Easter Picture Books

I’ve compiled a list of Easter books and books about the life of Christ.  I’ve chosen ones that are both beautiful  and well written.  Of course, this is just a sampling, so please share any other favorite Easter titles and I’ll add them to the list.

The first Easter Day by Jill Roman Lord-A great beginner book that tells the Easter story from multiple perspectives.  For toddlers and is a touch and feel book.

http://www.christianbook.com/the-first-easter-day/jill-lord/9780824918927/pd/918927?event=ESRCG

Easter by Jan Pienkowski-My favorite retelling of the Passion week and Easter.  The illustrator creates fantastic papercut silhouettes with excerpts from the Gospels.  Ages 4 and up.

http://www.amazon.com/Easter-Jan-Pienkowski/dp/038539277X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426033017&sr=1-1&keywords=jan+pienkowski+easter

Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith Glorious watercolors with simple text, ages 3 and up.

http://www.christianbook.com/easter-story-brian-wildsmith/9780802851895/pd/51895

The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Ellwell Hunt-This books tells the Easter story from the perspective of 3 trees in the forest who end of being the trees used to fashion the 3 crosses during Good Friday.  For ages 4 and up.

http://www.christianbook.com/the-tale-of-three-trees/angela-hunt/9780745917436/pd/19014

God gave us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren-For preschoolers.

http://www.christianbook.com/god-gave-us-easter/lisa-bergren/9780307730725/pd/730724?product_redirect=1&Ntt=730724&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

J is for Jesus by Debbie Trafton O’Neal-This alphabet book has simple text that highlights to chief concepts and characters in the Easter story.  The illustrations depict a diversity of skin colors, which is a refreshing departure from many traditional bible stories.  Ages 4-8 and includes activities to do as a family.

http://www.christianbook.com/jesus-easter-alphabet-and-activity-book/debbie-oneal/9780806651231/pd/651237?product_redirect=1&Ntt=651237&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

The Story of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackell -A little girl Tressa watches a robin’s egg in a nest and wonders how it will stay alive.  Her Gran uses the story of Easter to help answer her questions.  For ages 6-12.

http://www.christianbook.com/the-story-of-the-easter-robin/dandi-mackall/9780310713319/pd/713319?product_redirect=1&Ntt=713319&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

The Donkey who carried a King by R.C. Sproul-This books tells the story of Palm Sunday and Passion Week from the perspective of Davey the Donkey who carries Jesus to Jerusalem.  Delightful illustrations, for ages 6 and up.

http://www.christianbook.com/the-donkey-who-carried-a-king/r-c-sproul/9781567692693/pd/692691?event=ESRCG

Bunny’s First Spring by Sally Lloyd Jones-Although not explicitly stating the gospel, the author uses a story about new life and death in spring to mirror what Christ accomplished on Easter.

http://www.christianbook.com/bunnys-first-spring-sally-lloyd-jones/9780310733867/pd/733867?product_redirect=1&Ntt=733867&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

The Legend of the Sand Dollar by Chris Auer for ages 4 to 8.

http://www.christianbook.com/legend-dollar-inspirational-story-hope-easter/chris-auer/9780310707806/pd/07806?product_redirect=1&Ntt=07806&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Easter eggs for Anya by Virginia Kroll-For ages 4 and up.

http://www.christianbook.com/easter-ukrainian-celebration-life-christ-ebook/virginia-kroll/9780310868521/pd/2830EB?event=ESRCG

Arch Books

These short, simple books are great for elementary readers, although the texts vary in quality.  There are a ton on the life and death of Jesus.

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/easy_find?Ntt=arch+books&N=0&Ntk=keywords&kw=arch%20books&mt=b&dv=c&event=PPCSRC&p=1018818&gclid=Cj0KEQjwrPqnBRD56dGe1o_WlZsBEiQAb5ugtwMTKgZBk4vP320rt6PgTbaVRo42gmFOITswoBLX3YkaAmJQ8P8HAQ

Legend of Faith Comic Books

These comic books include several issues on the Easter story.  For ages 8 and up.

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/easy_find?Ntt=arch+books&N=0&Ntk=keywords&kw=arch%20books&mt=b&dv=c&event=PPCSRC&p=1018818&gclid=Cj0KEQjwrPqnBRD56dGe1o_WlZsBEiQAb5ugtwMTKgZBk4vP320rt6PgTbaVRo42gmFOITswoBLX3YkaAmJQ8P8HAQ

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s