Passover Books for Kids

Passover or Pesach (/ˈpɛsɑːx, ˈpsɑːx/;[4] from Hebrew פֶּסַחPesah, Pesakh), is an important, biblically derived Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible, especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.


Here is a list of some books all about the Passover for young readers in the Southfield Library catalog. If you don’t see a copy available, contact a librarian to place an item on hold for you!

Passover Scavenger Hunt
Silva, Shannon
Rachel sends her cousins on a scavenger hunt to find the afikomen using clues that reference each item on the Passover seder plate and together lead the cousins to the afikomen's surprising hiding place.
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A Different Kind of Passover
Strauss, Linda Leopold
Passover at Grandma and Grandpa's house is a little different this year because Grandpa just got out of the hospital. But with a little help from Jessica and her family, Grandpa is still able to take part in the seder.
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Passover: Festival of Freedom
Polak, Monique
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.
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The Passover Lamb
Marshall, Linda Elovitz
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.
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A Sweet Passover
Newman, Lesléa
By the end of the eight days of Passover, Miriam is tired of eating matzah, and it is up to her grandfather and his recipe for matzah brei, a sort of Passover version of French toast, to show her the true meaning of the holiday.
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The Little Red Hen & the Passover Matzah
Kimmelman, Leslie
No one will help the Little Red Hen make the Passover matzah, but they all want to help her eat it.
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Passover Around the World
Lehman-Wilzig, Tami
Learn about Passover customs and practices around the world.
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Dayenu! A Favorite Passover Song
Latimer, Miriam
A tribute to the Passover celebration combines the festive cheer of a traditional Passover song with a simple retelling of the exodus from Egypt to Israel.
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Wonders and Miracles: A Passover Companion
Kimmel, Eric A.
Presents the steps performed in a traditional Passover Seder, plus stories, songs, poetry, and pictures that celebrate the historical significance of this holiday to Jews all over the world.
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Max Makes a Cake
Edwards, Michelle
Max finds the perfect way to make a unique Passover surprise birthday cake for his mother.
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Afikomen Mambo
Black, Rabbi Joe
A family shares a Passover seder, ending with the children's search for the afikomen.
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The Yankee at the Seder
Weber, Elka
As a Confederate family prepares for Passover the day after the Civil War has ended, a Yankee arrives on their Virginia doorstep and is invited to share their meal, to the dismay of ten-year-old Jacob. Includes historical notes about Corporal Myer Levy, on whom the story is based, and his prominent Philadelphia family.
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The Secret Seder
Rappaport, Doreen
During the Nazi occupation of France, a boy and his father slip out of their village and into the mountains, where they join a group of fellow Jews at a humble seder table.
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A Tale of Two Seders
Portnoy, Mindy Avra
After her parents' divorce, a young girl experiences a variety of Passover seders. Includes recipes and facts about Passover.
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Matzah Meals
Tabs, Judy
A Passover cookbook with an emphasis on matzos that includes crafts for and information on Passover and the Seder.
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