Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jocelyn's List of the Best Easter Books for Young Children

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Jocelyn's List
of the
Best Easter Books for Young Children

In the Garden

1.  In the Garden by Caralyn Buehner
Craft:  Carnation Experiment

The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story

2.  The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story retorld by Eric A. Kimmel
Craft:  Blown Egg Birds

Petook: An Easter Story

3.  Petook: An Easter Story by Caryll Houselander
Craft:  Strawberry Birdie on Nest Treat

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes Gift Edition with Charm

4.  The Country Bunny and the Golden Shoes by Dubose Heyward

The Parables of Jesus

5.  The Parables of Jesus by Tomie dePaola

Little Bunny's Easter Surprise

6.  Little Bunny's Easter Surprise by Jeanne Modesitt
Craft:  Bunny T-shirts

My First Story of the First Easter

7.  My First Story of The First Easter by Deanna Draper Buck
Craft:  Chocolate Tomb Easter Treats

Ready for Easter: A Rosie Rabbit Book

8.  Ready for Easter: A Rosie Rabbit Book by Laura Rader

The Jesus Garden: An Easter Legend

9.  The Jesus Garden:  An Easter Legend by Antoinette Bosco
Craft: Handprint Easter Lilies


10. My Easter Basket and The True Story of Easter by Mary Manz Simon
Craft:  Tell the story of Easter with Jelly Beans

The Little Duck (Pictureback(R))

11.  The Little Duck by Judy Dunny


12.  Three Days Without Light: A Nephite Easter Story by Timothy Robinson
Craft:  Jesus Ascending
Easter In The Garden

13.  Easter In The Garden by Pamela Kennedy
Craft:  Paper Plate Tombs

The Egg Tree

14.  The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
Craft:  Jesus/Egg Tree

15.  The Sympathetic Soldier by Jocelyn Christensen
Craft:  Write your own Easter story!


  1. I'm always looking for things to enrich my kids' holidays. Thanks for the list.
    Have you ever heard of A Christ Centered Easter? I HIGHLY recommend it! It has all kinds of activities for all ages and they all center around Christ. You have to try it!

  2. There are some wonderful ideas and I am looking forward to reading. I love to find things that make Easter memorable.

  3. Thank you for sharing your favorite Easter books. I just picked one up at the library and it is full of great ideas. I'm excited to see your next posts!

  4. Yeah Yeah Yeah! I just love your blog, and all the great stuff you share with us! You are amazing!

  5. heehee

    Last time I looked at your list of holiday books for children I ended up spending 75 bucks to get my hands on one of them in time for Chrstmas! Remember?


    PS. I wasn't sorry, either...

  6. Wow, thanks Jocelyn! I have that country Bunny book, I should pull it out!

  7. You are fantastic! Do you think a slightly insane, short attention span-ned, hyper 3 year old would sit through these books? Not all at once obviously :) Sometimes he surprises me but... not often :P

  8. You missed "Three Days Without Light: A Nephite Easter Story" by T. Robinson.

  9. Thanks for sharing! Very helpful

  10. Oh, I am so glad you shared these! I always feel that there are just not enough good books, movies, music, etc. for Easter.

  11. It's also about picking what is the best thing to do at Easter.

  12. The Egg Tree is a delightful book!

  13. Thanks for this list. Your blog has over and over blessed our life and I come back to it often. Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much, Marcee! I'm glad. I need to add more books to this list as I've found a few more favorites over time. HAPPY EASTER!

  14. Hi Jocelyn! Thanks for your list! I wrote a blog post about Easter books and included a link to this list--it is so helpful.