Thursday, March 30, 2023

Easter Books

Today I'm sharing our FAVORITE Easter books in case you're looking for some festive additions to your bookshelves or some ideas of things to check out at your local library!

First up is  E is for Easter and even though it's a board book it's one of Griffin's favorites.  The illustrations are kind of vintage-looking and it's just a sweet book.

Bunny Roo, I Love You is a new one at our house and while it's not particularly Easter-y it's still a sweet little Spring book that will for sure tug on your heart strings.

I picked up  "It's Not Easy Being a Bunny" a while ago and it's great for early readers.  The story is fun and encouraging and it was an easy addition to our Easter books.

Believe it or not we didn't have a copy of  The Velveteen Rabbit and even though I tear up at certain points it's still one of my favorite books EVER.

I couldn't find the exact version that I had as a kid but the illustrations in this one were beautiful and were reminiscent of the version I remember reading with my mom.

I mean - do you even have an elementary-aged girl at your house if you don't have all the various holiday Pinkalicious books?   Pinkalicious Eggrastory Easter was a great addition to our bookshelf.

The Easter one didn't disappoint and even comes with stickers :)

Here Comes T-Rex Cottontail is so fun and funny.  Peter Cottontail is sick and so the T-Rex fills in and hilarity ensues :)

The Good Egg is SUCH a good one - especially for elementary aged kids.

"The Good Egg does everything he's supposed to, is helpful, and follows the rules. His buddies...not so much. They show bad behavior a lot of the time, and even though he tries, the Good Egg can't keep the peace. He becomes so frazzled and anxious his shell starts to crack. He decides he needs to take care of himself for a change. He travels, goes on walks, reads books, and over time starts to feel good about himself again. And his cracks heal. Missing his friends, he decides to go back, but he resolves not to worry about what the others do as much as before. He knows they'll still do bad things every once in a while, but, hey, nobody's perfect. "

Easter is Coming is new to us this year and it lays the Easter story out simply and beautifully...

I mean.  Who doesn't love The Berenstain Bears!

Now I'm going to share a few of the Easter books I shared last year because they are SO GOOD!

The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross is hands down the BEST Easter book I've ever read. 

I think if you're going to order one book from this post it should be this one :) 

It starts in the garden, explains how sin separated us from God and how the curtain represented that.

It goes into Jesus and the crucifixion and how on the cross Jesus did away with the need for the curtain.

The illustrations are beautiful but the message is even better.  I really can't recommend it enough!

The Biggest Story  is one of my new FAVORITE books.  I tried explaining it on my own but the Amazon description does a way better job than I was doing ;) 

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung—a best-selling author and father of six—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.
With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message—how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden—will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.

Luke read the entire thing over the course of two days and Dave and I have both read it since and loved it.

And it doesn't hurt that the illustrations are GORGEOUS!!!

I want this nativity scene framed and in our playroom at Christmas... isn't it fantastic?

Last, but not least, is  God's Very Good Idea.

And again I'm going to quote Amazon...

God's very good idea is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other. This stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God's heavenly throne room shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God's very good idea through the saving work of Christ.

This book will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people. It will also excite them about being part of church.

I hope that you found a few new books to add to your own personal collection or add to your library check-out list for later. 

Happy Wednesday, friends!!!

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