15 Children’s Books for Passover

The Passover holiday begins tonight at sundown — so families will be gathering for a seder and maybe participating in the traditional activities, like when children ask the “Four Questions” (about the history of Passover) and play a hide-the-Afikoman game.

But to introduce these concepts to your youngest kids, and to start the dialogue year-round, there are several Passover books that you could pick up.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Passover children's books

    Passover children's books

    Click through for 15 books about Passover for kids…

  • A Sweet Passover

    A Sweet Passover

    After seven days of eating every possible variation of matzah, little Miriam wakes up on the last day of Passover and decides that she’s SICK of matzah. She won’t eat it ever again, ever ever ever. But after helping her Grandpa make his special “matzah brei” breakfast, she learns an important lesson.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • Max’s 4 Questions

    Max’s 4 Questions

    Max is used to being ignored — after all, he lives in a house with four brothers, four dogs, four parakeets, and four goldfish. But now, on Passover, Max FINALLY gets to have his four questions answered, in this sweet story that teaches about the holiday.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • Company’s Coming

    Company’s Coming

    Here’s another lift-the-flap book that centers around a family gathering, and touches on the Four Questions, traditional Passover food, and the hiding of the Afikomen.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • The Mouse in the Matzah Factory

    The Mouse in the Matzah Factory

    A classic Passover book to keep in your children’s library — sure to become a holiday favorite. Follow the entire process of making kosher matzah for Passover Seder from a little mouse’s perspective.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • It’s Seder Time!

    It’s Seder Time!

    Watch preschoolers prepare for Passover — from making matzo and charoset, to conducting a seder and acting out the story of Passover.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • P is for Passover: A Holiday Alphabet Book

    P is for Passover: A Holiday Alphabet Book

    Learn about the Passover tradition from A to Z.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • Hoppy Passover!

    Hoppy Passover!

    A sweet introduction to the holiday with two small bunnies, Violet and Simon, who experience Passover for the first time.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • What Am I? Passover

    What Am I? Passover

    Here’s another lift-the-flap book that reveals everything that makes Passover special — from matzoh to Elijah’s chair.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • The Matzo Ball Boy

    The Matzo Ball Boy

    A funny Passover-related story about a giant runaway matzo ball boy.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • Passover Sticker Book

    Passover Sticker Book

    Now this is the kind of book your little one wants — featuring stickers from all aspects of the Jewish festival.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • Passover Is Here!

    Passover Is Here!

    This toddler-friendly lift-the-flap book reveals facts about Passover tradition while a family gathers for a happy Seder.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • My First Passover Board Book

    My First Passover Board Book

    Perfect for Baby’s First Passover.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • My First Passover

    My First Passover

    But here’s a more “official” First Passover book that explains the holiday with simple illustrations and text.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • Sammy Spider’s First Passover

    Sammy Spider’s First Passover

    A follow-up to Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah, this “book of shapes” weaves in the story of Passover.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

  • Sammy Spider’s Passover Fun Book

    Sammy Spider’s Passover Fun Book

    There’s even an activity book to go along with the Sammy Spider story.

    Buy from Barnes & Noble.

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