Passover -- picture books

The Miracles of Passover

By Josh Hanft

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"...Josh Hanft retells the story of the Jews' exodus from Egypt, explaining both the history and modern traditions of the Seder. From the story of Moses and the exodus from Egypt to the description of the Seder plate, the significance of one of the most important holidays of the Jewish calendar is explored.

"Inventive lift-the-flaps will engage and inform young readers, and Seymour Chwast's luminous artwork truly brings this holiday to life."

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My First Passover

By Tomie De Paola

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Describes the special parts of a Seder meal which celebrates the Jewish feast of Passover.
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The Yankee at the Seder

By Elka Weber; illustrations by Adam Gustavson

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As a Confederate family prepares for Passover the day after the Civil War has ended, a Yankee arrives on their Virginia doorstep and is invited to share their meal, to the dismay of ten-year-old Jacob. Includes historical notes about Corporal Myer Levy, on whom the story is based, and his prominent Philadelphia family.
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Had Gadya: A Passover Song

By Seymour Chwast, illustrator

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An illustrated, bilingual version of this cumulative folk song that is sung at the end of the Passover Seder includes a background note on the history and symbolism of the song.

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The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah

By Leslie Kimmelman; illustrated by Paul Meisel

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No one will help the Little Red Hen make the Passover matzah, but they all want to help her eat it. Includes information about Passover, a recipe for matzah, and a glossary of Yiddish words used in the story.
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Hoppy Passover!

By Linda Glaser; illustrated by Daniel Howarth

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Two young bunnies learn about the customs of the Passover seder from their parents and grandparents as they all celebrate the holiday meal.

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