a list of…five Easter titles, plus one more

Previously, I’ve reviewed five titles for Easter, and as they remain the best ones I’ve encountered, I thought I’d simply direct you to them once again.  Those links are at the end of today’s blog.

Though not exactly an Easter book, I do have one more title you might check out for celebrating Easter as a holy day. Later this week, I’ve got another eggs-citing list of books for the Easter season.

let the whole earth sing praise cover imageLet the Whole Earth Sing Praise, inspired by Old Testament Scripture, illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Sun and Moon, Stars and Comets in the Heavens. Praise God. Selecting “verses and language” from the Benedicite and Psalm 148, Tomie dePaola has set  praise-filled phrases dancing across the pages of this small, effervescent book.

The text is hand-lettered, expressing a lovely, childlike quality, the imprecise lines refreshingly naive, the all-capital-letters singing out with a strong voice. 

The delightful illustrations are done in a folk art style inspired by the Otomi people of Mexico.  Joy and beauty, energy and creative exuberance, course through these beautiful, colorful designs. This is a book that makes me glad just leafing through its few short pages.

It’s not an Easter story, per se, but it would make a very jubilant Easter morning choice.

The following titles are reviewed here:

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter

The Story of Easter


The Glorious Impossible

the lion the witch and the wardrobe cover image
at jerusalem's gate cover image
the story of easter cover image
easter pienkowski cover image
the glorious impossible cover image

And here are Amazon links for all these titles:
Let The Whole Earth Sing Praise
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Full-Color Collector’s Edition)
At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter
The Story of Easter (Trophy Picture Books)
The Glorious Impossible [Illustrated with Frescoes from the Scrovegni Chapel by Giotto]