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Today the church celebrates the feast of the Epiphany.  Traditionally on January 6, but often moved to the preceding sunday.  Here are some wonderful stories to enhance your children’s observance of this day.

Gennady Spirin has a stunning but simple book entitled We Three Kings. It is quite simply, the words to the carol of the same name.  Each page has just a line or so from the carol, but the pictures are amazingly detailed and colorful.

Another book that would be appropriate for Epiphany is The Last Straw.  You can read my previous review of that one, here.

And of course, my personal favorite would be Tomie DePaola‘s version of the Epiphany story.

“Like a flame of fire that star pointed out God, the King of Kings.

The Story of the Three Wise Kings is a traditional story, pulling on the account in Matthew’s gospel, as well as traditions about the names and attributes of the kings.  I’m definitely a huge fan of DePaola’s style of storytelling and illustrating.

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