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Hi folks, I'm the church librarian and while going through our materials I realized we only have two books featuring Lent and Easter!  I would love to be spammed with your recommendations for your favourite children's books and devotionals that have been meaningful to you for this season of the church calendar. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!



Here are some of my favorites for children...

A Very Happy Easter by Tim Thornborough

‘Twas the Morning of Easter by Glenys Nellist

The Garden, the Curtain, the Cross by Laferton and Echeverri

A Tale of Three Trees by Hunt

The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul

Easter Love Letters from God by Glenys Nellist

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren

He Is Risen:  Rocks Tell the Story of Easter

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross, and The Friend who Forgives from the Tales that Tell the Truth series are my favorite picture books for Easter. For devotionals, they aren't books, but I've used the Jesus Storybook Bible printable devotional for Lent, and Dwell's God's Big Easter Story for Holy Week. They would be great resources to print copies of and have them in your church library for families to take. The 2024 copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible Lent reading plan hasn't been released yet, but you can view last year's here. It would be great to have copies of the Jesus Storybook Bible for families to check out along with the resource. God's Big Easter Story is available to download from the Dwell at Home page. I've used Bitter & Sweet for my Lent devotions and think it would work well with older (middle or high school age) children.

The Easter and Lent pages of the Family Faith Formation toolkit also have some great resources!

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