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Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas plus a @NatGeoKids Giveaway

Easter is almost here and we are so excited because our church holds their annual Easter Egg Hunt and our Sunday School Children's Easter Program.  

I love seeing the little ones come to church in their Easter Sunday suits and dresses and super shiny, patent leather shoes.  There's always that one kid who didn't quite memorize their Easter speech and a parent on the front pew helping guide them along.  

We have a tradition of gifting the kids with Easter baskets and although our pastor loads them up with sugary sweets, the kids know they're getting at least one book from me.  For the longest I thought it was the parents who were the most excited but each year it amazes me how excited the kids get to get a book of their very own.
What do you put in your child's Easter basket?
What about you?  What do you put in your child's Easter basket?  Here are some great books from National Geographic Kids I'm sure any kid would love to receive.

Somebunny Loves Me (hardcover picture book, ages 4-8, $16.99) by Parry Gripp. Parry is an Emmy-winning singer-songwriter whose quirky, popular tunes, including “Nom, nom, nom” and “It’s Raining Tacos” have made his YouTube channel a smash hit with nearly 140 million views. 
He is an avid animal lover and his bunny Bruno is often the inspiration behind so many of his songs. In Somebunny Loves Me, Parry’s sweet and silly rhymes are cleverly written to share how children can best understand, appreciate and interact with a variety of fuzzy, feathered or scaly pals. Paired with adorable, full-page photographs, Parry also includes a personal note in the back of the book giving kids and their parents more tips on how to be good pet owners — from how to keep pets safe, clean and healthy to how to best interact with them and even pointers on on how to make a pet music video. 

Click here to check out the Somebunny Loves Me music video and sing along as you and your kids turn the pages (hopefully with their favorite pet by their side!).

Who’s Who in the Bible (hardcover, ages 8-12, $14.99) - Everyone you need to know from the old and new testaments! From Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to Paul's ministry to the ancient world, this beautiful book pairs need-to-know information about biblical personalities with timeless artwork. Each vibrant, colorful profile is accompanied by fast facts, including which books of the Bible the person appears in and what he or she is best known for. Feature spreads cover the history, archaeology, and geography associated with notable individuals. An alphabetical index covering more names not mentioned in profiles ensures that kids reading the Bible never have to ask, "Who's that?"
A Seed is the Start (hardcover picture book, ages 6-9, $17.99) - Spring is about to, well, spring into action, and the magical seed is where it all begins. Beautiful photography and lyrical text pair with comprehensive picture captions in award-winning author Melissa Stewart's story about the surprisingly diverse world of seeds. Learn all about the plant cycle, from how seeds grow, the fascinating ways they travel, and what it takes for a seed to become a plant. The magic of spring, revealed!
100 Ways to Make the World Better (paperback, ages 8-12, $9.99) - Who says kids can't change the world? If they've got the will, Nat Geo Kids can guide the way, with doable activities, hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts, and more inspiration. In keeping with the Nat Geo Kids mission, the book is full of practical, positive, and powerful ideas that every kid can consider, from simple acts of kindness to creative adventures to good-for-the-planet projects. 
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One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will receive all 4 books listed below plus an adorable plush bunny (ARV $75).
Somebunny Loves Me
Who’s Who in the Bible
A Seed is the Start
100 Ways to Make the World Better

@NatGeoKids Books Giveaway
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