Passover is a favorite holiday for most Jews. Passover or Pesach is celebrated at home and it is not mandatory to go to synagogue. During this festival, Jews families gather at one place for a special dinner- Seder. Also, they retell the story of Exodus from Egypt. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the freedom of ancient Jews from the slavery of monarch Pharaoh. Jewish families sing a song, pray and have a special kind of meal. During the time of Passover, leavened bread is not allowed. Therefore, all Jews clean their houses thoroughly before the arrival of this Holiday.
Nowadays, people prefer to celebrate Passover in a different style. They choose their favorite destination, look out for the Passover programs at the place and choose the one that is suitable for them. Well, cleaning the house is necessary before leaving. While cleaning the house for Passover, it is imperative to make sure that there are no traces of chametz (leavened bread). Along with cleaning your house, you should also get ready for your children for the Holiday. Here, in this article, we are going to describe various books for kids that feature Passover tale:
A Tale of Two Seders (by Mindy Avra Portnoy)
It is one of my favorite Passover books. This book covers the two most important topics. The first one is the celebration of Passover and the second is how the different families celebrate this Holiday. In this book, the story of the little girl is described. In this story, the parent of the little girl is taking divorce and the girl is worried about her life and celebrating Passover with her family. Finally, they find a unique way to overcome the problem and they have started celebration every Passover in a different style.
The Elijah Door: A Passover Tale (by Linda Leopold Strauss)
In this book, the story of two families is described who used to share Seder begin to feud. Finally, the son and daughter of two respective families find a way to resolve the issues and bring these families together again. It is a lovely folktale that shares various things about Passover and the power of unity.
My First Passover (by Tomie Depaola)
This book describes everything about Passover in simple words. In addition to this, various rituals and objects associated with Passover are described in detail. It is one of the great informative books that describe the Passover in simple language for the little one. It is also good for those who are not Jewish and married to a Jewish family.
My First Jewish Baby Book (by Julie Merberg, illustrated by Beck Feiner)
It is a general book that describes various things about Judaism. Well, this book is not specifically for Passover. There are various Passover terms in this book. This book is quite cute and funny. Your kids will enjoy reading this book and they will get acquainted with Jewish culture.
The Story of Passover (by David A. Adler)
The story of Passover is written by David A. Adler and he is my favorite author. This book gives a straightforward description of Passover along with various gorgeous illustrations. This book is perfect for your kids and it will help to get your kids ready for the Passover celebration. that is perfect for families of any faith.
The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah (by Leslie Kimmelman)
This book describes a fun story in which the Little Red Hen story is integrated with the Passover tradition of preparing matzah. This book is perfect for preschoolers or small kids.
The Longest Night: A Passover Story (by Laurel Snyder)
It is an amazing Passover book that described the story of Exodus from Egypt. This story is described from the eyes of a small girl who was a slave of the monarch pharaoh. It is a perfect retelling of the Passover story. You must this book in your collection.
Dayenu! A Favorite Passover Song (by Miriam Latimer)
This book describes the traditional song of Passover that has transformed into a big illustrated board book. If you have young readers in your house, then this book is perfect for them. This book has the potential to reinforce good values that we all can embrace.
Lotsa Matzah (by Tilda Balsley)
During the Passover celebration, Matzah is a key component. This festive book by Tilda Balsley explains the reason for considering Matzah as the main component during the Pesach celebration. If you have kids in your house who have lots of questions related to Passover, then this book is the perfect choice for them.
Kayla and Kugel’s Almost Perfect Passover (by Ann Koffsky)
This book describes the story of Kayla’s dog that created disaster during the time of Passover. Kayla’s dog creates a mess, spills grape juice, and tangled in Haggadah. Kayla loves to celebrate Passover with her family members and her pet. Moreover, this book also comprised some questions at the end. It is perfect to trigger the family discussion related to the Passover.