This Easter Stories for Kids Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Easter Story Books!
We love finding books that relate the true story of Easter in a way children can understand and enjoy.
Caleb’s Colt is an awesome Easter Story about Christ’s death and resurrection. This story is seen through the eyes of two young boys. We see their lives changed forever as this story unfolds.
Caleb’s young and stubborn donkey colt is requested by two men to transport Jesus into Jerusalem. Caleb and his cousin Daniel agree to deliver the donkey to Jesus. Their trip to Jerusalem is comical as the donkey’s disagreeable personality creates a multitude of problems, until he meets Jesus.
The boys follow Jesus’ days from the triumphal entry to his visit to the small town of Emmaus after his resurrection. The illustrations are wonderful and the story will make young and old alike reconsider the powerful impact of Easter. Of course, it is religious in nature, but it is not at all preachy. This book is out of print but is available used from Amazon, Half.com or Ebay.
The Parable of the Lily
This is a delightful series for children that has one title dedicated to each of the four seasons. The Parable of the Lily talks about spring and Easter through cute a story that traces the life cycle of a bulb as it emerges into a beautiful flower. A young girl named Maggie as she learns the lesson of forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter. There are bible verses at the bottom of each page, but the text of the story is not religious.
Other books in the series written by Liz Curits Higgs include:
Easter Bunny Are You For Real?
Easter Bunny Are You For Real? is a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Easter. What does the Easter Bunny have to do with Easter?” For many church-going kids, the Easter Bunny isn’t part of traditional Sunday School lessons, yet the question is still there.
Harold Myra addresses the issue in a gentle and easy to understand way and provides an opportunity for parents and kids to talk about the connection between the Easter Bunny and the true meaning of Easter – the death and resurrection of Jesus. He does explain that the Easter Bunny along with other spring icons like new leaves, flowers, and baby chicks are all about celebrating new life. Spring is God’s way of reminding us of the cycle of life.
The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
The Tale of Three Trees is a beautifully written and beautifully illustrated children’s picture book. It tells the story of 3 little trees on a mountain top, and what they hope to become someday! The first tree is made into a feeding trough and ends up holding the baby Jesus. The second tree is made into a boat and carries the disciples and Jesus on the water. The third tree is made into the cross where Jesus was crucified. Now of course this book weaves the story in such colorful words that kids will sit spellbound as they are read to. Every household should have this book if they hold to a christian faith. It is impressively illustrated by Tim Jonke.
What is Easter? by Michelle Medlock Adams
What is Easter? is a great picture book for toddlers and preschoolers. It helps parents blend secular Easter traditions with their Christian faith. It is good for ages 2-5. And it is beautifully illustrated by Amy Wummer.
The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen
The Story of the Easter Bunny is a beautiful picture book for kids. It starts out with an retired couple that decorates Easter Eggs in a unique way, and even hand weaves their own baskets. They have a pet rabbit who eventually takes over all the Easter preparations and eventually sets up operations in the woods with his other animal friends! Amazingly illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert.
The Biggest Easter Basket Ever by Steven Kroll
The Biggest Easter Basket Ever is a fabulously illustrated Kids book. It talks about the entire town of mice and how they prepare for their Easter holiday by hosting an Easter Basket Contest. Along the way, 2 mice learn some lessons about working together and having fun at the same time. Illustrated by Jeni Bassett.
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Mike & Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story is a terrific kids book. It talks about and acknowledges the fun & Silly parts of Easter. It also shares what the bible says about the faith perspective on this holiday.
There is another book in this series called The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs.
There is also a book that combines these two in one, The Berenstain Bears Happy Easter.
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward
This book, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, was originally written in 1939. It is the story of a country bunny becoming the easter Bunny, even though she is the mother of many children. The book discusses being kind & Wise. It also mentions never giving up on your dreams. The newest 2010 edition is shrunken in size, includes a non-removable sticker, and an unnecessary necklace with a choking hazard warning for small children. Look for an older version to purchase. This book is illustrated by Marjorie Flack.
God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren
This book, God Gave Us Easter is a cute story about a Polar Bear family and a very curious child. As this child asks questions, Papa bear patiently answers them explaining the secular parts of celebrating this holiday as well as the faith perspective for it. There is not a clear biblical account of Easter. This book is illustrated by Laura J. Bryant.
If you have a favorite Easter Story, please mention it in the comment section and we’ll consider it for this page.