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- by Karen Rostoker-Gruber and Rabbi Ron Isaacs, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic, published by Behrman House
Take a traditional Haggadah text, and add vibrant and historical artworks, engaging activities, and compelling thought questions and activities to it. Then add a hopping, wise-cracking frog to its pages, and you’ll get the Family [and Frog!] Haggadah. Frog has lots to comment on, and much to do throughout the seder. He’ll say the four questions, take a bath in the saltwater, run from the ten plagues, pop up from behind the pages, demand more grape juice, (followed by spilling said grape juice all over the page), and generally make the whole seder more fun for everyone. But even though frog is the star of this Haggadah, (just ask him, he’ll tell you so) its underlying text and content is itself wonderfully compelling, with clear instructions, fun game suggestions, checklists, transliterations, and everything else one might need to create a traditional (but not too long!-Frog) and enjoyable seder experience for only $7.95 on Amazon.
- by Rachelle Burk, Illustrated by Melanie Florian, published by Kar-Ben Publishing
Marcy is finally old enough to ask The Four Questions at her family’s Passover seder. She’s sure when it’s her time to shine, her questions will be the best ever. Though her four (funny) questions are not the ones in Haggadah, her family gently humors her with the answers before she and her brother go on to read the real Four Questions.
The book includes The Four Questions in English and back matter includes the answers. Only $7.58 on Amazon.
- by Shanna Silva, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto, published by Kar-Ben Publishing
Rachel’s uncle is terrible at hiding the afikomen. It’s always too easy to find! So this year, Rachel decides to take over. She finds the perfect hiding spot and creates a series of clues for her cousins to follow. Can you guess where the hunt will lead them? From $7.54 on Amazon.com.
- by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by David Slonim, published by Abrams
Inside, a boy and his family sit around the dinner table to embrace the many traditions of their Passover Seder around the dinner table. Outside, a cat wanders, hungry and alone. When it’s time for the symbolic Passover custom of opening the family’s front door for the prophet Elijah, both the boy and the cat are in for a remarkable surprise. Order it on Amazon from $9.99
Also by Lesléa Newman is Matzo Ball Moon.
- by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Susan Gal
Inside, a boy and his family sit around the dinner table to embrace the many traditions of their Passover Seder around the dinner table. Outside, a cat wanders, hungry and alone. When it’s time for the symbolic Passover custom of opening the family’s front door for the prophet Elijah, both the boy and the cat are in for a remarkable surprise. Available on Amazon.com for $16.99
- by Ann Koffsky Apples and Honey Press
Kayla loves having Passover seder with her family and her dog, Kugel even though he almost spills the grape juice, makes a mess of the matzah, and takes off with the afikoman!
This story touches on the highlights of the Passover seder with warmth and humor. Only $9.95 on Amazon. While you’re at it check out her other Passover book: Frogs in the Bed.
- by Allison Slater Ofanansky, Apples and Honey Press
Meet the people who make matzah by hand or in factories and see how they keep to the strict 18-minute time limit, mirroring the Israelites race against time over 2,000 years ago!
Find out how making matzah is more than just mixing flour and water it shows us the value of working together! Bake your own matzah, decorate an Elijah s cup and grow your own greens.
Watch it all unfold with more than 100 stunning photos that reveal a fascinating world behind the scenes.
Also, check out Allison’s Sack of Luck, Israel Ministry of Education selection for 2020 Book Parade of recommended books for grades 1-3 – $15.95 on Amazon
- by Deborah Miller and illustrated by Karen Davis Ostrove
This whimsical, rhyming story presents a new solution to an old problem—the overcrowded seder. available on Amazon.com for $6.07
Chag Sameach! I hope that your family has the opportunity to stay in touch over the holiday. We’ll be having a part of our seder over Zoom this year. What are you doing?