Need a few Easter basket ideas for your young readers? We’ve got you covered!

In this episode we’re bringing you books and bookish ideas for kids infant-teen.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • favorite children’s bibles and Easter books
  • fiction books that your kids will love to find in their baskets this year

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  • 2:01 Easter ideas for young kids
  • 5:54 Easter ideas for 4- to 7-year-olds
  • 11:01 Easter ideas for 8- to 12-year-olds
  • 14:34 Easter ideas for teens
  • 24:26 Meet Linsey Davis: The World is Awake
  • 30:08 Diversity in picture books
  • 35:55 Let the kids speak

 Books from this episode:

(All links are Amazon affiliate links.)

Youngest kids:

Episode 90 youngest
Bunny’s First Spring

Bunny’s First Spring

$16.99

**Description from Amazon: When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope.  But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying.  In bestselling author’s Sally Lloyd-Jones’ latest picture book celebrating the Easter season and rebirth, nature speaks to the bunny,...

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The Easter Story

The Easter Story

$4.99

**Description from Amazon: This boardbook tells the story of Jesus's entry into Jerusalem, the Lord's Supper, and the crucifixion and resurrection. Illustrations show Jesus as a friend to children while the story, based on the Gospels, simply and gently explains Jesus' death as the means of salvation for mankind.

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Found: Psalm 23 (Jesus Storybook Bible)

Found: Psalm 23 (Jesus Storybook Bible)

$9.99

From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbr...

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The World Is Awake: A celebration of everyday blessings

The World Is Awake: A celebration of everyday blessings

$17.99

This is the day the Lord has made.A butterfly floats through the sun and the shade,while dragonflies flit past the flowers and treesand grasshoppers hop in the soft morning breeze.The World Is Awake, A celebration of everyday blessings, written by Emmy Award winner and ABC News correspondent Linsey ...

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Read Aloud Bible Stories: Volume 1

Read Aloud Bible Stories: Volume 1

$14.99

**Description from Amazon: "Read to me!" is a popular request parents hear from their children. How better to fulfill this wish than to read a Bible storybook written and illustrated just for kids? The award-winning Read Aloud Bible Stories series has delighted children, parents, and teachers for decades. Written by Ella K...

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Kids ages 4-7

Episode 90 4-7
The Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition: With CDs

The Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition: With CDs

$24.99

**Description from Amazon: Every Story Whispers His Name The award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to discover—through full-color illustrations and three read-along CDs—that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation… and at the center of their story, too. This beautifully crafted deluxe e...

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The Story of the Easter Robin

The Story of the Easter Robin

**Description from Amazon: In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?”“We’ll have to leave that one to the Creat...

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Tale for Easter

Tale for Easter

**Description from Amazon: In springtime you can ride a fawn past splashing ducklings and leaping lambs in your dreams, and wake to an Easter Sunday filled with holiday treasures. Witness the beauty of spring in Tasha Tudor’s exquisite watercolor illustrations with this eBook with audio.

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Simon and the Easter Miracle: A Traditional Tale for Easter

Simon and the Easter Miracle: A Traditional Tale for Easter

$8.99

**Description from Amazon: A picture book retelling of a traditional European tale with the events and meaning of the first Easter at its heart Both thought-provoking and engaging, this is the story of Simon of Cyrene —"a man coming in from the country," as the Gospels refer to him—who was ordered to carry Jesus' cos...

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When God Made You

When God Made You

YOU, you… God thinks about you.God was thinking of you long before your debut.From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in ou...

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When God Made Light

When God Made Light

$11.99

**Description from Amazon: From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers.'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illus...

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When God Made You

When God Made You

$18.95

**Description from Amazon: "When God made Elina, He pulled moonlight from the north, starlight from the south, sunlight from the east, and candlelight from the west. He planted the four lights around the steadfast soil of her soul, and beaming with gladness, God said, Elina, pray." Every child around the globe is specially ma...

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In the Candle’s Glow

In the Candle’s Glow

$19.95

**Description from Amazon: The bees do their work. The beekeeper does hers. And little Felicia, with the honesty and faith of a child, takes the fruit of the bee and the beekeeper's efforts and lights her candle and prays. She prays once, she prays twice, she prays three prayers, then watches the breeze from the window carry ...

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition: Every Story Whispers His Name

The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition: Every Story Whispers His Name

**Description from Amazon: The bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, is celebrating its phenomenal success with this beautiful clothbound gift edition that includes a ribbon marker. The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. From Noah ...

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Kids ages 8-12:

Episode 90 8-12
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

FROM THE PUBLISHER

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years.

FROM SARAH

If you're looking for a story to inspire heroic virtue, and sweep everyone away in an unforgettable tale, The Chronicles of Narnia cannot be outdone. I recommend beginning the series with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (you can circle back to The Magician's Nephew at the very end.)

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Henry and the Chalk Dragon

Henry and the Chalk Dragon

FROM SARAH:

It takes a special kind of courage to be an artist. Does Henry Penwhistle have what it takes? The adventures begin when a dragon he draws on the door wants to be seen and have a place in the world. A great read-aloud!

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

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The Action Bible

The Action Bible

$3.95

(My son likes to listen to this while he looks as his own copy of The Action Bible) NARRATED BY: Full Cast, BEST FOR AGES: 7+

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The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic

The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic

FROM SARAH:

Ten-year-old Persimmony Smudge lives a boring life on the Island in the Middle of Everything, but she longs for adventure. And she soon gets it when she overhears a life-altering secret and suddenly finds herself in the middle of an amazing journey. Fantastically funny. Your kids can meet author/illustrator Jennifer Trafton at her Author Access video replay in RAR Premium.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Ten-year-old Persimmony Smudge lives a boring life on the Island in the Middle of Everything, but she longs for adventure. And she soon gets it when she overhears a life-altering secret and suddenly finds herself in the middle of an amazing journey. It turns out that Mount Majestic, the rising and falling mountain in the center of the island, is not really a mountain - it's the belly of a sleeping giant!

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Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

$1.95
Series: Episodes, 090, 90 8-12, Book 65
Tag: Episode 90 8-12

NARRATED BY: David Suchet, BEST FOR AGES: 3+

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Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories

Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories

$19.95

**Description from Amazon: From the scores of beautiful and thrilling tales in the Bible, celebrated British author Amy Steedman has collected three dozen that are sure to delight young children. With the confidence of a master storyteller practiced in holding the attention of even the most restless child, she weaves tales o...

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Egermeier’s Bible Story Book

Egermeier’s Bible Story Book

$19.99

**Description from Amazon: Beloved for generations, Egermeier's® Bible Story Book has sold millions of copies around the world and continues to bring Bible stories to life for all ages. This updated version carries on an outstanding tradition of excellence. Stories from the Old and New Testaments are told in chronological or...

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Teens:

Episode 90 teens
The Green Ember

The Green Ember

FROM SARAH:

A Read-Aloud Revival community favorite. Rabbits with Swords! This story will inspire heroic virtue in your children (and who knows... maybe you too!). This is first in a truly wonderful fantasy series. Your kids can meet author S.D. Smith at his Author Access video replay in RAR Premium.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.

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On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

FROM SARAH:

For fans of Lord of the RingsThe Princess Bride, and The Chronicles of Narnia. This fantastical journey is one our family's favorites. Excellent as an audio book, as well (and it's kind of long, so if that intimidates you, opt for audio!) Don't miss my interview with Andrew Peterson for Author Access in RAR Premium.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled sister, Leeli, are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that they love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice.

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The Bark of the Bog Owl (Wilderking Trilogy)

The Bark of the Bog Owl (Wilderking Trilogy)

FROM SARAH:

The whole Wilderking Trilogy is one you don't want your kids to miss. Start here, with The Bark of the Bog Owl.  Ideal for kids 8-14, though you'll enjoy it every bit as much as your kids will. The less you know before reading it, the better, so try to skip reading reviews ahead of time, if you can!

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

12-year-old Aidan Errolson, comes from a long line of adventurers. His grandparents were among the first settlers of Corenwald's Eastern Frontier. His father had been one of the kingdom's greatest warriors. Aidan, on the other hand, lives the quiet, comfortable life, of a nobleman's son. He never has any real adventures, and that, he believes, is the one great injustice of his otherwise happy life.

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The Charlatan’s Boy: A Novel

The Charlatan’s Boy: A Novel

Welcome to Corenwald, where you'll meet an ugly boy named Grady and the circus huckster Floyd as they tramp through villages tricking folks into falling for their mythical feechie act. When business slows, Floyd drums up a grand scheme that has some surprising results for both the people in Corenwald and for Grady himself.

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The Story of God’s Love for You

The Story of God’s Love for You

FROM THE PUBLISHER

It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne—everything—to rescue the one he loves. The best thing about this Story is—it’s true! And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. The Child upon whom everything would depend.

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Other books from this episode:

Episode 90 other
The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

A 1963 Caldecott Medal winner, The Snowy Day is simple and beautiful. Explore the city as it is blanketed in snow. Perfect for winter, of course.

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A Poem for Peter

A Poem for Peter

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

This lyrical and moving picture book biography tells the story of  Ezra Jack Keats, the man who gave us The Snowy Day. Longer form and best for older kids and teens, this is a picture book you can't grow too old for!

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The World Is Awake: A celebration of everyday blessings

The World Is Awake: A celebration of everyday blessings

$17.99

This is the day the Lord has made.A butterfly floats through the sun and the shade,while dragonflies flit past the flowers and treesand grasshoppers hop in the soft morning breeze.The World Is Awake, A celebration of everyday blessings, written by Emmy Award winner and ABC News correspondent Linsey ...

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