4 Purim Books for Your Young Child
Your child dresses up like Queen Esther for the Purim carnival. They make hamentashen with you. But they still can’t really communicate what the holiday of Purim is or means. If you’re struggling to help your child to understand this Jewish holiday, try reading one of these child-friendly books on the subject!
The Queen Who Saved Her People, by Tilda Balsley and Ilene Richard: The captivating illustrations, rhymes and humor of this easy read will grab your little learner’s attention. This children’s book is perfect for kids in kindergarten and the early elementary grades.
Purim is Coming, by Tracy Newman and Viviana Garofoli: This board book tells the tale of a family, and their dog, as they celebrate the Purim holiday. Preschoolers will enjoy this pick.
When It’s Purim, by Edie Stoltz Zolkower: If you’re looking for a simple Purim read, this animal-filled book is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers.
Purim Words – Coloring Books, by Rachel Mintz: Kids ages 6 through 12 can get hands-on with this Purim-themed coloring book.
A Queen in Jerusalem, by Tami Shem-Tov, Rachella Sandbank and Avi Ofer: Young Malka wants to dress up like Queen Esther. But doesn’t have a costume. This children’s book tells the holiday tale in a way that younger kiddos (preschool and early elementary school) can understand.