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5 Thoughtful Books to Give for Easter


What do you put in your children’s Easter baskets? Eggs? Chocolate? Books, I hope!

Here are five beautiful books to enrich your children’s hearts and minds this Easter.


1. The Bunny Side of Easter by Linda W. Rooks, pictures by Marilee Harrald-Pilz

Not only are this book’s pictures absolutely adorable, it’s not your typical Easter Bunny story. The allegory’s lively characters and richer meanings will lead you into deeper discussions of faith and sacrifice with your child.

“beautiful job of capturing the heart of what it means to sacrifice for others; a tough concept for all of us, but especially for children. The book led us to a great talk about Jesus’ sacrifice making Him the greatest hero of all.” ~review on by Becky Hunter, wife of Senior Pastor Joel C. Hunter, Northland a Church Distributed, Longwood, Florida


2. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Yago

“Every story whispers His name.”

Have you ever read a children’s picture book that contains truth for all ages? The Jesus Storybook Bible takes you through many beloved stories of the Old Testament, including Noah and Joseph, showing how they point us to Christ. In the New Testament stories, Jesus is portrayed as healer, hypocrisy-revealer, and Savior.


3. The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt, illustrated by Tim Jonke

Even children struggle with significance and this allegory shows how God has a greater plan than we could ever think or imagine. With connections to both Christmas and Easter, it can be read year-round.

4. What is Easter? by Michelle Medlock Adams, illustrated by Amy Wummer

For our littlest readers, What is Easter? is a sturdy board book that takes children step-by-step through the meaning behind the holiday. Starting our children young on explaining the life, death, and resurrection of Christ prepares their hearts for hearing and believing when they are old enough to understand.

5. Personalized Holy Bible

Whether your children like soccer, football, cupcakes, or flowers there is a Bible cover to match their interests. Most Christian bookstores can add your child’s name to the front of their Bibles in gold or silver lettering. I am forever grateful for the Easter present of my beloved Bible when I was a child (thanks, Mom) with my name on front, written in gold. This precious gift was a love letter from God. It’s words sparked the fire of faith that has burned brighter and brighter the more I have come to know and love Christ.
This Easter, consider adding an inspirational book or personalized Bible to your child’s basket. Books that speak to the soul are the ones we always cherish.