I've said it here a dozen times (maybe) that books are a love language to me. A book always makes me smile. So, a book or books are often a gift item in my kids' Easter baskets. But what I love even more, is pulling out books that are part of my holiday decorations. Even if my kids have read them tons of times, they become brand new when I pull them out during the holiday season.
But what books make my list of Easter books? Check out the books below:
The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross- Carl Laferton
Teach children why Jesus died and rose again and why that’s the best news ever.
This beautifully illustrated hardback book takes children on a journey from the garden of Eden to God’s perfect new creation. Retelling the Easter story through a Bible overview, children will discover that ‘because of our sin, we can't go in’ but because of Jesus’ victory on the cross, an even better garden awaits us...
Tale of Three Trees- Angela Hunt
Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children’s book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ’s life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross.
Parable of the Easter Lily- Liz Cutis Higgs
Maggie, the farmer's youngest daughter, loves getting gifts, especially mysterious ones. One wintry day, she receives a package in the mail. She excitedly opens the package to find a bulb buried in a crate of dirt. This was not what Maggie expected. When spring comes, she finds the bulb in the cellar and tosses the lifeless thing into the garden, never to think of it again. . . Until she walks outside on Easter morning and finds the most beautiful lily she has ever seen. Through the unique gift of a bulb, Maggie discovers the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter.
God Gave us Easter- Lisa Tawn Bergren
USA TODAY AND ECPA BESTSELLER • A delightful, illustrated picture book for readers ages 3 and up, God Gave Us Easter features the adorable polar bear Little Cub, talking with her father and learning about God's design for the Easter season and what it really means. "God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.”
An Easter Bunny’s Tale- Valerie Fentress
Ever wonder why there is an Easter Bunny?
Let him tell you the tale.
Follow a little gray rabbit, as a familiar voice leads him to strange places and to discover news that is too good not to share.
Bunny Finds Easter- Laura Sassi
Inside Bunny Finds Easter, little ones will learn the true answer to “What is Easter?” alongside Bunny. The rhyming text by bestselling author Laura Sassi and adorable illustrations help children see Easter may have many fun traditions, but it is really all about celebrating Jesus and his resurrection.
Coloring eggs, wearing a lovely bonnet, joining in the fun of an egg hunt, and attending church with family are special things that are a part of Easter! But the most important thing about this holiest of seasons is remembering the reason we gather to celebrate and focusing on Jesus most of all.
Snuggle Time Easter Stories- Glenys Nellist
Snuggle up with your child and share the warmth of God’s love as you read this delightful collection of stories by bestselling author Glenys Nellist celebrating Easter and the coming of spring.
Spring is almost here! And all the wonderful things we love about the season are coming with it. Filled with soothing rhymes from Glenys Nellist and adorable animals illustrated by Cee Biscoe, Snuggle Time Easter Stories uses simple language to introduce even the youngest readers to the true meaning—and hope—of the first Easter, sharing Jesus is alive!
What is on your Must-Read Easter list?