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The Easter Story Books for Kids

Easter is a little later this year but it always comes quicker than I think. At the library the other day I started to gather up a few Easter books for my kids. I’ve put together a list of the Easter story books for kids that we love along with some of the new ones we discovered this year.

The Easter Story Books for Kids- The books on this list all help kids learn the story of the Easter story from the Bible.

Now I’ve titled this post “The Easter Story Books for Kids” because I’m focusing on books that help teach kids the Easter Story from the Bible. We have fun decorating eggs and giving our kids Easter baskets but we always want to make sure that we are helping our children to learn the Biblical story of Easter, of Jesus’s death and resurrection, of victory over sin.

The Easter Story Books for Kids

God Gave Us Easter

God Gave Us Easter is my favorite one of all!  It really strikes a great balance between celebrating all the festive parts of Easter without skipping out on the importance of Christ’s death and resurrection. 

The Easter Story Books for Kids: God Gave Us Easter

This beautiful conversation between a little bear and his Papa bear helps my son to understand some difficult things, such as why Jesus had to die and how we even as adults do not like death, but that out of death comes life.  “Because God gave us Easter, we can be a part of Something Bigger- and even though we talk to Jesus now, in heaven we will see Jesus face to face.” 

There are other books in this series featuring these same bears and we will definitely be buying some of them.

He Is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter

I found He is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter at the library and it’s such a creative book.

The Easter Story for Kids: He is Risen book

Mary’s Easter Story

Mary’s Easter Story is a thin paperback book from the Arch Books series of Bible stories. It tells the story from the perspective of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

This is the Gospel

I adore the graphic illustrations in This Is The Gospel. The bright colors are very appealing to my kids and I love how it presents the Easter story.

This is the Gospel book

Easter Love Letters from God

Easter Love Letters from God is a new one for us this year and my kindergartener is in love! He loves to lift the flaps and hear each love letter from God.

Easter Story Books for Kids: Easter Love Letters from God book with pages open
The flaps lifted up to show the love letters from God

The Story of Easter

The Story of Easter is a great board book for littles. It has a wonderful text that rhymes and even a little handle on the outside for them to carry the book around.

The Story of Easter board book
A page of the Bible opened up to show the rhyming words

Bibles for Kids that We Love

I’m sharing some of our favorite Bibles below just in case you are looking for more Bible resources for your kids.

Read with Me Bibles

We have the Read with Me Bible for Toddlers and we loved using this one when our boys were toddlers and preschoolers. The pictures are lively and the kids love them.

The Read with Me Bible for Toddlers with the Easter Story opened

There is also a board book version of this called the Read with Me Bible for Little Ones. It has more simplified versions of the stories.

The Read with me Bible for little ones opened to a page

The Hear Me Read Bible

The Hear Me Read Bible is perfect for your early reader! Our kindergartener loves that he can read the stories to us from this one. I highly recommend this one. They also came out with The Hear Me Read Bible Level 2 for 6-8 year olds and I think I need to get that one for next year.

The Hear Me Read Bible with a page opened

The Jesus Story Book Bible

We love to read The Jesus Story Book Bible to both our elementary-aged boys. As the tagline perfectly says “every story whispers his name”. It beautifully shows how each story from the Bible points to Jesus. There’s also a beautiful gift version that we like to give as part of a baby shower gift.

the Jesus Story Book Bible opened to a page

Free Printable Easter Resources

Want some free printable Easter resources? Be sure to check these out:

Religious Easter Coloring Pages

Easter Pictures to Color

Easter Activities for Preschoolers

Mary Martha Mama