God Gave us Easter By Lisa Tawn Bergren


Back of Book:

Little Cub is stunned to hear her father say that Easter is even better than Christmas. On a walk, Papa Bear uses an Easter egg, an uprooted tree, and evidence of new life in a pinecone to tell the Easter story: how Jesus was the root of Jesse who came to die and to rise again so that we would have the chance to go to heaven, where we will see Him face-to-face. Covering doctrines like sin, prayer, and heaven in simple language that children can understand.

My Review:

This is one of my favorite Easter books. It is a beautiful explanation of many traditions that families have during the Easter season. The illustrations are soft and draw a reader into the story. The interaction between the cub and her father is sweet and engaging. A must read about Easter     .Click Here to Find on Amazon



The Biggest Easter Basket Ever By Steven Kroll

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Back of book: Lovable Clayton and Desmond are back in this Easter story. As Mouseville prepares for a gala Easter celebration on the village green, complete with a biggest Easter Basket contest, two lovable mice learn a lesson in cooperation — and fun! Town mouse Clayton and country mouse Desmond continue to teach the benefits of collaboration and friendship in another sweet story centered around this joyful holiday.

My Review: I have mentioned before in my reviews how much I love Scholastic Co books.  There are several stories about the adventures of Clayton and Desmond and each one talks about valuable lessons that all children should be learning. The mayor has announced that there will be an egg rolling contest, Easter egg hunt, and a contest to see who can create the biggest Easter basket. Clayton and Desmond are each determined to win and they prepare really big baskets, but when they check out those of their friends they realize that the others are about the same size.  Its only when they work together that they can fight to win. This was a fun read aloud to share with my students.

Ages 4 and up

32 pages