7 Children’s Books About Sukkot

Have you ever wondered about the marvelous hut some people build for Sukkot? Do you decorate a sukkah with your family? Are you interested in celebrating Sukkot but not sure where to start?

Grab one of these adorable children’s books to learn more. Each of these stories is filled with incredible illustrations and age appropriate explanations about the traditions behind the festival of Sukkot. See a full list of PJ Library books about Sukkot here.

Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever

The Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever by Laya Steinberg

Recommended for children ages 4 to 6 years old

When Micah visits the pumpkin patch, he's on a mission to find a great big pumpkin for the sukkah. But the local soup kitchen sure could use a nice, fresh pumpkin. What will Micah do?

House on the Roof

The House on the Roof by David Adler

Recommended for children 6 to 7 years old

Despite the strenuous protests of the owner, a man constructs a sukkah for his grandchildren on the roof of his apartment building.

The Mysterious Guests: A Sukkot Story by Eric Kimmel

Recommended for children 6 to 8 years old

Three mysterious guests appear at generous but impoverished Ezra’s table on Sukkot and bless him, but don’t do the same for his rich but selfish brother, Eben.

Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast by Jamie Korngold

Recommended for children 2 to 4 years old

Two siblings plan a special breakfast in their family’s sukkah during the harvest festival of Sukkot and end up sharing it with some very special guests.

Shanghai Sukkah Heidi Smyth Hyde

Recommended for children ages 8 and up

When Marcus’s family moves from Europe to China in the 1930s, he feels like a fish out of water. He doesn’t know any Jewish families like his. But when he makes a new friend, he’s able to build an unusual sukkah just in time for Sukkot -- and that helps him feel more at home.

Tikvah Means Hope by Patricia Polacco

Recommended for children ages 7 and up

While preparing for the holiday of Sukkot, a flash fire in California leads neighbors to experience a modern miracle involving a little cat.

The Vanishing Gourds: A Sukkot Mystery by Susan Axe-Bronk

Recommended for children ages 5 to 6 years old

Sara and her mom make a special trip to the country to choose decorations for the family sukkah. Who’s responsible for the fact that Sara’s favorite gourds disappear, one by one, from the sukkah?

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