Because Passover begins today, we’re offering a selection of interesting, unusual, and/or traditional books that focus on this special festival.
Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone
by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitsky, illustrated by Rinal Gilboa
Perfect for families who want to include Seder guests from other cultures and ethnicities, this book includes Passover texts and rituals, poems, stories, and quotes from famous people (e.g., Nelson Mandela, Confucius) that stress universal messages of freedom.
The Elijah Door by Linda Leopold Strauss
Two feuding families who once shared Seder are brought together by their children. This folktale highlights the power of love uniting those with a shared heritage.
Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, illustrated by Erez Zadok
Gorfinkel, the creator of Batman comics, and Erez Zadok, an Israeli artist, present the old story in a new and exciting way in both English and Hebrew. They depict rituals around the world for thousands of years as well as a modern translation and the traditional Seder service in Hebrew.
Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration by Dr. Ron Wolfson
A book to help you plan family traditions.
For Younger Readers…
The Story of Passover by David A. Adler, illustrated by Jill Weber
A hopeful and inspiring account of the entire Passover story.
Mazes, dot-to-dot, coloring pages, and other fun activities centered around the Passover story.
Asteroid Goldberg: Passover in Outer Space by Brianna Caplan Syres, illustrated by Merrill Rainey
Being caught in space during Passover leads to an unexpected and humorous way to celebrate this special festival.
More Than Enough by April Halprin Wayland, illustrated by Katie Kath
As the children prepare for Passover, they express the spirit of gratitude.
Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Khoa Le
At the very beginning of the Passover story, Miriam watches her baby brother, Moses.
Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Susan Gal
A heartwarming story of Passover through a little boy’s eyes and the life of a cold, hungry kitten.