Books For Easter 2017

Am I the only one that still feels like Easter should be a month away, if not more? Where did March go? But with just over a week left, it’s the perfect time to finish up your Easter shopping with some books. We all want our kids to learn more about following Jesus, so why not place a book in their Easter baskets with that candy?

I’ve got one book recommendation for each age group – preschoolers, early readers, tweens, and teens. If you have a girl in your life, these books are great additions to their book collection. Fresh new books, reading outside in the sunshine – perfection. (Now we just need sun here in Northern New York!)

Preschoolers

The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book

This book is perfect for little hands that love stickers, coloring, and the like. Full of activities to do with mom and dad, as well as seek-and-find pages, and more this activity book will keep your little ones happy until Easter dinner is ready! My 6 year old loved this activity book. She was able to do a large majority of it on her own, so I do think this is perfect for younger kids as well.

The Berenstain Bears come to life this joyful Easter season with puzzles, activity pages, and more than 50 reusable stickers in The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book.

Featuring Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey and the rest of the Bear Country gang, kids are sure to find lots to do helping Honey Bear find hidden Easter eggs and chocolates around the Bear family treehouse, doing crosswords and word searches with Brother and Sister, and even helping out at the Easter sunrise service at Chapel in the Woods.

 

Early Readers

The Beginner’s Bible in NIrV

The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more years to come.

Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life.

This was my 6 year old’s first “real” Bible and she treasures it. Now that she can read pretty well, she loved finding the verses she was memorizing for Upward Basketball on the delicate pages. She uses her crayons to highlight her favorites. The text is easy enough for her to read, while still being Bible text and not a story based on the Bible. It is big, so she doesn’t take it to church with her, but I don’t think I’d want it any smaller. The text size is perfect, as are the illustrations and explanations. We love it!

Tweens

Faithgirlz Promises For You Coloring Devotional

This is my favorite book on this list. Such a fun idea to put the coloring craze into a devotional! My 10 year old loves this book. The devotional lessons are just the right length for tweens to learn something but not lose interest. The coloring pages are fun and not too intricate, perfect for that attention span. 😉 I hope that they continue this into a series, maybe with different topics that interest this age group.

 

In this 60-day coloring devotional, girls ages 8-12 will have the opportunity to explore God’s Word and creation through creative illustrations that they can design with every color imaginable. Alongside each coloring page, girls will read from God’s Word and draw inspiration for their own lives.

 

 

 

Teens

Let’s Be Real by Natasha Bure

My teenagers are obsessed with reruns of Full House. They watched them late at night, all summer long. So when DJ grew up and had a pretty amazing teenage daughter of her own? The stuff dreams are made of. My older daughter read this book. She enjoyed the tone of it and thought the message was great. I am hoping to read through it with my 13 year old this summer. I love it when “famous” Christian teens stand up for their beliefs, even if their convictions don’t line up perfectly with ours. It still shows my girls that it’s possible to follow Jesus and not the world.

From singer, model and YouTube celebrity Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, comes a real,honest conversational book that doesn’t hold back. Everywhere she goes and every video she posts has one basic message: this is real, this is life, and we all go through it. Whether it’s acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun, Natasha’s view is to simply be honest, simply be real, no matter what you face. Natasha’s real and relatable tone paired with personal notes and stories will help readers see that living a “real” life is the best life.

 

 

{I received these books in exchange for an honest review from Zondervan. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}

 

 


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