Conversations, VOLUME 8

Easter – Top Ten Kids’ Books

I’ve heard a good deal of complaining recently about how they aren’t many good kids books related to the Christian holiday of Easter.  Not about spring, and cute bunnies and ducklings, but about the Easter story.

So, I set out to compile a top 10 list…

And along the way, I stumbled upon the wonderful blog, Aslan’s library, that features “beautiful and true theological books for kids.” (I highly recommend connecting with them!) Aslan’s Library confirmed a number of titles I already had on my list, and added a few more. If they have reviewed a book on the list below, I will link to their review…

 

10) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0310222176″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hLOQNjfLL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”137″][easyazon_link asin=”0310222176″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Peter’s First Easter[/easyazon_link]

by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

I love Wangerin’s writing, but the artwork in this book is not my favorite…
Read a review from Aslan’s Library.

 

9) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1586170244″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61DFG4ZXF0L._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”127″][easyazon_link asin=”1586170244″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Easter[/easyazon_link]

by Fiona French

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

8) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”038539277X” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61cCLf8IgQL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”144″][easyazon_link asin=”038539277X” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Easter[/easyazon_link]

by Jan Pienkowski

 
 
 
 
 

7) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0698113853″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KdluHxcfL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”123″][easyazon_link asin=”0698113853″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Rechenka’s Eggs[/easyazon_link]

by Patricia Polacco

Probably the least Easter-ish story on this list, but a beautiful book and set within the Easter celebration of the Russian Orthodox Church
 

6) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0802851894″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N2pxgoKeL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”126″][easyazon_link asin=”0802851894″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Easter Story[/easyazon_link]

by Brian Wildsmith

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

5) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0375869425″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xmbYqJTlL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”128″][easyazon_link asin=”0375869425″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Longest Night: A Passover Story[/easyazon_link]

A beautiful book that describes the Jewish Passover context in which Easter occurred.

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

4) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0823406814″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41446BI02cL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”123″][easyazon_link asin=”0823406814″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Petook: An Easter Story[/easyazon_link]
by Caryll Houselander  (Illustrated by Tomie de Paola

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

3) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0060272961″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61S3FENYEWL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”157″][easyazon_link asin=”0060272961″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Story of Easter[/easyazon_link]

by Aileen Fisher

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

2) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0802851835″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618ztb0jbhL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”112″][easyazon_link asin=”0802851835″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter[/easyazon_link]

by Nikki Grimes

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

1) [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0590318306″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618o39emFLL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”159″][easyazon_link asin=”0590318306″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Love One Another: The Last Days Of Jesus[/easyazon_link]

by Lauren Thompson

 
 
 

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What are your favorite Easter books?

 





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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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