Easter Books for Children (minus the bunnies)

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Want to read an Easter book to your child, without all the bunnies?  I do love bunnies (we have a pet rabbit!), but there is more to Easter.  Here are some of my favorites:

theeasterstoryThe Easter Story- Patricia Pingry: This board book is a keeper. With simple pictures and simple message, it is perfect for the toddler in your life. (I was slightly disappointed by the way the illustrator depicted everyone’s skin as very white. . . Jesus lived in the Middle East!)



The Tale of the Three Trees – Angela Hunt: I love threetreesthat this book tells the story in a different way – through the perspective of three trees (there is a different board book version of this book that David enjoys).






letscelebratejesus Let’s Celebrate Jesus on Easter – Amy Beveridge: David loves this board book. The book doesn’t tell the biblical account, but it talks about different traditions and how Jesus is greater.  Here’s an example: “On Easter I will hunt for eggs, but Jesus never has to hunt for me – he always knows right where I am.”





Benjamin’s Box – Melody Carlson:

David is too youngbenjamin's box for this one, but I could see myself using this in the future with Resurrection Eggs. The story is told through the eyes of Benjamin, a Jewish boy who watches the events of Passion Week unfold. He fills his box with the same symbols as are in the resurrection eggs. (By the way, it is super-easy to make your own Resurrection Eggs – plenty of tutorials for that!)


thefirsteasterThe First Easter – Carol Heyer Beautiful summary of the story of Jesus’ life and final days on earth. (And yes, I felt like the skin tones were more appropriate in this one!)






The Parable of the Lily- Liz Curtis Higgs:parableofthelily

I like the story line, but I don’t enjoy the pictures. I included it here because of the symbolism of the lily bulb and new life. This book does not tell the biblical account, but reading the book can start the discussion.





Do you have any favorite Easter books for children? Please share!

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2 thoughts on “Easter Books for Children (minus the bunnies)

  1. Thanks for these suggestions Carmen. I usually buy a new Easter book each year for each of the boys and I am hoping to go out shopping tonight. This is great!! Thanks so much

    • Hope you found something, Deb. To be honest, I was disappointed when I looked at Berean and Barnes and Noble. There are so many great Christmas books, but not as many Easter.

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