Happy April! Easter is just 9 days away! Last year, I sent several of the little ones in my life an Easter Activity book. This year I was thinking it would be nice to give an Easter story book to several of the little people in my life. So what follows are several recommendations for a few Easter books for your child’s Easter basket, or just to share the true meaning of Easter. Each of the books below focuses on the true meaning of Easter. In addition, if you order through Amazon (just click the picture on links) you can get most of the books in time for Easter.
Please feel free to add your favorite Easter book in the comment section,
As always, please pray for me as I pray for you,
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
by Mike Berenstaie (Author), Jan Berenstain (Author)
The Bear cubs and Papa are candy-crazy this Easter! But Mama, with help from Papa, tells the cubs about Jesus' resurrection and shows them that salvation is much sweeter than candy. Includes a colorful sticker set.
Easter Bunny, Are You For Real?
by Harold Myra (Author), Jane Kurisu (Illustrator)
Easter eggs, Easter bunnies Easter parades. Children see animated characters, hear silly stories, and shout with glee in egg hunts during the spring "holiday" season. This book helps parents help their children see beyond the commercialism and grasp the true celebration of Easter. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed.
Easter Egg Haunt
(Tales from the Back Pew)
by Mike Thaler (Author), Jared Lee (Illustrator)
With hilarious stories and nutty pictures, the Tales from the Back Pew series offers kid's a unique view of church. Enjoy plenty of giggles with your child---and learn fun, important truths about God, church, and the Bible. It's Easter. Will the Easter bunny be ten feet tall? Will it really lay eggs? I hope they're not scrambled!
The Flowering Cross
by Beth Ryan
Six-year-old Katie’s next-door neighbor Papa Jack has the most beautiful flowers in town. He seems like a mean man to most, but Katie has a special place in his heart. Every Easter Sunday she stops by to get her flowers for the Flowering of the Cross at church. Only this year, Papa Jack decides to come along, and Katie helps him discover the real meaning of the Cross.
Designed to place God's truths in the heart of children, The Flowering Cross, has Faith Imprint suggestions thoughout that will help parents share God's Word with their young one.
Also included are instructions for making a Flowering Cross.
My Easter Basket: And the True Story of Easter Board book
by Mary Manz Simon
Children will discover the true meaning of Easter using the colors found in a traditional Easter basket! This fun book features a rhyming format, bright colors, unique glitter art, and a die-cut shape.
My Very First Easter Story Hardcover
by Lois Rock (Author), Alex Ayliffe (Illustrator)
The Easter story is at the heart of the Christian faith, and is here retold simply and sincerely - from Good Friday to Easter day. Extracted from My Very First Bible, this forms part of the hugely popular My Very First range whose flagship Bible has sold well over 250,000 copies.
Why Do We Celebrate Easter?
by Mark I Sutherland (Author), Julie Hammond (Illustrator)
Have your kids or grandkids ever asked what Easter is all about? Have you ever looked for a book to tell the amazing story of Easter, with captivating illustrations that will inspire the imagination, written so that chidren ages 3-9 could understand and enjoy it, while not losing the essential elements of why Jesus came to earth? This was the situation author Mark I. Sutherland was in with his four children, and, after not being able to find a book that fit what he needed, he decided to write the story himself. His kids both enjoyed it and understood it. Now, after joining forces with professional children's illustrator Julie Hammond, Mark's story is available for you and your family.