Every year we bring out a beautiful selection of picture books for Passover. My children have favorites and so do I. Going back to these stories time and again has become a beautiful tradition we would like to share with you. These Passover books for children will educate and fascinate in the days leading up to, and during Passover.
If you would like to spend time cooking, learning, and worshipping during Passover, our Ransomed Guide is perfect for families.
Passover books for children.
The Longest Night by Laurel Snyder & Catia Chien
Stunning illustrations and amazing storytelling pair to give us the Exodus story in a new way. A Hebrew slave girl walks us through the plagues, life in Egypt, and how God passed over the doors of those who applied the blood.
Sammy Spider's First Passover by Sylvia A. Rouss
Focusing on some of the customs a family has during Passover, our very favorite spider shares his view of the Passover meal.
Sammy Spider’s First Haggadah by Sylvia A. Rouss (best for ages 2-6 years)
Sammy spider is a Jewish child's first fun storybook narrator. Young children will love this little spider and how he always wants to participate in the Jewish holidays.
Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco
A precious story about two neighbors who share commonalities they'd have never realized without a sweet pet, Tush, the cat. Don't skip this book! Patricia Polacco has a gift for story telling and your children will make lasting connections with the ideas within.
Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen
Poetry and amazing artwork make this retelling of Moses' story something extra special.
A Picture Book of the Passover by David Adler
David Adler tells us about Passover in a straight forward manner.
The Story of Passover by David Adler
Each plague is presented and the illustrations are simple and memorable.
Naschon, Who Was Afraid to Swim by Deborah Bodin Cohen
A young boy overcomes his fear as he escapes Pharoah's army with his family.
Passover As I Remember It by Toby Nobel Fluek
Written and illustrated by a Holocaust survivor, this book describes Passover in Poland from a child's perspective.
The Secret Seder by Doreen Rappaport
In German occupied France, Jewish people secretly meet to celebrate the first night of Passover. This book tells the story of a people oppressed, but not depressed. The thread connecting the Jewish people for generations.
Miriam’s Cup by Fran Manushkin
A beautiful story that reminds us of the power of a sibling who loves God.
Max Makes A Cake by Michelle Edwards (great for ages 2-6 years)
Sweet and short with a recipe at the end, too!
More Than Enough, A Passover Story by April Halprin
Walking alongside a family's Passover preparations, this book does a good job introducing "Deyanu" which is a traditional song sung at the seder each year.
Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail by Leslie Newman
Each year at the Seder, the door is opened to welcome Elijah...this year, a different sort of guest arrives.
The Passover Lamb by Linda Elovitz Marshall
A simple, sweet, and short story about a family farm and a lamb during Passover.
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