• Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Lent/Easter,  Books - Picture

    35 Amazing Easter Books for Children & Teens

    Sharing 35 Amazing Easter Books we have collected for our Children & Teens over the past decade and a half. Our emphasis has been on finding Christ Centered Easter books as we have slowly gathered together an amazing collection of picture, chapter and anthology books.  With Holy Week beginning in less than a week away our books are out and we’re diving in reading. May you enjoy browsing our Mega pile of Easter books, do feel free to ask any questions, and I’d love more suggestions, particularly chapter books. Palm Sunday Little Colt’s Sunday – Michelle Medlock Adams I was very excited to find a picture book for Palm Sunday.…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Lent/Easter,  Liturgical Year - Lent/Easter

    Our New Easter Picture Books

    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…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Lent/Easter,  Liturgical Year - Lent/Easter

    Mega List of Lent/Easter Books

    Can you believe we are half way through Lent already!  I thought I’d share a mega list of Lent/Easter books, updating with my star reviews, do realise that reviews are rather subjective.  Talking stars, one reader shared that she doesn’t appreciate my stars as her mind doesn’t categorise like mine, my mind tends to organise so I find the stars useful even for myself. So what’s the verdict from the majority, do you appreciate the stars, or do they irritate you? What I would love would be more Lenten and Holy Week recommendations, most books have a more Easter morning focus. Any must have suggestions? The Little Rose of Sharon…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Lent/Easter,  Liturgical Year - Lent/Easter

    Our Growing Lenten/Easter Book Collection

      This year we were blessed to add a few more titles to our Lent/Easter collection.  Time to chat about our finds, very happy with all our purchases.     The Thornbush – Michael Laughlin A small thornbush grows in the streets of Jerusalem, the bush feels ugly and unwanted.  Jesus passes with his hands tied and gazes at the bush with gentle care.  The soldiers make a crown of thorns from the bush’s branches.  The bush is ashamed and refuses to bloom, but when Jesus’ rises from the dead, the bush blooms.  Illustrations use warm colours Gentle, reflective. 4 Star   Easter Swallows – Vicki Howie The Easter story retold by…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Lent/Easter,  Liturgical Year - Lent/Easter

    Lenten/Easter Books

    During Lent and leading up to Easter we read a lovely collection of books. Every year I add a couple of new titles so we enjoyed some new ones as well as old favourites. I thought I’d share here.   The Little Rose of Sharon’ by Nan Gurley is a beautiful story of sacrifice. About a rose who gives up her most prized possession (her lovely petals) to save a baby dove. The illustrations are beautiful. This is a favourite.         Another story about continual self-sacrifice, The Giving Tree continually gives to a boy/man who took and took and never appreciated the sacrifices of the tree; the…