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. Some of them I own (and you are welcome to borrow!) and some I’ve been able to request through interlibrary loan as well.

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

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

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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

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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

 

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Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith –Glorious watercolors with simple text, told from the perspective of a donkey, ages 3 and up.  My favorite Easter book.

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

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Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter by Laura Alary-This is the best book I’ve read that explains for young ones the meaning and the way of Lent as a time to prepare to celebrate Easter.  For preschoolers and up. I bought a copy for DIG-email me if you’d like to borrow it!

http://www.christianbook.com/make-room-childs-guide-lent-easter/laura-alary/9781612616599/pd/616599?event=ESRCG

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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

 

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Easter by Jan Pienkowski-The story of Passion week and Easter, with excerpts from the KJV.  The illustrator creates fantastic papercut silhouettes with excerpts from the Gospels.  Best suited for elementary aged children.

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

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At Jerusalem’s Gate by Nikki Grimes –Simple and profound poems that tell the story of Easter week with lovely woodcut illustrations.

http://www.christianbook.com/at-jerusalems-gate-nikki-grimes/9780802851833/pd/851835?product_redirect=1&Ntt=851835&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Peter’s First Easter by Walter Wangerin

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Peter’s First Easter by Walter Wangerin.  This book captures the utter joy of the first Easter from Peter’s perspective, retold by a masterful storyteller.

http://www.amazon.com/Peters-First-Easter-Walter-Wangerin/dp/0310222176/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456003092&sr=8-1&keywords=peter%27s+first+easter

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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

 

Legend of Faith Comic Books

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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

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