Setting out our Lent and Easter book collection this morning I realised we’ve a few new picture books I haven’t yet shared, also planning to share our anthology collections soon. If you’re looking for more suggestions for this Season check out our Mega List of Lent & Easter books, picture and chapter books.
Little Colt’s Sunday – Michelle Medlock Adams
I was very excited to find a picture book for Palm Sunday. Little Colt whose great-great-grandpa carried Mary to Bethlehem is honoured to be selected to carry Our Lord for His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the story is told from the perspective of Little Colt. Warm illustrations, rhyming text, quite cute and appealing. 4 Star
Easter in the Garden – Pamela Kennedy
Micah a gardener’s son finds bird eggs in a tree, climbing down he hears and sees a crowd of angry people and Roman soldiers, he runs come scared to his mother. His mother is crying and tells him their friend Jesus is dead. On Sunday morning Micah runs to the garden to see how the eggs fare, he sees the women on their way to the tomb and a man in a white robe who speaks to the women. He realises Jesus is alive and then watches the eggs hatch.
Gentle Resurrection and egg symbolism story. 4 Star
Petook An Easter Story – Caryll Houselander
Petook the rooster and Martha the hen become the proud parents of 12 chicks. A young boy enters the vineyard and Petook rushes to protect his family, but all is well the boy is gentle. Years pass and Petook is unhappy, on the hill three crosses stand and unknown to him on one Cross hangs the boy. Three days later Petook and Martha have a new batch of chickens. A reflection of the joy of the Resurrection. Gentle introduction to the Resurrection and the symbolism of the Easter egg. 4 Star