If you want to keep Jesus front-and-center of your Easter celebrations, here are 10 Christ-Centered Easter books that will point your kids to Jesus!
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Easter is right around the corner! And I don’t know about you, but amid all the pastel eggs, anthropomorphized bunnies, and Easter basket merchandise, I want to ensure my kids know the real meaning of the holiday.
Sure, Easter egg hunts are a blast (here’s a list of non-candy ideas, by the way), and baskets are fun to fill, but they pale in comparison to the gift of our Savior’s sacrifice.
Just as I do at Christmastime, I want to keep Jesus front-and-center of our Easter celebrations.
And, of course, for me that includes reading Christ-centered Easter books to my kids.
Here are 10 Christ-centered Easter books that will point your kids to Jesus!
Top 10 Christ-Centered Easter Books for Kids
1. The Story of Easter — Patricia Pingry
This board book is perfect for introducing the Easter story to little ones!
2. The Very First Easter (Beginner’s Bible)
This one and the next from Beginner’s Bible are my favorites for teaching the whole story of Christ’s death and resurrection at an age-appropriate level.
3. Jesus Enters Jerusalem & He Is Risen combo (Beginner’s Bible)
We LOVE this two-books-in-1 combo! It does a terrific job of presenting the gravity of Jesus’ death without getting too graphic for young children.
4. The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story / The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday
5. The Donkey Who Carried a King — R.C. Sproul
6. God Gave Us Easter — Lisa Tawn Bergren
7. An Easter Egg Hunt for Jesus — Susan Jones
8. Good News! It’s Easter! — Glenys Cellist
9. The Legend of the Sand Dollar — Chris Auer
10. The Quiet/Crazy Easter Day — Jill Roman Lord
That last one is brand-new, and we love it! The pictures are bright and fun, and the rhymes are perfect for little ones.
And while I wouldn’t recommend it as a primer for the particulars of the Resurrection (it doesn’t spend much time describing it), I LOVE how it teaches that it’s something to joyfully celebrate in a big way.
This book would be an excellent first Easter book or supplement to a more instructional Christ-centered Easter book, such as The Story of Easter or The Very First Easter.
You can get The Quiet/Crazy Easter Day here!
**I received a complimentary copy of the book from B&H to review. A positive review was not required and all opinions are my own.
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