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Sometimes finding just the right book for your daughter's Easter basket can seem like walking through fire, trying to find a book that bring's Christ message, yet still entertains and brings a smile of joy on Easter morning!
Today I have not 1, but 3 VERY special books to share with you (and one giveaway), that are perfect for placing in your daughter's basket this year, no matter is she's 6, 12 or 16!
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
by Chris Auer, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Sand Dollar renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Chris Auer. With new vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Sand Dollar tells the story of Kerry, as her cousin Jack reveals to her the deeper meaning of Easter hidden within something as small as a sand dollar. This Easter tale reminds everyone everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.
If you've never had a chance to check out this lovely story, now is the perfect time, with this updated version! This picture book is aimed at kids ages 4-8, but older kids will still enjoy the resurrection story, if they have never heard it before! And they will never look at a sand dollar the same again, but instead see the Christmas flower and Easter lily, and signs of Jesus's ultimate gift for us! It's a powerful lesson and this book is great for gift giving, or for cherishing as a new family Easter
Next, a book for pre-teens!
Faithgirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional
Nonfiction, devotional 60-Day
Take time to enjoy God’s Word and color images from his beautiful world. In this 60-day coloring devotional filled with unique illustrations and patterns, you will read about God’s unchanging promises through NIV Bible verses, paired with detailed line art. Each page is printed on high-quality, thick paper stock that won’t bleed through. And when you’re finished coloring with markers, metallic pens, or colored pencils, you will have a chance to reflect and journal about each promise from Scripture, and find inspiration for every day. Perfect for girls 8-12.
This is a LOVELY book, and perfect is your daughter has gotten away from devotions, as a way of bringing Spring into new life, through filling the lovely illustrations with color, and reminding her of God's promise for her! The left border and right sides of each devotional offer plenty of room to bring the designs to life, as they reflect on the day's devotional, which includes a bible quote, a paragraph about the quote, and space to write down reactions and thoughts to it. The devotions cover strength, hope, forgiveness, wisdom, courage and more. It's a great book that combines faith and art in a meaningful way.
And for the older teen who wants to share their faith and art, but in a more adult way, we have:
Be Bold is the perfect outlet for teens to focus on God’s Word and express their creativity at the same time. Using Scripture as the foundation for her designs, Ellen Elliot takes readers through 31 inspiring verses and devotionals centered on joy, hope, self-image, peace, and other relatable topics. Each coloring page corresponds with a devotional that will draw readers into a closer relationship with the
This is the PERFECT devotional for older teens! Each page features a bible verse that directs teens to focus on while coloring that page. The set up allows for teens to find the verse they NEED for the day, or for the next day's trials, and to allow them to center themselves with God, to know they can achieve anything. You really could give this book even to a co-ed, it has such lovely verses to inspire them through their studies as well. I love how it urges girls to not regress from their faith, but to shout from the mountains about it, to rejoice in it and to count on it!
So there you go- three WONDERFUL books, that any girl would love to find in her Easter basket this year! Which one are YOU looking forward to buying and giving?
One BTHM reader will get to win their own copy of Faithgirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional, to put in a very special girl's Easter basket this year!