The Beth Am Library Has Acquired New Children’s Books for Passover
The Beth Am Library has acquired new Passover books for children of all ages, from toddlers to grade schoolers. These books are in addition to our already extensive collection of books for Passover. Come in and check out a few books to help your child prepare for this special holiday. You will all enjoy this up-to-date resource.
For toddlers, we have two new board books:
- Passover is Coming, by Tracy Newman, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli.
Simple rhymes and colorful illustrations show the preparations for celebrating the family seder.
- Sammy Spider’s Passover Shapes, by Sylvia A. Rouss, illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn.
Sammy Spider spins his web. First he spins a square that looks like a matzah, then a circle that is round like a seder plate. Next he spins a triangle shaped like the afikomen and lastly he spins an upside triangle to form a star.
We have added six new Passover picture books for young readers:
- ABC Passover Hunt, by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Helen Poole.
This new alphabet book, with colorful, interactive, rhymes, will lead your child on a search for Passover foods, customs and symbols.
- A Different Kind of Passover, by Linda Leopold-Strauss, illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau.
Jessica loves spending Passover with her grandparents. But this year, Grandpa is sick and can’t lead the seder like he always does. Jessica finds a new way to include Grandpa in the seder, and makes the holiday as joyful as ever.
- Kayla and Kugel’s Almost Perfect Passover, written and illustrated by Ann D. Koffsky.
Kayla and her dog Kugel prepare for and celebrate the Passover seder.
- More than Enough: A Passover Story, by April Halprin Wayland, illustrated by Katie Kath.
There’s more than enough to be thankful for as a family prepares for their Passover seder.
- Passover Scavenger Hunt, by Shanna Silva, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto.
Rachel’s Great-Uncle Harry usually hides the afikomen, but he makes it too easy to find. Rachel asks if she can hide it this year and creates a scavenger hunt with clues for her cousins.
- A Place for Elijah, by Kelly Easton Ruben, illustrated by Joanne Friar.
Sarah tries to save a seat for Elijah at the seder table, but when the power goes out across the street and unexpected guests arrive, she’s not sure she will have a place for Elijah.
For older readers, 8 to 12 years old, we have a new book as well:
- Passover: Festival of Freedom, by Monique Polak, illustrated with beautiful color photographs.
Chapters include “Passover Customs around the World”, “Passover before and after the Holocaust” and “Passover in Action” with tzdakah projects kids can do.