We checked out some Easter and Passover books for kids from the Saratoga Springs Public Library to help you celebrate the upcoming holidays. Read below to learn more about each title!
Passover Books for Kids
Holiday’s Around the World: Celebrate Passover with Matzah, Maror, and Memories, By Deborah Heiligman A non-fiction National Geographic book about Passover that includes photographs from around the world related to the history and traditions of passover.
The Matzah That Papa Brought Home, By Fran Manushkin A cumulative rhyme that tells the story of one families Sedar dinner. The illustrations are beautiful and it has information at the end of the story that tells the reader about the specific aspects of a Sedar dinner.
A Sweet Passover, By Leslea Newman A story about a little girl at first loves eating matzah, but towards the end of the passover celebration she decides that she doesn’t want to eat matzah every again. That is until her grandfather made matzah brei and her family talked to her about why they matzah through passover. In the end she learns how to make matzah brei with her grandfather and decides she will eat matzah again. The book even includes a recipe for matzah brei.
The Elijah Door: A Passover Tale, By Linda Leopold Strauss This is a story about two families who no longer get along, but as passover approaches their children and the rabbi come up with plan to bring the families back together. The whole town comes together for the Seder, where the two families end up sitting at the same table to celebrate. In the end the town wide Seder dinner becomes a tradition that brings everyone together.
Easter Books for Kids
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter with Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer, By Deborah Heiligman A non-fiction National Geographic book about Easter that includes photographs from around the world related to the history and traditions of Easter.
Milo the Really Big Bunny, By Stephen Krensky Milo is a bunny that doesn’t quite fit in with the other bunnies, he’s sad because he isn’t quick or quiet and his tale isn’t fluffy. Milo finds his place with the bunnies when when the Easter Bunny needs help and he was the only one that could help.
Who Hid the Easter Eggs? By Pirkko Vainio A squirrel watches as a grandmother hides eggs on Easter, but when she goes inside a jackdaw bird takes all of the eggs. It turns out the jackdaw wanted eggs of his own in his nest. Together the squirrel and the jackdaw rehide the eggs and then help the children find them.
Happy Easter, By Liesbet Slegers A colorful book about spring and Easter. It goes through the signs of spring, what the Easter Bunny does to prepare for Easter, children looking for eggs and celebrating Easter.
The Easter Egg, By Jan Brett All of the bunnies in the forest are creating their own eggs, whoever has the nicest egg gets to help the Easter Bunny hide eggs on Easter. As Hoppi is trying to figure out what type of egg fits him the best, he finds a robin egg that has fallen out of a nest and needs to be protected. Hoppi stays with egg and keeps it safe until it hatches. When the Easter Bunny arrives to look at all of the eggs, he thinks that Hoppi’s is the most amazing egg of them all and Hoppi gets to hide eggs with the Easter Bunny.