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Lent, Easter & Pentecost Resource Books

Out-of-print books may be found in libraries or the used book market. Both Amazon and BookFinder.com are helpful sources. 

= some of our favorites
  • Make Room: A Child's Guide to Lent and Easter Updated!

    Alary, Laura

    Paraclete Press, 2016

    Brewster, Massachusetts

    Invites children to experience lent as a time of welcome and getting ready, with parallels with Jesus' life; how to make room for more of Jesus.

  • A Lent Sourcebook: The Forty Days
    Book One: Ash Wednesday to the Monday of the Third Week of Lent

    Baker, J. Robert, Evelyn Kaehler and Peter Mazar

    Liturgy Training Publications, 1990

    Lent I and Lent II are now in one volume

    Rich resource for both worship preparation and private devotion with texts from Scripture and poetry, hymns and homilies, letters and fiction, folklore and liturgy, with selections about conversion, repentance, renewal, rebirth, mystery and eternity.

    Purchase from Liturgy Training Publications

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  • A Lent Sourcebook: The Forty Days
    Book Two: Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent to Holy Thursday

    Baker, J. Robert, Evelyn Kaehler and Peter Mazar

    Liturgy Training Publications, 1990

    Lent I and Lent II are now in one volume

    Rich resource for both worship preparation and private devotion with texts from Scripture and poetry, hymns and homilies, letters and fiction, folklore and liturgy, with selections about conversion, repentance, renewal, rebirth, mystery and eternity.

    Purchase from Liturgy Training Publications

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  • Lilies, Rabbits, and Painted Eggs: The Story of the Easter Symbols

    Barth, Edna

    Houghton Mifflin, 1970, new edition 2001

    Older elementary children

    New York, New York

    Everything about the season and the day: Christian customs and folk traditions, nicely illustrated

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • Our Family Easter Book

    Batchelor, Mary

    Lion Publishing
    Abingdon Press, 1987

    London, United Kingdom
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Good information, nicely presented and illustrated, with activities and recipes, too

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • Decorating Easter Eggs

    Berger, Thomas and Petra

    Hearthsong, 1998

    Many ideas for decorating eggs, some easy and others more challenging; some traditional and others not.

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • The Easter Craft Book

    Berger, Thomas and Petra

    Floris Books, 1993

    European book with wonderful projects for Spring—Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost.

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • Easter Make & Do: Craft ideas which bring the story of Easter to life

    Chapman, Gillian

    Barnabas, Bible Reading Fellowship, 2004

    Oxford, United Kingdom

    Crafts, with complete directions and patterns, and stories for Holy Week and Easter; complete instructions and photos

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • Pancakes & Painted Eggs: A book for Easter and all the days of the Year

    Chapman, Jean

    Hodder and Stoughton, 1981

    Elementary age and up

    A nicely illustrated anthology of story, song, background information and craft ideas, too.

  • A Time of Hope: Family Celebrations and Activities for Lent and Easter

    Ehlen-Miller, Margaret and Robert Miller, Loretta VanderVeen, Carl VanderVeen

    Morehouse-Barlow Co., 1979

    Many practices and customs for celebrating these two seasons

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • Easter: A Spring Celebration of Traditional Crafts and Recipes

    Evelegh, Tessa

    Simon & Schuster, 1994

    New York, New York

    Large format with beautiful photographs: background on the season with recipes, egg decorating ideas, gifts, flowers and more; with templates and diagrams for projects

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    Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church

    Fournier, Catherine and Peter

    Domestic Church Communications Ltd., 2001

    Waba, Ontario, Canada

    Family activities and crafts for the two seasons; many patterns included.

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  • Things to Make & Do for Lent & Easter: Creative Activities for Children's Ministry

    Gee, Martha Bettis

    Bridge Resources, 1998

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Good resource for wide variety of activities. Detailed instructions.

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  • Easter Eggs by the Dozens! Fun and Creative Egg-Decorating Projects for All Ages!

    Hart, Rhonda Massingham

    Storey Communications, Inc., 1993

    Pownal, Vermont

    Multiple suggestions row decorating with wax, dye, etching & scratching, painting & printing, glue-ons, cut-aways and more; basic information and symbolism included

  • Arts and Crafts for Lent: From Mardi Gras to Passiontide with Prayers and Blessings for Family, School and Church

    Heiberg, Jeanne

    Paulist Press, 1997

    Good background, practical help, activity suggestions which go beyond the familiar. Excellent.

  • A Triduum Sourcebook

    Huck, Gabe and Mary Ann Simcoe, editors

    Liturgy Training Publications, 1883

    Rich resource for both worship preparation and private devotion with texts from Scripture and poetry, hymns and homilies, letters and fiction, folklore and liturgy; for Holy Thursday through Easter Vigil.

    Purchase from Liturgy Training Publications

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  • An Easter Sourcebook: The Fifty Days

    Huck, Gabe, Gail Ramshaw and Gordon Lathrop

    Liturgy Training Publications, 1988

    Rich resource for both worship preparation and private devotion with texts from Scripture and poetry, hymns and homilies, letters and fiction, folklore and liturgy. Themes for each week: Creation, Table, Ark, Pasture, Garden, Palace and Temple, plus Pentecost.

    Purchase from Liturgy Training Publications

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  • What We Do in Lent: A Child's Activity Book Updated!

    Kitch, Anne E.

    Morehouse Publishing, 2007

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania/New York, New York

    Ages 7-9

    Activities—puzzles, connect the dots, word finds, mazes, and more—help children discover the true meaning of Lent. With more than 40 activities the book can form the basis for family devotional time.

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  • The Passover Celebration: A Haggadah for the Seder

    Klenicki, Rabbi Leon and Myra Cohen Klenicki

    Liturgy Training Publications, 1980, revised 2001

    Comprehensive introduction to the Seder for Christians who wish to understand or observe an authentic Seder; music included

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • Easter Garland: A Vivid Tapestry of Customs, Traditions, Symbolism, Folklore, History, Legend, and Story

    Lord, Priscilla Sawyer and Daniel J. Foley

    Chilton Books, 1963

    There is a newer edition from Omnigraphics (1999)

    A lot of background on the history and customs of the season

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  • Eggs Beautiful: How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

    Luciow, Johanna, Ann Kmit and Loretta Luciow

    Ukrainian Gift Shop, 1975

    Roseville, Minnesota

    Introduction to Ukrainian eggs by the family that brought Ukrainian egg-making to the US. Information about history, symbols and more with designs and complete instructions. Supplies are also available from the Ukrainian Gift Shop, along with 6 design books.

    Purchase from Ukrainian Gift Shop

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  • The Family Easter Book: Stories, features, crafts and activities for all the family

    MacDonald, Alan

    Lion Publishing, 1993

    London, United Kingdom

    Information about Easter, the Passion, Good Friday and more, with recipes and activities and customs from around the world

    Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk

  • Making Pretzels (Viking Little Chef Series)

    Martin, Elizabeth

    Viking Penguin, 1986

    Delightful little book shows children how to make pretzels

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  • Forty Days and Forty Nights: A Lenten Ark Moving toward Easter

    Mazar, Peter, art by Judy Jarrett

    Liturgy Training Publications, 1999

    Basic scripture stories, information and prayer for each day; both OT & NT stories; Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday.

    Purchase from Liturgy Training Publications

  • The Garden of the Good Shepherd: Sticker Calendar to count the fifty days of Easter

    Mazar, Peter, art by Tomie dePaola

    Liturgy Training Publications, 2001

    Reusable sticker calendar for the 50 days of Easter, booklet to help use the stickers and information on Easter stories and the Scripture images on the stickers

    Purchase from Liturgy Training Publications

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  • Easter is Coming! Lenten Celebrations for the Family

    Montgomery, Mary and Herb

    Winston Press, 1981

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    A story, family sharing exercise, activity and prayer for each of the forty days

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  • Bible Stories for the 40 Days

    Nussbaum, Melissa Musick

    Liturgy Training Publications, 1999

    A Bible story for each day from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday. Companion to above ark.

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  • An Easter People: Family Devotional Activities for Lent and Easter

    O'Neal, Debbie Trafton

    Augsburg Publishing House, 1986

    History and traditions, Bible readings, prayer thoughts and ideas for creative family activity are offered for each of nine weeks of Lent and Easter; weekly themes taken from the fruits of the spirit

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  • Before and After Easter: Activities and Ideas for Lent to Pentecost

    O'Neal, Debbie Trafton

    Augsburg Publishing House, 1992

    There is a newer edition available for Kindle

    Bible verse, reflection, activity for each Lenten day and each week in Easter. Good variety and lots of ideas.

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  • Family Countdown to Easter: A Day-by-Day Celebration

    O'Neal, Debbie Trafton

    Augsburg Publishing House, 1998

    Now available for Kindle

    A custom or Bible story and an activity—recipes, crafts, etc—are given for each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter; includes sticker picture calendar.

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  • Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book 2

    Perchyshyn, Luba, Johanna Luciow and Natalie Pershyshyn

    Ukrainian Gift Shop, 1986

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    Complete instructions and designs for 24 eggs; color photo illustrations for all eggs

    Purchase from Ukrainian Gift Shop

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  • Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book 3

    Perchyshyn, Natalie

    Ukrainian Gift Shop, 1995

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    Complete instructions for traditional and unique design eggs; insert with color diagrams for each egg

    Purchase from Ukrainian Gift Shop

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  • Ukrainian Design Book: Book 1

    Perchyshyn, Natalie, Luba Perchyshyn, Johanna Luciow and Ann Kmit

    Ukrainian Gift Shop, 1986

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    Detailed instructions to make 24 Ukrainian egg designs; black and white, all eggs pictured in color on book covers

    Purchase from Ukrainian Gift Shop

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  • Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye

    Pollak, Jane

    Sterling Publishing Company, 1996

    New York, New York

    An introduction to making traditional Ukrainian eggs

  • What Wondrous Love: Devotions for the Home; Lent, Holy Week, Easter

    Rochelle, Jay Cooper and Susan Palo Cherwien

    Augsburg Fortress, 1996

    Meditation, hymn, prayer and activity for each week with daily readings. Rich resource for both seasons.

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  • First Festivals: Easter Crafts, Stories, Facts

    Rock, Lois

    Lion Publishing, 1999

    Begins with Shrove Tuesday and pancakes and goes through to Easter with traditional and new ideas for celebrating. Beautifully illustrated, large-format book. Ideas to deepen understanding Christian heritage.

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  • Easter (Festivals Series)

    Sauvain, Philip

    Hodder Wayland, Hodder Children's Books, 1997

    Tells about Lent and Easter traditions in different parts of the world; for elementary age

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  • Palm Weaving: The Story . . . and the Art

    Schmitt, Cecilia

    St. Francis Studios, 1999

    St. Cloud, Minnesota

    Booklet, guidesheets and video available

    Everything about palm weaving—simple and very complex projects

    Purchase from Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls

  • Ukrainian Easter: Traditions, Customs and Recipes

    Vaughn, Mary Ann Woloch

    Ukrainian Heritage Company, 1983

    Munster, Indiana

    Valuable source of information with traditions, songs, both Krashanky and Pysanky Easter eggs, and many recipes for Easter and Lent. There is a very handy page to duplicate and make step-by-step egg designs.

    Purchase from amazon.com

  • Festive Breads of Easter

    Voth, Norma Jost

    Herald Press, 1980

    Scottsdale, Pennsylvania

    Delightful little book with traditional Easter bread recipes from around the world: Ukraine, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Czechoslovakia and Mexico; recipes for Shrove Tuesday from Germany, Poland, British Isles and Sweden. All are given with little illustrations and family stories.

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