18 Easter Books for Kids

 

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Easter will be arriving soon.  We have put together a list of Easter Books for Kids to support National Reading Month.  Our books are appropriate for various ages and are a great way to get kids excited about the Easter Bunny, dying eggs, bunnies, Easter Bonnets and more.

Here our list of Easter Books for Kids:

God Gave Us Easter – First, Papa Bear uses an Easter egg, an uprooted tree, and evidence of new life in a pinecone to tell the Easter story.  He explains how Jesus was the root of Jesse who came to die and to rise again.  He explains that Jesus died for us so that we would have the chance to go to heaven.  Ages 3 – 7.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story –  The Bear cubs are candy-crazy this Easter! But Missus Ursula and some Sunday school students tell the cubs about Jesus’s resurrection and show them that salvation is much sweeter than candy!  Ages 4 – 7.

Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt – Grandpa Pig sets up and Easter egg hunt for Peppa Pig and her friends!  There’s Peppa, Rebecca Rabbit, and Freddy Fox.  They search for chocolate eggs and even see baby chicks hatching.  Ages 3 – 5.

Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter – Next, Pinkalicious wakes up on Easter morning.  She finds a note from the Easter Bunny that sends the Pinkerton family on an Easter scavenger hunt.  Ages  4 – 8.

Mater and the Easter Buggy  – Additionally, it’s Easter in Radiator Springs!  Mater can’t wait for the Easter Buggy to fill his tire with goodies.  But Lightning McQueen is worried that Mater’s Easter holiday will be ruined when Mater wakes up to find that his Easter tire is empty.

The Night Before Easter – “Twas the night before Easter, just before dawn, Not a creature was stirring out on the lawn.”  A twist on The Night Before Christmas.  Ages 4 – 8.

The Goose That Laid Golden Easter Eggs – The Wilkinson’s have a new goose. Amazingly, it quacks, clucks, moos and lays golden eggs.  The boys think the golden Easter eggs will be perfect for throwing at his sisters.

The Story of the Easter Bunny  –  So, the Easter Bunny comes each year with a basket of painted eggs and chocolates for the children. But not everybody knows where he comes from.   Here’s the story of the Easter Bunny.  Ages 4 – 8.

The Biggest Easter Basket Ever – Town mouse Clayton and country mouse Desmond team up to build the biggest Easter basket ever.  Ages 4 – 8.

The Easter Buggy (Disney/Pixar Cars) – This book features Easter with Mater, Lightning McQueen, and all of their friends from Cars!  Ages 3 – 7.

How to Catch the Easter Bunny –  Funny book on how to catch the Easter Bunny.  Ages 4 – 10.

Easter Bunny Caper – Will Zoey Flower be able to stay awake so she can catch the Easter Bunny?  She wants to prove that he is real once and for all.  Ages 4 – 8.

Minnie Easter Bonnet Parade – Furthermore, Minnie Mouse and the rest of the Bow-Tique gang plan an Easter parade so she can show off her most outrageous and spectacular bows.  Ages 3 – 6.

Marshmallow – Marshmallow the rabbit moves into Oliver the cat’s home.  Oliver is not very welcoming, but the bunny charm’s him into becoming his friend.  Ages 4 – 8.

Bunny Bus  – Join a troop of animal friends as they bounce along to the Easter Parade.  Ages 2 – 4.

Emma’s Easter  – Next, Emma’s is celebrating Easter with her family.  They go to church and hunt for Easter eggs and candy.  Additionally, the have a big meal with family.  Find out the different ways people celebrate Easter.

The Country Bunny – Last, The Country Bunny is the mother of twenty-one children.  However, she is awarded the position of Easter Bunny.  Find out how this busy mother manages.

Finally, I hope that you enjoyed our list of Easter books for kids.  Furthermore, I hope that you will purchase a few for your children or grandchildren.  Children get excited about holidays when we make them fun and we’re creative with decorations and foods.

 

24 Books for African American Girls

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It’s Black History Month and we would like to share our roundup of books for African American girls.  Most importantly, I’m also excited and honored to tell readers that I will be incorporating more products and posts for African American children.   Lets get started with this great roundup of books:

Basketball Belles – First, Anges Morley was raised on a cattle ranch.  She was sent to Stanford University where she trades in her spurs for a basketball.  She leads her team to victory against the University of California at Berkeley, and makes history.  Ages 6 – 9.

Flower Garden – A girl and her father create a window box as a birthday present for her mother.  Ages 4 – 7.

Gymnastics Jitters – Dana and the rest of the Raiders gymnastics team must learn how to deal with their biggest rivals, the Superiors.  Ages 8 – 11

Emi’s Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair –  Emi is a creative 7-year-old girl who shares a positive message about her curly, cotton candy hair.  Great message to teach little girls about their natural hair.  Ages 7 – 12.

Sugar – Next, sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation in Mississippi. Slavery is over, but Sugar must work in the fields since both of her parents are dead.  She finds joys playing with a forbidden friend, the plantation owner’s son.  Ages 9 – 12.

Dancing in the Wings – Sassy wants to be a ballerina.  Will her big feet, long legs and her big mouth stop her from reaching her dream?  Ages 4 – 8.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention  – Educational books should be a part of the fun as well.  This book is about 14 African American innovators who played important roles in scientific and industrial progress.  Ages teen and young adult.

Bayou Magic – It’s Maddy’s first summer in the bayou.  She’s a city girl, but she falls in love with the fireflies, trees and the water.  Ages 8 – 12.

Chocolate Me! – Furthermore, we have a book based on the experiences of being African American and feeling different from the other children.  Many will be able to relate to the struggle of trying to fit in.  Ages 4  – 8.

Daddy’s Little Princess – Daddy’s Little Princess educates young children, helps build their self-esteem, and inspire them.  Most images of princesses and queens are not images of African Americans.  This book introduces them to real-life African Queens and Princesses in all shades.  Ages 4 – 10.

Dare!:  –  Sam is bully.  He makes Jayla feels threatened because he has bullied her because she loves astronomy and stars.  He starts to bully her friends too and tries to get Jayla to bully them too.  Ages 5 – 9.

Firebird – Misty Copeland encourages an African American girl who wants to be a ballerina, but is discouraged by low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.  Ages 6 – 8.

Gone Crazy in Alabama – This is the third book in a series.  The Gaither sisters, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern, head to the rural south to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, in Alabama.  They leave Brooklyn behind and have a lifetime of fun.  The first two books are One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven.  Ages  8 – 12.  

Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition – The true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA.  Ages 8 – 12.

I Got the Rhythm – A little girl takes a trip to the park with her mother.  She hears a rhythm coming from the butterflies, the ice cream vendors and the world around her.  She can’t contain herself, she breaks out in a dance.  Ages 2 – 5.

I Had a Favorite Dress –  Next, we have a  little girl who wears her favorite dress on Tuesdays.  One Tuesday morning, she discovers that her favorite dress is too short.  She is so disappointed, but her mother turns her favorite dress into a ruffly shirt.  Her favorite dress becomes her favorite shirt.  Ages 5 – 7.

Jamaica’s Fine – This book teaches children ethics.  Jamaica finds a stuffed dog at the playground.  She take it home with trying to find the owner.  Soon discovers her conscience, and learns that it is bothering her.   Ages 4 – 8.

Katie Fry, The Lost Kitten – Furthermore, if your into mysteries you must read Katie Fry.  She loves to solve mysteries.  When she finds a lost kitten, she decides to find the owner.  This book is one in a series.  Ages 6 – 8.

Lola at the Library – Lola is very happy.  On Tuesdays, Lola and her mother go to the library.  She enjoys the walk, checking out books, story time and the special treats she gets with her mother.  Ages 2 – 5.

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition – Misty Copeland was the first female African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.  She’s been breaking down barriers ever since.  Ages 8 – 12.

Mixed Me – Mixie has a black father and a white mother.  People are always asking her what she is.  She decides to embraces her uniqueness and be the best “Me” she can be.  Ages 4 – 8.

My Three Best Friends and Me – Additionally, we didn’t leave our disabled children.  Zulay is blind, but she doesn’t let that stop from doing everything she wants to do.  She has three best friends who are in her first grade class.  They are study the same things.  Find out what they are.  Ages 4 – 8.

Nikki and Deja – Nikki and Deja live next door to each other.  They do everything together, including watching Saturday morning cartoons, playing jacks, jumping rope and playing during recess.  Additionally, they are in Mrs. Shelby’s third class.  So, they help each other with homework.  Everything is great until a new girl arrives.  Ages 4 – 7.

Penny and the Magic Puffballs – Last, Penny struggled with why her hair was different from her friends.  She wanted to wear her hair straight too, but her mother told her that her hair was perfect just the why it was.  Her mother fixes her hair in two magic puffballs.  Let the fun begin.  Ages 4 – 8.

Finally, we hope that you will use our list of books for African American girls for your daughter, niece or someone special who’s on your gift giving list.  Better yet, start a library for your child and add a new book monthly.  Also, check back for our round up of books for African American boys and teens as well as our preschool/kindergarten activities.

You may also like Whoopi Goldberg’s Sugar Plum Ballerina series.

 

 

Recommended Children’s Books: Terry the Treetop and the Little Bear

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This post contains affiliates links.  I may be compensated if a purchase is made.  An electronic copy of Terry Treetop and the Little Bear was downloaded in exchange for an honest review.  I am building a library for my granddaughter, so I accepted the e-book.

A little boy named Terry and his spring adventure.  He is excited about the arrival of spring.  Terry loves to climb trees.  So, he climbed the tree to his treehouse to look for signs of his favorite season.  While there he spotted Cuckoo birds on branches, and spring flowers emerging.  Most importantly, the violet crocus flowers in their garden were definitely a sign of spring.  He jumped up and down and up and down.

While he was admiring the flowers and birds, he spots a bear club.  The club was searching for food, exploring his surroundings, and learning survival skills. Terry knew that cubs were born in the winter and came out of hibernation in the spring.  He wanted to be friends and play with the new cub.

He named his new friend Barry.  The bear headed to Terry’s swing to play, but it didn’t last long.  Mother bear came looking for Barry, and grunted for him to go back into the woods. Terry was sad because he didn’t get an opportunity to play with Barry, but he knew that Barry had to listen to his mother.

Next, Terry heard a strange sound.  He thought it was the mother bear yelling for help.  However, it was Barry.  He had fallen into a big hole, and was unable to get out.  Barry tried and tried to get out, but he just couldn’t climb to the top.   Terry remember his ladder that his friends used to climb up to his treehouse.  He placed in the hole for his new friend Barry to use.  Barry climbed out and became good friends with Terry.

In conclusion, I recommend  Terry Treetop and the Little Bear. It’s fun and the illustrations are engaging.  This would be a great bedtime story or when you just want to snuggle up and spend family time.

You may also like Even Monsters.

Whoopi Goldberg: Sugar Plum Ballerina Books Review

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I love Whoopi Goldberg. She was a teen mother who gave birth at 17 and went on to become a funny, highly intelligent actress and author. She is the mother of 1, grandmother of 3 and great grandmother of 1.  While looking for Christmas gift for my granddaughter, I discovered the Sugar Plum Ballerinas books.  Incorporating diversity into my blog, but truth be told there’s not much on the market for Bi-Racial, Latino or African American children.  Especially  in the form of books relating to their culture. The market is getting better, but there’s room for improvement.

The Sugar Plum Ballerinas series by Whoopi Goldberg is a great gift idea.  In particular, Birthdays, Christmas, or just because are great times to give one of the books until you complete the series.  I started the Sugar Plum Ballerinas series for my granddaughter. Each book tells a story that little girls can relate.  For example, leaving behind friends and moving to a new town.  Furthermore, about being untruth or  not feeling good enough.
Furthermore, I want my grandchildren to be proud of who they are.  Just as important, I want them to be able to relate to characters who look like them.  I think it is important that all children be able to relate to the stories they are reading.  It’s important that they see images that look like them, their relatives, and other children they are playing with.  Personally, I think the world is a much better place when everyone is included.

 

 

 

I’ve purchased the first 2 books in the series. The first book is Plum Fantastic and the second is Toeshoe Trouble. This series is great for girls ages 6-12; however, some reviewers believe 6-10 is more appropriate. In addition, the average number of pages in the books is 160. My granddaughter is still a little young, but she can blow the dust off the books later.

 

I need to purchase the following books to complete my set: Terrible TerrelSugar Plums to the RescuePerfectly Prima, and Dancing Diva.

 

 

 

 

The books are paperback.  Each are reasonably priced at $5.00 each on Amazon. At that prize, you could give the entire set without breaking the bank or you can download them to your Kindle. The illustrations are beautiful and the stories are realistic.  Little girls love who love tutus and dream of being a ballerina will love the series.  Add it to your gift giving list.

 

Children’s Even Monsters Book

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This post contains affiliate links.  I made be compensated if a purchase is made.   First, a  copy of the book Even Monsters was provided from Source Books for review.  However, the review of the book is my opinion alone.

Children either love monsters for they’re afraid of them. Both of my grandchildren were afraid of the dark.  My grandson had a fear of the front door at night.  Unfortunately, both my daughter and I have front doors that are flanked by a window that allows you to see outside.  So when darkness arrived, my grandson would constantly look at the door.  Additionally, my granddaughter was afraid of the dark too.  Both have gotten better as they have gotten older.  Even so, it’s difficult to watch when your children are afraid.

Even Monsters is a great book. It is adorable and beautifully illustrated.  Most importantly, children who are afraid of monsters learn that little monsters are just like them.  Children learn that there’s no need to be afraid.  It’s a great book for those who aren’t afraid of monsters too.  Children will be able to relate to Glubb, the adorable little monster in the book.

Also, Even Monsters teachers children that little monsters have to change their underwear, eat their meals, and go to school.  Furthermore, Even Monsters like to play video games, play soccer, brush their teeth and go to bed on time.  The concept is creative and is appropriate for ages 2-8.  It’s a great bedtime story and perfect for story time with grandparents.  Add this book to your children’s reading list.  Make it a bedtime favorite when your child is feeling frighten or anxious.  You can purchase the hardback book hereYou may also like Sugar Plum Ballerina Books.

 

About AJ Smith: Illustrator/author AJ Smith  specializes in silly stories and funny drawings.  AJ has illustrated eleven books  for children in the educational market. Previously, he worked as an  animator/designer in NYC on fun shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog and Sheep in  the Big City.  AJ lives in Newburyport, MA.  For more information visit:  Even Monsters