Beautiful Christian Easter books for kids that focus on the true Easter Story and the gift that Jesus gave us.
The Easter Story can be a difficult one for young children to understand. One of my favorite ways to pass along our Catholic faith is to share lovely picture books that beautifully illustrate Jesus' life in a kid-friendly way.
From biblical centered stories that focus on the story of Jesus to books that feature animal characters like the beloved Berenstein Bears explaining why Easter is so meaningful in modern language, you're sure to find the perfect book for your children to connect with.
Any Christian family library should include a selection of Easter picture books with a focus on Jesus alongside our favorite Christian Christmas books.
Place them in pretty bins for your kids to enjoy during the season even outside of read aloud story time.
These charming children's books would also make a lovely Easter basket gift for Easter Sunday.
Easter Books for Catholic Families
These children's picture books are perfect for reading together and learning about the true meaning of the Easter celebration.
This exquisitely illustrated retelling of the Easter story brings its familiar events to life.
Alison Jay has illustrated many books for children, and her beautiful paintings are instantly recognisable. Join the crowds cheering as Jesus enters Jerusalem, the disciples sharing a special meal, and Mary weeping outside the empty tomb. Rediscover the wonder of the first Easter morning.There are many intriguing people, animals and landscapes to look at along the way, bursting with new details to find with a young child, as you share the story of that special morning.
This unique and unforgettable picture book uses rock art and simple text to tell children the story of the miracle of Easter—the resurrection of Jesus. Through the arrangement of a few rocks and powerful words directly from Scripture, the entire Easter story is told in He Is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter.
Young readers will be intrigued by the nature-filled artwork that shows the death and resurrection of Jesus and the celebration of the very first Easter in a powerful and unique way
“The birds sang their songs and the bees buzzed and the sweet scent of wildflowers filled the air. And Audrey and her friends twirled with all their hearts, freely and lightly, just the way God made them.” Each of us have been exquisitely designed by God to receive his love and reflect it in our own one-of-a-kind, never-ever-to-be-duplicated way. Help your children celebrate their specialness as you share this sweet story about a girl who discovers the truth of who God made her to be, with a little help from her adorable animal friends.
Featuring original writing and watercolors from popular author and artist Emily Lex, Twirl is sure to become a family reading time favorite and a great way to dive in to deeper conversations with your kids about their unique place in God’s creation.
How can you explain God’s unconditional love to a child?
Young readers will learn and appreciate the many ways God shows His love to them in this addition to the Living Lights™ series of Berenstain Bears books.
Children will discover that God loves them because he made them, not because they’re successful.
This gentle introduction to the biblical account of Jesus's final days on earth, and Resurrection, is perfect for preschoolers. Lush, colorful illustrations of the Last Supper, Jesus carrying his cross, and the angel in the empty tomb are accessible to little readers who are just learning about Easter. At the end of the book, Easter traditions from around the world are introduced, from Ukrainian painted eggs (Pysanky) to the greeting of the Easter sunrise in the British Isles. It's a perfect first book about an important holiday for many, and an ideal Easter gift."
“God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.” As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.
Young readers will understand the real meaning behind Easter in this addition to the Living Lights™ series of Berenstain Bears books. Children will discover that Easter is more than candy and egg hunts as they read about the Bear cubs at Sunday school learning about Jesus’ resurrection and salvation.
This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Easter Robin renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Dandi Daley Mackall. With new vibrant artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Easter Robin tells the story of Tressa, whose grandmother reveals to her the story of a small robin who saw Jesus struggling and soared to help him. This Easter tale reminds Christians everywhere how much Jesus sacrificed for us and how much he loves us.
Help Children Discover the Glorious Gift of Easter. Rhythm, rhyme, and soft illustrations teach the miraculous Easter story. The Lent and Easter season is a special time for the family to read the Easter story together. Parents of beginning readers look for Easter books that reinforce reading skills while helping children learn about Easter. The Easter Cave from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) draws children ages 4 to 7 into the Easter story. Line by line and rhyme by rhyme, the story builds, covering often-overlooked details. Children learn about Joseph of Arimathea, the crowing rooster, and the crown of thorns. Through repetition and colorful illustrations, the joyful story unfolds on every page until it reaches the empty tomb, reminding families of Gods greatest gift and the Good News to share. This is Carol Wedevens third book with CPH, following Just in Time Esther and Noahs 2-by-2 Adventure from the Arch Books series. She has numerous other titles including In Peril at Sea, A White Woman Doing Nothing in the Tropics, My First Bible Story Board Books, and The Christmas Crib That Zack Built. Carol has also contributed to Kid Builders and My Turn to Care.
Mommy and her little ones are settling in for story time, and this time it’s the biblical story of Easter that she’s telling. As the youngsters hear God’s tale unfold with its sometimes somber notes about sin and death, they are softly and continually reminded, “But Easter is coming!” By the end of the book, the anticipation has built and the children can celebrate the ending and the glory of Easter Sunday. In a time when children’s Easter excitement often focuses on only egg hunts and candy, this book offers a different—and true—reason for joy and expectancy. It's designed to be read and reread on the days leading up to Easter, telling the greatest story and building a sense of anticipation and celebration in little hearts.
Little One, God Loves You, written by Amy Warren Hilliker and inspired by the New York Times #1 bestseller The Purpose Driven Life, is a cute and cuddly board book that shows children just how much God loves and cares about them.
Maggie, the farmer's youngest daughter, loves getting gifts, especially mysterious ones. One wintry day, she receives a package in the mail. She excitedly opens the package to find a bulb buried in a crate of dirt. This was not what Maggie expected. She had hoped for a doll or a game, not a bulb that would one day become a plant. When spring comes, she finds the bulb in the cellar and tosses the lifeless thing into the garden, never to think of it again. . . .
Until she walks outside on Easter morning and finds the most beautiful lily she has ever seen. Through the unique gift of a bulb, Maggie discovers the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter.
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