Posts Categorized: Holidays

My Lent and Easter Booklist

From simple board books to family devotions, here are suggestions to help you explore the meaning of Easter with the children in your life. And every Easter basket needs a book! Board Books Easter Is Coming, by Tama Fortner. Takes children from the garden of Eden to the cross and resurrection in simple, appropriate, child…

Book Review—Jesus Came for Me

We teach little ones that we celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born. But what does Jesus’ coming mean to preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades? This board book with three short stories, just long enough for a young child’s attention span, seeks to expand their understanding with concepts they can hold on to…

Book Review—Mouse’s Christmas Gift

When it comes to celebrations, little things can make a big difference. That’s true whether you’re a boy handcrafting a simple wreath for the village church door, or, well, whether you’re a small mouse doing all you can to keep Christmas.

Book Review—The Giving Manger

Part of a boxed set, this new book encourages giving gifts to Jesus at Christmas by serving and helping others. As Christmas approaches, Anne and Ben learn there will be more gifts than usual this holiday season. They are surprised, saddened, and a bit angry to discover that doesn’t mean more gifts for them, but…

Book Review—The Advent Storybook

If you want your children to understand why we celebrate Christmas, help them understand Advent first. Advent, the 40-day period leading up to Christmas, is a season of watching and waiting for what Christmas delivers—the arrival of the Savior. In 25 short stories with traditional artwork, this picture storybook for use during Advent shows children…

Children’s Books for Advent and Christmas

Books should be part of every child’s Advent and Christmas, whether you give them as gifts, stuff them in stockings, or pile them under the tree to enjoy throughout the season. Here’s a look at some of this year’s new Advent and Christmas books for the kids on your list. Snuggle Time Christmas Stories, by…

A Thanksgiving Time Line and Cast of Characters

Brush up on your understanding of the roots of Thanksgiving Day. Does anything here surprise you? THE CAST, Major and Minor Roles King James I … he’d been persecuting the Separatists because they wanted to leave the Church of England. Separatists … not to be confused with the staid and drab Puritans, who didn’t arrive…