Passover Picture Books

The Jewish holiday Passover, which commemorates the Israelites’ liberation from Egyptian slavery, is right around the corner. Today I’ve put together a list of eight of my favorite Passover picture books!

All of these Passover picture books are suitable for Jewish and non-Jewish children, so whether your family celebrates Passover every year or you’re learning about the holiday for the first time, you’ve come to the right place!

Sarah’s Passover by Lisa Bullard

This adorable book offers up an accessible introduction to Passover for primary school-aged children. Sarah and her parents clean, shop, and cook in preparation to host a big Passover Seder for their extended family. Along the way, Sarah explains the historical and religious significance of each Passover tradition.

Is It Passover Yet? by Chris Barash

This charming book, written by the author of Is It Hanukkah Yet?, follows two children and their parents as they prepare their home for the arrival of Passover. With warm illustrations and simple text, this book is a perfect read-aloud for preschoolers.

The Story of Passover by David A. Adler

Paired with bold, colorful illustrations, this nonfiction picture book tells the story of how Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt.

More Than Enough: A Passover Story by April Halprin Wayland

As one family prepares for their Passover Seder, they give thanks for all of their blessings.

A Tale of Two Seders by Mindy Avra Portnoy

When her parents get divorced, a little girl worries about how she will celebrate the holidays in two different households. Fortunately, Passover, with its two Seders, is the easiest holiday for her to celebrate with both her mother and father. Over the course of three years and six Seders, the young narrator and her family adjust to this new arrangement, creating plenty of new family traditions along the way.

My First Passover by Tomie dePaola

This simple board book is an engaging introduction to the holiday for toddlers and young preschoolers.

A Sweet Passover by Lesléa Newman

This sweet story centers around the tradition of eating matzah bread during Passover. Miriam loves spending Passover with her family and eating matzah. All week long she eats matzah with jam, with butter, with tuna salad, and with cream cheese. But on the last day of Passover, Miriam decides that she is sick of matzah and refuses to eat any more. In an attempt to change her mind, Miriam’s family explains the significance of this humble food and what eating matzah during Passover represents.

Passover: Celebrating Now, Remembering Then by Harriet Ziefert

This unique book explains the ancient origin of the many components of a contemporary Passover Seder.

One Comment

  1. Thank you again, Katie, for your great suggestions. As a retired elementary teacher, I’m always interested in what’s available for families and school. Cultural tradition awareness is the cornerstone of respect for all.

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