New Passover Picture Books

Here are some new picture books for Passover, that range from sweet to silly to reverent.

Is It Passover Yet? by Chris Barash
One family prepares for the traditional seder that ushers in Passover.

The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman
Oy gevalt! The Little Red Hen likes baking matzah, but she’s not so crazy about doing everything herself. Would it be too much to ask her friends Dog, Horse, and Sheep to help plant and harvest some wheat for the delicious Passover treat? Couldn’t they at least help schlep the wheat to the mill? A recipe for matzah, a glossary of Yiddish words, and a note on Passover traditions is included.

The Longest Night: A Passover Story by Laurel Snyder
A child in Egypt tells what the Jews are experiencing in the days leading up to their flight from Egyptian slavery.

Max Makes a Cake by Michelle Edwards
Max finds the perfect way to make a unique Passover surprise birthday cake for his mother.  This title is also available as a downloadable ebook.

More than Enough by April Halprin Wayland
Illustrations and simple text portray children and their family as they prepare for, then celebrate, a Passover seder with foods, games, songs, and even a sleepover.

The Passover Lamb by Linda Elovitz Marshall
Miriam has especially looked forward to the Passover seder at her grandparents’ home because it is her first year to ask the four questions, but the unexpected arrival of triplet lambs complicates her family’s plans.

A Place for Elijah by Kelly Easton Ruben
“A family celebrates Passover, making sure they lay an extra place setting for the prophet Elijah. But when their neighbors lose power and stop by to get out of the cold, Sarah is worried that there won’t be a seat left for Elijah”– Provided by publisher.

Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls: A Passover Tale in Chelm by Linda Glaser
In this version of the familiar tale, an old man tricks the townspeople of Chelm into contributing the necessary ingredients for making a Seder feast for all to share.

A Sweet Passover by Leslea Newman
Miriam learns the meaning of Passover when her grandfather makes a special matzah dish. Includes recipe for matzah brei (similar to French toast, but with unleavened bread), and a glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish words used in the text.
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One response to “New Passover Picture Books

  1. What a wonderful review! Would you consider linking it up with the Diverse Children’s Books Link-up? You can find it at Thanks!

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