Easter – Top Ten Kids’ Books

April 3, 2015 — Leave a comment

 

I’ve heard a good deal of complaining recently about how they aren’t many good kids books related to the Christian holiday of Easter.  Not about spring, and cute bunnies and ducklings, but about the Easter story.

So, I set out to compile a top 10 list…

And along the way, I stumbled upon the wonderful blog, Aslan’s library, that features “beautiful and true theological books for kids.” (I highly recommend connecting with them!) Aslan’s Library confirmed a number of titles I already had on my list, and added a few more. If they have reviewed a book on the list below, I will link to their review…

 

10) Peter’s First Easter

by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

I love Wangerin’s writing, but the artwork in this book is not my favorite…
Read a review from Aslan’s Library.

 

9) Easter

by Fiona French

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

8) Easter

by Jan Pienkowski

 
 
 
 
 

7) Rechenka’s Eggs

by Patricia Polacco

Probably the least Easter-ish story on this list, but a beautiful book and set within the Easter celebration of the Russian Orthodox Church
 

6) The Easter Story

by Brian Wildsmith

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

5) The Longest Night: A Passover Story

A beautiful book that describes the Jewish Passover context in which Easter occurred.

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

4) Petook: An Easter Story
by Caryll Houselander  (Illustrated by Tomie de Paola

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

3) The Story of Easter

by Aileen Fisher

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

2) At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter

by Nikki Grimes

Read a review from Aslan’s Library.
 
 
 

1) Love One Another: The Last Days Of Jesus

by Lauren Thompson

 
 
 

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What are your favorite Easter books?