More Passover Books

Are you past picture books?  We have chapter books and nonfiction, too:

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Penina Levine is a Hard-Boiled Egg by Rebecca O’Connell
With only her best friend to lean on, forthright Penina celebrates Passover while she contends with a bratty younger sister and a seemingly unsympathetic sixth-grade teacher.

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Scarlett and Sam: Escape from Egypt by Eric A. Kimmel
Grandma Mina’s Persian carpet sends twins Scarlett and Sam to Egypt in the time of Moses, where they come to understand that every Jew was part of the first Passover, and just what made it different from all other nights.  This title is also available as a downloadable ebook.

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Celebrate Passover by Deborah Heiligman; consultant, Shira Stern
The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide. Deborah Heiligman’s rich text details the long lavish meals called seders, at which Exodus is recalled in ritual, prayer, song, and story. The historical significance of the food at these Passover feasts is also explained, and delicious recipes encourage readers to experience the full flavors of this internationally observed holiday. Rabbi Shira Stern’s informative note provides parents and teachers with a historical and cultural background of the celebration of Passover.

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Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook
Tales retold by Jane Yolen
Recipes by Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Traditional stories and foods highlight different meals and holidays.

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Moses by Margaret Hodges
Retells the story of Moses, from his birth and trip in a boat of bulrushes to his bringing of the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai.

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Passover: Celebrating Now, Remembering Then by Harriet Ziefert
A joyous celebration of Passover‘s meanings, history, symbols, and traditions.

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Passover: Festival of Freedom by Monique Polak
“There’s more to Passover than prayers and matzo. Celebrate Passover with personal stories from people who keep the ancient traditions of Passover alive in the modern world”–Cover.

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The Story of Passover by David A. Adler
Tells the story of the enslavement of the Children of Israel by the pharaoh, the coming of Moses, the ten plagues that struck Egypt, and the delivery of the Children of Israel from slavery.

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With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah adapted by Amy Ehrlich
An adaptation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible presents the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, and other primary figures in a continuous narrative that upholds the complexities of the original text.

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