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Christian Children Books for Easter

These Christian children books can help us teach kids Bible lessons about the true celebration of Easter - the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ! In our materialistic world with Easter eggs, Easter candy, Easter decorations, etc., the Cross of Christ can sadly become obscured from view.

Whether we're Christian parents, grandparents, Sunday School teachers or just love children, the Easter season offers us a wonderful opportunity to share and enjoy afresh the wonderful Gospel message. The following Christian children books can help us do just that!

The True Story of Easter

Of course the BEST book from which to read the true Easter story is the Bible!  Even when reading other children's books about Easter, always make sure to take your child to the source of Truth - God's Word.  They need to know it is true because it comes straight from God; it's not just a story like any other book.

Of course lots of pictures help keep the attention of little ones.  A wonderful Christian children book for preschoolers that simply tells the true Easter story  is - 

918996: The Easter Story The Easter Story
By Patricia A. Pingry / CandyCane Press

Introduce your young children to Jesus the man and the meaning of Easter. With bright, colorful illustrations and simple words, kids will learn more about Jesus' teachings and the story of Christ's death and Resurrection. Recommended for ages 2-5.

I really liked that it talked about Jesus dying on the cross to pay for our sin, but was not graphic at all.  It ended with again how much God loves us that He gave His Son.

The Whole Easter Story

Many times we expect children to understand the story of Easter through a brief telling of the crucifixion and resurrection.   To fully understand God's grace, it's also important for them to understand sin.

God Gave Us Easter

A great book for preschoolers and younger children that puts this altogether in a fun bear story is Lisa Tawn Bergren's 

God Gave Us Easter
By Lisa Tawn Bergren / WaterBrook

Christian Easter book

The Garden, The Curtain & The Cross

A newer book that does a wonderful job of putting the Easter story into the Gospel context is 

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross
By Carl Laferton / Good Book Company

This book takes us to the beginning...the Garden of Eden when it speaks of Adam and Eve...and really the heart of all humans - 

Garden, Curtain, Cross book

The people did a terrible thing.

They decided they didn't want to do what God said.

They decided they wanted a world without God in charge.

God calls this "sin".

It goes on to speak of how God wants people to know Him and how wonderful it is to live with Him, but because of sin...we can't come in.

It walks us through the Temple and how the veil tore when Jesus died on the cross so we can experience God's presence again through Christ. It continues with the resurrection and God's invitation for us to live with Him forever through His Son Jesus.

You can listen to it being read aloud by its illustrator, Catalina Echeverri here - 

Easter Parables & Legends

After several years of being a Christian School Librarian, my favorite book to read aloud at Easter is still

19014: The Tale of Three Trees The Tale of Three Trees
By Angela Elwell Hunt / David C. Cook

Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children's book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Three trees on a mountain dream of what they wanted to become when they grew up. One wants to be a treasure chest, another an ocean-going boat, and the third a signpost to God. Their wishes come true in a way they never expected. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ's life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
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This is a wonderful book to introduce an Easter lesson or devotion for children or adults - The Tale of Three Trees Bible Lesson.

308445: The Parable of the Lily, 10th Anniversary Edition: The  Parable Series #2 The Parable of the Lily, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Parable Series #2
By Liz Curtis Higgs / Tommy Nelson

When Maggie, the farmer's daughter, receives a mysterious gift, she's disappointed to find it's only some dirt and a lifeless bulb. But after tossing it out, she discovers that what was dead has come to life as a beautiful Easter lily! Kids will cherish the 10th anniversary edition of Higgs's beloved story of love, giving, and forgiving. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.

Many of us are familiar with the popular Legend of the Candy Cane. Well now Zondervan has published a "sister book" for Easter -

22447: The Legend of the Easter Egg, Picture Book The Legend of the Easter Egg, Picture Book
By Lori Walburg / Zonderkidz

In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself.

One April morning, a boy and his older sister go outside to gather eggs. "Let's pretend we're hunting Easter eggs!" Lucy says. "What are Easter eggs?" Thomas wonders. Later, when Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas's aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has--and what he can do about his sister's illness.

Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and death--and the dazzling joy of reunion and new life. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

Here's a free book lesson plan to go with Nan Gurley's Little Rose of Sharon.  This paints a beautiful word picture of the resurrection!

This is also a wonderful book for presenting a devotion on sacrifice.

Easter Eggs & Easter Bunny

A Christian family tradition started several years ago was that of using "Resurrection Eggs". The companion book that goes along and explains each of the symbols found in the eggs in story form is -

715054: Benjamin Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs
By Melody Carlson, illustrated by Jack Stockman / Zonderkidz

This tale of a child following Jesus during Biblical times to find out who he is will teach your children lessons from the Bible.

What are the treasures in Benjamin's Box? Come along with Benjamin and see. Like all boys and girls, Benjamin is very, very curious. Unlike children of today, however, Benjamin lives during the days of Christ! When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, Benjamin decides to follow Him and find out who He really is. At first, he thinks Jesus is a teacher, then a king. At last, Benjamin learns the good news--news that every child (and grown-up!) will want to share. Recommended for ages 4 to 7.

When needing to explain that the true meaning of Easter is not found in the Easter bunny, but in Jesus, the following Christian children book from Tommy Nelson Publishers may be of help:

Easter Bunny, Are You For Real? - eBook
By Harold Myra / Tommy Nelson

What does the Easter Bunny have to do with Easter? Images of the Easter Bunny and egg hunts often seem to overshadow the real meaning of this important Christian holiday. Hopping to the rescue is Easter Bunny, Are You For Real? Through an entertaining story and fun illustrations, children will learn the history behind the holiday, and see beyond the cuddly commercialism to the true celebration of our risen Christ! Recommended for ages 3 to 8.

Christian Children Books - Windows to Eternity

You may have heard it said that books are "windows to the world." Well, I believe that Christian children books are "windows to eternity."

Children, as well as youth and adults, will sit and listen to a story more quickly than a lecture on Biblical truths. Christian children books offer us a tool with which we can teach wonderful Bible lessons in a creative and captivating venue.

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