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!)

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{review} Adventure Bible I Can Read series

As I said when One Redeemed Mom was launched, my focus with reviews would be children’s books, curriculum and Bibles. This one fits two out of the three! I received from Zondervan two books last month and would love to tell you more about them.

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Both books are a part of the Adventure Bible I Can Read series, which is perfect for my second grader. We own quite a few of the I Can Read series books but only a few that are published by a Christian company. What a great resource for young readers!

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First is A Father’s Love. It is an age appropriate retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son. The illustrations are colorful and appealing. The retelling of the story is accurate and clearly conveys the message Jesus told in this parable. At the beginning and the end of the book, Luke 15:32 is written to reinforce that these are not just nice stories but messages from the Bible.

 

 

We also received Miracles of Jesus, another retelling of New Testament Bible stories. cover2This book tells three different stories; the story of Jairus’ daughter, the woman that┬áreached out to┬átouch Jesus, and the feeding of the 5,000. There is also an informative page at the back of the book listing more of the miracles Jesus performed through the Bible. The same illustrator did this book, so the images are equally as colorful and engaging. The stories of Jairus and the woman are told in one “chapter” which is a nice break as this book is a bit longer than A Father’s Love.

Both A Father’s Love and Miracles Of Jesus are wonderful books for young readers. If the whole Bible is a little intimidating for your new reader, take a look at these books from Zonderkidz. They are great stepping stones.

{I received these books as a part of the Z Blog Squad. No guarantees were made and all opinions are my own.}