Christian Books for Your Easter Gift Basket

We’re excited about Easter this year. My husband wants to give up snack food for Lent. My parents will be here on Easter weekend for the turkey dinner and to babysit while I go to my husband’s Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil. In past years, we’ve put chocolate candies in plastic eggs and hid them around the house. This year I’d like to put together an Easter basket like I had growing up. To help with your own Easter basket for the kids or grandkids, check out these suggestions available at Christianbook.com.

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365 Children’s Prayers

This book has all the prayer suggestions you’ll ever need. It includes prayer ideas from kids of all ages, as well as classic poetry and prayers from literature. This would be great for a prayerful teatime.

710178: 365 Children"s Prayers
 

By Carol Watson / David C. Cook

Prepare your little ones for a lifelong conversation with their heavenly Father! Accompanied by rich color illustrations, a year’s worth of traditional and contemporary prayers from children around the world encourage youngsters to talk honestly to God about home, family, friends, pets, fear, sadness, anger, forgiveness, obedience, nature, and more. 160 pages.

 

Catholic Prayer Book for Children

Introduce your child to some of the prayer they need to join in the Catholic mass. It also includes prayers and guide to get them started in their personal prayer life. There are simple, bright illustrations throughout.

760472: Catholic Prayer Book for Children
 

By Julianne M. Will(Ed.) & Kevin Davidson(Illus.) / Our Sunday Visitor

With colorful, captivating illustrations, the Catholic Prayer Book for Children helps boys and girls ages 6 on up discover the beauty of prayer as it encourages them to form the lifelong habit of praying.

 

Catholic Saints for Children

Books of saints offer so many diverse and inspiring stories for children to grow on. They easily end up as treasured additions to any kid’s library.

640410: Catholic Saints for Children
 

By Magnificat / Ignatius Press

At a time when our children desperately need authentic heroes, Catholic Saints for Children holds up well-known giants of our faith for young readers to be inspired by and imitate.Simple, engaging texts highlight these saints’ fascinating lives. Accompanied by memorable watercolor illustrations, each delightful account models heroic love for God. A prayer for the particular gifts for which these saints are known follows each inspirational story. Thirty saints lives in total.

 

Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

The beautiful illustrations, rich colours and unique silhouette designs caught my eye. This is a book of Bible stories retold with a bit of explanatory stuff after each. If you like to have something nice and meaningful on hand for the kids in your life this is great because, right now, there is a bulk discount on orders over 10 copies.

745902: Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus
 

By Randy Frazee / Zondervan

The Believe Storybook is part of the national church-wide program led by Randy Frazee that shows young and old alike how they can become more like Jesus in their beliefs, in their actions, and their character. With 60 Old and New Testament stories from the Bible that showcase the characteristics needed to be a follower of Jesus, as well as captivating and dramatic illustrations by Steve Adams, this unique storybook will inspire both children and adults to become more like their savior and the person they were meant to be.

 

The Very First Easter, Hardcover

This and other books by Paul L. Maier have gorgeous, realistic art and offer a historical treatment of Biblical history for kids.

070538: The Very First Easter, Hardcover
 

By Paul L. Maier / Concordia Publishing House

This book offers a historically accurate description of the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection through Scripture and beautiful artwork.Ten-year-old Christopher wants to know the story behind the story and learns important details about this miraculous event that help him understand the season’s celebration. He also discovers his own special link to the very first Easter.The award-winning team of Paul L. Maier and Francisco Ordaz work together again to bring children a vivid picture of Jesus’ last days on Earth. The Very First Easter makes a wonderful gift for children, families, and friends. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.

 

Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs

The last book in this Easter Gift Guide is meant to accompany Resurrection Eggs, a fun activity that you can use to get your kids excited about Easter. Find it on the second half of the gift guide.

715054: Benjamin"s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs
 

By Melody Carlson / Zondervan

This tale of a child following Jesus during Biblical times to find out who he is will teach your children lessons from the Bible. What are the treasures in Benjamin’s Box? Come along with Benjamin and see. Like all boys and girls, Benjamin is very, very curious. Unlike children of today, however, Benjamin lives during the days of Christ! When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, Benjamin decides to follow Him and find out who He really is. At first, he thinks Jesus is a teacher, then a king. At last, Benjamin learns the good news–news that every child (and grown-up!) will want to share. Recommended for ages 4 to 7.

Thanks for reading my Easter gift guide for kids. I hope you find something for your basket this year.

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3 thoughts on “Christian Books for Your Easter Gift Basket

  1. This isn’t such a great list!! I think the Catholic Saints for Children caught my eye the most. That is an area I loved to read about growing up, but as an adult, have struggled to maintain. I want to nurture that aspect of role models for my children so badly.

    But, now that I am on a strict budget while saving for dental work, I am going to have to window shop this Lent. But, thankfully many of these books are year-round books, so I will be coming back to this list! Thank you!!

  2. Alicia @ Sweeping Up Joy says:

    We love Benjamin’s Box! We use a set of Resurrection Eggs, so it pairs well. Believe Storybook looks interesting. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

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