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…
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.
by Fiona French
by Jan Pienkowski
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
by Brian Wildsmith
A beautiful book that describes the Jewish Passover context in which Easter occurred.
4) Petook: An Easter Story
by Caryll Houselander (Illustrated by Tomie de Paola
by Aileen Fisher
by Nikki Grimes
by Lauren Thompson
What are your favorite Easter books?