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Kids' Passover books we love

Get your kids in the spirit of Passover with these adorable and educational books for various ages.

By Jessica Pollack and Haley Overland

Kids' Passover books we love

Asteroid Goldberg: Passover in Space

This fun and silly Passover book is out of this world! Asteroid Goldberg and her family wind up stuck in space for the holiday, using all the cool things they find around them (big dipper ladle, anyone?) to follow the traditions of Passover. By Brianna Caplan Sayres, illustrated by Merrill Rainey and published by Intergalactic Afikoman.

Where to buy? amazon.ca

the book cover for asteroid goldberg: passover in space shows a little girl in a space suit holding an asteroid matzah

Sammy the Spider’s First Passover

Sammy the Spider always learns about the holidays from the family whose home his web is in, but during their Passover cleaning his web is destroyed. Sammy and his mom set out to spin a new web in this beautiful book with cut-out illustrations. By Sylvia A. Rouss, illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn and published by Kar-Ben.

Where to buy? amazon.ca

the book cover for sammy spider's first passover shows cut-out illustrations of a spider and a seder plate

Lotsa Matzah

This adorable board book is all about matzah! "Why is matzah plain and flat? For centuries it's been like that." Learn why matzah looks the way it does, the significance of it and all the many things you can put on matzah to make it taste delicious. By Tilda Balsley, published by Lerner Publishing Group.

Where to buy? chapters.indigo.ca

the book cover for Lotsa Matzah with a little boy eating a matzoh sandwich with a tower of matzoh sandwiches on the table and his dog beside him

It’s Passover, Grover!

Grover was planning on hosting the Passover seder for a few friends, but plenty more show up—and he’s happy to make room, thanks to the holiday’s tradition to “let all who are hungry come and eat.” Kids learn about the hunt for the afikomen and the history of the holiday, plus stickers, a poster and a press-out matching game. By Jodie Shepherd, illustrated by Joe Mathieu, published by Random House Books for Young Readers.

Where to buy? Indigo.ca

The book cover for it's passover grover shows grover, elmo and zoe holding a seder plate and afikoman

The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah

Passover is coming, and the Little Red Hen starts preparing to make matzah. But every time she asks her animal friends for help, she doesn’t get the answers she’s looking for. The fun story is peppered with Yiddish phrases and, in the end, kids learn a lesson about forgiveness and what it means to be a good friend. By Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Paul Meisel and published by Holiday House.

Where to buy? Amazon.ca

the book cover for the little red hen and the passover matzoh shows a red hen holding a huge platter of round matzahs

Dayenu!: A Favourite Passover Song

Day-Day-enu, Day-Day-enu, Day-Day-enu, Dayenu Dayenu Dayenu! Help your child partake in Passover celebrations with this charming board book, which merges the favourite Seder song, "Dayenu," with the tale of the Jews' exodus from Egypt. By Miriam Latimer, published by Scholastic Inc.

Where to Buy? chapters.indigo.ca

The book cover for Dayenu! A Favorite Passover Song with a little girl sitting at the seder table eating matzah

A Tale of Two Seders

We love that this book explores what Passover is like for kids with divorced parents. A little girl is worried about how she’ll celebrate the holiday in two different households, but the family finds its footing over three years and six different seders. By Mindy Avra Portnoy, Illustrated by Valeria Cis and published by Kar-Ben Publishing.

Where to buy? Amazon.ca

The book cover for a tale of two seders shows a little girl and her dog split between two sides of the family and two different seders

The Story of Passover

This book tells the story of Passover, when the Jews were freed from slavery in Egypt and journeyed through the desert to become their own nation. We especially love the bold illustrations. By David A. Adler, illustrated by Jill Weber and published by Holiday House.

Where to buy? Indigo.ca

the book cover for the story of passover shows an illustration of moses parting the sea

More Than Enough: A Passover Story

The beloved Passover song “Dayenu” translates to “it would have been enough,” speaking to the Jewish people’s freedom, Shabbat and Torah. But there’s so much more to be grateful for with as Passover arrives alongside spring. By April Halprin Wayland, illustrated by Katie Kath and published by Dial Books.

Where to buy? Amazon.ca

the book cover for more than enough matzah shows two little kids and a cat staring at the seder plate

Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean

Just before Passover, amateur inventor Izzy the Whiz creates a machine that makes the house sparkle in time for the holiday! But not without making wreaking some major havoc.... A fun, whimsical, Dr. Seuss-style rhyming book, sure to make little ones giggle and marvel at the wonderful illustrations. By Yael Mermelstein, published by Lerner Publishing Group.

Where to Buy? amazon.ca

The book cover for Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean showing a kid with a robot contraption holding books and an umbrella

The Longest Night: A Passover Story

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Exodus through the eyes of a slave girl. Your kids will learn all about Pharoah, Moses, the parting of the Red Sea and, of course, the 10 plagues. By Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Catia Chien, published by Random House Children's Books.

Where to Buy? chapters.indigo.ca

Kids' Passover books we loveThe book cover for The Longest Night with people carrying their belongings in the desert

The Passover Lamb

A lovely story about a little girl, Miriam, who lives on a farm and must care for a newborn lamb whose mother doesn't have enough milk for all her babies. The only problem is the lamb must be fed several times a day, and Miriam's family is leaving the farm to go to her grandparents' seder—Miriam will be singing the four questions! When her dad decides they must stay home and care for the lamb, Miriam finds a creative way to save both the lamb and their family's Passover. Based on a true story. By Linda Marshall, published by Random House Books for Young Readers

Where to Buy? chapters.indigo.ca

The book cover for The Passover Lamb with a little girl feeding a lamb a bottle of milk

A Sweet Passover

In this Passover book-with-buzz, a little girl named Miriam loves eating lots of matzah on Passover. But on the last day of Passover, she decides she's had enough matzah and will never eat it again — until Grandpa bakes his special matzah brei, and Miriam learns what Passover's really all about. Recipe for matzah brei (by the author's father), a synopsis of the Passover story, and glossary included. By Lesléa Newman, illustrated by David Slonim, published by Harry N. Abrams.

Where to Buy? amazon.ca

The book cover for A Sweet Passover with a little girl cooking with her grandfather

P Is for Passover

Your kids will enjoy learning about Passover with this fun-shaped alphabet book! Sweet, rhyming text is accompanied by lively illustrations, taking little readers through the Passover evening, seder, and the story.  A wonderful introduction to Passover. By Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Margeaux Lucas, published by Price Stern Sloan.

Where to Buy? amazon.ca

The book cover for P Is For Passover with a kiddish cup, an egg, some greens and some matzah

Jodie’s Passover Adventure

Add adventure and mystery to your kids' Passover experience! In this book (ages 5–9), Jodie, an archeology enthusiast, takes her cousin Zach to explore Hezekiah's Tunnel in Jerusalem. Together they solve the tunnel's riddle and unearth a treasure! By Anna Levine, published by Lerner Publishing Group.

Where to Buy? chapters.indigo.ca

The book cover for Jodie's Passover Adventure with two kids walking down the stairs of a cave with a flashlight

What Am I? Passover

From matzoh to the frogs plague, this adorable lift-the-flap Passover book from the popular "What Am I?" series will have your kids guessing and eagerly lifting flaps to find the answers. By Anne Margaret Lewis, illustrated by Tom Mills, published by Albert Whitman.

Where to Buy? chapters.indigo.ca

The book cover for Passover featuring seder plate items like egg, charoset, horseradish and a shankbone

This article was originally published on Mar 24, 2021
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