The Bookshelf #17 – Easter Books

The boys took the Easter books off the shelf last night. In our home we do teach them the true meaning/religious aspect of Easter. The resurrection, etc. However, our Easter books are little more light and fun. First, Logan picked out…drumroll… ANOTHER Berenstain Bears book. As you must know by now, we are huge BB fans. The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs.

I like this one because it really does teach a lesson. Kids get so caught up in all the holiday hoop-la. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, Easter. They’re always looking for the next holiday where they “get something” and tend to forget about the message the holiday brings. This Easter tale demonstrates Sister Bear’s excitement over getting candy: chocolate bunnies, jelly-beans, chocolate eggs! Brother and Sister then discover the message of spring, re-birth, and new life where they least expected it.

Keeping up with the Berenstain Bears the boys picked another Berenstain Bear Easter book. This one was actually a flap-book which Finnegan really enjoys. The Berenstain Bears Baby Easter Bunny. There really isn’t much to the book except the surprise in opening the flaps. But the boys love it anyway.

Then Deacon picked out a Little Critter book. I LOVE the Mercer Mayer Little Critter books. This one was Happy Easter, Little Critter. Follow Little Critter around for Easter: church, egg-dying, and an Easter egg hunt. My boys favorite part is trying to find all the eggs hidden in the field, and my favorite part is when Little Critter explains that sometimes you have to help the little ones get some eggs too.

So these are our Easter books, what are your favorite Easter books?

*photo credits: Barnes &

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9 responses

  1. Berenstain Bears and Little Critters – what could be better than that! I love both series and have many copies of theirs but I don’t think I have any of the Easter ones. Hmm, something to get the grandson for Easter, maybe, instead of chocolate? I think so! :)

  2. I finally got a copy of The Easter Egg by Jan Brett at the school book fair this year, though I would always try to snag a copy from the library. It has such a nice story about giving and such beautiful illustrations.

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