Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, when many Christians start getting ready for Easter. Here are a few new books in the library’s collection that can help families with Easter preparations:
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Jan Berenstain
Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear know more about Easter candy than Easter itself until their Sunday School teacher, Missus Ursula, takes them to see a passion play performed by another class.
Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer by Deborah Heiligman
An introduction to the customs related to the Christian holiday of Easter, with photographs from around the world.
Child’s Guide to the Stations of the Cross by Sue Stanton
Prayers and reflections for children are paired with the traditional devotion, the Stations of the Cross.
Easter by Saviour Pirotta
Introduces this Christian holiday, discussing when it takes place, its history and significance, preparations, Holy Week, Good Friday, and how it is celebrated. – (Baker & Taylor)
Easter Egg Haunt by Mike Thaler
A young boy and his Sunday school classmates learn about the true spirit of Easter while decorating eggs for the church Easter egg hunt.
The First Easter by Carol Heyer
A simple retelling of the events leading up to the first Easter.
The Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan
Neighbor Papa Jack has a surprise for six-year-old Katie, after she picks the prettiest flowers from his garden for the Flowering of the Cross ritual at her church’s annual Easter service.
Jesus: His Life in Verses from the King James Holy Bible, art by Gennady Spirin
The Light of the World: The Life of Jesus for Children by Katherine Paterson
The Miracle of Easter by Jean M. Malone
This easy-to-read book with gentle illustrations tells the well-known Bible story of Easter. – (Penguin Putnam)
Paper Crafts for Easter by Randel McGee
Explains the significance of Easter and how to make Easter-themed crafts out of paper.