Easter 2014 - 20 April Easter 2014 - 20 April

Easter is the time for holidays, festivals and as well as a time for giving Easter eggs. But of course, Easter means much more.... Our selection of seasonal titles below will help your children understand more about this time of year.

The Lion Book of Poems and Prayers for Easter
Sophie Piper
A collection of poems for the season. Some such as Edward Thomas's Thaw and William Wordsworth's famous I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud are on secular themes but most are poems celebrating the events around the crucifixion of Christ. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/01/2014
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My Carry-Along Little Bunny's Easter
Christina Goodings
Celebrate Easter with some seasonal activities! Designed with a handle so that it can be easily carried this includes an Easter story as well as guides to draw round to make flowers and cards as well as loads of stickers... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/01/2014
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The First Easter
Sophie Piper
A collectable set of twelve Bible stories for reading aloud and sharing, all illustrated with lively, colourful pictures and simply told, to appeal to younger children. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/01/2014
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The Easter Story
Antonia Jackson
From the entry of Jesus and his disciples into the temple in Jerusalem, The Easter story, as told in the Bible, is retold in simple prose matched with atmospheric illustrations. How the different disciples, most notably Judas and Peter, behave... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/01/2014
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The Lion Bible to Keep for Ever
Lois Rock
Fifty Bible stories are retold here from both the Old and the New Testaments in this fine hardback with lovely, gentle watercolour illustrations throughout. Each story is prefaced with a one-line introduction explaining its place in the Bible, so children... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/01/2014
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My Own Little Easter Story
Christina Goodings
Simple, sincere, straightforward and heartwarming retelling of the story that is at the heart of Easter with its message that Jesus is alive and has opened the way to heaven. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/01/2013
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Easter Things to Make and Do
Leonie Pratt, Kate Knighton
In this enchanting book you'll find all kinds of exciting Easter activities. Just follow the simple steps to find out how to make pretty decorated eggs, paper flowers and an Easter crown. Other ideas such as fingerprinted bunnies and painted... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2013
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Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise
Beatrix Potter
A lovely new board book of Peter Rabbit and his friends enjoying the Springtime. The charming rhyming story features lots of Beatrix Potter's most famous characters, such as Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck in a Pied Piper-style adventure. This great-value... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate
David Lucas
Everybody loves chocolate! Grendel certainly loves it more than anything else so, when he finds a message inside a chocolate egg and offering him three wishes, he naturally makes a very terrible mistake. After he has turned the dog and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2014
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Easter is the Christian story of Jesus' last days in Jerusalem before his death on Good Friday and his resurrection, coming back to life, on Easter Sunday.

easter eggs

For many centuries before Jesus' birth, the Jewish people also had their own special spring festival, called Passover (Pesach). Passover commemorates the time when God rescued the people of Israel from slavery and Moses led them out of Egypt. The word Easter actually comes from the Anglo-Saxon name for the month of April, which was known as "Eostremonath" when Pagans held rituals related to the goddess Eostre on new beginnings, symbolized by the egg.

Easter always falls on the first Sunday following the full Moon after 21 March. So Easter Sunday can fall on any date from 22 March to 25 April.

Easter Sunday this year is 20 April.

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