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Children's Books About Passover

The Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 2nd. If I lived in New York, I would corral Junior and skedaddle over to the Jewish Museum to make "playful Passover puppets" on April 5th.  On the 8th, a professional puppeteer performs a story about a family's Passover preparations.

All of which has me thinking about children's books about the holiday. I went straight to the Association of Jewish Libraries for some recommendations. I  found excellent annotated bibliographies (in PDF files) of "New and Recent Resources About Passover," as well as an update.

Now I'm well set with a list for the next trip to the library, where I'll also find the April issue of Cricket. Bruce Black, who blogs at Wordswimmer, has a Passover story in the magazine for 9 to 14 year olds. Congratulations, Bruce!


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Thanks for the list! We have several of these, but I put a few others on our library list.

And don't forget to check out the April issue of Cricket magazine... which has a Passover story that you might enjoy (by someone who you might know)!

Bruce, is it you!

Well, I wanted to surprise you... but, since you guessed, yes, it's me. Enjoy the story!

Neat, Bruce!

Genevieve, you're welcome. I'm glad, too, to finally find some lists of Passover books!

I also have a bibliography of Passover books, at

Thanks, Wendy!

My daughter received a signed copy of The Matzah Man last year and we love it! I read it to my 5th/6th grade Sunday School class last week at the synagogue and they loved it too!

My all time favorite is the Mouse in the Matzah Factory.

More good suggestions. That's great, Kelly. I love the onion matzoh crackers with butter. And matzoh ball soup.

Thanks for this list--I have to go check now and see what my library doesn't have!

This is a great list, Susan. Thanks so much for putting it together. And now I have to go find a copy of Cricket magazine.

Thanks for the list!
I wanted to add a new favorite of mine: Five Little Gefiltes
It had me cracking up in the bookstore, and the kids I've shared it with love it.

That sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you!

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