Celebrating Easter and Spring….Book Selections for Special Childrens’ Gifts
The folks at The Corner Shelf feel every Easter basket should have at least one special book. Keep in mind that books are gifts to open again and again and have no calories or sugar! Our highlighted suggestions for this year include new and classic titles. From youngest to oldest, may we suggest Llama Llama Easter Egg ( retail $ 5.99) for infants and early toddlers. With rhyme and humor the author guides little ones on the joys of searching for Easter eggs. Classic author and illustrator, Jan Brett, has a new board book out for this Easter called The Easter Egg( retail $ 8.99). With her signature exquisite illustrations join Hoppi Bunny and The Easter Bunny on an adventure gathering beautiful eggs for boys and girls. The story can be enjoyed by toddlers and preschoolers, but remember, her illustrations can be appreciated by all ages.
Both The Easter Egg and our next selection, Rechenka’s Eggs , by Patricia Polacco feature Ukranian Easter eggs, which showcase amazing talent and patience by those who create them. Polacco shares a timeless story and culture as her character, Old Babushka prepares for the Easter Festival. This paperback title retails for $ 7.99. And no selections that include rabbits could be complete without The Velveteen Rabbit, which comes in board, paperback and hardcover editions. Every family should share the beautiful story of what makes the velveteen rabbit ‘real’. Let us know the age of the child you are buying for from the Contact Form and we will offer age-appropriate versions of this title.
Easter as a Bible story is not always easy to explain to children. Many titles pick and choose which parts to share. We like the approach that The Story of Easter Activity Book by Ideals publishing takes. The cover the whole Biblical story, form Jesus’s birth through the Resurrection in a colorful activity book. While hearing the whole story, children engage in activities that help engage them in the story. At only $ 4.99 retail, this is a book to share with others as you help fill Easter baskets or for prizes at Easter egg hunts.