Matzah Craze

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When Noa refuses to swap food from her lunch one day, her friends wonder why. She explains it’s because it’s Passover. For the rest of the week, she brings Passover foods to school to share with her friends to let them enjoy the holiday fun.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-02-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV050000, JUV035000
Dewey 296.4/37
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 480
Features Reviewed

Author: Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh

Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh regularly writes for National Geographic KIDS. Her many books include Hard Hat Cat, Kol Hakavod: Way to Go!, A Hoopoe says Oop!, Rah! Rah! Mujadara, Can You Hear a Coo, Coo? and Listen! Israel's All Around. She is also a lyricist for pop songs, advertisements and motion pictures. She lives in Burbank, California.

Illustrator: Lauren Gallegos

Lauren Gallegos has illustrated many children’s books since she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton. She continues to improve her craft and illustrate for young children. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and young daughter.


Jewish Book Council

“Chil­dren will under­stand that the flat crunchy bread with holes may be deli­cious, but the com­mit­ment of friends to accom­mo­date and embrace each other’s dif­fer­ences is most important.” — Emily Schneider, Jewish Book Council

Publishers Weekly

“But Gallegos’s peppy, animation-like illustrations feel true enough to school life, depicting an inclusive student body eager to learn—and to nosh.” — Publishers Weekly