These Christian Easter books for kids are the perfect way to remind your children the true meaning of Easter. Whether you have a toddler, preschooler or elementary age child you’re sure to find the perfect book here on this list!

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To help you better navigate this list, it’s arranged from toddler to elementary-age children. (The younger your child the higher on the list a book will be for them. If you have an elementary age child books for them are closer to the bottom of the list.)

Religious Easter Books for Children

An Easter Prayer: Touch and Feel by Amy Parker

Reading Age: Baby-4

Your toddler or preschooler will follow an adorable bunny discovering all the surprises that spring brings. As they enjoy petting rabbits, chicks, and flowers in the touch-and-feel elements they’ll learn that all blessings come from God, especially Jesus.

Jesus Calling Easter Prayers by Sarah Young

Reading Age: Baby – 4

Little ones not only learn the Easter story through a kid-friendly retelling that makes the events easy to understand, but they also discover how to talk to God through simple prayers.

Thewill be reminded that Jesus loves them so much that He died on the cross to save them and be with them forever. This Easter capture your little one’s attention as they discover how to talk to Jesus in prayer and thank Him for the gift of the cross.

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The Very First Easter by The Beginner’s Bible

Reading Age: Baby – 4

The Very First Easter introduces children to one of the most inspiring stories of all time: Jesus’ death to save us from our sins.

Readers will learn about the events leading up to Jesus’ death and his miraculous return to life. With exciting new artwork from the bestselling The Beginner’s Bible, this book will help children understand why we celebrate this special day.

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The Story of Easter by Thomas Nelson

Reading Age: 1-3

This board book is a wonderful way to introduce young hearts to the miraculous story of the first Easter. Sweet text and adorable illustrations will engage kids as they read along with parents and grandparents.

A padded board book is a soft but durable selection for little ones, and kids will enjoy the “carry-me” handle as they take their book on-the-go. The small trim size makes this book a great package to place in a child’s Easter basket!

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Good News! It’s Easter! by Glenys Nellist

Reading Age: 1-3

The Easter season is an exciting time of growth and reflection as both nature and our human hearts anticipate the hope of new beginnings. Through playful illustrations in nature, best-selling and award-winning author Glenys Nellist introduces children to the gift of salvation.

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergen

Reading Age: 1-3

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.

Snuggle Time Easter Stories by Glenys Nellist

Reading Age: 1-4

Snuggle up with your child and share the gift of God’s love as you read this delightful collection of beautifully-illustrated stories celebrating Easter and the coming of spring. 

Spring is almost here––the season of hope, joy, and renewal! Filled with Glenys’s signature  rhymes Snuggle Time Easter Stories uses simple language to introduce even the youngest readers to the true meaning and hope of the first Easter, sharing Jesus is alive! 

The Story of Easter (A Little Golden Book) by Jean Miller

Reading Age: 1-5

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 Bless Our Easter by Hannah Hall

Reading Age: 1-4

Preschoolers can’t help but notice all the new wonders of springtime, and God Bless Our Easter emphasizes that each blessing comes from God! Lambs, bunnies, ducklings, piglets, chicks—lots of snuggly farm animals will take your little ones through the sweet rhyming story and have them asking to read the book long after Easter is past.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Jan and Mike Berenstain

Reading Age: 2-5

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.

Jesus Rose For Me: The True Story of Easter by Jared Kennedy

Reading Age: 2-5

This beautifully illustrated board book begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter, when Jesus rose for us. Children will learn that Jesus Christ is our king, and that everyone who trusts in him is part of his forever family.

Humphrey’s First Palm Sunday by Carol Meyer

Reading Age: 2-5

More than thirty years after the events of Humphrey’s First Christmas, Humphrey is at the back of a traveling caravan, thinking up ways to become the leader of the pack. As the caravan makes its way to Jerusalem, they witness Jesus entering the city.

Humphrey is delighted to see Jesus, now a grown man, and remembers the child to whom he gave his blanket all those years ago in Bethlehem. Beautiful and engaging, this book is a wonderful way to introduce the events of Palm Sunday.

The Garden The Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton

Reading Age: 2-7

Journeying from the Garden of Eden to God’s future new creation, kids will learn why Jesus died and rose again—and be invited to say, “Thank you, King Jesus. You’re amazing!”

The Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan

Reading Age: 3-6

Six-year-old Katie’s next-door neighbor Papa Jack has the most beautiful flowers in town. He seems like a mean man to most, but Katie has a special place in his heart.

Every Easter Sunday she stops by to get her flowers for the Flowering of the Cross at church. Only this year, Papa Jack decides to come along, and Katie helps him discover the real meaning of theCross.

Did You Hear The Good News? Jesus Is Alive! by Mandy Fender

Reading Age: 3-6

This book is a resurrection celebration for little ones to help them understand and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Have them take a sweet journey through the triumphant entry, to the cross, and to the resurrection and shine a light on the love of Jesus.

The Joy of Easter by Precious Moments and Jamie Calloway-Hanauer

Reading Age: 3-6

This charming Christian picture book is filled with delightful text and warm illustrations about hunting for eggs, attending Sunday church, and rejoicing in God’s grace with family 

Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs by Melody Carlson

Reading Age: 3-8

When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, Benjamin first thinks he is a teacher, then a king. But as he follows Jesus throughout the week, filling his wooden box with special treasures along the way, he finally learns the REAL good news—Jesus is all about love.

the donkey who carried a king

The Donkey Who Carried A King by R.C. Sproul

Reading Age: 3-8

Davey was a young donkey who was bored and unhappy because he was never given anything to do. Then one day, some strangers came to the gate―and Davey’s master picked him for a very special task.

Davey carried the King, Jesus, into Jerusalem. A few days later, Davey saw some angry people making the King carry a heavy beam of wood. Davey could not understand it―until another donkey helped him see that the King was being a Servant on behalf of His people.

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God’s Easter Gifts by Brenda Castro

Reading Age: 3-11

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.

He Is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter by Zondervan

Reading Age: 3-8

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.

A Jesus Easter: Explore God’s Amazing Rescue Plan by Barbara Reach

Reading Age: 3-12

These easy-to-lead devotions start by looking at Genesis and take us through the Old Testament to see how Easter was always part of God’s amazing plan for his people. The remainder look at the Easter story itself, helping families to experience the full joy of our resurrection hope.

Each day there is a passage to read together, questions to think about, an explanation and a prayer. There are also age-appropriate application questions, with some for younger children and some for older children, as well as journalling space so that family members can write or draw their own response to what God has shown them.

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An Easter Egg Hunt for Jesus by Susan Jones

Reading Age: 4-6

A quiet forest wakes up from its winter sleep. Buds blossom and trees stretch their branches—spring is here! All the animals are excited for the season of rebirth, because it means Easter is soon to come!

Little Bunny and his friends get ready for the special and important day with an Easter egg hunt. But when Little Bunny makes a mistake that makes him think he’s ruined all the fun, his friends and family come together to help him understand the meaning of Easter—a celebration of Jesus’s resurrection and the new life He offers us.

The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs

Reading Age: 2-10

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.

‘Possums and the Empty Tomb by J.D. Camorlinga

Reading Age: 4-6

While James and Ruth are playing outside, they meet a trio of ‘possums that challenge their belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join them as they think carefully about what they believe and why they believe it as they defend what they know to be true.

The Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg

Reading Age: 4-7

One April morning, a boy and his sister go outside to gather eggs. “Let’s pretend we’re hunting Easter eggs!” Lucy says. “What are Easter eggs?” Thomas wonders. In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself.

When his older sister 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.

‘Twas the Morning of Easter Glennys Nellist

Reading Age: 4-8

Glenys Nellist, beloved author of the bestselling ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas, reveals the joy and beauty of the resurrection of Jesus in a fresh, inspiring way in ‘Twas the Morning of Easter. Using the classic cadence of Clement Moore’s iconic poem, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this gorgeous picture book shares the true story of Easter with little ones with read-aloud rhymes and engaging illustrations by Elena Selivanova.

With an eye-catching cover decorated in shining foil and embossing, this book is perfect for any Easter basket and sure to be a treasured Easter tradition for years to come.

A Royal Easter Story (The Princess Parables) by Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson

Reading Age: 4-8

Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope are busy with preparations for the annual Easter celebration. Then in ride five new friends: young knights who are as spirited as the princesses.

A challenge is presented, and the princesses and knights decide to race to the neighboring village where the annual Easter celebration and feast will be held. Along the way, the princesses must weather a scary storm and rescue another new friend. But in the end the lesson is clear … trust in the Lord and his love and you can overcome any obstacle.

The Legend of the Easter Robin: An Easter Story of Compassion and Faith by Randi Daley Mackall

Reading Age: 4-8

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.

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The Easter Storybook: 40 Bible Stories Showing Who Jesus Is by Laura Richie

Reading Age: 4-9

With 40 stories, this book starts with Jesus’ time in the temple as a boy and ends with His appearance after the resurrection. Each story includes a Bible passage and a conversation question.

10 Days of the Easter Story: A Family Experience Through the Feelings of Holy Week by Dr. Josh and Christi Straub

Reading Age: 5-12

Experience the Easter story in a whole new way! The happiness on Palm Sunday, the surprise at the Last Supper, the sadness at the cross, the joy at the tomb—the week of Jesus’ death and resurrection was filled with emotion. In 10 Days of the Easter Story, your family will journey through the key moments of Holy Week by encountering the emotions people felt during the week that changed the world.

Each day offers a retelling of the biblical story, a prayer, family-time questions, and an exploration of that day’s emotion. With ideas for activities and pages to record family responses, this book will become a keepsake to be used year after year. Gather your family to celebrate the full emotions and glory of Easter! 

The Good Deed Crew and the Easter Trumpet Mystery by Kendra Parks

Reading Age: 5-12

When two of the Grace Notes musicians, Ty and Shaun, see a trumpet appear and disappear repeatedly from Mr. Cooper’s Pawn Shop window, they think it’s odd. But when a mysterious man disappears after rescuing the LIFE-SIZED Easter Bunny at the Tigothee Falls annual Easter egg drop, The Good Deed Crew knows something is wrong.

Join The Good Deed Crew as they go undercover once again to solve the mystery and witness the transformational power of the Christian Easter story.

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