Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Books for Kids

Since it's Holy Week I thought I'd share a list of my favorite Easter stories for children. While many of them are religious, a few are those sweet traditional tales with a really nice message and good strong characters. Here they are (in no particular order):

1. The Egg Tree
A wonderful Easter classic capturing the thrill of Easter morning rich with tradition. I love the idea of gathering a community to share the tradition of the egg tree.

2. Petook
I pretty much adore anything involving Tomie DePaola--this book is no exception! It's a unique Easter story told from the perspective of a rooster. It poignantly captures the sorrow of Good Friday as well as the joy of Easter morning.

3. The Story of the Easter Robin
This is beautiful story of compassion and faith. It's the tale of a little girl concerned over the safety of a robin's nest, which makes for a lovely lesson of God's provision and protection.

4. The Parable of the Lily
A wonderful story capturing awe of the miracle of life told through the story of a little girl and a surprising gift she receives.

5. Easter Family Treasury
This book is great because it includes many different aspects of the Easter and Lent; the sorrow of Good Friday, the waiting of Lent, the Springing up of new life and the joy of Easter Resurrection. It's a compilation of poems and stories with beautiful illustrations.

6. The Tale of Three Trees
I love this story of the three trees and their dreams of what they might grow up to be. A beautiful Easter classic!

7. The Legend of the Easter Egg
A moving story of Easter hope about a little boy and his concern over his sick sister.

8. Pancakes & Painted Eggs
I think this one might be out of print--it's an oldie but a goodie! It's a compilation of stories poems, songs and even recipes for Lent through Easter. I love the many rich traditions and customs it incorporates.

9. Benjamin's Box
This is a great story to use with a set of Resurrection Eggs--it just makes each one really come to life!

10. The Country Bunny and the little Gold Shoes
This one isn't a religious story, but is rich with Christian virtues of perseverance, kindness and wisdom. A lovely classic!

Well, that wraps up my list! What are some of your favorites? I'd love to hear your favorite titles!

Happy Easter!

shared with:

Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings

Raising Homemakers


  1. I did the exact same Top Ten list today--and I included a few of the same, too. But now I have to look for some that you mentioned--especially the Tomie dePaola book!



    1. How funny that a lot of us made Easter book lists! :) We do have a lot of the same favorites! There are a couple on your list that we've never read before--I'll have to check them out! Wishing you a wonderful Easter! :)

    2. I love "Petook"! It somehow always manages to make me teary-eyed. Definitely give it a try!

  2. I did the same top ten list as well, over at the Homeschool Classroom. It's funny - only one of ours overlap! (The Parable of the Lily) My husband brought the Egg Tree home from the library the other day.

    1. We haven't read the Curious George Easter book-I'll definitely have to snag that one--my kids are HUGE CG fans! :) Thanks for all of those great craft ideas! I *heart* crafts! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  3. Hi Erin, thanks for your list of Easter books. I recently posted some Easter books on my blog and the majority of yours are new to me. I'm thrilled to have found it and look forward to sharing them with my first grade class. May God bless you this Lenten Season!



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