Christian Easter Books for Kids

Fill your seasonal book baskets with this great collection of Christian Easter books for kids. They’ll help your kids remember the true meaning of Easter!

When my kids were little, I loved filling their Easter baskets each year. Little stuffed bunnies and marshmallow peeps. A new hair bow or Hot Wheels car. And, of course, a new book or two. 

Add these picture books to your Easter activities for preschoolers.

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If you like putting books in your little ones’ Easter baskets, you’ll love today’s book list! Of course, these books make great snuggle-up-and-read books, too. 

Christian Easter Books for Kids

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of Christian Easter books that will help your preschoolers celebrate Jesus this holiday season.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

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The Story of Easter – With an informative text and glorious illustrations, this book explains both how and why people all over the world celebrate Easter. It tells the biblical story of Jesus’ Resurrection and then describes how people honor this day and the origins of these traditions.

The Easter Story – Suitable for children of ages 2-5, this book explains this ancient event in a manner so simple that even the youngest child will understand its historical significance.

God Gave 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.

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What Is Easter?– Here is a book for toddlers that resolves the dilemma many parents have as they attempt to reconcile their religious faith with the secular celebration of Easter.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story – The Bear cubs are candy-crazy this Easter! But Missus Ursula and some Sunday school students tell the cubs about Jesus’s resurrection and show them that salvation is much sweeter than candy!

The Parable of the Lily – 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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The Very First Easter – The Very First Easter places the focus of Easter on God’s story – His plan for the salvation of mankind through Jesus Christ. 

The Story of Passover – This simple introduction to the Passover story pairs an engaging retelling with bold illustrations, perfect for young readers. 

The Donkey Who Carried a King – The Donkey Who Carried a King offers a unique perspective on the events of Jesus’ Passion Week and calls all believers, both young and old, to follow in the footsteps of the Suffering Servant for the glory of God.

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Is It Passover Yet? – It’s time to clean the house, set out our best dishes, and fill our homes with food and family to celebrate the joyous holiday of Passover! In this sweet story, join one family as they gather with loved ones to share the joy of togetherness and freedom that Passover brings.

On That Easter Morning – The events of the first Easter are simply and movingly told in this gorgeous book. The text, closely based on a range of passages from the Bible, retells the key events in the Holy Week and Easter. 

The Easter Cave – 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 God’s greatest gift and the Good News to share.

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Easter Eggs for Anya – A Ukrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ Children love coloring Easter eggs, and here’s a story to explain one of the origins of this tradition.

The Legend of the Easter Egg – This classic story of faith, love, and wonder is sure to be a treasured reminder of the miracle of Easter.

Holy Week: An Emotions Primer – Your family will love this unique board book! Using colorful, engaging artwork, Holy Week introduces little ones to a wide range of emotions as they follow Jesus through the final week of His life.

Which one of these Christian Easter books for kids will you read first?

Enhance Your Activity Time

Keep little hands busy and little minds active with this Easter themed sensory playdough kit! Makes the perfect Easter gift for your busy little one.

Lacing card toys make great gifts for kids! A rabbit (Easter Bunny) shaped lacing toy is a fun way to bring festive fun and learning for the toddlers in your life! Designed for small hands and build to last!

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