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.
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 his mum into chocolate, Grendel soon learns that there are other things that matter besides chocolate.
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 can gain a deeper understanding of the broader sweep and purpose of the Bible's stories as a whole. Glowing pencil and watercolour illustrations add to its charm and appeal, and is specially presented in a pink edition, to make a wonderful gift for a girl.
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 when Jesus is arrested, the trial of Jesus first by Pontias Pilate and then by the crowd, the crucifixion and the resurrection after the death of Jesus are recounted in a clear narrative that concentrates on the story and presents it as true.
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 to decorate them with.
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.
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 flowers are great for decorating cards for your family and friends not only at Easter, but at other times, too.
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 board book has thick sturdy pages, and a simple but effective raised cut-out Peter Rabbit on the cover. It has all the ingredients to become a firm favourite!
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.
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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