Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lenten Books for Young Children

I've been looking around the internet for faith focused Easter books to use in my class and here is what I've come up with so far:

The Very First Easter by Paul Maier
Jesus by Gennadii Spirin
Love One Another by Lauren Thompson
The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story by Eric Kimmel
Family Easter Treasury by Michael Hague
Easter Eggs for Anya by Virgina Kroll
He Is Risen by Elizabeth Winthrop
Easter by Fiona French
Petook: An Easter Story by Caryll Houselander
Jesus by Demi
The Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith
Through the Eyes of John by Chad Daybell
The Tale of the Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
The Way of the Cross by Inos Biffi

If you know of any additional titles that would be appropriate for first graders, please let me know!

My doggie is included in the picture collage because as I am trying to work on my pc, he is interrupting to go outside, in the 16 degree weather, to show off his bone to our neighbor's dog.  He's a goofball!



  1. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein. So totally appropriate that my little man knew instantly to connect the story line to Jesus' sacrifice for us. keeps them captivated the entire time. :)

    1. Impressive that your little man got that. I'll have to try it then for sure with my first grade class and see if they're as perceptive! What other books do you read with your younger children?

  2. Noreen,

    I am so impressed with your photo collage. Have you been visiting Picmonkey?

    I don't think we have any Lenten children's books. They are not as easy to come by as Advent and Christmas books. I guess it's not too late to start a collection. Even though my girls aren't so little any more, they still enjoy picture books. I shall have to bookmark your list and buy one book at a time. This is what I do each Christmas. I usually order a new book or two to add to the collection every Advent.

    God bless!

    1. What's the library system like in Australia? All of the books I've listed are from our local library or within the interlibrary loan system. I feel that as a teacher, I want to find resources that my student's families can get at the library. I don't want to encourage them to buy it but to borrow it, that's ok.

    2. And yes, I've been playing around on monkey pic!

  3. Great list, Noreen! I'm going to have to check into a few of those for my kids! Thanks so much! And thanks for linking up, too! Hope your Lent is going well! Blessings!!

    1. Thank you for hosting Jennifer and bringing us all together!

  4. Noreen, I'm looking forward to checking out the books on your list. I only own a couple of them and would like to add a few to my small collection of Easter books. Thanks for the list! Oh, and your dog is absolutely adorable. Great pics! : )

  5. Great titles! I don't have too many Lenten titles and was just lamenting over this the other day! Thanks for the help!!! Lovely crown of thorns with candle. Puppy is cute too!