Easter

That Easter Sunday

Author: Nadishka Aloysius Illustrator: Iaz Abdul Cader Publisher: Self Published Ages 8 – 11. Parental or Teacher Guidance Recommended.  This review is published on Easter Sunday, 2021, two years after the bombing of three Christian churches and two motels in Sri Lanka. Two hundred and ninety-five people lost their lives.  This story for children is …

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The Very First Easter

Author: Paul L. Maier Illustrated: Francisco Ordaz Published: Concordia Publishing House Age Range: 5 – 10 This Easter picture book is twenty years old but has a 1950’s or 1960’s feel to it.  The story revolves around young Christopher and his parents who appear to be a relatively well off and conservatively traditional Christian family.  …

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Jubliee and the Legend of the Donkey’s Cross And The Easter Storybook.

Title: Jubilee and the Legend of the Donkey’s Cross Author: Holli Worthington Illustrated: July Enright Publisher: Page Publishing, NY. Age Range: 5 – 8 And Title: The Easter Storybook Author: Laura Richie Illustrated: Ian Doyle Age Range: 7 – 10 Because I’m having trouble finding authentically ‘Catholic’ Easter books for children and teens – this …

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The Easter Story: Little Golden Books

Author: Jean Miller Illustrator: Jerry Smath Publisher: Little Golden Books, Penguin Random House Age Range: 3 – 6 This is another non-denominational story book that describes the events of Easter.  It is not specifically Catholic, however it does describe the Last Supper with Jesus’ words quoted directly from scripture. The book mentions ‘crucifixion’ but does …

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He’s Risen! He’s Alive and Jesus Washes Peter’s Feet

He’s Risen!  He’s Alive! Author: Joanne E. Bader Illustrator: Richard Heroldt Publisher: Arch Books Age Range: 5 – 9   And   Jesus Washes Peter’s Feet Author: Glynes Balec Illustrator: Unada Gliewe Publisher: Arch Books Age Range: 5-9   I eagerly anticipated these two little books from Arch Books.  They were really cheap for a …

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The First Easter and The First Easter Day

Title: The First Easter Author: Jesslyn DeBoar Illustrator: David Clar Publisher: Zonderkidz Ages: 0 – 3   And   Title: The First Easter Day Author: Jill Roman Lord Illustrator: Kimberley Barnes Publisher: Worthy Kids, Hatchett Book Group. Ages : 0 – 3 Today, I’m reviewing two board books with similar titles:  The First Easter and …

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Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter

Author: Laura Alary Illustrated: Ann Boyajian Publisher: Paraclete Press Age Range: 4 – 7 From the opening page of this beautiful book I was entranced.  The lines read: “This is the season of Lent. The church is dressed in purple.” What impressed me most about this picture book is the poetic style of writing.  Coming …

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