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Posted: Jan 05 2012 at 10:09pm | IP Logged Quote SaraP

I have been meaning to put together a list of picture books to use with our Jesse Tree for years and this year I finally did.

I was able to get most of these books through our library system and for many of the stories there was more than one good book available. If you don't already have ornaments or a list of the symbols for each story you can find ideas here or here or just make up your own. Ornaments can be drawn on cardstock, cut out of felt, made from Sculpey, etc.

Happy Epiphany!

December 1 The Real Story of Creation

2 Noah's Ark

3 The Tower of Babel

4 Abraham's Search for God***

5 Sarah Laughs***

6 The White Ram

7 Jacob and Esau

8 Joseph

9 The Moses Basket

10 Exodus

11 Gideon: Soldier of God

12 The Story of Ruth

13 David and Goliath

14 David's Songs

15 King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

16 Elijah: God's Miracle Man

17 The Book of Jonah

18 The Story of Daniel in the Lion's Den

19 Esther's Story

20 The Hanukkah Story

21 John the Baptist

22 Fear Not, Joseph!

23 Mary's First Christmas

24 The Christmas Story

***These two were an especially lovely surprise - treasures that I had never seen or heard of before. Definitely worth tracking down!

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Posted: Jan 05 2012 at 10:57pm | IP Logged Quote Willa

Wow, those look like great books, Sara. Thank you!

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Posted: Jan 06 2012 at 6:20am | IP Logged Quote SeaStar

This is so great! Thanks for sharing it with us

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Posted: Jan 07 2012 at 3:05pm | IP Logged Quote Lacy

This is awesome!

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Sara,
this looks amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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Posted: Jan 28 2012 at 2:10pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

Great compilation, Sara!!! Thank you!

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Bumping up to say Ellie has enthused me to give this a go this year with her Jesse Tree Picture post which was inspired by Sara's above list. This sounds so doable to me

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Ellie, the list is wonderful!

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Thank you!
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