Picture Books for Passover

The Jewish festival of Passover falls in the spring and celebrates the Jewish people being freed from slavery in Egypt. The story of Passover tells us that when the Jews left Egypt they left in such a hurry they didn’t have time to let their bread rise. Instead, they ate unleavened bread called matzah. The... Continue Reading →

Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood

If you're looking for a picture book that celebrates the start of spring then look no further than Hooray for Hoppy! written and illustrated by Tim Hopgood and published by Macmillan Children's Books. Hoppy the rabbit is waiting for the start of spring, he pops out of his hole each morning looking for those tell-tale signs. The first few times... Continue Reading →

Books for Passover

The Jewish festival of Passover (or Pesach) falls in the spring and celebrates the Jewish people being freed from slavery in Egypt. Families spend lots of time preparing for it and getting their homes ready. One way we've been preparing is by reading books of course! Here are some of our favourites: Is It Passover... Continue Reading →

Books and activities for Purim

Purim is one of our favourite Jewish festivals, here's why: You get to wear fancy dress. People give you lots of sweet treats. You are TOLD to make as much noise as you can! (An additional reason about why this festival is great for grown ups too is that you are pretty much commanded to... Continue Reading →

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