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August 10, 2016
When I was growing up, my Easter baskets always held a variety of goodies: colored eggs and jelly beans and a magical Cadbury Creme Egg and a stuffed animal…and a book. In fact, some of my favorite books (including A Wrinkle in Time) arrived via the Easter Bunny. But when I checked in with my friends at school or on the playground, I never heard anyone else say they’d gotten a book. They listed candy and eggs and animals and new clothes for church, but never a book. Years later, when I became a bookseller, I realized what an incredible gift it had been to receive books at Easter, and I was happy to help the Easter Bunny’s grown-up assistants find just-right books for their little ones’ baskets.
I never took it as a time to be too serious with our choices, though. I’d suggest spring-themed stories, books about rabbits, collections of poetry, and even classic novels. Here are a dozen books I love to give at Easter (and all year long!).
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March 25, 2016