What do you put in your children’s Easter baskets? Eggs? Chocolate? Books, I hope!
Here are five beautiful books to enrich your children’s hearts and minds this Easter.
1. The Bunny Side of Easter by Linda W. Rooks, pictures by Marilee Harrald-Pilz
Not only are this book’s pictures absolutely adorable, it’s not your typical Easter Bunny story. The allegory’s lively characters and richer meanings will lead you into deeper discussions of faith and sacrifice with your child.
“beautiful job of capturing the heart of what it means to sacrifice for others; a tough concept for all of us, but especially for children. The book led us to a great talk about Jesus’ sacrifice making Him the greatest hero of all.” ~review on Amazon.com by Becky Hunter, wife of Senior Pastor Joel C. Hunter, Northland a Church Distributed, Longwood, Florida
2. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Yago
“Every story whispers His name.”
Have you ever read a children’s picture book that contains truth for all ages? The Jesus Storybook Bible takes you through many beloved stories of the Old Testament, including Noah and Joseph, showing how they point us to Christ. In the New Testament stories, Jesus is portrayed as healer, hypocrisy-revealer, and Savior.