Eight Excellent Easter Books

Easter is almost here and at our house it’s more than just egg hunts and Easter baskets. Don’t get me wrong, I’m filling the kid’s Easter baskets as we speak. There might be rain on Sunday and I’m stressing a bit because we have an egg hunt planned with the cousins.

For us, though, Easter is truly about Christ, his death and resurrection. So, I have some great Easter books that share the true story of Easter and a couple of fun ones that we just love around here.

Everyday this week, I’m reading one book to the Kiddos as we lead up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

LilysEasterParty   Lily’s Easter Party  by Crystal Bowman

This book uses the Resurrection Eggs to tell the story of Easter. If you’ve never used the Resurrection Eggs, they are a great way to tell the Easter story to little ones.



firsteaster(The Beginner’s Bible) The Very First Easter by ZonderKidz

This tells kids about Passover, Palm Sunday, Judas and the Resurrection in a simple way for kids to understand.



The Parthe-parable-of-the-lilyable of the Lily  by Liz Curtis Higgs

This was given to Lily by her Great Grandma Joyce. It’s such a sweet story of God’s beauty. This is a special one.


story of easter The Story of Easter  by Patricia A Pingry

This is a preschool appropriate book, short and simple with engaging pictures.



easterinthegarden Easter in the Garden  by Pamela Kennedy

I found this book last year and am glad to add it to my Easter collection of books.



thetaleofthreetrees  The Tale of Three Trees  retold by Angela Elwell Hunt

This could be read at Christmas as well. Three trees are cut down and used for what seems like ordinary and mundane things. Yet, each tree is used during an important time in Christ’s life. This is one of my faves.



thebesteasterprize The Best Easter Prize  by Kristina Evans

This is a sweet little book and fun for the kids to search for eggs while they read. Lily and I have read this about the last four years and she still loves it.



HappyEasterCritter Happy Easter, Little Critter  by Mercer Mayer

Little H is a big Critter fan these days. He’ll just sit and look at his little Critter books for quite a long time. If you know H, you know this is quite a phenomenon.  I truly love the Critter books. This is a must for our list this year.


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