Picture Books To Help Kids Prepare for Passover

by Liz Lesnick

For many Jews, myself included, Passover is a favorite holiday. Instead of going to synagogue, we celebrate at home with family and friends, gathering around the Seder table to re-live the story of the Jewish people’s Exodus from Egypt. We celebrate through prayers, songs, and, most of all, food. It takes a lot of preparation to get ready, such as cleaning out any trace of chametz (leavened bread) from the house, cooking special dishes for the Seder, and getting the kids ready for the holiday. Here are some of my favorite books to help the youngest celebrants get excited for Passover.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2024.