20 Must-Read Passover Children’s Books

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20 Best Passover Children's Books

From board books to novels, here is a look at twenty of the best Passover children’s books. This list features favorites from KOAB readers, as shared with me via Facebook, as well as from my own children.

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20 Passover Children’s Books

  1. Lotsa Matzah (Passover) (Very First Board Books) by Tilda Balsley
  2. The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman
  3. Nachshon, Who Was Afraid to Swim: A Passover Story by Deborah Bodin Cohen
  4. Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean by Yael Mermelstein
  5. Sammy Spider’s First Passover by Sylvia Rouss
  6. Frogs in the Bed: My Passover Seder Activity Book by Ann Koffsky
  7. Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls: A Passover Tale in Chelm by Linda Glaser
  8. Max Makes a Cake by Michelle Edwards
  9. The Passover Zoo Seder by S. Daniel Guttman
  10. Dinosaur on Passover by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
  11. A Touch of Passover (A Touch and Feel Book) by Ari Sollish
  12. The Mouse in the Matzah Factory by Francine Medoff
  13. Doda Golda Comes For Pesach by Leah Paretzky
  14. The Carp in the Bathtub by Barbara Cohen (This is *my* favorite Passover book — from my childhood! In fact, I still read my 30+ year-old copy to my children today.)
  15. Boruch Learns About Pesach by Rabbi Shmuel Kunda 
  16. Only Nine Chairs: A Tall Tale for Passover by Deborah Uchill Miller
  17. If You Give a Frog a Piece of Matzah by Rachel Shifra Tal
  18. Pesach with the Cohen Family by Menucha Fuchs
  19. Seder in Herlin and Other Stories by Gershon Kranzler
  20. The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman

If you are not yet signed up for PJ Library, many of the titles above were sent to my children as their free monthly book selection from that wonderful program.

What is your family’s favorite Passover book for kids? Let’s talk in the comments section below!


  1. Great roundup! Lots of new favourites here for us to discover. If I may suggest my own… well, I will. My kids love it because they’re in there! (but other people’s kids also love it, because it’s a great story)
    The Marror Man, by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod – recently re-released in full colour with a great new cover!

  2. Forgot to add, Rachel Shifra Tal’s, “If you Give a Frog a Piece of Matzah.” Sort of like “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie” but not at all derivative and it’s a fun, frog’s eye view of the seder experience (hint: by the end, the frog wishes he was Jewish, too!).

  3. The Carp in the Bathtub! We used to read that all the time when my class went to the school library in elementary school. I think one of the girls in my class had some connection to it and we requested it a lot. But I haven’t encountered it anywhere else in years!

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