Easter Books for Kids: Our Recommendations

For Christians around the world, Easter and the Holy Days surrounding it carries with it very special significance. Finding good Easter books for kids to explain the holiday to younger ones isn’t always easy. Here’s a list of some of the best resources I’ve come across, for a variety of ages.

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Some Marvelous Easter Books for Kids

Taken from Easter traditions around the world by M.J. Cosson

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer from National Geographic’s Holidays Around the World series. Featuring photos of celebrations spanning six continents, readers will see traditional Christian celebrations in countries ranging from Peru to Israel, as well as photographs of Easter parades and egg decorating. There are a variety of additional resources at the end of the book, ranging from background info on traditional hymns to recipes for Italian Easter cookies and instructions on how to create Easter eggs with messages inside.

Easter Traditions Around the World by M.J. Cosson talks about how Easter is celebrated in twelve different countries. There are instructions on how to color Easter eggs, as well as a rhyme about the popular Easter treat, Hot Cross Buns.

Books Concentrating Directly on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ:

The Easter Story, by Antonia Jackson, follows the story of Jesus Christ from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. The text is simple and clear, with scripture quotations adapted from the Good News Bible. The illustrations are beautiful, described by one reviewer as “atmospheric.”

Easter, by Fiona French, is another text that includes information all about The Holy Week. Illustrations are based on the stained-glass art style commonly seen in churches.

Great Books for Smaller Children:

Taken from Aileen Fisher’s The Story of Easter

Easter (Rookie Read-About Holidays), by David Marx, is a quick book great for little ones just starting to read. The text is non-intimidating, with 1-2 sentences per page, detailing the most basic of Easter concepts.

God Gave Us Easter – This is one of a series of books where the main character, Little Cub, learns from her father about the meaning behind such important religious beliefs and celebrations like Easter.

The Story of Easter, by Aileen Fisher, is a book probably best for the elementary school-aged level. Highly informative, it provides a good amount of detail for younger kids.

Special Recommendation – Books that Introduce Spanish Vocabulary:

¡Es Pascua! (It’s Easter!) by Richard Sebra- Bumba books- 23 pages – As a non-native Spanish speaker, I learned a TON of new vocabulary with this text! Photos are bright and colorful, making you feel as if you’re right there yourself!

La aventura de Dora y el Conejo de Pascua (Dora’s Easter Bunny Adventure) – A must-read for any Dora fan. Follow her and her friends on an exciting adventure to recover Hip Hop Bunny’s lost Easter Eggs through a farm, a rainbow river, and flower garden!

For more book recommendations for children, join my Facebook group or check out my website at Kids Spanish Book Club.

Many blessings for a peaceful and happy Easter to all!

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I am a mother who currently has 2 young children, ages 4 and 2. I grew up in a household where we spoke only English and my first exposure to foreign language was to Spanish in seventh grade. Spanish was my worst subject in High School, but I got a bit of practice in it outside of school as my family lived in a town in Queens NY with a large Hispanic population. I didn't want to lose the little I had already learned so obtained a minor in Spanish at the City College of NY (CUNY) and from then on, tried to continue my exposure on the side whenever I could. In the meantime, I started exploring other languages by taking a semester of Mandarin Chinese, the most common language spoken in the world, and night classes in Italian, as I myself am of Italian and Irish ancestry. My hope is to expose young ones to the beauty of the Spanish language through the joy of reading. Please feel free to join me on my Facebook group Kids Spanish Book Club or my blog at http://kidsspanishbookclub.blogspot.com!

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