needs his daddy's help—right now!—to bake a surprise Passover birthday cake for his mommy. But as baby Trudy fusses instead of napping, and Daddy tries to settle her down, their time to bake is slipping away. With her warm and pithy storytelling, Michelle Edwards captures the moment in a child's life when he realizes that he has the power to do things on his own.

The war is over, and everyone is saying the South lost. Ten-year-old Jacob would give anything to show those Yankees that not all Confederates are ready to surrender. He gets his chance when he sees a real, live Yankee soldier walking down his street. But before Jacob can think of a way to be brave, the Yankee asks him for a piece of his matzoh. This true story about a Jewish Yankee soldier joining a Southern family’s Passover meal shows how common values can overcome divisive differences.

The war is over, and everyone is saying the South lost. Ten-year-old Jacob would give anything to show those Yankees that not all Confederates are ready to surrender. He gets his chance when he sees a real, live Yankee soldier walking down his street. But before Jacob can think of a way to be brave, the Yankee asks him for a piece of his matzoh. This true story about a Jewish Yankee soldier joining a Southern family’s Passover meal shows how common values can overcome divisive differences.

When her parents get divorced, a little girl is worried about many things, including how she will celebrate the Jewish holidays in two different households. The holiday of Passover gives her a chance to celebrate separately with each parent. Over the course of three years and six seders, she and her family work to adjust to this new world, creating happy new lives and new family traditions.

When her parents get divorced, a little girl is worried about many things, including how she will celebrate the Jewish holidays in two different households. The holiday of Passover gives her a chance to celebrate separately with each parent. Over the course of three years and six seders, she and her family work to adjust to this new world, creating happy new lives and new family traditions.

This gorgeous picture book in verse follows the actual story of the Exodus. Told through the eyes of a young slave girl, author Laurel Snyder and illustrator Catia Chien skillfully and gently depict the story of Pharoah, Moses, the 10 plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea in a remarkably accessible way.

The Longest Night by Laurel Snyder

This gorgeous picture book in verse follows the actual story of the Exodus. Told through the eyes of a young slave girl, author Laurel Snyder and illustrator Catia Chien skillfully and gently depict the story of Pharoah, Moses, the 10 plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea in a remarkably accessible way.

For centuries, millions of Jews around the world have celebrated Passover. Your child will discover the customs and rituals of the holiday in this rich compilation. The book gathers stories, songs, poems, pictures, and prayers to showcase the history and joy of this ancient festival and make it relevant to today.

For centuries, millions of Jews around the world have celebrated Passover. Your child will discover the customs and rituals of the holiday in this rich compilation. The book gathers stories, songs, poems, pictures, and prayers to showcase the history and joy of this ancient festival and make it relevant to today.

Meet Doda Golda, the most whimsical, loveable character ever! She’s as well-meaning as they come, but she does have a tendency to take statements quite literally—which often leads to hilariously funny outcomes… a great Pesach title and a gift that kids will enjoy again and again!

Meet Doda Golda, the most whimsical, loveable character ever! She’s as well-meaning as they come, but she does have a tendency to take statements quite literally—which often leads to hilariously funny outcomes… a great Pesach title and a gift that kids will enjoy again and again!

With only her best friend to lean on, forthright Penina Levine celebrates Passover while she contends with a bratty younger sister and a seemingly unsympathetic sixth-grade teacher.

With only her best friend to lean on, forthright Penina Levine celebrates Passover while she contends with a bratty younger sister and a seemingly unsympathetic sixth-grade teacher.

In this charming and humorous story, Miriam discovers—with the help of her family and a little matzah—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 matzah.

In this charming and humorous story, Miriam discovers—with the help of her family and a little matzah—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 matzah.

Miriam watched over her baby brother in the bulrushes, led the women in song when crossing the Red Sea, and kept the Israelites alive in the desert with water from her miraculous well. This beautifully illustrated, deeply spiritual book celebrates a beloved prophet and brings alive the magic of holidays and remembrance.

Miriam watched over her baby brother in the bulrushes, led the women in song when crossing the Red Sea, and kept the Israelites alive in the desert with water from her miraculous well. This beautifully illustrated, deeply spiritual book celebrates a beloved prophet and brings alive the magic of holidays and remembrance.

Oy gevalt! It's almost time for Passover. The Little Red Hen must make matzah. 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 favorite classic tale gets a Jewish twist in this hilarious story.

Oy gevalt! It's almost time for Passover. The Little Red Hen must make matzah. 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 favorite classic tale gets a Jewish twist in this hilarious story.

Izzy the Whiz is an amateur inventor who, right before Passover, creates a super-duper machine that whirs and purrs and munches and crunches and miraculously cleans the entire house just in time for the holiday -- but not without creating havoc along the way.

Izzy the Whiz is an amateur inventor who, right before Passover, creates a super-duper machine that whirs and purrs and munches and crunches and miraculously cleans the entire house just in time for the holiday -- but not without creating havoc along the way.